River Valley Haunted Walk


The River Valley Recreation Center will present the River Valley Haunted Walk “Asylum” this Friday and Saturday at 15 Recreation Dr. in Mexico. There are 11 rooms and countless hallways and passages. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the walk starting at 7. Cost is $5 at the door. Hot food and snacks available at […]

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. […]


1. Haunted Halloween Walk RUMFORD — The Cancer Crusaders will hold their sixth annual Haunted Halloween Walk at 320 Isthmus Rd. Cost is $5 per person. It will be 7-10 p.m. on Oct. 24-25, Nov. 1 and 8-10 p.m. on Oct. 31. Be prepared to be scared! All profits go to cancer patient and research. […]

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. […]

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. […]