• December 11, 2017

    Court hears OUI cases as accident death toll rises in Maine

    With Christmas fast approaching, Amy Calder proposes this year we shoot for zero fatalities during the holiday, five better than last year.

  • November 6, 2017

    Good luck can come with some bad guilt

    While reports of privation pour in as they did during the Ice Storm of 1998, some people have all the luck, writes Amy Calder.

  • October 22, 2017

    Tornado of a kitten tests owners’ mettle

    The new cat may have many lessons to learn yet, but the whole household has many lessons to learn about Thurston as well, writes Amy Calder.

  • October 8, 2017

    A dance down memory lane

    Yearbooks and class reunions serve as a reminder that we humans really are more alike than we are different and we are fortunate just to know each other, Amy Calder writes.

  • October 1, 2017

    Keepers of history watch Colby’s downtown dorm go up

    Four Waterville residents have come to know the construction workers who have been putting up the building from the start, writes Amy Calder.

  • September 17, 2017

    Wanted: Volunteer trail builders

    With an Americorps team unexpectedly diverted to help out with hurricane cleanup, the effort to expand the Waterville area’s trail system may have to be homegrown, writes Amy Calder.

  • September 10, 2017

    16 years ago today: September 11, 2001

    Recalling where we were and what we witnessed reminds us of what we need to do to survive, writes Amy Calder.

  • September 3, 2017

    Education starts on the school bus

    Whether checking out what kids wore, the facts of life according to a farm girl, the tragedy of a president’s death, or the memory of a friend lost too soon, education began on the bus, Amy Calder writes.

  • August 6, 2017

    Welcome to Taylor’s world

    Taylor Browne hosts a tea party to honor his grandmother who bequeathed him a green thumb to raise lush gardens around his house in the heart of Waterville, Amy Calder writes.

  • July 16, 2017

    Senior Gathering beats loneliness

    Seniors find friends at events held by UMaine Cooperative Extension in Skowhegan, Canaan, Smithfield and Madison, Amy Calder writes.