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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  • July 9, 2011

    School officials able to earn bonuses with better results

    AUGUSTA — Principals of the city’s schools have a unique provision in their new contract: If students at their schools do better academically, administrators will do better financially.

  • July 6, 2011

    Ramp closures begin tonight on I-95 in Augusta

    AUGUSTA — Motorists looking to get on or off Interstate 95 southbound in Augusta are going to face a series of nighttime ramp closures starting tonight.

  • July 6, 2011

    I-95 ramp closures scheduled

    AUGUSTA — Motorists looking to get on or off Interstate 95 southbound in Augusta are going to face a series of nighttime ramp closures starting tonight.

  • July 6, 2011

    Price is right to raze

    AUGUSTA — Getting rid of an old, asbestos-laden apartment building isn’t going to cost quite as much as officials first feared.

  • July 4, 2011

    Augusta bomb shelter in way

    A Cold War-era bomb shelter built by a local veteran to withstand nuclear attack won’t survive a much more benign offensive: Augusta’s upcoming sewer line replacement.

  • April 19, 2011

    Augusta’s project runway in the wings

    AUGUSTA — The main runway at Augusta State Airport could soon close for repair, meaning no commercial flights in or out of Augusta for up to two months.

  • April 14, 2011

    City planners sign off on new hospital project

    AUGUSTA — MaineGeneral Medical Center’s planned new regional hospital in north Augusta has the approval of the city Planning Board.

  • April 14, 2011

    Board approves MaineGeneral’s hospital plan

    AUGUSTA — MaineGeneral Medical Center’s planned new regional hospital in north Augusta has the approval of the city Planning Board.

  • April 14, 2011

    Dealership plan under microscope

    AUGUSTA — O’Connor Motors wants to expand to the adjacent former Kirschner plant. But the plan has prompted worries about noise and light coming from the Riverside Drive site.

  • April 13, 2011

    MaineGeneral hospital approved in Augusta

    AUGUSTA – MaineGeneral Medical Center’s planned new regional hospital in north Augusta won approval from the Planning Board late Tuesday night.