Scout Pack 580 Pinewood Derby


Scout Pack 580 took part in the annual Pinewood Derby on Feb. 9, 2014 at the American Legion in Rumford. The top five finishers, from first to fifth, were Sam Demascio, Dalton Rouille, Tyler Hiscock, Connor Halacy and Alex Hiscock, with Best of Show going to Logan Cote. The district Pinewood Derby will take place […]

Emergency food distribution Monday


RUMFORD- Monday morning, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Food Mobile will be distributing around 7,000 pounds of food, including fresh produce, an assortment of meats, essential non-perishable items, and breads to people in need at Abbott Farm Plaza on Route 2. Anyone, including seniors who are in need of emergency […]

MVHS Alums Serve

MVHS Alums Serve

This is the 29th in a series about graduates from Mountain Valley High School who are serving our country in the military. Writing stories about members of our military is a privilege and a learning experience. For example, the service member’s branch of service determines what they are called. Soldiers serve in the Army, sailors […]

Learning to Skate


April Cunningham looks on as her three-year-old daughter, Claire Rose Cunningham, learns to skate, with the assistance of a device (also one for adults) from the Rumford Parks Dept., recently at the Hosmer Field skating area. People can skate here anytime, but supervised hours, along with music, free skating rental and hot chocolate, are 2:30-8 […]

Region 9 Adult Education classes


MEXICO — Region 9 Adult Education announces its classes for February. WOOD CARVING FOR BEGINNERS Learn the basics of wood carving by creating an ornament and a Santa Claus. The picture is an example of what you might carve. Cost of wood for two projects is included in the fee for this class. Tools for […]

Big Ol’ Fish

Share your fishing photos Do you have ice fishing photos this winter? Share your favorites with us! Send artwork (.jpg format) to and we will post them in our photo entry library. Be sure to include a caption and brief description with your entry.

Ice fishing derby set for Feb. 15


ROXBURY — The 35th annual Larry Mercier Ice Fishing Derby at the Roxbury Pond will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15. If it’s a stormy day, it will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16. The event is a fundraiser for the Mexico Lions Club. The entry fee is $10. […]

MVHS asst. principal becomes a Marine

MVHS asst. principal becomes a Marine

RUMFORD — Mountain Valley High School Assistant Principal Al Cayer learned what it was like to be a Marine at the Marine Educator’s Workshop at Parris Island, S.C. For four days, he walked in the steps of Marine recruits as they make the transition from civilian life to the Marine Corps. According to the Marine […]