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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
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 […]

by Gillian Katz· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
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 […]

by Brooke Gary· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
Four dead, including gunman, in Oakland shooting

Four dead, including gunman, in Oakland shooting

Around 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, multiple police agencies responded to 911 calls of a shooting on Belgrade Road in Oakland, nearby the Hume Center, a popular student hangout spot. According to a centralmaine.com report, police were seen nearby the Belgrade Road and Church Street intersection with rifles. Multiple ambulances responded to the scene and sirens could be heard from campus. […]

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 […]

by Brooke Gary· · 1 comment · Editor Pick Local, Local

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 […]

by Meredith Keenan· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
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 […]

by Ellie Donohue· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local