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. […]

Healthy Living; Hiking; Good for mind, body and soul

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” Sir Edmund Hillary

Have you ever thought about taking up hiking as a way to see more of nature, learn what your physical and mental limitations are, or even just to experience the emotions a wooded trail can bring? Recently, four of us made our way to Baxter State Park to hike the Hunt Trail, also known as […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Take the kids along, too!

Jennie-Mae and Asher Nisbet and Annelise and Sandra Witas are seen here “walking down the street” the short distance between The Roost trailheads in the White Mountain National Forest. The excitement of Asher and Annelise was electric that day as we made our way around the 2.5-mile loop. (Times photo by Cherri Crockett)

Earlier this summer I sat in the beautifully warm sunshine on top of Tumbledown calming my mind and enjoying the presence of so much goodness around me; not just in that moment, but throughout all aspects of my life. It was a moment of pure gratitude and my friend, Jackie, captured the physical moment with […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Welcome Hiking Season

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  WELD/RUMFORD- When Jennie-Mae and I sat down a few weeks back and planned out a few hikes to prepare for the summer season and to begin conditioning for our lofty hiking goals, we agreed, rain or shine. “I won’t be able to stay inside or sit by a warm fire when it’s raining on […]

Maine musicians rally to benefit Skye Theatre

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SO. CARTHAGE — Many Maine musicians including The Don Roy Band and Boreal Tordu will perform a benefit concert at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, March 11. Curtain is 6:45 p.m. A pre-show jam session will start at 6. With the announcement of the closing of Skye Theatre in September many musicians have […]

Big Ol’ Fish

Share your fishing photos Do you have ice fishing photos this winter? Share your favorites with us! Send artwork (.jpg format) to and we will post them in our photo entry library. Be sure to include a caption and brief description with your entry.


1. Give the gift of life RUMFORD — The student council at Mountain Valley High School will sponsor a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. The blood drive will be located in the Puiia gym. Donors are urged to contact the student council or the American Red […]

Funeral services held for Anthony Mortus

RUMFORD — A Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony Mortus of Rumford was celebrated on Dec. 19, 2013 at Parish of the Holy Savior, St. Athanasius-St. John Church, with Fr. Greg Dube as celebrant. Altar Assistant was Bernard Poirier. Organist was Mark Belanger. Music selections included Hosea, Because the Lord is my Shepherd, How Lovely […]

Funeral services held for Richard N. Doughty

RUMFORD — Funeral services with Military Honors for Richard N. Doughty of Roxbury, were conducted on Dec. 14, 2013 at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, with Rev. Phil Tarr and Blazing Star Lodge # 0, AF & AM Masonic Lodge officiating. Military Honors were presented by the Maine Military Funeral Honors Program from Augusta. […]

Funeral services held for James L. Bartash

RUMFORD — Funeral services for James L. Bartash of Dixfield were conducted on Dec. 7, 2013 at the Meader & Son Funeral Home, with Eric Pooler officiating. Special music Go Rest Hi and Precious Lord were sung by Sammie Angel on Keyboard. Words of remembrance were given by Mike McCusky, John Valonis, James Salatino, and […]