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Sparetime Rec. to become a church

The Sparetime Recreation bowling alley has been a popular destination for many Waterville residents and Colby students who are looking for food and fun. With its well-maintained bowling lanes, energetic arcade and numerous affordable grill options, Sparetime offers hours of entertainment at a relatively low cost. Over the next year, however, the bowling alley may be changing course. This past […]

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After dispute, professional hockey returns to Portland

It’s official: professional hockey has returned to Portland, Maine. Now 13 games into the season as of Nov. 2, the Portland Pirates have resumed playing at the recently renamed Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center) in Portland after playing last season at the Androscoggin Bank Colisée in Lewiston. The team had moved away from its home in […]

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Cutler, LePage, Michaud debate

On October 15th, the Maine State Chamber held the 2014 Maine Gubernatorial debate. Incumbent Governor Paul LePage and his opponents, Democratic Congressman Mike Michaud and Independent Eliot Culter, engaged in a critical and substantive debate regarding a range of issues. Throughout the event, Governor LePage emphasized his economic record, while his two opponents censured the Governor’s policies as they made […]

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Portland approves 2015 summer concert

Portland approves 2015 summer concert

On Oct. 20, Portland city councilors unanimously voted in approval of an August 2015 summer music festival that will be hosted on the Eastern Promenade. This approval permits the acting city manager to work with Townsquare Media Portland, LLC to produce a concert. The decision came as a result of the success of 2012 music festival called the Gentlemen of […]

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Mayoral forum at Hall School

While students at the Waterville Junior High School were wrapping up Spirit Week 2014 with a school-wide assembly on Oct. 24, fourth- and fifth-grade students at the Albert S. Hall School across town were at an assembly of a different nature. The students had the opportunity to ask questions of the three candidates running for mayor in the city of […]

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Ebola scares in Maine

This past Friday, an elementary school teacher in Strong, Maine was placed on a 21-day paid leave of absence due to concerns that she might have been exposed to the Ebola virus. Worries began after the teacher attended a trip to Dallas for an educational conference. Since Dallas is where Ebola surfaced in the U.S., parents of Strong students immediately […]

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$10K for Penobscot legal fight

$10K for Penobscot legal fight

On Oct. 18, Dawnland Defense, an organization working toward enhancing knowledge and respect of the Penobscot Native American tribe and Wabanaki land, organized a concert and speak-out on Indian Island called Justice for the River. The event aimed to raise money for the Penobscot Nation’s legal defense to protect the Penobscot River and the tribe’s sovereign right to it. Maria […]

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Veterans for Peace walk from Rangeley to N. Berwick

Veterans for Peace walk from Rangeley to N. Berwick

122 miles from Rangeley to North Berwick, Maine; this was the distance that a number of members and supporters of the Maine Chapter of Veterans for Peace (VFP) walked between Oct. 11 and Oct. 20. VFP member Bruce Gagnon organized the Maine Walk for Peace & A Sustainable Future. The purpose of the walk was to connect communities that are […]

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State court to evaluate abuse at Riverview psychiatric center

Serious issues occurring at the Riverview Psychiatric Hospital in Augusta will soon be presented before a Superior Court judge for evaluation and possible punishment. Dan Wathen, the court master for the Riverview investigation, made this decision after reviewing Riverview’s operations through numerous meetings with employees and touring the facility. Prompted by last December’s incident involving the pepper spraying of a […]

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MDEA gets federal grant to combat methamphetamine

Opiate abuse has been a prevalent issue in Maine for almost two decades, but a new drug is rapidly coming to the forefront. There has been a recent rise in both the use and manufacturing of methamphetamine, with 2013 accounting for the highest number of reported cases in the state’s history. As of this week, a state team has already […]

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