The Rumford Falls Times serves Rumford, Maine, and the surrounding areas. The Rumford Falls Times, whose parent company is the Sun Media Group, publishes a print edition each Wednesday, as of 2015.
Rumford is located in Oxford County, Maine. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of just under 6,000. Situated in the foothills of the White Mountains, Rumford covers an area of approximately 70 square miles. Its strategic location at the point where three rivers feed into the Androscoggin River made it ideal for the development of sawmills and gristmills that used water power. A paper mill, established in 1893, fueled economic growth in the town for many years, but downsizing and ownership changes have occurred, diminishing its influence.