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Maine man arrested twice on I-95 in same day

Nov. 19, 2021 10:17 AM EST

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — A Maine motorist accused of striking three vehicles while under the influence was arrested twice in the same day on Interstate 95 — the first time for driving and the second time for walking. The man was was showing signs of “very obvious...

Maine's Colby College bans discrimination based on caste

Oct. 15, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Colby College is banning discrimination based on caste, a system of inherited social class, becoming one of the nation's earliest colleges to do so. The private liberal arts college revised its nondiscrimination policy to add caste to its list...

Superintendent critical of COVID-19 rules tests positive

Sep. 28, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The superintendent of a private school who previously referred to COVID-19 restrictions as “twisted and sick” has tested positive for the virus as infections remain high across Maine. Kevin Wood, superintendent at Temple Academy, is...

Plan keeps Waterville in 1st District, moves Augusta to 2nd

Sep. 25, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's bipartisan redistricting commission has agreed to move the state capital of Augusta into the 2nd Congressional District while leaving the city of Waterville in the 1st. The Portland Press Herald reports that the 15-member Apportionment...

Colby holds groundbreaking for $85M performing arts center

Sep. 19, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Colby College has celebrated a groundbreaking for its $85 million Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts. It's the largest academic building project the small liberal arts college's history, the Morning Sentinel...

Maine redistricting plan would move Dems to swing district

Sep. 16, 2021 19:05 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A proposal from Democrats in Maine would potentially move thousands of Democratic voters into the state's competitive 2nd Congressional District. The state is in the midst of redistricting its congressional map, which includes two districts. Maine...

Colby's Institute for Artificial Intelligence names director

Sep. 04, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — The nation's first small liberal arts college to create an institute devoted to artificial intelligence now has a director. Amanda Stent will lead the newly formed Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence at Colby College, officials said. ...