Articles by: Will Walkey

Colby alumni earn punishment following May 22 dumpster fire

Colby alumni earn punishment following May 22 dumpster fire

Three Colby alumni pleaded guilty this past Tuesday to criminal mischief after they had taken part in starting a fire in a dumpster outside the senior apartments on May 22, just hours before the Class of 2016 commencement. Each student plead guilty. The graduates were sentenced to 50 hours of community service or a donation of $500 to a nonprofit […]

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Downtown working towards two-way Main Street

Downtown working towards two-way Main Street

The City of Waterville, Colby College, and Maine’s Department of Transportation presented the results of a yearlong traffic and parking study about Waterville’s downtown to the public and to 100 City Council Chambers this past Monday, according to The Morning Sentinel. This study examined the potential of changing downtown Waterville’s Main street, and other peripheral streets, from one-way to two-way […]

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Progressive measures pass in Maine

Progressive measures pass in Maine

For the fourth time in the history of the United States, the candidate who won the popular vote in a presidential election lost the electoral college and subsequently the presidency. Republican Party candidate Donald Trump, after winning crucial states such as Pennsylvania, Florida, and Wisconsin, is the current President-elect.   Yet the important stories of the 2016 election go beyond […]

An orange flier distributed on the Bates College campus on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Officials at the college have decried it as a clear case of voters suppression.

Voting scandal rocks Bates College

Cases of “voter suppression” aimed at Maine college students surfaced this past Sunday, according to The Portland Press Herald. Fliers circulating around Bates College provided false information regarding voter registration in the state, making the process seem more difficult and more expensive in Lewiston, where Maine governer Paul LePage grew up homeless.  The fliers claimed that anyone wishing to vote […]

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Dick Willette, director of soup kitchen downtown, dies at 83

Dick Willette, director of soup kitchen downtown, dies at 83

Dick Willette Sr., a man who spent decades of his life in service of others, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, October 30 at the age of 83 of an apparent heart attack. The Morning Sentinel reported that, according to his wife, Gloria Beaulieu-Willette, he had talked a lot about dying during the days leading up to his death. Willette […]

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Burst the Bubble: Waterville’s Diners

Burst the Bubble: Waterville’s Diners

Burst the Bubble is a new column in the Local News section characterized by pieces of creative writing. It’s designed to encourage Colby students to explore memorable areas in Central Maine. This week’s segment compares Early Bird, Jorgenson’s, and Big G’s. It’s a lazy Sunday morning, and I’ve just been woken up by three roommates who resemble starving puppies as […]

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Trump Jr. campaigns in Maine

Trump Jr. campaigns in Maine

Donald Trump Jr., campaigning for his father in his upstart run for the presidency, made a stop in Gray, Maine, outside of Portland on Tuesday to discuss Second Amendment rights with 175 potential voters, according to the Portland Press Herald. Trump Jr. stated that, should his father take the White House, each citizens’ right to bear arms will remain protected. […]

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Colby plans boutique hotel on revered downtown site

Colby plans boutique hotel on revered downtown site

The College is starting to put together its planned vision of a revitalized downtown Waterville. Numerous buildings on Main Street, including the former Elks Building at 13-15 Appleton Street, have already been razed and will serve as parking for future Colby needs. Meanwhile, the northeast corner of The Concourse, will be the location of a new downtown student dormitory. The […]

Hathaway Center up for sale

Hathaway Center up for sale

The Hathaway Center, home to some Colby College faculty, staff, and student has recently been put up for sale. The building has 67 high-end apartments and 120,000 square feet of office and retail space. A few years ago, the former shirt factory was transformed into an apartment and retail complex on Water Street in an attempt to jumpstart revitalization efforts […]

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Waterville Farmers’ Market to relocate

Waterville Farmers’ Market to relocate

The College’s downtown resurgence project has continued to affect the residents of Central Maine. The Downtown Waterville Farmers Market, currently located in the northeast corner of The Concourse, will be moved to Castonguay Square next spring. The City of Waterville, along with businesses on Common Street and the farmers’ market worked in partnership with Colby to secure this location. The […]

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