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1. Open house Wednesday at Chisholm Early Learning Center RUMFORD — There will be a public open house from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Chisholm Early Learning Center, 126 York St. Learn about their comprehensive prenatal to age 5 programs, how they support families in the community, and the benefits of early education and how […]

MVHS — “Living Dead” letter to parents

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On May 6, students and staff at Mountain Valley High School rode an emotional roller coaster during the school’s two-day event – Every 15 Minutes. For most, the ride started with a student pulled out of a class by the Grim Reaper and Rumford Police Sergeant Tracey Higley reading the student’s obituary. The next day, […]

MVHS — Every 15 Minutes

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On May 6, students and staff at Mountain Valley High School began an emotional roller coaster during the school’s two-day event – Every 15 Minutes. For most, the ride started with a student pulled out of class by the Grim Reaper and Rumford Police Sergeant Tracey Higley reading the student’s obituary. The ride passed through […]

Maine Warden Service tracking dog featured

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During the Child Advocacy Day at the Rumford Eagles on May 2, Norman Lewis of the Maine Warden Service asked someone to hide over the banking, then sent his service dog, Clyde, out to track him. Following the demonstration, Lewis shared what Clyde went through to do his job.

Community comes out to support Air For Ash

In a tremendous showing Friday evening, more than 400 people crammed into the banquet room at the Eagles to support Ashleigh Merchant, a 17-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. The benefit, put on by her school, Mountain Valley High School, included a spaghetti supper, an auction and dancing. Many people wore purple as this was the […]

Polar Plunge for March of Dimes

MEXICO — In a fundraiser to benefit the March of Dimes, two employees of the Rumford Hannaford dove into the cold of the swimming hole in the Mexico Recreation Park Wednesday afternoon. As a result of the store raising at least $100 for the March of Dimes, pharmacy manager Scott Frasier and meat manager Corey […]

Celtic music alive and well at Green Church

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Close to a hundred people clapped their hands and tapped their feet to the sounds Scottish and Canadian Maritime fiddle champion Mari Black at the Mexico Congregational Church on March 4. Mari, part of a trio, played a variety of different music, all the while sharing what country it was from or a connection to […]

Public events to highlight Maine in the Civil War

Do you have an interest in local history? How about the Civil War? A series of events and resources promoting the Civil War and the area’s local history are on tap beginning in March for the public to participate. Luke Sorensen, director of the Rumford Public Library (RPL), said this is a joint effort of […]

Thrills and spills in Cardboard Box Duct Tape Derby

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It was quite a sight watching youngsters march up Black Mountain, many with parents, with cardboard and duct tape creations for the annual Cardboard Box Duct Tape Derby on a nice Sunday afternoon. The final afternoon of the three-day Winterfest at the ski area included 14 imaginative colorful cardboard boxes in various sizes ranging from […]