Articles by: Will Walkey

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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The bigger they are..

To casual television observers, football is a sport that all body types can play. College and professional teams field dozens of players on any given weekend, so it is clearly possible for an extremely gifted person to make a living crashing into people, right? In reality, it’s extremely difficult to make it to the paid level of the game. Only […]

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Support our casual athletes

Colby College is currently in the midst of exciting change due to our new president. Properties have been bought in Waterville, our acceptance rate has dropped, and our facilities seem to be improving. Athletics are no exception to this rule, as our baseball fields have already been improved and our athletic center is set to be redone. The athletic director […]

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Track wins big at Colby meet

This past Saturday, Colby College  Track and Field hosted local Maine schools Thomas College, Husson University, University of Maine at Farmington, Maine Maritime Academy and others at the Colby Open Invitational. The meet was successful for large numbers of Colby student athletes, with 14 winners on the men’s side and 17 on the women’s side in the outdoor season’s lone […]

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Baseball opens on new field with 4-10 record

Baseball opens on new field with 4-10 record

Colby baseball has opened the season with four wins and ten losses. They have played in a tournament during Spring break and have earned their first win on their new field.

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