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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.

NO PARKING NOTICE – Strathglass Park only Wednesday, May 13th


There will be a parking ban on all streets in the Strathglass Park this Wednesday, May 13th from 6am to 6pm for street paving.

Please be sure that all vehicles are moved to other street parking outside the Strathglass Park area. Any vehicles that are not moved will be towed at the owners expense.

Per Rumford Public Works

Rumford Fire Department EMS Update

At the Town of Rumford Selectmen meeting held on 07, May 2020 the board has approved the Fire Department to resume Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations.  The Town has gathered enough PPE to safely resume EMS services. Rumford Firefighter/EMTs will respond and render critical lifesaving measures when citizens or visitors request medical assistance effective today. The fire department will respond to Delta & Echo levels emergencies, this is the medical coding system used by the Oxford 911 center to indicate the seriousness of the call.  This Fire/EMS operations is mission critical to the citizens and visitors within the Town of Rumford. This emergency response system has and will save lives when minutes count the most.

The Rumford Firefighters are highly trained and dedicated to providing many difficult disciplines such as Suppression, Rescue, Hazmat, EMS, Technical Rescue, Motor vehicles accidents, inspections and any other emergency responses that we are called upon to respond and mitigate.

If any residents have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the Fire department office.

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July 14, 2020 Ordinance Amendments and Adoptions

The links below are Ordinance Amendments and Adoptions which will be available for review at the Town Clerks Office . Copies will be available.

Click here for Ordinance Amendment  # 2020-01 Chapter 5  Park Commission

Click here for Ordinance Amendment   #2020-02  Chapter 6  Board of Library Trustees

Click here for Ordinance Adoption  #2020-03 Chapter 54-J  Solar Energy Systems

Click here for Ordinance Amendment   #2020-4  Chapter 54-F Site Plan Review