Articles by: Caroline Ferguson

Three robberies in less than a month shake local community

This past Thursday, Feb. 12th, the TD Bank on Waterville’s Main Street was robbed and the assailant is still currently at large. At around 5:45 p.m., the suspect entered the bank wearing a full face mask and handed a note to the teller which threatened violence if money was not exchanged. The person showed no possession of any weapon. Out […]

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Colby acappella goes local

This past Friday, a group of Colby acappella groups stepped out into the local community to perform for Messolonskee Middle School students. The Blue Lights, EVE, Sirens and Mayflower Chill visited a school-wide assembly, where each group sang a handful of selected songs followed by a question and answer session with the young students. The purpose of the performance, organized […]

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Animeals feeds pets

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, which traditionally implies that many will soon be feasting with family and friends to celebrate the season’s harvest and share in thanks. Yet not everyone is fortunate enough to have such a holiday experience, as some will remain homebound, alone, and unable to provide food for themselves or their pet companions. However, with the help of […]

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Waterville girl’s soccer wins states

This past Saturday, Nov. 8th, the Waterville girl’s soccer team claimed the Class B crown after beating Cape Elizabeth High School in a 1-0 victory. With only 38.1 seconds remaining in overtime, it was a last-chance shot launched from the 25-yard line that ended this year’s state championship match. This surprising and exciting finish served to be a perfect close […]

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Sparetime Rec. to become a church

The Sparetime Recreation bowling alley has been a popular destination for many Waterville residents and Colby students who are looking for food and fun. With its well-maintained bowling lanes, energetic arcade and numerous affordable grill options, Sparetime offers hours of entertainment at a relatively low cost. Over the next year, however, the bowling alley may be changing course. This past […]

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Portland approves 2015 summer concert

Portland approves 2015 summer concert

On Oct. 20, Portland city councilors unanimously voted in approval of an August 2015 summer music festival that will be hosted on the Eastern Promenade. This approval permits the acting city manager to work with Townsquare Media Portland, LLC to produce a concert. The decision came as a result of the success of 2012 music festival called the Gentlemen of […]

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Ebola scares in Maine

This past Friday, an elementary school teacher in Strong, Maine was placed on a 21-day paid leave of absence due to concerns that she might have been exposed to the Ebola virus. Worries began after the teacher attended a trip to Dallas for an educational conference. Since Dallas is where Ebola surfaced in the U.S., parents of Strong students immediately […]

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State court to evaluate abuse at Riverview psychiatric center

Serious issues occurring at the Riverview Psychiatric Hospital in Augusta will soon be presented before a Superior Court judge for evaluation and possible punishment. Dan Wathen, the court master for the Riverview investigation, made this decision after reviewing Riverview’s operations through numerous meetings with employees and touring the facility. Prompted by last December’s incident involving the pepper spraying of a […]

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Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston

Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston

This past weekend, thousands of people came together to participate in the annual Dempsey Challenge, a fitness fundraiser for the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing. During the event, held in Lewiston, Maine, participants displayed hope and encouragement in the fight against cancer through running, walking and cycling various distances. Those who took part in the challenge supported […]

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