Maine Summer Nordic Program


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, […]

Hit the Track for Black Mountain 5K run/walk


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, […]

Middle school football joins AYF


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


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 […]

Lessons through karate


Grades 3-5 students of the Dirigo Elementary School “Village” visited KP’s Focus Karate on June 11 where Senpai Kayla Provencher taught lessons in self-defense as well as special kicks over 90 minutes at her facility at 77 Canal St. in Rumford. Kayla visited the school twice during the school year, teaching lessons of focus, perserverence […]

RES Pocket Flag project


On June 12, fifth graders at Rumford Elementary School prepared 150 pocket flags, to be given to be distributed to soldiers that are being deployed overseas. Hannah St. Laurent shows a message she wrote — “Thank you for your service! Stay safe.” Principal Chris Decker, who has a son deployed overseas, purchased the flags from […]