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2011-07-26 09:55:00

TERRE HAUTE, Ind., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As more Americans work to limit their sodium intake, they find an increasing number of low-sodium cooking products on the shelves. But those who want to make low-sodium baked goods have struggled to find the ingredients they need. Until now. Long known by health-conscious consumers as a trusted source of baking ingredients, Clabber Girl's Rumford brand now offers a reduced-sodium baking powder that's guaranteed to produce light and fluffy...

2008-09-18 15:00:30

By Terry Karkos RUMFORD - Eighteen people shared their earliest school memories at a meeting of the Rumford Historical Society on Wednesday night, and elected officers. Due to the lack of a public speaker, members, at Weston's suggestion, dipped into the past to relive childhood memories, which Weston then recorded for posterity. Many attended one or more of Rumford's nine schools, most of which are now gone or doing double duty as something other than a school. Several also recalled...

2008-09-08 15:00:33

By Terry Karkos RUMFORD - Concerns about buildings deemed dangerous or public nuisances drove selectmen to schedule a public hearing for 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Town Manager Len Greaney said he expects Brian O'Keefe of Chelmsford, Mass., to attend the hearing regarding O'Keefe's three- unit building at 14 Prospect Ave. The hearing, Greaney said, would determine if O'Keefe's building is dangerous or a nuisance, according to Maine law. Should that happen, barring no appeal or lack of...

2008-08-23 15:00:22

By Eileen M. Adams RUMFORD - Town Manager Len Greaney set a selectmen's workshop with casino proponent Seth Carey for next week to discuss details on the project. That meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Municipal Building. Greaney said Friday afternoon that he wants to schedule two other meetings to discuss the proposal. One will be with a group or individuals who oppose the casino for Oxford County or the Rumford area. That will likely be held in early September....

2008-07-21 15:01:01

RUMFORD - Local firefighters will no longer respond to medical emergencies unless asked to by Med-Care Ambulance medics. That does not include response or mutual-aid response to structure fires or vehicle accidents. "They are no longer first responders to ambulance calls," interim Town Manager Len Greaney said Friday. "It's to save costs and put the responsibility back on Med-Care, whom we pay to provide such services." Previously, town firefighters - several are trained emergency medical...

2008-07-10 15:00:30

By Terry Karkos RUMFORD - The town's new, all-volunteer Economic Development Committee on Wednesday shared ideas ranging from bringing colleges to the area to enticing wood product-related businesses. "Off and running," was how committee coordinator Phil Blampied described the meeting. "I don't think there are many communities out there that have this level of momentum going for them. It looks good. There are a lot of very capable people here," he said. From an agenda stacked with 14...

2008-06-27 15:02:55

By Terry Karkos RUMFORD - Claiming breach of contract, town attorney Thomas Carey filed suit last week against Baker-Doucette Inc., which does business as Woodstock Oil Co. of Woodstock. Rumford wants nearly $90,000 in the claim, which stems from a 2005-06 petroleum supply contract for thousands of gallons each of No. 2 heating oil, low sulfur diesel, and unleaded gasoline. The suit claims the fuel company "has failed and refuses to deliver the balance of the petroleum products under...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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