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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
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.