Articles by: David DiNicola

Waterville PD and Colby Security tackle car fire

Students rushed to the lawn behind Miller library on Sunday afternoon after hearing an explosion from East Quad. “I was reading by the window in the library and heard a loud bang, then noticed some people outside looking toward East,” Cam Copeland ’16 said. “I turned to look out the window to my left and saw the hood of the […]

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MDEA gets federal grant to combat methamphetamine

Opiate abuse has been a prevalent issue in Maine for almost two decades, but a new drug is rapidly coming to the forefront. There has been a recent rise in both the use and manufacturing of methamphetamine, with 2013 accounting for the highest number of reported cases in the state’s history. As of this week, a state team has already […]

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State votes to investigate abuse at psychiatric center

By: David DiNicola and Caroline Ferguson on October 8th, 2014. With less than a month until Election Day, Maine politicians are stepping over party lines to ensure accountability for the treatment of some of the state’s most vulnerable residents. On Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Maine State Government Oversight Committee voted unanimously to investigate Riverview Psychiatric Center in response to reports […]

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Bear hunting challenged on November ballot

For over 30 years, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) Biologist Randy Cross has devoted his life to the study of Maine’s bear population. Having spent over 150 days in the field and closely monitoring the health and behavior of some individual animals for over 25 years, Cross passionately describes his work as the “proverbial finger on the […]

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