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Doomsday bunker sales soar in Maine

Doomsday bunker sales soar in Maine

The fear of the apocalypse is nothing new. From the infamous Y2K bug to the Mayan doomsday prophecy of 2012, people have spent a lot of time worrying about the end of the world as we know it. For many, this anxiety has only been amplified by recent events, as devastating hurricanes have struck the Americas and tension rises in […]

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‘Retire and rehire’ is criticized by Maine politicians

Superintendent Eric Haley, who serves the Waterville, Vassalboro, and Winslow school districts, retired last Friday, October 27 and is primed to be rehired later next month on November 27. This move will allow the 63 year old to begin collecting his pension early while still receiving a yearly salary. Many have criticized his decision, even Maine state governor Paul LePage, […]

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Winthrop teen accused of murdering parents may be tried as an adult

During the wee hours of the night of Oct 31, 2016, Winthrop Maine Police received a concerning phone call from a seemingly jovial 17 year old. “My father woke up to her screams. I stabbed the fuck out of him,” the minor chortled to the 911 dispatcher, immediately identifying himself as Andrew C. Balcer. Within minutes, police arrived at the […]

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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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