About Community Voices

A live event series featuring one-on-one interviews with journalists and notable Community Voices, exclusively from the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal.

Amy Calder

Meet the host, Amy Calder.

Amy Calder, journalist for the Morning Sentinel, covers Waterville, including city government, and writes a column, “Reporting Aside,” which appears Mondays in both the Sentinel and Kennebec Journal.

Calder, who lives in Waterville, 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.

Bill Nemitz

Meet the host, Bill Nemitz.

Bill Nemitz, a Maine journalist since 1977, has spent the last 21 years as a columnist for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. His work has taken him to every corner of Maine, as well as to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the aftermaths of the 9/11 attacks in Manhattan, Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.


Travis Lazarczyk

Meet the host, Travis Lazarczyk.

Travis Lazarczyk has covered sports for the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal since 2000. A Vermont native, he graduated from the University of Maine in 1995 with a BA in English. After a few years working as a sports information director and in the ski industry, he began his journalism career at the Berlin (N.H.) Reporter in 1999. Over the years, Lazarczyk has been honored with numerous state, regional, and national awards for his work, including a first place for column writing from the Associated Press Sports Editors in 2011, and inclusion in Notable Sports Writing of 2009 in Best American Sports Writing.


Drew Bonifant

Meet the host, Drew Bonifant

A New Hampshire native and 2010 graduate of Northeastern University, he came to Maine in September 2016 after four years at the Concord Monitor, where he covered NASCAR, University of New Hampshire hockey and high schools and won a NH Press Association award for his work. He also worked for two years as a college co-op at the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass. An avid golfer, frequent skier and consumer of sports, movie and music trivia, he’s a fan of the New England Patriots, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Flyers and Miami Heat – and yes, he’s aware of how random those teams seem.