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String of suspicious fires in the city of Waterville

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 […]

Investigating the Closure of Colby Favorite, Papa Johns

Investigating the Closure of Colby Favorite, Papa Johns

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, […]

Waterville Caucus declares Presidential candidate Bernie Saunders winner

Waterville Caucus declares Presidential candidate Bernie Saunders winner

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 […]

by Kiernan Somers· · 1 comment · Editor Pick Local, Local

LePage’s endorsement of Trump raises questions

After speaking out against Republican Presidential Candidate and current frontrunner Donald Trump at the Republican Governor’s meeting, saying that Trump would hurt the party and urged the governors present to pen an “open letter” to the American people, Governor LePage has endorsed Trump for president. Additionally, on February 9, the day of the New Hampshire primary, LePage told Bangor’s radio […]

Assault of elderly Waterville woman raises questions about gun control

Assault of elderly Waterville woman raises questions about gun control

The recent attack and assault of an 73-year-old woman in Waterville has sparked the discussion over gun control and whether it might be beneficial for citizens to own guns as a means of protection. The debate began when Waterville Police Chief Joe Massey voiced his opinion that this case made an argument that citizens should be able to arm themselves […]

Local alumni profile: Henry Beck ’09 Waterville state representative

Local alumni profile: Henry Beck ’09 Waterville state representative

Senior year is an unforgettable time for any Colby student, but it was especially memorable for Henry Beck ’09 (D-Waterville), who ran a successful political campaign and was sworn into the Maine House of Representatives while still on campus. Though many seniors do their best to arrange a stress-free spring semester, Beck took as many 8 a.m. classes as possible […]

DePre Family Capitalizes on Colby Connection, Invests in Waterville

DePre Family Capitalizes on Colby Connection, Invests in Waterville

On December 9 2015, President David A. Greene officially announced his plans for an economic developmental project that would revitalize downtown Waterville. Partnering with Collaborative Consulting, Greene promised that the project will bring 200 high quality jobs to support individuals and families under a new economic model. Furthermore, the Colby community will be able utilize the internships and professional opportunities […]

by Jamie Schwartz· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local
Collaborative Consulting announces partnership with College, Waterville

Collaborative Consulting announces partnership with College, Waterville

On December 9, President of the College David A. Greene announced that Collaborative Consulting, an innovative IT consulting firm, is opening a business and delivery center in Waterville that will create 200 high-quality jobs over the next three to four years. According to an official press release, the facility will be known as the Collaborative Waterville and the facility will […]

State Police engaged in possible standoff in Waterville

State Police engaged in possible standoff in Waterville

The Maine State Police tactical squad has responded to reports of a armed man in the Colby Circle area of downtown Waterville. Police are potentially engaged in an armed standoff as the incident has occurred for over two hours. Multiple police agencies have responded and on scene Echo reporters have confirmed that Waterville Police crisis negotiator, Sergeant. Jennifer Weaver, is on scene. The area […]

Mayor Isgro Discusses Colby-Waterville Relationship

Mayor Isgro Discusses Colby-Waterville Relationship

On November 13, The Echo interviewed Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro, who took office in January of last year. Isgro discucsed issues ranging from Colby’s role in the revitalization of downtown Waterville to Mayor Isgro’s forthcoming Italian market on Main Street. Both the Mayor’s office and The Echo understand the importance of a strong relationship between Colby students and the Waterville […]

by Ian Mansfield· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local