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.
The Rumford Tax Club provides taxpayers an alternative way to pay their Real Estate Property Taxes. Residential property owners who enroll before September 30, 2020 will have the opportunity to make 8 monthly, interest free, tax payments, for the 2021 fiscal tax year. A copy of the Tax Club Rules and Regulations and Application and Agreement are available below. The completed Agreement must be returned to the Tax Office by September 30, 2020 to be eligible for enrollment. Certain terms and conditions apply.
Click here to view the letter to citizens of Rumford.
Click here for the Selectpersons Agenda for 9-3-2020 (Amended 9-1-2020)
Click here for the Board of Selectpersons Workshop Agenda for September 1, 2020.
RUMFORD — On August 27, 2020, the Town of Rumford Police Department was notified that a police officer has tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as the novel coronavirus. The officer involved is a resident of Rumford and his case is under investigation.
NOV 3rd 2020 BALLOTS will be available 30 days before the election.
We will mail out all requested ballots as soon as they are available, you may return it to us by mail or we will have a dropbox available in the lobby.
You may have received an application in the mail (by an outside source) which you may use. We will also take a phone request from the voter.
Click here for the application NOV 3RD 2020 BALLOT APPLICATION
Click here for an electronic request https://apps.web.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl