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. […]


1. Mexico Trailblazers to meet MEXICO — The Mexico Trailblazers will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday upstairs in the Mexico Town Hall. All are welcome. For more information, call Nick Brown at 364-8665. 1. Book and gift fair Thursday RUMFORD — The Rumford Community Home will host a book and gift fair from 10 a.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 […]

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.

Flushing out hunger

Flushing out hunger

A very colorful toilet, painted in Mountain Valley High School colors of blue and silver, has begun appearing in front of local businesses. One of those business was Riverside Realty in Mexico. In an email to the Times on Friday, Roger Whitehouse, owner of Riverside Realty, stated that is business “has been flushed by the […]

The Rock Room opens

Kalob Noyes is seen here playing the drums as his mom signs him up for lessons with Justin Hamner at the Greater Rumford Community Center.

RUMFORD- The Rock Room hosted an open house last Tuesday in their downstairs space of the Greater Rumford Community Center and allowed children signing up to make a little music of their own while their parents filled out paperwork. Justin and Amanda Hamner were on hand to answer questions and chat it up with the […]

CC’s Outdoor Journal; Making a Left Turn to the AT

Left Turn makes her way across the Tableland after passing Thoreau Spring after summitting Katahdin and completing her 2,185-mile walk.

What pushes each person to take on such an undertaking as hiking the Appalachian Trail? What kind of drive and determination does it really take for them to choose to put themselves at the mercy of the elements for upwards of six months? I’ve read over and over again how each person makes their hike […]

Domestic Violence Awareness Month


The Mexico Police Department and Explorers spent much of their Saturday decorating the Mexico Town Hall with the message about Domestic Violence Awareness Month during October. Donating their time were Chief Roy Hodsdon and wife, Renee, Officer Rob Drouin, Senior Explorer Advisor Brittany Gaudet and Explorer Alyssa Hemingway.