Betty Adams is a general assignment reporter who’s lived in Augusta for the past 35 years and been working for the Kennebec Journal for more than two decades. She covers the courts plus the towns of Belgrade, Fayette and Readfield.
As adjunct instructor Elizabeth Adams, she teaches writing courses, including journalism, at the University of Maine at Augusta.

In her spare time, when she’s not playing with the grandchildren, bicycling on the rail trail, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, she likes to travel both in the United States and abroad via cruise ship and occasionally on the back of a motorcycle.

She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and earned a master’s of journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

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  • July 3, 2011

    Civil Air Patrol cadets take flight

    AUGUSTA — Sweat beading on his brow as he stood in the sun on the tarmac at the Augusta State Airport, Chris Trotter could not have been happier.

  • July 2, 2011

    Former fire captain found guilty

    AUGUSTA — A former captain with the Augusta Fire Department left court in handcuffs Friday after a jury found him guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old girl at his home in Manchester between April 2007 and April 2008.

  • July 2, 2011

    Young pilots take to skies at academy

    AUGUSTA — Sweat beading on his brow as he stood in the sun on the tarmac at the Augusta State Airport, Chris Trotter could not have been happier.

  • April 18, 2011

    Oak Hill High won’t seek federal aid

    SABATTUS — Oak Hill High School won’t be seeking federal dollars in the form of a school improvement grant.

  • April 18, 2011

    Museum locates property

    Organizers of a living history museum aimed at showing how native Americans once lived in Maine have found property in Gardiner where they hopes to erect a permanent village.

  • April 17, 2011

    Abramson to ease into retirement

    READFIELD — The man who has headed the Maranacook school district for a decade will retire in June when he turns 62. But he’ll stay with the district for another year — working as superintendent under an interim agreement — as the board searches for his replacement.

  • April 16, 2011

    Mother: Bullying didn’t cause daughter’s suicide

    PALERMO — Hayley Blowers’ mom on Friday disputed rumors bullying caused her 16-year-old daughter’s April 4 suicide.

  • April 16, 2011

    Remembering Hayley Blowers, ‘a pink girl in a sea of gray and black’

    PALERMO — Hayley Blowers’ mom on Friday disputed rumors bullying caused her 16-year-old daughter’s April 4 suicide.

  • April 15, 2011

    Flipped truck blocks I-95 lane in Augusta

    Emergency crews are working to right an 18-wheeler that rolled over about 6:40 a.m. today, blocking the southbound travel lane of Interstate 95.

  • April 15, 2011

    Demeritt facing foreclosure woes

    AUGUSTA — A top aide to Gov. Paul LePage is losing five buildings — including one destroyed by arson last week — to foreclosure.