Articles by Amber Waterman


Lewiston mayoral candidates Macdonald, Chin react to runoff news

By Amber Waterman on Nov. 04, 2015, at 7:38 a.m.
The polarizing race between Mayor Robert Macdonald and progressive activist Ben Chin will drag into a runoff, likely in December. Both candidates speak after polls close.
Senior Citizen's Cribbage Club members Don Haley (clockwise from left), Roger Labbe, Betty Ames and Moe Fournier enjoy the card game at the Lewiston Armory Thursday. Haley was dealt his very first 29 hand, the highest possible score, on Feb. 21.

Auburn cribbage player scores perfect hand: 8 sets of 15, 6 pairs and his nobs for 29

By Amber Waterman on March 07, 2013, at 5:46 a.m.
Don Haley knows cribbage. The 66-year-old Auburn resident has been playing the card game since he was 4 years old with his family. “My father and uncles used to beat me regularly at cribbage until I was 11 or 12,” remembers Haley as he took a break from the weekly …

Bates College professor uses tiny fish to study human genes

By Amber Waterman on Jan. 18, 2013, at 6:15 a.m.
LEWISTON | Zebrafish like their water to be a little salty, but not too salty. They prefer it to be 82.4 degrees. They like 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night. They like to have friends, but not too many. And when they’re mating, don’t watch. “The …