Church has Thanksgiving giveaway


On Friday afternoon, some 30 volunteers gathered assembly-line style at the Praise Assembly of God Church to put together 88 Thanksgiving baskets before delivering them in the community the following morning. There’s a lot of work involved, both in gathering the food and then putting the baskets together, but the church is very good at […]

MVMS students talk with vets


After exhibiting Quest Civil War projects at their school, Mountain Valley Middle School students traveled to the Rumford Public Library on Nov. 19 where they split into three groups and were joined by military veterans to read and discuss the book Soldier’s Heart. The veterans included teacher Dan Hodge, teacher Anthony Mazza, and Sheriff Wayne […]

RSU 10 earns tech award


Fourth graders were eagerly working their computers in the Rumford Elementary School library learning about a new topic called immigration. The program they were using is called netTrekker, which is now used throughout RSU 10 at all grade levels. For their use of that program, RSU 10 has earned a Digital Learning Award for its […]


1. Free Thanksgiving dinner RUMFORD — A free public Thanksgiving dinner, hosted by the VFW Post 1641 and the Men’s Auxiliary, will take place at noon on Thursday, 330 Waldo St. 1. Free Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday MEXICO — The First Baptist Church will host a free Thanksgiving dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at 20 […]

RES food pantry helps behavior, attendance


Since opening a food pantry at Rumford Elementary School last December, Principal Chris Decker has observed some noticeable positive traits with his students. “We don’t have many behavior problems because we have a great staff and we don’t have food insecurities here,” said Decker, adding that he credits the food pantry as part of the […]

Teacher appreciation


The Mexico Walmart, represented by Phoebe Pike recently selected Rumford Elementary School for its Teacher Appreciation program. She presented 20 $50 gift certificates to teachers across various departments, according to Principal Chris Decker, who said the money will be spent for whatever the departments wish to purchase at Walmart.

Honoring local veterans for their service

Honoring local veterans for their service

Ernest H. Holtzman of Rumford Center, WWII, Navy, accepts his Honorable Service Certificate from 2nd Lt. Sarah Oliver of Portland, representing Maine Veterans Services, during Saturday’s Veterans Recognition Ceremony at American Legion Post 24. He is pictured with his wife, Kathleen, and relatives. Ernest, who turns 90 at the end of the month, was one […]

Surprise honor for retiring Rep. Briggs


At the conclusion of the veterans recognition ceremony Saturday at American Legion Post 24, retiring State Rep. Sheryl Briggs was honored by State Sen. John Patrick and Vietnam War veteran Dwight Murphy. “Sheryl has always been a fighter. She’s always been dedicated. She’s had a wonderful heart. I will say that I am deeply honored […]

School Spirit Challenge


MVHS effort to yield 38 tons of food Over the course of just two months, Mountain Valley High School, with the support of the community, businesses and two local elementary schools, has concluded their part of the WGME School Spirit Challenge by gathering the equivalent of 74,000 pounds (38 tons) of food for the Good […]

Urgent Care opens at Rumford Hospital

Urgent Care opens at Rumford Hospital

A new walk-in clinic for the treatment of minor illnesses and injuries has opened at Rumford Hospital. “Urgent Care is a medical alternative for non-life threatening illnesses or injuries when provider offices are closed or if you don’t have a physician or visiting the area,” said Sue Rivet, director of outpatient services for Bridgton and […]