Stacey Biram’s first day teaching the new Waterville Wonders class started much as expected, by welcoming her preschool students and sharing in the enthusiasm of their first day of school. Then, things started to differ from a normal first day.

A lectern, bell table, keyboard and sound equipment were arranged in front of the Waterville Federated Church, and participants sat on lawn chairs in a large semicircle around the building.

This article is the fourth in a series intended to highlight how Waterville residents are coping and helping those around them to cope during the COVID-19 emergency.

As the Orondo Eagles staff saw the increasing likelihood of a school shutdown, the school activated its Orondo School Leadership Team to put emergency preparedness plans into place to ensure that students would continue to receive important social services while staying engaged with their le…

The Waterville Town Council met as usual March 16, but Mayor Jill Thompson said she and other staff would be looking into options for streaming meetings, or at least limiting the agenda, during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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