Peru group reschedules open house

The Friends of Peru Elementary School agreed Wednesday evening to move its open house from March 7 to March 22 to coincide with its Maine Maple Sunday pancake breakfast. Chairman Nick Waugh said there were a few reasons why rescheduling the open house would be beneficial for the group. “I heard from someone that Black […]

Dixfield teen vocalist to compete nationally

Dixfield teen vocalist to compete nationally in Tennessee

DIXFIELD — Wearing jeans with holes in them and a Rolling Stones T-shirt, vocalist Melanie Jordan stood beside her karaoke machine in her living room Wednesday night, waiting for music to begin. Her mother, Mandy Bither Jordan, stood nearby in their one-story ranch house on Canton Point Road. Their two dogs were shut away in […]

“Love Letters”

Husband and wife Chris and Kristen Guay of Jay portray Melissa and Andrew in A. R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” to be held on Friday, Feb. 14 at 49 Franklin.

RUMFORD — Paper Moon Players, in conjunction with 49 Franklin, is proud to present a special Valentines performance of “Love Letters” by A. R. Gurney, on Friday, Feb. 14 at 49 Franklin. The performance and dinner is suitable for singles and friends as well as couples. This Pulitzer Prize nominated play was critically acclaimed by […]

Red Neck Camo Party


RUMFORD — A group of volunteers from the Greater Rumford Community Center have been working hard to organize fundraisers for the popular activity center located on Congress Street. The intense cold spell this winter has been tough on heating bill and funds are badly needed.  The next event is in conjunction with Scot and Cindy […]

The Incredible Corny Joke Magic Show!

Local magician Scot Grassette will present the Incredible Corny Joke Magic Show! at 2 p.m. Sunday at 49 Franklin in the Mystic Theater in Rumford.

RUMFORD — Local magician Scot Grassette has provided many area children with entertainment for their birthday parties for over 30 years, now he wants you to help him celebrate his, at “The Incredible Corny Joke Magic Show” at 2 p.m. this Sunday at 49 Franklin in the Mystic Theater. Not only will Grassette do some […]

Thank you to Rumford Hospital staff

To the Editor: My family and I would like to thank the staff of the Rumford Hospital for their kind and generous caregiving during the recent hospitalization of my wife, Flossie Rose. She was treated with dignity and respect, but also with gentleness and kindness. This care was extended to the entire family and for […]

We deserve answers

To the Editor: Dixfield, in an effort to allocate taxpayer money to the appropriate resources, needs to create a new department, the Department of Legal Services. According to a letter to editor in this publication, the officers of regulation for Dixfield have retained legal services in the ongoing negotiations for a new labor contract with […]

A differing view on Rumford’s interest rate on unpaid taxes

To the Editor: Recently, Rick Green’s letter to the editor describing unpaid taxes as low interest, unsecured loans was brought to my attention. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to understand that Mr. Green’s comparisons are just plain wrong. The 24.5 mil rate on the 2014-2015 tax bills amounts to a 2% annual […]

Kudos to Mexico town crew

To the Editor: Have been wanting to say this for the last few years: Thank you for the great job that our Mexico town crew has done and continues to do keeping our roads, sidewalks cleaned and plowed, salted and sanded. As an avid walker, it is comforting to know that I can get  out […]

Keeping up with technology

Anthony Boucher shows off the newly updated recording studio at Mountain Valley High School.

RUMFORD — When RSU 10 students take Audio Engineering at Mountain Valley High School, they earn not only high school credits but credits at New England School of Communication (NESCom) in Bangor. That means they have to learn using the most up-to-date technology. Under the direction of music teacher Michael Prescott, MVHS participated in audio […]