Man found dead at Mexico standoff identified


The Maine State Police identified the man who died Sunday evening following a standoff with several police departments in Mexico. The victim was identified as Steven R. Piiranen, 52, of Paris, according to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland. McCausland added that the two officers who fired at Piirainen were Maine state trooper […]

Bustin Justin Hamner to teach music at the ‘stute

John and Kathy Sutton are seen here gathered around their family piano with “Bustin’” Justin Hamner and his wife, Amanda. The Suttons donated the piano along with a $500 check to help the couple get started with their music program that will take up shop at the Greater Rumford Community Center. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

RUMFORD- “Bustin’” Justin Hamner has always had an appreciation for music and has never been afraid to teach himself a new instrument. He recently decided to share his love of music through an agreement with the Greater Rumford Community Center to offer a class. Currently, Hamner is reaching out to the community for students who […]

Friday night concerts a crowd pleaser in Andover

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It was a beautiful evening Friday with another good crowd as the series of free concerts continued at the Andover Town Common. Joe and Tara Robinson of Jarato Screenprinting, along with their four daughters, headlined the two-hour acoustic music performance. Pete Coolidge, who owns Pete’s Hardware with his wife, Wanda, began the every other Friday […]

Bowling them over at age 90


Ralph Hazelton, who turns 90 on Aug. 15, is seen bowling a spare recently. He calls himself a lousy bowler, but still averages around 81 per game. He said he wants to bowl until he’s 100. Oxford Lanes owner Jamie Volkernick noted that Ralph is a bowling legend there.

Pavement grinding on Hancock Street in Rumford

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A Pike Industries crew grinds pavement on Hancock Street in Rumford on Aug. 6. The Maine Department of Transportation repaving contract was awarded to Pike Industries, beginning at the Rumford/Mexico Bridge and going all along Route 2 to the bottom of Falls Hill and then from the top of Falls Hill to a point between […]

Hammer and skillet toss

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The women enjoyed the skillet toss in the past at Andover Olde Home Days. On Aug. 2, the men began their own event, the hammer toss, which they performed beside the women’s skillet toss.

MVHS football clinic


Last week, the Mountain Valley High School football clinic took place from July 28-30 on Danny Garneau Field. There was a good turnout, giving new head football coach Steve LaPointe an opportunity to teach some fundamentals.