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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.

**UPDATE** NO PARKING NOTICE – Beginning Tuesday, July 7th


**UPDATED July 2nd**
There will be a parking ban on Congress Street, Hartford Street and Exchange Street on Tuesday, July 7th and Wednesday, July 8th to complete the street paving. Overnight parking is not recommended as we anticipate the paving crew will start early in the morning and may be working into the evening hours (weather permitting).
Parking will be available on River Street and Canal Street.
Please note that there will be access to the Island via Congress Street, but there will be no parking during paving.




The Town Hall will be closed for business all day on Tuesday, June 30th to allow staff to close the Fiscal Year Books.  

NO PARKING NOTICE – Strathglass Park only on Monday, June 15th


There will be a parking ban on all streets in the Strathglass Park this Monday, June 15th from 6am to 6pm to complete the 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


Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Officers will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 and Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 6:00 pm in the Rumford Falls Auditorium of the Municipal Building to discuss the Business Island parking plan and traffic flow to include changing the striping on Congress Street to angle parking on the left side and parallel parking on the right and reduce the traffic to one lane. 

Notice is hereby given that the Municipal Officers will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm in the Rumford Falls Auditorium of the Municipal Building to discuss implementing a Multi-Unit Building Inspection Program.

June 4, 2020 Select Board Meeting Agenda

Click here for the Select Board meeting agenda to be held on June 4, 2020 in the Municipal Auditorium at 6:30 pm.

Zoom Meeting information for the June 4th Public Budget Hearing on the FY2021 Budget and Warrant Articles at 5:30pm and the Regular Select Board Meeting to be held at 6:30pm.


Meeting ID: 244 085 0557
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