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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.

  • Published
    November 29, 2011

    Judge lets Occupy Augusta stay another week

    Some protesters say they’d rather be arrested than leave, but the state plans no action before next week.

  • Published
    November 22, 2011

    New Augusta building will house two state agencies

    The $10 million building will add to the city’s tax base and bring 700 workers to north Augusta.

  • Published
    November 8, 2011

    Encephalitis seen as more widespread

    Officials are unsure if the mosquito-born disease is actually spreading or just being better documented.

  • Published
    November 7, 2011

    Deer blood helps track deadly equine encephalitis

    A state epidemiologist says findings so far indicate Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE, is more widespread than previously thought.

  • Published
    October 21, 2011

    Augusta OKs gas line tax break

    AUGUSTA — City councilors approved a tax break to help bring a natural gas pipeline through the city Thursday, making the city the first of 11 municipalities to approve such a .

  • Published
    October 19, 2011

    Augusta considers going solar

    AUGUSTA — Some city and school buildings could be partially heated and powered by the sun if city officials sign a deal with a renewable energy firm.

  • Published
    October 14, 2011

    No resolution on who will run Augusta airport next year

    AUGUSTA — City councilors said the Augusta State Airport is crucial for the area but the city will no longer be able to run the airport to current standards for the amount of money the state is willing to provide.

  • Published
    October 13, 2011

    Council to ponder role of Augusta State Airport

    AUGUSTA — The city has managed and maintained the state-owned Augusta State Airport for many years. Tonight, city councilors meet to discuss whether the city should continue to.

  • Published
    October 10, 2011

    A bold, new look in downtown Augusta

    Several downtown building owners are reaching into the past to create a more colorful, bold future.

  • Published
    October 6, 2011

    Richmond Middle/High School sees third bomb threat

    RICHMOND — A third incident in recent weeks of someone scrawling a message about a bomb at Richmond Middle/High School has police, school officials and students increasingly determined to halt the disruptions.