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Keith Edwards covers the city of Augusta and towns of Manchester and Windsor, writing feature stories and covering breaking news, local people and events, and local politics. He has worked at the Kennebec Journal since 1995, having previously worked at the Camden Herald. He was born and raised in Winthrop and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a degree in political science. He is married and has a dog and cat. A lifelong Mainer, he enjoys skiing, hiking, canoeing, camping, and cooking out but spends most of his “off” time restoring and maintaining his 170, or so, year-old home in Richmond.

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  • Published
    November 29, 2010

    Augusta’s riverside downtown ‘can turn around’

    AUGUSTA — When Capital City Skate shop closed in downtown Augusta earlier this month, it left building owner Toebee Parkhurst with a vacant storefront, joining several other empty storefronts in the city’s downtown.

  • Published
    November 22, 2010

    Cape Air to take over Augusta flight service

    Cape Air’s nine-passenger Cessna 402s will replace the 34-passenger Saab 340-Bs that Colgan Air now uses.

  • Published
    October 18, 2010

    Woman dies in Somerville fire

    SOMERVILLE – An 86-year-old woman died Saturday night when fire swept through her home on Long Pond. Fire investigators found the body of Pauline Danley in the second-floor bedroom of her home off Frye Road, the state Fire Marshal’s Office said. Firefighters mounted rescue efforts but were turned back by the extreme heat of the […]

  • Published
    October 14, 2010

    Augusta approves sex-segregated math class

    AUGUSTA — A proposal to allow girls and boys to be separated into single-gender classrooms for some math classes won unanimous approval from the Augusta Board of Education on Wednesday.

  • Published
    October 11, 2010

    Soldier’s Purple Heart awarded with personal touch

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates gives the award to wounded Augusta native Pfc. Adam Moreau while at a medical facility in Afghanistan.

  • Published
    August 28, 2010

    Augusta considering $52,000 study of police

    Staffing levels are of particular concern, but a review would cover nearly all police services.

  • Published
    August 11, 2010

    Augusta residents rip pot proposal

    AUGUSTA — Residents blasted a proposal to expand the city’s medical district to their neighborhood, a change that could allow a medical marijuana dispensary to locate at a north Augusta location.

  • Published
    August 2, 2010

    Tour of quarries exposes the past

    HALLOWELL — Some 170 people swarmed throughout the old Hallowell quarries Sunday, mining memories of summer days and an industry gone by.

  • Published
    July 30, 2010

    Richmond learns by chance that main road into town is closing

    The DOT apologizes for the lack of notification and might delay repairs.

  • Published
    June 11, 2010

    Two arrested in Monmouth pot bust

    Police find an indoor marijuana growing operation, and seize approximately 180 plants at various stages of growth.

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