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Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s proclamation replaces Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Columbus Day

Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s proclamation replaces Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Columbus Day

This post was updated on Oct. 3 to reflect accuracy regarding the College’s process of adding Indigenous Peoples’ Day to the calendar.  On Oct. 1, at the Waterville City Council meeting, Mayor Nick Isgro proclaimed Oct. 14 as Columbus Day in the city. This proclamation stands in opposition to a state law passed by Governor Janet Mills in April renaming […]

Maine’s new Hands Free Law

Maine’s new Hands Free Law

Every week, Colby Director of Security Robert Williams writes about a security issue that may affect the student population.  On Sept. 19, 2019 Maine became the 19th state to ban the use of all handheld electronic devices and portable electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle.  What does this mean? What about your GPS? What if you have an emergency […]

by Robert Williams· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
Climate Strikes Held in Portland, Colby

Climate Strikes Held in Portland, Colby

Last Friday, Sept. 20, an estimated four million students set down their pencils, left their classrooms, and marched in the Global Climate Strike. In the first demonstration of its kind, people on every continent, including scientists in Antarctica, demanded lawmakers take steps to heal the environment and preserve it for future generations.  The strike’s organizers believe that an immediate transition […]

by Matt Rocha· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local, Side Feature
Waterville Mayor Isgro discusses hopes for the year

Waterville Mayor Isgro discusses hopes for the year

Since 2014, the mayoral office of the city of Waterville has been held by Nick Isgro. The mayor, an active member of the Maine Republican Party, is known around the city and state for his outspoken social media presence. In the 2018 midterms, for instance, he had a newsworthy involvement in opposing the referendum on banning plastic bags in the […]

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 […]

November referendum: casino struck down, Medicaid expanded

November referendum: casino struck down, Medicaid expanded

On Tuesday Nov. 7, Maine citizens were faced with a referendum. Questions 1 and  2 elicited strong  emotions from voters, and ultimately engaged the community in series of polarizing questions. Voters resoundingly sttruck down the proposal for a casino in York county, which drew criticism from corners of nearly all state paties. Question 2, on the other hand, was just […]

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
Pitbulls ordered to be euthanized escape Animal Shelter

Pitbulls ordered to be euthanized escape Animal Shelter

Two pitbulls ordered to be euthanized by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court escaped from the Waterville Area Humane Society Tuesday, Oct. 31. The pit bulls, Bentley and Kole, were condemned by an Augusta judge after escaping their fenced in backyard and attacking Winslow resident Sharron Carney near her house last year. The dogs seriously injured Carney and killed her 10 […]

by Ali Naseer· · 5 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
LePage’s struggle with Maine judicial nominations goes viral

LePage’s struggle with Maine judicial nominations goes viral

Last Monday, Governor Paul LePage reinstated his previously withdrawn judicial nominations hours before confirmation voting in the Senate. Seemingly bizarre, this move appears to have been the latest strike in his ongoing battle with Maine Attorney General Janet Mills. In fact, letters exchanged in 2016 between the governor’s administration and the judiciary might explain the fiery conflict between these two […]

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
Photo of Waterville roofers standing during national anthem goes viral

Photo of Waterville roofers standing during national anthem goes viral

Old Town resident Michelle Cossar was about to watch her nephew’s football team play at Waterville High School when she snapped the photo that has since caused a firestorm. Before the game, the Star Spangled Banner played, as it had played many times before. But this time, a team of Oakland based roofers working nearby—Dwayne Harrison, Danny Thyng, and James […]

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Maine Supreme Court hears landmark medical marijuana case

In an interview with WCSH6, Gaeton Bourgoin, a former employee of Twin Rivers paper mill who became addicted to opioids after sustaining a back injury in 1989, claims to find relief in the use of medical marijuana. Now, the highest court in Maine will be deciding on whether or not his cannabis medication should be covered by his worker’s compensation […]

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