Amy Calder covers Waterville, including city government, for the Morning Sentinel and writes a column, “Reporting Aside,” which appears Mondays in both the Sentinel and Kennebec Journal. She has worked at the newspaper 29 years, including a stint as bureau chief for the Somerset County Bureau in Skowhegan, and has covered a variety of beats. A Skowhegan native (who is proud to say she was born in Waterville), she holds a bachelors in English from University of Hartford and completed post-graduate work in the School of Education at University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She holds more than a dozen awards from the Maine Press Association and New England Associated Press News Executives Association. Calder lives in Waterville with her husband, Philip Norvish, a retired Sentinel reporter and editor.

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  • Published
    April 4, 2011

    Superintendent livens up budget presentation

    OAKLAND — Don’t expect the proposed 2011-12 school budget for Regional School Unit 18 to be presented Wednesday in the same old way.

  • Published
    April 3, 2011

    Officials identify cause of Oakland restaurant fire

    OAKLAND – A fire that damaged Tracy’s Tavern at 835 Kennedy Memorial Drive early Sunday was caused by combustibles placed too close to a portable electrical heater, Fire Chief David Coughlin said just after 1:30 p.m.

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    April 3, 2011

    Fire damages Oakland restaurant

    OAKLAND — State fire investigators Sunday were trying to determine the cause of a fire that damaged Tracy’s Tavern, a restaurant on Kennedy Memorial Drive.
    The fire was reported at 12:30 a.m. at a two-story wood building which also houses H&R Block.

  • Published
    April 3, 2011

    Somerset, Franklin and Waterville area logs; arrests

    Shoplifting, thefts, injured deer

  • Published
    April 3, 2011

    Two arrested in waterville drug bust

    WATERVILLE — Two men were arrested early Saturday after police searched their Autumn Street apartment and seized marijuana and narcotics, according to Sgt. Alan Main.

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    April 3, 2011

    Milk truck collision closes Interstate 95

    WATERVILLE — A dramatic early-morning collision of a tractor-trailer milk tanker and a sport utility vehicle shut down part of Interstate 95’s southbound lanes for about five hours Saturday, with the overturned tanker stretched across the roadway.

  • Published
    April 3, 2011

    Women enjoy free Wellness and spa treatment at Thomas College

    WATERVILLE — Kelly Palmer and Michele Mailhot felt great after attending the World of Women’s Wellness event at Thomas College on Saturday.

  • Published
    April 2, 2011

    Two arrested in Waterville drug bust

    WATERVILLE — Two men were arrested early Saturday after police searched their Autumn Street apartment and seized marijuana and narcotics, according to Sgt. Alan Main.

  • Published
    April 2, 2011

    Inland Hospital wellness fair draws crowds

    WATERVILLE — Kelly Palmer and Michele Mailhot felt great after attending the World of Women’s Wellness event at Thomas College Saturday.
    They learned a lot about their own health status by undergoing free health screenings, got some tips for improvement, and took advantage of free spa treatments.
    It was a girl’s day out for the women, who are both 45 and best of friends.
    “It’s fun and educational — we’ve learned a lot,” said Palmer, of Sidney.
    It was the women’s first visit to the annual wellness fair, hosted by Inland Hospital. They were laughing and chatting as they awaited free hair and makeup services. They had enjoyed mini-massages earlier in the day.

  • Published
    April 2, 2011

    Dramatic tanker crash closes I-95 in Waterville

    WATERVILLE — The dramatic early morning crash of tractor trailer milk tanker truck and a sport utility vehicle Saturday shut down part of Interstate 95 south for about five hours, as the overturned tanker stretched across the roadway.