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 Municipal Building Front Stairway Replacement Project is near completion. The new granite steps look fantastic, are a great addition to our historical building. and will last many years. The front entrance of the building will not be accessible for a few more weeks as we work on curbing and paving the front entrance to the stairway. Please continue use the River Street Police Department entrance at the back of the building.
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.
Please click here for the Select Board Meeting Agenda of October 20, 2016
Please click here to view a Sample Ballot for November 8, 2016.
Please click here for the Planning Board Agenda of October 19, 2016. Please note that thiis meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m., not the time posted on the Agenda.
If you would like to vote by absentee ballot for the NOV 8, 2016 Election, you can request absentee ballots until NOV 3, 2016 in the following ways:
- In person at the Town Clerk’s Office
- A family member may pick one up for you
- By phone request (which we mail to you)
- By email http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl
Anyone who needs special assistance may also request that the Clerk bring them their ballot in person.
All ballots need to be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office before 4 pm on Election Day (preferred method), or to the polling place by 8 pm.
FOR QUESTIONS CALL 364-4576 EXT 213 OR EXT 214
Brookfield Renewable Power has construction projects slated for the Rumford section of the Androscoggin River this summer. Click here for Project #1 where the water level will be lowered approximately 4 feet until Labor Day weekend above the Upper Dam, located just below the High Bridge on South Rumford Road. Project #2 will involve the Middle Dam, located above the Morse Bridge near the Information Center. The level of the river will be approximately 2 feet lower than normal during the construction in that area. Construction on Middle Dam is anticipated to last 8-10 weeks. For further information, please contact Brian Smith, Brookfield Community Relations, at 1-857-313-7639.
The Town of Rumford voters have prohibited the use of consumer fireworks in the town according to Ordinance Chapter 21E, Consumer Fireworks Prohibition. This does not apply to persons issued a fireworks display permit from the State of Maine.
Click Here for an update on the Town of Rumford Website.