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Student, faculty desires reflected in downtown forums

Student, faculty desires reflected in downtown forums

Although nothing was presented for approval to the Board of Trustees at the February 2 and 3 meetings with regard to downtown, the College’s Vice President of Planning Brian Clark said the Board was pleased with the direction the College has been moving. “The Board has been in- credibly supportive of the work we have been doing on Main Street […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Local
From Caucusing to Marching, Central Maine Resists Division

From Caucusing to Marching, Central Maine Resists Division

Last March, I changed my residency from New Jersey to Maine so that I could caucus for Bernie Sanders in my first presidential election. The caucus was held in the basketball gym at Thomas College where myself and a few hundred other registered Democrats squished together to hear pitches from the Sanders and Clinton camps as well as hear a […]

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Waterville, other Maine towns set to deal with marijuana laws

Waterville, other Maine towns set to deal with marijuana laws

As of January 30, marijuana is legal for recreational use in Maine. Like several other states that have recently legalized, Maine is now facing the challenges associated with regulating the popular drug. The law passed on the November 8, 2016 ballot by a small 3,995 votes, though marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug federally. According to the City of Waterville […]

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 […]

by Hannah Dineen· · 0 comments · Local
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 […]

by Henry Tashman· · 0 comments · Local
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 were sentenced to 50 hours of community service or a donation of $500 to a nonprofit […]

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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 […]

by Will Walkey· · 0 comments · Editor Pick Local, Featured, Local
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 […]

by Gretchen O'Brien· · 0 comments · Local

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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