Articles by: Adelaide Bullock

Waterville Principal Fired at Public Dismissal Hearing

Waterville Principal Fired at Public Dismissal Hearing

After months of speculation, the Waterville Board of Education finally held a public dismissal hearing for Waterville High School Principal Don Reiter on November 10. The hearing, which was held at the George J. Mitchell School’s gymnasium, was made public at Reiter’s request. The Portland Press Herald reported that Gregg Frame, Reiter’s lawyer, said, “he’s actually waiving any confidentiality and […]

Oak talks expertise

Oak talks expertise

On November 4, Colby’s Center for the Humanities, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Rights welcomed Gloria Otieno, an economist and food policy expert. Otieno is currently working at Bioversity International, which, according to their website, is “a global research-for-development organization,” and delivers “scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use […]

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Guests discuss grassroots development

Guests discuss grassroots development

On October 19, the College welcomed Milly Businge, LCI chairperson of Kikuube village, and her son, Teddy Ruge, the founder of Raintree Farms, remit.ug, and Hive Colab, both from Uganda. Assistant Professor of Government Laura Seay, who is currently on sabbatical, organized the event. Many people attended the talk, attracting a diverse mix of students and professors, including students from […]

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Getting toasty in Waterville

Waterville’s newest restaurant, Toast Xpress, is the talk of Colby’s campus. Toast Xpress opened in late September in the former Glass Express building in the popular Waterville business park, Railroad Square. The cafe has a unique menu, primarily offering various types of toast and assorted beverages. The space is open and bright, with pictures of Colby’s downtown and framed quotes […]

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Waterville purse snatcher sentenced

Waterville purse snatcher sentenced

            Jesse J. Peterson of Pittsfield, ME, was sentenced to 60 days in jail followed by two years of probation on September 29, after being arrested for theft and possession of drugs. Peterson pled guilty to unlawful possession of cocaine and unauthorized theft, crimes that occurred on June 9 in downtown Waterville. His lawyer also […]

LePage on the income tax

Last Tuesday at a public town hall meeting in Farmington, Maine, Governor Paul LePage verified that he will be directing the effort for a 2016 ballot measure which would implement a flat income tax of 4% percent by 2021, eventually eliminating state income tax entirely. If the ballot measure is passed, Maine’s wealthiest residents will receive a massive tax cut. […]

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Principal on leave

Earlier this month, Waterville Senior High School Principal Don Reiter was placed on paid administrative leave and is being investigated by Waterville superintendent Eric Haley, the school board and the Waterville police. Reiter and his lawyer, Gregg Frame, were not made aware of the allegations until several days after Reiter’s forced leave of absence. Haley, superintendent of Waterville, Vassalboro and […]

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