Jeanette DeRoehn gives thanks

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Back on May 9, Matt, Sharon and their son, Kayne Burgess were traveling up Highland Terrace in Mexico when Kayne noticed something peculiar. As they passed 235 Highland Terrace, Kayne happened to notice a fallen Jeanette DeRoehn, who was a fair ways from the road and wearing black sweats and a black hoodie as well. […]

Jr. golf program at Oakdale

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The jr. golf program is in its fourth season at the Oakdale Country Club, according to organizer Jeff Mayo. There are 34 youngsters, generally from grades 3-8 in the eight-week program. The jr. golf program will hold an end of year scramble with medals and a barbeque here on Aug. 12.

The Wizard of Oz

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The Childrens Theater of the Rumford Public Library performed The Wizard of Oz last Thursday at the Mountain Valley Middle School. Directed by Zack Hodge and assisted by Mary Anne Fournier, the cast included Amara Aiken (Dorothy), Brayden Duguay (Scarecrow), Sean Gould (Tinman), Lily True (Lion), Ellie LeDuc (Glinda), Isabelle Picard (Wicked Witch), Jacob Sinclair […]

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1. Gourmet Hike on Rumford Whitecap RUMFORD — Mahoosuc Land Trust’s annual Gourmet Hike on Rumford Whitecap is 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 9. Meet at the Trail Head on the East Andover Road, Rumford. The hike is approximately 4-plus miles round trip and is moderately strenuous. Bring a dish to share at the top. […]

Hit the Track for Black Mountain 5K run/walk

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RUMFORD — Last year, after learning that their favorite ski hill might close due to a funding crisis, three River Valley youth took matters into their own hands by working to organize a a 5K run/walk to raise money to save Black Mountain of Maine. Curtis Gauvin, 15, of Rumford, and sisters Avery Sevigny, 12, […]

Maine Summer Nordic Program

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Fred Bailey of the Black Mountain of Maine Summer Nordic Program leads youths Justin Cantin and Stephanie Nicols in roller skiing during a recent dryland training exercise by the Hosmer Field tennis courts. Together with Alicia Bolduc, Megan Morrison and Leela Hornbach, the high schoolers are in a nine-week program to build up their endurance, […]

Middle school football joins AYF

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Middle school football at Dirigo and Mountain Valley this school year will become part of a pilot program offered through the successful Area Youth Football (AYF) program. The RSU 10 school board gave unanimous approval of the proposal at their meeting on Monday. The recent approval of the 2014-15 school budget included a reduction of […]

Emergency roof repair

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During the severe weather in Rumford late Wednesday afternoon, a microburst that traveled through here towards Skowhegan tore off about 30 percent of the roofing, measuring 80-x72 feet, on the River Valley Technology Center. On Thursday morning, crews were racing the clock to make repairs before more expected severe weather Thursday afternoon. On Thursday morning, […]

Forum focuses on growing desperation in Rumford

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With much uncertainty ahead of him, Brian Hutchinson, 28, is trying to turn his difficult life around and push away the desperation that’s been plaguing him for years. Boldly addressing 40 people at a community forum held last Thursday in Rumford Falls Auditorium, he said, “I’ve been sober for two weeks now. It’s 15 days […]