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 […]
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The Colby Echo previously reported on disgruntled Todd Michaud’s stolen Trump campaign signs. However, this energetic Trump support is likely not evidence of changing political allegiances in Waterville. President Obama carried 80% of Waterville voters in 2008, and FiveThirtyEight shows that Clinton will likely take the city. But the story is not the same in all of Maine, and a […]
The weekend of September 23 through the 25 marked the 40th annual Common Ground fair, held in Unity, Maine by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA). The fair celebrates the rural and agricultural traditions of Maine with outdoor activities, lectures, and discussions that support healthful and sustainable food production as a means to achieve thriving communities. This year, […]
In an effort to jumpstart the economy of Central Maine, Colby has poured millions of dollars into downtown Waterville over the past year. Since 2015, the College has purchased five properties. College administrators have voiced their desire to develop a boutique hotel, a student dormitory, and to improve retail and office spaces in downtown Waterville as part of the ongoing […]
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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 […]
Colby hires Paul Ureneck as the College’s Director of Commercial Real Estate.
A string of suspicious fires have broken out across Waterville in the past month. On April 3, a small fire started in a bedroom displaced five people from an assisted living home on Pleasant Street in Waterville. The fire was contained to one room and was stopped by a sprinkler system, extinguishing the fire before the Waterville Fire Department arrived […]
The rumors that have been taking Yik Yak by storm are true: to the disappointment of Colby students and Waterville locals, the Waterville Papa John’s, formerly located on Kennedy Memorial Drive, has officially closed their doors for business. Luckily, Domino’s and Waterville House of Pizza (WHOP) are in the clear, but for all of the Papa John’s fans out there, […]
Over the weekend, the Maine President Caucus was held across the state. On Saturday, Republicans caucused and saw Senator Ted Cruz come away with a victory. The Democrats caucused on Sunday and the majority supported Senator Bernie Sanders. Cruz’s recent campaigning in the state paid off as he garnered 8,550 votes, equivalent to 45.9 percent of the vote. Of the […]