Post Tagged with: "Maine"

Colby plans boutique hotel on revered downtown site

Colby plans boutique hotel on revered downtown site

The College is starting to put together its planned vision of a revitalized downtown Waterville. Numerous buildings on Main Street, including the former Elks Building at 13-15 Appleton Street, have already been razed and will serve as parking for future Colby needs. Meanwhile, the northeast corner of The Concourse, will be the location of a new downtown student dormitory. The […]

Poverty and the Minimum Wage

Poverty and the Minimum Wage

Question 4 on the November ballot in Maine will ask whether Maine should raise its minimum wage. The proposal is to increase minimum wage from $7.50 to $9 in 2017 and then by $1 each year until 2020, when it will cap out at $12 per hour. This would be the highest wage in New England. The question of raising […]

by Lydia Fanning· · 0 comments · Opinion
Hathaway Center up for sale

Hathaway Center up for sale

The Hathaway Center, home to some Colby College faculty, staff, and student has recently been put up for sale. The building has 67 high-end apartments and 120,000 square feet of office and retail space. A few years ago, the former shirt factory was transformed into an apartment and retail complex on Water Street in an attempt to jumpstart revitalization efforts […]

by Will Walkey· · 0 comments · Local, Side Feature
Your essential guide to Maine’s 2016 ballot initiatives

Your essential guide to Maine’s 2016 ballot initiatives

With Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s  presidential campaigns dominating the news cycle, it is easy to forget that the president is just one of many choices voters will have to make on November 8. However, here in Maine, where citizen initiatives are relatively easy to get on the ballot, voters will decide on a wide range of topics. This year, […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Opinion
Should Maine raise its minimum wage?

Should Maine raise its minimum wage?

This November, Maine voters will have a chance to decide whether to increase the state minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. This is an important decision with far-reaching implications. On the one hand, raising the minimum wage would bring relief to the many individuals struggling to make it on their current salaries. On the other hand, it might […]

by Catherine Dunn· · 0 comments · Opinion
A festival featuring Mumford & Sons drew a large crowd in 2012. Couresy of Friends of the Eastern Promenade.

Obama’s millenial legacy

As President Barack Obama rounds the final stretch of his presidential tenure, political scientists and historians are beginning to question the legacy he leaves behind. Much of this debate is focused on Obama’s most symbolic and controversial actions, such as his implementation of the Affordable Care Act and his expansion of executive power. While much ink is shed about these […]

by James Burnett· · 1 comment · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion

$250,000 coming to Waterville to combat drug use

On Friday, March 11, the Obama Administration revealed a new initiative that will provide $94 million to 271 substance abuse treatment programs at community health centers in 45 states, four of which are in Maine. The initiative is receiving its funding from grants under the Affordable Care Act. The  announcement came the day after the Senate approved the Comprehensive Addiction […]

by Carli Jaff· · 0 comments · Local

Man’s body found in nearby Salmon Lake

On Monday, February 22, Maine game wardens recovered the remains of an adult male from Salmon Lake in North Belgrade. The body found is presumed to be that of Derek Palange, a Belgrade man who had been missing since January. Palange was last seen the night of January 9, riding into the woods on his three-wheeler after getting into a […]

by Brooke Gary· · 0 comments · Local

Don’t get caucus blocked in 2016

In just a little over two weeks, the day we’ve all been waiting for will be here: March 6. There are many reasons to be excited for March 6. It’s the birthday of preeminent visionaries, like Michelangelo, Marion Barry, and Bubba Sparxxx. It’s the day the Battle of the Alamo began, Ghana gained independence from Britain, Cassius Clay became Muhammad […]

by Jake Bleich· · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Local alumni profile: Henry Beck ’09 Waterville state representative

Local alumni profile: Henry Beck ’09 Waterville state representative

Senior year is an unforgettable time for any Colby student, but it was especially memorable for Henry Beck ’09 (D-Waterville), who ran a successful political campaign and was sworn into the Maine House of Representatives while still on campus. Though many seniors do their best to arrange a stress-free spring semester, Beck took as many 8 a.m. classes as possible […]