Amidst vicious debates in Washington, D.C. and a slew of controversial executive orders, the refugee crisis is at the forefront of many Americans’ minds. The one-month old Waterville Area New Mainers Project (WANMP) demonstrates that those in Central Maine are no different. The project, according to Colby Professor of Russian Julie de Sherbinin, aims to, “over time, develop a systematized […]
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The efforts of Colby and the Alfond Foundation to revive Waterville extended their boundaries on Tuesday, with the foundation announcing it would pay off some or all of the college loans of anyone who moves to Maine or stays in Maine after graduation to work in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). In a lunchtime ceremony downtown […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Fred and Amy Ouellette, owners of popular Waterville restaurant The Last Unicorn, have announced plans to open a second restaurant, The Proper Pig, conditional upon approval of their forgivable loan.
A string of suspicious fires have broken out across Waterville in the past month. On April 3, a small fire started in a bedroom displaced five people from an assisted living home on Pleasant Street in Waterville. The fire was contained to one room and was stopped by a sprinkler system, extinguishing the fire before the Waterville Fire Department arrived […]
Universal Bread Bakers is a tiny shop in downtown Waterville, run by a man from Armenia. If you blink when you drive by it, you’ll probably miss it. But this shop is worth the search. I heard about this place through a foodie friend, so I had some expectations. Upon arriving, I was hit by the strongest and most intoxicating […]
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 […]