Church has Thanksgiving giveaway


On Friday afternoon, some 30 volunteers gathered assembly-line style at the Praise Assembly of God Church to put together 88 Thanksgiving baskets before delivering them in the community the following morning. There’s a lot of work involved, both in gathering the food and then putting the baskets together, but the church is very good at […]

MVMS students talk with vets


After exhibiting Quest Civil War projects at their school, Mountain Valley Middle School students traveled to the Rumford Public Library on Nov. 19 where they split into three groups and were joined by military veterans to read and discuss the book Soldier’s Heart. The veterans included teacher Dan Hodge, teacher Anthony Mazza, and Sheriff Wayne […]

RSU 10 earns tech award


Fourth graders were eagerly working their computers in the Rumford Elementary School library learning about a new topic called immigration. The program they were using is called netTrekker, which is now used throughout RSU 10 at all grade levels. For their use of that program, RSU 10 has earned a Digital Learning Award for its […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fun at Pumpkin Fest


There was a terrific turnout of people in downtown Rumford Saturday for the third annual event Pumpkin Fest, with numerous events for youngsters as well as adults. The event was sponsored by EnvisionRumford and Gaskyl Productions.