The present town of Rumford was settled as New Pennacook in 1774 as a farming community and became incorporated as Rumford in 1800. Since that time it has become the business center of the region with the Catalyst Paper Company as its largest employer. Rumford is a...read more
The Annual Festival of Trees will be held at the Town of Rumford Municipal Building, 145 Congress Street, on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Santa at 5:30 p.m. and a Christmas Show at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available from 5:30 to 6:30.
The Christmas in the Valley Parade will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016. The parade will start at Mountain Valley High School at 6:00 p.m. and end on Congress Street where Santa will perform the tree lighting. Children may visit with Santa at the Fire Station after the parade for photos and treats. Please click here for further information.
The Front Entry to the Municipal Building is now open! Thank you all for your patience in this major project for our town. We will post an “after” photo shortly.
Please click here for the Select Board’s Special Meeting Agenda of December 6, 2016.
The Winter Parking Ban is now in effect per Ordinance Chapter 19 Traffic Regulations
Section 1. Interference with Snow Removal. No person shall allow, permit or suffer any vehicle under his control or registered in his name to stand or be parked in any public street or public right-of-way from November 1st to April 15th inclusive, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. for a period of more than two hours, but notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall such standing or parking between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. be legal if it interferes with or hinders the plowing, loading or removal of snow from such public street or way. The Board of Selectpersons shall have the authority to change the date of November 1st to any day during the month of November but in no instance beyond the date of December 1st and also the date of April 15th but in no instance prior to March 1st.
The Upper Canal Bridge on Route 108, near the Downtown Business Island, will be closed to traffic until mid December 2016 due to additional work slated by the Maine Department of Transportation. Once the work is complete the Upper Canal Bridge and the Morse Bridge will be re-opened to all traffic.
If you have experienced a shortage of well water due to the drought conditions, call 2-1-1 to register your location with the State of Maine. This will allow the State to see how widespread the problem is. For further information please click here.
Rumford residents may fill containers for sanitary water use at the Rumford Fire Station from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. every day. Please ring the doorbell at the front or back door of the building for assistance.
The NORSWB Transfer Station, located at 388 River Road in Mexico, will accept oil or latex based paint from residents of Byron, Dixfield, Mexico, Peru, Roxbury and Rumford at any time during the year. Aubuchon Hardware in Rumford, will accept oil or latex based paints from residents and also from businesses. For more information about the safe disposal of paints, go to paintcare.org.
Effective November 2, 2015
Applications for General Assistance will be taken by “Appointment Only” on Tuesday and Thursday by contacting the Welfare Director at 207-364-4576, Ext 219.
General Assistance Office Hours are:
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.