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Animeals feeds pets

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, which traditionally implies that many will soon be feasting with family and friends to celebrate the season’s harvest and share in thanks. Yet not everyone is fortunate enough to have such a holiday experience, as some will remain homebound, alone, and unable to provide food for themselves or their pet companions. However, with the help of […]

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Officials cancel shrimp season for the second year in a row

For the second year in a row, officials cancelled the commercial fishing season for Northern shrimp, placing a moratorium on the fishery for the 2015 season. Also known as Pink Shrimp, Coldwater Shrimp or Deep Water Prawn, Pandalus borealis is small not just in stature—measuring up at only about two to four inches—but also in abundance, according to the most […]

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Quarry Road gears up for winter 2014

Quarry Road gears up for winter 2014

Quarry Road, the year-round recreation area a mere half-mile from campus, is beginning to gear up for its winter season. While road races and wellness fairs characterize summers at Quarry Road, winters bring opportunities for cross-country skiers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The 200-plus acres have attracted both the Waterville and Colby community since the 1930s, when it consisted mostly of […]

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Waterville girl’s soccer wins states

This past Saturday, Nov. 8th, the Waterville girl’s soccer team claimed the Class B crown after beating Cape Elizabeth High School in a 1-0 victory. With only 38.1 seconds remaining in overtime, it was a last-chance shot launched from the 25-yard line that ended this year’s state championship match. This surprising and exciting finish served to be a perfect close […]

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The Milkhouse: Colby alumni open local creamery

Entering the rundown barn in China, ME, Andy Smith ’11, churning yogurt in the corner. He wore a forest green jacket and matching pants tucked into black boots. Smiling to me, he explained the process of making yogurt and passionately detailed the ingredients he uses. Two years ago, Smith and Caitlin Frame founded the Milkhouse, a certified organic creamery in […]

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Governor LePage reelected

In a race that was tight down to the very end, incumbent Governor Paul LePage ultimately won reelection on Nov. 4. LePage secured his second term in the Blaine House with a five percent margin of victory and a greater proportion of the vote—ten points higher—than he earned in 2010. Democratic political strategists’ main concern rang true when election results […]

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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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