<p>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.<br /> As adjunct instructor Elizabeth Adams, she teaches writing courses, including journalism, at the University of Maine at Augusta.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University and earned a master’s of journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.</p>

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  • April 12, 2011

    Panel backs claim of discrimination by transgender renter

    AUGUSTA — A would-be tenant who claimed a landlord discriminated against her because of her transgender status won support Monday from a human rights panel.

  • April 11, 2011

    Funds running out for co-occuring court program

    AUGUSTA — The graduation this week of five more people from the intensive supervision of a special court program proved bittersweet to the judge who has presided over it.

  • April 11, 2011

    Funding running out for court program

    AUGUSTA — The graduation this week of five more people from the intensive supervision of a special court program proved bittersweet to the judge who has presided over it.

  • April 10, 2011

    Bids to be given for restoration, road sand, more

    HALLOWELL — Awarding a bid for restoration of the Dr. John Hubbard 1833 office will be one of the jobs for City Council at its meeting, 6 p.m. Monday at City Hall.

  • April 9, 2011

    Woman admits to burglarizing homes

    AUGUSTA — A 29-year-old woman repeated “guilty” 48 times in Kennebec County Superior Court as she admitted burglarizing a number of home in 2009 and 2010 in Kennebec and Oxford counties.

  • April 9, 2011

    Woman guilty in dozens of thefts

    AUGUSTA — A 29-year-old woman repeated “guilty” 48 times in Kennebec County Superior Court as she admitted burglarizing a number of home in 2009 and 2010 in Kennebec and Oxford counties.

  • April 6, 2011

    Embezzlement suspect lived as virtual ‘Queenie’

    Bettysue Higgins, 53, of Gardiner, stands accused of embezzling $166,000 from the Maine Trial Lawyers Association during a four-year period.

  • April 6, 2011

    Portland man faces charges in jailtime unemployment

    AUGUSTA — Allegedly collecting $3,000 in unemployment checks while serving a jail sentence has landed a Portland man in more legal trouble.

  • April 6, 2011

    School could be closed to solve budget problem

    WINTHROP — Buildings, building wings, and just about everything else is on the table as the Winthrop Board of Education continues to work to trim some $1 million from the budget proposed for the upcoming year.

  • April 5, 2011

    ‘Low-achieving’ label prompts board meeting

    WALES — The board of education has set a special meeting 6:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss Oak Hill High School’s designation as a “persistently low-achieving school.”