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Photo of Waterville roofers standing during national anthem goes viral

Photo of Waterville roofers standing during national anthem goes viral

Old Town resident Michelle Cossar was about to watch her nephew’s football team play at Waterville High School when she snapped the photo that has since caused a firestorm. Before the game, the Star Spangled Banner played, as it had played many times before. But this time, a team of Oakland based roofers working nearby—Dwayne Harrison, Danny Thyng, and James […]

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Waterville mayoral election: get to know the candidates

Waterville mayoral election: get to know the candidates

With the debate at Thomas College on Oct. 24 and the election less than two weeks away, the Waterville mayoral race is heating up. Current Republican Mayor Nicholas Isgro, who is seeking reelection, faces opposition for his seat from former City Council Chairman and Democrat Erik Thomas, as well as Independent John Levesque.   This election comes at a time […]

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Maine State Prison Showroom offers crafts made by convicts

Maine State Prison Showroom offers crafts made by convicts

In quiet Thomaston, ME, a small handicraft boutique sits peacefully off U.S. highway 1. Boasting a spacious parking lot and competitive prices, the store attracts all kinds of visitors— from wealthy tourists looking for unique souvenirs to those seeking cheap décor— all browsing the same display of carefully crafted woodworks and trinkets. Products range from cotton dog toys to full […]

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Governor LePage threatens Maine Sheriffs who do not comply with ICE demands

On Sept. 26, Republican Governor Paul LePage sent a letter to all 16 county sheriffs demanding that they cooperate with detainer requests from federal immigration authorities or face removal from office. The letter states that if an undocumented immigrant is released from a county jail after a request from immigration and customs enforcement to hold them past a scheduled release […]

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Maine Senator Collins defies party orders

On Sept. 23, Senator Susan Collins, the senior United States Senator from Maine, announced her opposition to the Graham-Cassidy Affordable Care Act repeal bill. Her defection dropped the party below the votes they needed to pass the bill and, the next day, the party announced it would not hold a vote on the bill. Collins’ opposition ended (for now) the […]

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Maine Supreme Court hears landmark medical marijuana case

In an interview with WCSH6, Gaeton Bourgoin, a former employee of Twin Rivers paper mill who became addicted to opioids after sustaining a back injury in 1989, claims to find relief in the use of medical marijuana. Now, the highest court in Maine will be deciding on whether or not his cannabis medication should be covered by his worker’s compensation […]

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New downtown antique shop joins Waterville’s growing artisan community

New downtown antique shop joins Waterville’s growing artisan community

As Waterville undergoes revitalization, the emergence of new local businesses continues to add vibrancy and variety to downtown. Lunanightday Antiques, located on Appleton Street, is augmenting the growing local art scene by offering a unique combination of antiques and art. Ed West, who co-owns the business with his partner Mike Hidalgo, feels that the shop has offered visitors a special […]

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Mother and grandfather seek justice for Ayla Reynolds’ death

Mother and grandfather seek justice for Ayla Reynolds’ death

Trista Reynolds’ voice is determined and energetic, peppered with rare moments of raspiness. Upon returning home from her day job in Portland to take care of her two young boys and to answer questions about her missing daughter, she should sound more tired. ‘Tired’, of course, would indicate an impending light at the end of a tunnel, a nearing time […]

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Topping off ceremony marks development in downtown dorm

Topping off ceremony marks development in downtown dorm

Last Thursday morning, Sept. 28, the final steel beam for the new 10,000 square foot residential complex at 150 Main Street in downtown Waterville was signed and hoisted into place in a ceremony with Colby faculty and students as well as many residents of Waterville. Multiple speakers, including President of the college David Greene, Dean Karlene Burrell-McRae, and Waterville Mayor […]

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2 Arrested for $45,000 worth of Drugs found in Waterville Commons

2 Arrested for $45,000 worth of Drugs found in Waterville Commons

Nestled in central Maine, Waterville may appear to be isolated from intense national issues. Yet a major drug bust last week proved that the city is acutely impacted by the widespread opioid epidemic facing the nation. On the afternoon of Sept. 27, Waterville police seized $45,000 worth of drugs and arrested two people at Waterville Commons after a joint investigation […]

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