Energy efficiency turns Joules to Dollars

The new course, Joules to Dollars, is an integrative collaboration of chemistry and economics. Taught by Professors Micheal Donihue and Whitney King, it is focused on connecting the way our energy needs are supported both physically and monetarily. In a world where carbon emissions are astronomically growing, it is important that we are making calculated choices for our environment as […]

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Ken-A-Set shop says goodbye

The Ken-A-Set thrift shop, which opened for business in Waterville since the 1970s, permanently ceased operations on Feb. 22. The closing was announced after increasing competition between local thrift stores made the business unsustainable. In recent years, Ken-A-Set began operating in collaboration with Skills Inc. of St. Alban’s, which, according to its website, is a non-profit organization “that helps adults […]

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Colby’s Write Stuff Contest inspires local students

This week, the Farnham Writers’ Center is hosting the annual “Write Stuff” competition for aspiring middle school writers.  Sixth, seventh and eighth graders from Winslow Junior high have already entered hundreds of pieces for judging, ranging from humorous to heartfelt in nature. Managing the contest is Head Tutor in Charge of Communications and Outreach Brooke Fairbanks ’15, who coordinated with […]

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Massive 75-car pileup on I-95 is largest in Maine’s history

Massive 75-car pileup on I-95 is largest in Maine’s history

During the early morning hours of last Wednesday, Feb. 25, busy commuters on I-95 were greeted by a dangerous wintery mix which resulted in what officials believe to be the largest chain-reaction crash in Maine history. Moving at high speeds on slippery roads with little visibility, cars quickly lost traction within the crowded lanes of the morning commute, skidding into […]

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Blazing fire destroys Waterville apartment

On Monday, Feb. 23, a raging fire devastated the five-unit apartment building at 15 Paris Street in Waterville’s South End. Reported at around 10:15 a.m., the fire furiously blazed through the afternoon, completely destroying the building and leaving its twelve tenants (including three children) homeless as well as two cats unaccounted for. The Waterville fire department received onsite backup from […]

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The Teen Parent School Program celebrates its 40 years of service

Located in downtown Waterville, the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers has been serving families in the community since its founding in 1899. Known for its nurturing environment, the Maine Children’s Home offers a variety of services dedicated to the betterment of families and children, one of which being the unique Teen Parent School Program. Working in collaboration with the […]

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Discussing GMRI and responsible seafood at Colby

For students who live in coastal Maine, summertime means cracking into lobster and shellfish that was pulled from the sea that day. After a day of summer sailing in his hometown of Freeport, Evan Lamarre ’15 and his friends would dive into lobster a friend pulled from the trap that morning. Nellie LaValle ’18 feels privileged to live in Bar […]

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SGA test-runs shuttle service

With President David Greene’s inspiring leadership, administration and student organizations have been working toward continuing and rebuilding the relationship between the Colby community and the city of Waterville. Greene has worked with the College’s Student Government Association (SGA) to plan a Waterville shuttle service that would help serve student transportation needs and also strengthen the bond between Colby and Waterville. […]

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Three robberies in less than a month shake local community

This past Thursday, Feb. 12th, the TD Bank on Waterville’s Main Street was robbed and the assailant is still currently at large. At around 5:45 p.m., the suspect entered the bank wearing a full face mask and handed a note to the teller which threatened violence if money was not exchanged. The person showed no possession of any weapon. Out […]

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Colby acappella goes local

This past Friday, a group of Colby acappella groups stepped out into the local community to perform for Messolonskee Middle School students. The Blue Lights, EVE, Sirens and Mayflower Chill visited a school-wide assembly, where each group sang a handful of selected songs followed by a question and answer session with the young students. The purpose of the performance, organized […]

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