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Planning Board decides downtown properties

Planning Board decides downtown properties

The downtown Waterville revitalization project is progressing as the College continues with its extensive planning. This past Monday, the Waterville Planning Board discussed Colby’s plan for the downtown student apartment complex. The apartment complex will be located on part of the Waterville Concourse parking lot. The meeting covered the size of the complex, how many people are projected to be […]

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Five Guys opens new location in Augusta

Five Guys opens new location in Augusta

Augusta’s newest grub spot has opened up this week. Five Guys Burgers and Fries has joined the collection of restaurants and shops on Western Avenue starting last Monday, December 5. A favorite all over the east coast and beyond, Five Guys will provide some much needed culinary diversity to the local area. With a piece of prime real estate visible […]

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Colby alumni earn punishment following May 22 dumpster fire

Colby alumni earn punishment following May 22 dumpster fire

Three Colby alumni pleaded guilty this past Tuesday to criminal mischief after they had taken part in starting a fire in a dumpster outside the senior apartments on May 22, just hours before the Class of 2016 commencement. Each student plead guilty. The graduates, Ryan Neville `16, Andrew Ferraro `16, and Jesse Eddy `16, were sentenced to 50 hours of […]

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Downtown working towards two-way Main Street

Downtown working towards two-way Main Street

The City of Waterville, Colby College, and Maine’s Department of Transportation presented the results of a yearlong traffic and parking study about Waterville’s downtown to the public and to 100 City Council Chambers this past Monday, according to The Morning Sentinel. This study examined the potential of changing downtown Waterville’s Main street, and other peripheral streets, from one-way to two-way […]

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Progressive measures pass in Maine

Progressive measures pass in Maine

For the fourth time in the history of the United States, the candidate who won the popular vote in a presidential election lost the electoral college and subsequently the presidency. Republican Party candidate Donald Trump, after winning crucial states such as Pennsylvania, Florida, and Wisconsin, is the current President-elect.   Yet the important stories of the 2016 election go beyond […]

Explore Popham Beach State Park

Explore Popham Beach State Park

As the days become shorter and winter approaches, it is very difficult to find the motivation to go on an adventure, let alone leave one’s bed. Nevertheless, Colby has amazing access to the outdoors right in its backyard, and that deserves some exploration. For those who have not ventured out of the Colby bubble, now is your chance. Before the […]

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Review: Christopher Hastings Confections

There is a new source of delight in Waterville nested in the beloved Holy Cannoli restaurant on 72 Main Street. Assembled atop Holy Cannoli’s own dessert cases, you will now find a humble acrylic display with bite-sized, Maine-made Christopher Hastings Confections. This chocolatier business began in 2014, and although it offers its products at select retail shops throughout Maine, its […]

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An orange flier distributed on the Bates College campus on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016. Officials at the college have decried it as a clear case of voters suppression.

Voting scandal rocks Bates College

Cases of “voter suppression” aimed at Maine college students surfaced this past Sunday, according to The Portland Press Herald. Fliers circulating around Bates College provided false information regarding voter registration in the state, making the process seem more difficult and more expensive in Lewiston, where Maine governer Paul LePage grew up homeless.  The fliers claimed that anyone wishing to vote […]

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Dick Willette, director of soup kitchen downtown, dies at 83

Dick Willette, director of soup kitchen downtown, dies at 83

Dick Willette Sr., a man who spent decades of his life in service of others, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday, October 30 at the age of 83 of an apparent heart attack. The Morning Sentinel reported that, according to his wife, Gloria Beaulieu-Willette, he had talked a lot about dying during the days leading up to his death. Willette […]

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Burst the Bubble: Waterville’s Diners

Burst the Bubble: Waterville’s Diners

Burst the Bubble is a new column in the Local News section characterized by pieces of creative writing. It’s designed to encourage Colby students to explore memorable areas in Central Maine. This week’s segment compares Early Bird, Jorgenson’s, and Big G’s. It’s a lazy Sunday morning, and I’ve just been woken up by three roommates who resemble starving puppies as […]

by Will Walkey· · 0 comments · Local