Friends of Peru Elementary need breathing room

PERU- About a dozen citizens turned out on Monday night for a public hearing on the request of $10,000 to help fund the Peru Community Center for the next year. The funds were requested from the surplus account by the Friends of Peru Elementary School. FPES is asking voters to approve their request to put […]

Poor decisions made; Lives changed forever

Trevor Desmond gives thumbs up from his hospital bed at Central Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his mom, Tracy, and his dad, Mark. Trevor suffered a traumatic brain injury after being involved in an accident on October 6 in Peru. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

PERU- “The boys made a miserable decision that has had a huge impact on all their lives, and will for the rest of their lives,” stated Tracy Gale, mother of Trevor Desmond who suffered a traumatic brain injury when he fell from his friend’s truck as it was traveling down Route 108 on October 6. […]

Support YOUR local food pantry challenge is ON

RIVER VALLEY- November 4 is a big day, not only will you be out to exercise your right to vote for the people and issues that matter most to you, but you will also have an opportunity to show your fellow citizens that you care for their well-being by donating to your local food pantry. […]

The Rock Room opens

Kalob Noyes is seen here playing the drums as his mom signs him up for lessons with Justin Hamner at the Greater Rumford Community Center.

RUMFORD- The Rock Room hosted an open house last Tuesday in their downstairs space of the Greater Rumford Community Center and allowed children signing up to make a little music of their own while their parents filled out paperwork. Justin and Amanda Hamner were on hand to answer questions and chat it up with the […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Making a Left Turn to the AT

Left Turn makes her way across the Tableland after passing Thoreau Spring after summitting Katahdin and completing her 2,185-mile walk.

What pushes each person to take on such an undertaking as hiking the Appalachian Trail? What kind of drive and determination does it really take for them to choose to put themselves at the mercy of the elements for upwards of six months? I’ve read over and over again how each person makes their hike […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; ATC Family Hiking Day

Ilse and Mitch Dunbar are seen here during a hike on the Appalachian Trail to Piazza Rock near Saddleback. (Photo submitted by Ilse Dunbar)

On Saturday the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) invites families to take a hike on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) ATC invites people of all ages and hiking abilities to get outside and experience the adventure of being active on the Trail. Held on National Public Lands Day, Family Hiking Day is an opportunity to introduce your […]