Articles by: Hannah Southwick

Exploring Governor Paul LePage’s Waterville legacy

Exploring Governor Paul LePage’s Waterville legacy

In an American political climate where outspoken politicians continue to generate headlines on a national level, Maine Governor Paul LePage has often garnered widespread media attention. Although his name recognition now extends beyond Maine’s borders, LePage got his start much closer to home and laid the foundation for a lasting legacy in Waterville by serving on city council for two […]

Students continue Johnson Day tradition

Students continue Johnson Day tradition

While some college athletes seek only to attain individual status and recognition, for many Colby students being part of a team has instilled the value of working towards a shared purpose. Whether fostering change on a global level or inspiring involvement within Waterville, numerous Colby teams are using their spare time to engage with the community and perform service projects. […]

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Waterville deals with late October storm’s aftermath

Waterville deals with late October storm’s aftermath

When strong winds and driving rain caused widespread power outages and  damage throughout Maine on Sunday night, the Waterville and Colby community united to cope with the damages left in the storm’s wake. Waterville Public Works Director Mark Turner helped coordinate the town’s response to the storm in conjunction with power companies, police, and fire departments. “I thought it was […]

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Colby Club Spotlight: brewing club and Roosevelt Institute set to make a splash

Colby Club Spotlight: brewing club and Roosevelt Institute set to make a splash

When students have a finger on the pulse of current policy, social trends, and commerce, it can broaden perspective and foster a deeper connection with the surrounding community. Two of the new clubs recently approved by SGA, Colby Brewing Club and the Colby Chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, both allow students to interact with and understand the surrounding area in […]

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New downtown antique shop joins Waterville’s growing artisan community

New downtown antique shop joins Waterville’s growing artisan community

As Waterville undergoes revitalization, the emergence of new local businesses continues to add vibrancy and variety to downtown. Lunanightday Antiques, located on Appleton Street, is augmenting the growing local art scene by offering a unique combination of antiques and art. Ed West, who co-owns the business with his partner Mike Hidalgo, feels that the shop has offered visitors a special […]

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2 Arrested for $45,000 worth of Drugs found in Waterville Commons

2 Arrested for $45,000 worth of Drugs found in Waterville Commons

Nestled in central Maine, Waterville may appear to be isolated from intense national issues. Yet a major drug bust last week proved that the city is acutely impacted by the widespread opioid epidemic facing the nation. On the afternoon of Sept. 27, Waterville police seized $45,000 worth of drugs and arrested two people at Waterville Commons after a joint investigation […]

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Colby student uses skills in Hurricane Harvey aid

When preparing to face a natural disaster, many focus on their own survival and well-being, but for Nile Dixon ’20, taking action and fighting to aid his community was instinctual. As one of tens of thousands of Houstonians impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey this August, Dixon helped others by using his knowledge of technology and his passion for civic engagement.

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