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.


1. Holy Savior Christmas Fair RUMFORD — The Holy Savior Catholic School and Parish will hold their annual Christmas Fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Holy Savior Parish Hall. Featured are handmade, hand decorated fresh Christmas wreaths for $20 and handmade Christmas balls for $22. A hot turkey luncheon will […]

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 […]

Fortin retires after 35 years as secretary


“There’s one thing you can be sure of is that the sun is going to rise and that Darlene Fortin was going to take care of business.” Those were the words of Richard Greene, the program director at Pennacook Learning Center, about Fortin’s dedication as secretary there over 35 years, including 26 years when it […]

Veterans Day ceremony


The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1641 and the America Legion Post 24 will hold their annual Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the Lecture Hall at Mountain Valley Middle School. It’s requested that the community get together to honor our veterans. The guest speaker will be State Sen. John Patrick. The […]

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 […]