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.
Click here for the Rumford Select Board Meeting Agenda. Meeting to be held via conference call at 6:30pm on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Instructions to dial in an participate are included on the agenda.
Click here for the Emergency Select Board Meeting scheduled for this Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 6:00pm in the Rumford Falls Auditorium.
Click here for more information on assistance for small local business in the current time of crisis.
Click here for the Select Board meeting to be held on March 19, 2020 in the Rumford Falls Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
Click here for the Agenda for the Select Board meeting to be held in the Rumford Falls Auditorium on March 16, 2020.
Click here for the agenda for the Finance Committee Initiated Articles Hearing to be held on March 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Rumford Falls Auditorium.
The second installment of the 2020 Fiscal Year Real Estate and Personal Property Tax is due on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
Payments may be made in person or by mail addressed to the Tax Collector, Town of Rumford, 145 Congress Street, Rumford, ME 04276 and payable to the Town of Rumford. If paying by mail, please enclose the payment stub from the tax bill, or as much information as possible on the account (acct#, address, map/lot, etc.) If requesting a receipt, enclose a self addressed, stamped envelope. The town also accepts payments online through a third party payment service. Click here to pay online. Third party fees apply to all online transactions.
INTEREST AT 7% PER ANNUM CHARGED STARTING THE DAY AFTER EACH DUE DATE.
Click here for the Town of Rumford March 3, 2020 Election Results.
Click here for the agenda for the Select Board Meeting to be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Rumford Falls Auditorium.
Click here for the agenda for the Select Board Special Meeting to be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in the Rumford Falls Auditorium.