Articles by: Brooke Gary

Drug overdoses rise in Maine

The number of drug overdose deaths in Maine has increased annually to reach a record high in 2016. This past year marked an unprecedented growth in drug related deaths, with the number soaring to 40 percent of all fatalities in the state, accounting for 378 deaths according to the Kennebec Journal. Other states in New England are experiencing a similar […]

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New women’s ice hockey coach hired from Dartmouth

New women’s ice hockey coach hired from Dartmouth

Holley Tyng, the former Associate Head Coach of the Dartmouth Women’s Ice Hockey program, was hired last week as the interim head coach of the Colby Women’s Ice Hockey team. With only 3 weeks until the Mules begin their season, Tyng certainly has a lot to do to prepare for Colby’s season opener against Bowdoin on November 19. However, she […]

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Maine’s lobster season off to an early start

Maine’s lobster season off to an early start

Maine lobster production is the state’s most lucrative fishing industry, bringing in about $457 million and 124 million pounds of lobster in 2014. The lobster fishing season in Maine usually kicks off in April. As spring fills the air, lobstermen fill their boats with traps and head out on the ocean to set them. The months of May and June […]

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Waterville City Council Approves Tax Increment Financing to include housing

Recently, Waterville city councilors unanimously voted to change a policy dealing with tax increment financing (TIF) to include housing. TIF is a public financing method that is used as a subsidy for redevelopment, infrastructure, and other community-improvement projects that often benefit and incentivize the businesses these taxes are coming from. Through the use of TIF, cities reroute future property tax […]

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Man’s body found in nearby Salmon Lake

On Monday, February 22, Maine game wardens recovered the remains of an adult male from Salmon Lake in North Belgrade. The body found is presumed to be that of Derek Palange, a Belgrade man who had been missing since January. Palange was last seen the night of January 9, riding into the woods on his three-wheeler after getting into a […]

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Assault of elderly Waterville woman raises questions about gun control

Assault of elderly Waterville woman raises questions about gun control

The recent attack and assault of an 73-year-old woman in Waterville has sparked the discussion over gun control and whether it might be beneficial for citizens to own guns as a means of protection. The debate began when Waterville Police Chief Joe Massey voiced his opinion that this case made an argument that citizens should be able to arm themselves […]

Drug Bust at Waterville’s Beehive

On January 27, Waterville detectives successfully concluded a several-week long drug investigation. On Wednesday night, police searched an apartment at 24 Elm Street, in Waterville, known as “the Beehive,” where they seized nearly $32,000 in cash and placed a 2-year-old child in state custody. Waterville Police Detective Duane Cloutier explained to The Echo that confidential police informants had bought drugs, […]

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Colby bar night ends with five citations for underage drinking

Colby bar night ends with five citations for underage drinking

Bar night is an event that Colby students look forward to attending on Thursday nights. No matter where it is held, a large number of Colby students always flock to that location for an evening of off-campus fun with their classmates. Colby students are generally known for being well-behaved and respectful and the night usually goes well, with students leaving […]

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Oakland begins to put shooting behind them

Oakland begins to put shooting behind them

The small community of Oakland, located just four miles west of Waterville, continues to feel the impact of the tragic events that occurred on Wednesday, November 4. Amanda Bragg, 30, Michael Muzerolle, 29, and Amy Derosby, 28, were all found dead inside their two-unit home on Belgrade Road. They were reportedly shot by 42 year-old Herman Derico, who then killed […]

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Colby’s impact on the local bar scene: a symbiotic relationship?

Colby’s impact on the local bar scene: a symbiotic relationship?

Every Thursday night, at around 10:45 p.m., one will likely see swarms of Elite taxis and the Colby jitney heading down from the hill into downtown Waterville for the weekly Colby College bar night. After a long, strenuous week filled with meetings, tests, workouts, and more, Colby students are always eager to get off campus for a chance to interact […]

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