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 6, 2011

    Waterville police station debate heats up

    WATERVILLE — City councilors on Tuesday debated whether to build a new police station now or start the process and bond for most of it later.

  • Published
    April 5, 2011

    Pit bull terrier bites Fairfield woman, baby

    A woman and her baby were taken to a Waterville hospital today after being bitten by a dog at their home, according to police.

  • Published
    April 5, 2011

    Funding for improvements on Waterville City Council’s agenda

    WATERVILLE — At Tuesday’s public hearing, the council will discuss borrowing for projects including the Waterville Opera House renovation and expansion project; Waterville Public Library renovations; improvements to Campus Drive through Colby College and other items, according to Council Chairman Dana Sennett, D-Ward 4.

  • Published
    April 4, 2011

    Public invited to Berger Holocaust lecture at Colby College

    WATERVILLE – The public is invited to attend the annual Berger Holocaust Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Pugh Center at Colby College.

    Dr. Hasia Diner, a New York University professor and winner of the 2010 National Jewish Book Award, will speak.

  • Published
    April 4, 2011

    Police logs: Waterville, Winslow, Oakland

    Burglary, theft, assault

  • Published
    April 4, 2011

    Fire guts second floor of Tracy’s Tavern

    OAKLAND — Combustibles placed too close to a portable electrical heater caused a fire early Sunday that damaged Tracy’s Tavern, a restaurant on Kennedy Memorial Drive, according to local and state fire officials.

  • Published
    April 4, 2011

    RSU 18 superintendent shaking 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 4, 2011

    NYU professor discusses Maine’s Jewish history

    WATERVILLE — Jews in late 19th Century Maine would have been very much in favor of the mural which Gov. Paul LePage removed from the state Department of Labor walls.

  • 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.