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BREAKING: College purchases fourth property downtown

BREAKING: College purchases fourth property downtown

The College has recently purchased its fourth building in Waterville.

Men arrested at Silver Street Tavern have Colby connections

On Saturday, October 17, local police arrested six men in a chaotic brawl outside of Club Spirits, a Waterville bar. Club Spirits, more commonly known to Colby students as Viper, is a weekend dance club located in the basement of Silver Street Tavern on 2 Silver Street in Waterville. Usually characterized by its fun and lively atmosphere, the mood all […]

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Portland election for new mayor

Portland residents have a larger political responsibility than most other Mainers within the coming year. Not only will they follow the primaries and presidential election, but they also have the duty to elect a mayor in 2015. Currently two candidates—Tom MacMillan of the Green Independent Party and State Senator Ethan Strimling—are challenging the incumbent, Mayor Michael Brennan. Brennan made history […]

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Waterville purse snatcher sentenced

Waterville purse snatcher sentenced

            Jesse J. Peterson of Pittsfield, ME, was sentenced to 60 days in jail followed by two years of probation on September 29, after being arrested for theft and possession of drugs. Peterson pled guilty to unlawful possession of cocaine and unauthorized theft, crimes that occurred on June 9 in downtown Waterville. His lawyer also […]

Lewiston mayor seeks to expose names of welfare recipients

The political happenings of the small Maine metropolis of Lewiston have made national headlines the past two weeks after Mayor Robert MacDonald suggested that the names of welfare recipients be made public knowledge. “The public has a right to know how its money is being spent,” MacDonald wrote in a September 24 column that appeared in Lewiston-Auburn’s weekly newspaper, the Twin City Times. He […]

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Merging of Waterville festivals a success

Merging of Waterville festivals a success

This past Sunday, October 4, hundreds of people flocked to Head of the Falls in Waterville to celebrate the arrival of Fall during the 12th annual Harvest Fest. For the first time this year, this festival combined the Harvest Fest, Festival At the Falls, and the new Maine Craft Weekend all on the same day. The festival in- cluded activities […]

Italian Market to Open in Waterville

Italian Market to Open in Waterville

Candace and Tom Savinelli, owners of popular Waterville bakery and deli Holy Cannoli, are opening their second storefront downtown, a market specializing in Italian foodstuffs.

LePage on the income tax

Last Tuesday at a public town hall meeting in Farmington, Maine, Governor Paul LePage verified that he will be directing the effort for a 2016 ballot measure which would implement a flat income tax of 4% percent by 2021, eventually eliminating state income tax entirely. If the ballot measure is passed, Maine’s wealthiest residents will receive a massive tax cut. […]

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Colby working to revitalize local community

“This is the time to act. This is Colby’s time.” These words were said by President David A. Greene during his inaugural speech last September. As he was welcomed to Mayflower Hill, Greene spoke about his commitment to help drive change for the Waterville community through “[partnering] with and [supporting] local leaders to accelerate the pace of improvements and stimulate […]

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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FOOD IN WATERVILLE

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FOOD IN WATERVILLE

Let us take your taste buds on a journey through the restaurants, cafes, diners and pubs of Waterville, Maine!Purple Cow House of Pancakes$ | 6 US-201, Waterville, ME 04901If you want a classic Maine Sunday brunch, Purple Cow is the place to be. With a menu more expansive than one can possibly explain (i.e. prime rib is on the menu next […]

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