Fourth of July committee looking for members


The newly-formed Fourth of July committee is looking for more members, as well as ideas for what people would like to see when the event returns for 2015 at Hosmer Field. The committee, now serving under the Parks Department, met recently to start the process to bring back an event that was cancelled this past […]

Red Sox alumni coming to Rumford


Several Red Sox alumni, including Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd (from the historic 1986 World Series team) and “Big” Sam Horn, will be here on Nov. 15 for a benefit basketball game, with proceeds benefitting Mexico Police Explorers Post 364. Other names could include Bill “Spaceman” Lee or Jim Corsi, according to the website for East […]


1. Flu clinic in Andover ANDOVER — A flu clinic will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Monday at the Andover Town Hall. Please bring your MaineCare, Medicare and insurance information. There is a $25 fee for those that are uninsured. Contact Karen Swan at 392-4031 for more information. 1. Benefit supper, ticket auction TURNER […]

Kiosk placed by Mexico boat launch

Kiosk placed by Mexico boat launch

Mexico Town Manager John Madigan said the two-sided kiosk has arrived and is already installed near the new boat landing. At the Oct. 14 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, he told Gary Wentzell, trailmaster for the Mexico Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, that there is ample room on the kiosk for the club to put announcements and other […]

Bewitching BOO-tique


Andrea Diehl looks on as her children, Anderson (age 7, Otis the Tractor) and Harrison, (age 1, the Puppy), have their pictures taken by Cherri Crockett of the Rumford Falls Times for their annual Bewitching BOO-tique, taking place for children up to age 12 on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 2-4:30 p.m. […]

Fire safety at Meroby Elementary

Firefighters and Sparky the Dog from the Mexico Fire Department were at Meroby Elementary School last Thursday to teach students about fire safety. Led by Firefighter Mike Chartier, topics discussed with third graders here included having a home fire evacuation plan, knowing your address in case of emergency, making sure the number on your home […]

Fun at Pumpkin Fest


There was a terrific turnout of people in downtown Rumford Saturday for the third annual event Pumpkin Fest, with numerous events for youngsters as well as adults. The event was sponsored by EnvisionRumford and Gaskyl Productions.

River Valley Haunted Walk


The River Valley Recreation Center will present the River Valley Haunted Walk “Asylum” this Friday and Saturday at 15 Recreation Dr. in Mexico. There are 11 rooms and countless hallways and passages. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the walk starting at 7. Cost is $5 at the door. Hot food and snacks available at […]

Flushing out hunger

Flushing out hunger

A very colorful toilet, painted in Mountain Valley High School colors of blue and silver, has begun appearing in front of local businesses. One of those business was Riverside Realty in Mexico. In an email to the Times on Friday, Roger Whitehouse, owner of Riverside Realty, stated that is business “has been flushed by the […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month


The Mexico Police Department and Explorers spent much of their Saturday decorating the Mexico Town Hall with the message about Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October. Donating their time were Chief Roy Hodsdon and wife, Renee, Officer Rob Drouin, Senior Explorer Advisor Brittany Gaudet and Explorer Alyssa Hemingway.