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 […]

Red Sox alumni coming to Rumford


Several Red Sox alumni, including Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd (from the historic 1986 World Series team) and “Big” Sam Horn, will be here on Nov. 15 for a benefit basketball game, with proceeds benefitting Mexico Police Explorers Post 364. Other names could include Bill “Spaceman” Lee or Jim Corsi, according to the website for East […]

Kiosk placed by Mexico boat launch

Kiosk placed by Mexico boat launch

Mexico Town Manager John Madigan said the two-sided kiosk has arrived and is already installed near the new boat landing. At the Oct. 14 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, he told Gary Wentzell, trailmaster for the Mexico Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, that there is ample room on the kiosk for the club to put announcements and other […]

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. […]

Bewitching BOO-tique


Andrea Diehl looks on as her children, Anderson (age 7, Otis the Tractor) and Harrison, (age 1, the Puppy), have their pictures taken by Cherri Crockett of the Rumford Falls Times for their annual Bewitching BOO-tique, taking place for children up to age 12 on Tuesday, Oct. 14 and Tuesday, Oct. 21 from 2-4:30 p.m. […]

Fire safety at Meroby Elementary

Firefighters and Sparky the Dog from the Mexico Fire Department were at Meroby Elementary School last Thursday to teach students about fire safety. Led by Firefighter Mike Chartier, topics discussed with third graders here included having a home fire evacuation plan, knowing your address in case of emergency, making sure the number on your home […]