<p>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.</p>

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  • April 13, 2011

    Proposal for museum on Augusta council agenda

    AUGUSTA — Primarily privately funded proposals to create a museum in tribute to the city’s workers, and a branch of a financial institution at Capital Area Technical Center, face City Council scrutiny Thursday.

  • April 13, 2011

    City planners delay action on expanded convenience store

    AUGUSTA — Planners delayed action on a proposal to bring a larger convenience store to a controversial spot which sits between busy Western Avenue and a neighborhood of historic homes after residents expressed concern the bigger store could have a bigger impact on their neighborhood.

  • April 12, 2011

    New MaineGeneral plan heading to Augusta planners for approval

    AUGUSTA — MaineGeneral Medical Center’s plans for a new regional hospital in north Augusta are up for potential final Planning Board approval tonight.

  • April 12, 2011

    Assistant job might become 2 deans posts

    AUGUSTA — The position of assistant principal now split between two elementary schools may become two dean of students positions — one for each of the two schools — under a proposal the Board of Education is to consider Wednesday.

  • April 12, 2011

    MaineGeneral’s plan for new hospital before planners

    AUGUSTA — MaineGeneral Medical Center’s plans for a new regional hospital in north Augusta are up for potential final Planning Board approval tonight.

  • April 11, 2011

    On Civil War sesquicentennial, Maine’s crucial role honored

    AUGUSTA — The remaining 254 soldiers of the 16th Maine Regiment’s 900 men — ravaged by disease, days marching and nights spent on the frozen ground with no blankets — stood their ground on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

  • April 11, 2011

    Maine’s crucial role in Civil War honored in sesquicentennial

    AUGUSTA — The remaining 254 soldiers of the 16th Maine Regiment’s 900 men — ravaged by disease, days marching and nights spent on the frozen ground with no blankets — stood their ground on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.

  • April 10, 2011

    New program aims to inspire entrepeneurs

    AUGUSTA — The next great business idea very well may be stuck in the head of some high school student here in central Maine.

  • April 10, 2011

    New program aims to teach entrepreneurial skills

    AUGUSTA — The next great business idea very well may be stuck in the head of some high school kid right here in central Maine.

  • April 9, 2011

    Shelter takes in puppies from Alabama

    AUGUSTA — Cabela, a 12-week-old shepherd mix, came a long way to join her new family, the Thompsons, at their Chelsea home.