to the Town of Rumford, Maine
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 ND Paper Company as its largest employer.
Rumford is a beautiful area filled with trees, streams and mountains. The Androscoggin River flows through the town and features a series of spectacular waterfalls. Together they have a total drop of 176 feet making it the highest drop east of the Niagara Falls.
The Reflection Pool at the foot of the Falls is a peaceful place for relaxation and solitude. As visitors gaze over the pool they are transported back to a time when the Anasagunticook Indians visited the area to hunt and fish.
The business district of the town is located on “The Island” located between the Androscoggin River and the canals that were constructed many years ago to supply water to the mill. The Island features restaurants and retail stores along with the local government offices, Post Office and banking institutions.
Rumford is home to Black Mountain of Maine ski area, where competitors from far away have competed in national and world championship events. The Fourth of July brings celebration and fireworks that draw many thousands of people to the area.
Paul Bunyan and Babe, the Blue Ox have been a popular attraction for many visiting the Town of Rumford. These larger-than-life statues are located near the Information Center at the foot of the Falls.
TOWN OF RUMFORD PUBLIC NOTICE
Nominations are now being accepted for the
Citizen of the Year Award
Please send a short narrative listing your nominee’s
accomplishments and why you believe they should
be considered for this award.
Nominations must be received at the Town Manager’s
Office, 145 Congress Street, Rumford, Maine 04276 by
4:00 p.m. on August 14, 2020.
Information about the COVID-19 Rental Relief Program, including eligibility requirements, application materials, statistics about the program, and frequently asked questions may be found at www.mainehousing.org/covidrent.
Poland Spring Benefit Committee are now accepting applications for Poland Spring Community Benefit Funds. Application for Poland Spring Funds
Please submit application explaining your idea and why, you believe your idea should be considered for the use of these funds, up to an amount of $50,000 may be awarded.
The mission of the Fund is to accept and invest donations from Nestle Waters made pursuant to the Community Benefits Agreement and use the interest from such investments to fund community project that benefit Rumford, such as but not limited to source water protection, health and welfare and recreation.
The committee shall manage the Fund only in a manner that is consistent with prudent investing principals. All activities of the committee shall be subject to audit by the Town Auditor.
Applications are available at the Town Managers Office and online at rumfordme.org, must be received at the Town Manager’s Office, 145 Congress Street, Rumford, Maine 04276 or by deadline of: 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2020.
Click here for the Public Hearing and Select Board meeting agenda to be held on July 16, 2020 in the Municipal Auditorium.
Public Hearing on Charter Amendments and Ordiance Requests at 5:30pm and Select Board Meeting at 6:30pm.
There will be an Organizational meeting for the new Selectpersons on July 15, 2020 at in the Municipal Auditorium at 6 pm. Click here for agenda
🚧 NO PARKING NOTICE 🚧:
Click here for the Select Board meeting agenda to be held on July 2, 2020 in the Municipal Auditorium at 6:30 pm.
Public Hearing on the Ordinance and Charter Proposals to be held at 5:30pm.
Town Offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd to observe Independence Day.