RUMFORD — Hardly a day goes by when you don’t hear someone talking about what downtown Rumford used to be. And while there remains good things to see and do on The Island, it is in need of improvements. Some 50 people gathered in the Rumford Falls Auditorium on Jan. 29 to set goals for those improvements, with the hope the help for the follow through efforts will be enhanced by becoming a Maine Downtown Network Community. Business owners, residents and downtown shoppers joined selectmen, the town manager and members of Envision Rumford for a presentation by Maine Downtown Center Director Roxanne Eflin, who has invited this town to apply for the program, which stimulates new ideas, develops leaders, and provides common ground for solving problems and advancing issues. (read more at Rumford Falls Times)
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