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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 […]

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Waterville Principal Fired at Public Dismissal Hearing

Waterville Principal Fired at Public Dismissal Hearing

After months of speculation, the Waterville Board of Education finally held a public dismissal hearing for Waterville High School Principal Don Reiter on November 10. The hearing, which was held at the George J. Mitchell School’s gymnasium, was made public at Reiter’s request. The Portland Press Herald reported that Gregg Frame, Reiter’s lawyer, said, “he’s actually waiving any confidentiality and […]

Colby’s Renaissance Discussed at the Harvest in the Square

Colby’s Renaissance Discussed at the Harvest in the Square

Harvest on the Square, an event celebrating local business, art, food, and all things Waterville, took place on November 10, 2015 on Common Street, right off of Waterville’s Main Street. The theme of the night was the Waterville’s renaissance and the community’s effort to re-invigorate Waterville as a hub of culture and business. Additionally, the speeches focused on the community […]

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Colby’s impact on the local bar scene: a symbiotic relationship?

Colby’s impact on the local bar scene: a symbiotic relationship?

Every Thursday night, at around 10:45 p.m., one will likely see swarms of Elite taxis and the Colby jitney heading down from the hill into downtown Waterville for the weekly Colby College bar night. After a long, strenuous week filled with meetings, tests, workouts, and more, Colby students are always eager to get off campus for a chance to interact […]

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