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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  • October 4, 2011

    Council, school board races set

    WINTHROP — Winthrop voters will see contests for Town Council and the school board at the polls Nov. 8.

  • October 4, 2011

    Minivan driver pleads guilty to being drunk

    AUGUSTA — A minivan driver who tried to flee from a Winthrop crash scene almost two years ago pleaded guilty last week in Kennebec County Superior Court to being drunk at the time of the accident.

  • October 3, 2011

    Court returns to Pownalborough

    DRESDEN — The interests of justice will be served once again in the pre-Revolutionary Pownalborough Court House when the Maine Supreme Judicial Court hears arguments in two appeals cases there Oct. 12.

  • October 3, 2011

    Seniors urged to share their wisdom with youth

    AUGUSTA — Economic forecaster Laurie Lachance suggested members of the Senior College at the University of Maine at Augusta could improve life for themselves and others in Maine by volunteering to work with youngsters and teens and various civic groups, including historic preservation efforts.

  • October 3, 2011

    Richmond fire injures boy, 9

    RICHMOND — A young boy reportedly suffered burns over 60 percent of his body Sunday in a fire at his Road home.

  • October 3, 2011

    Justice returns to historic court

    DRESDEN — The interests of justice will be served once again in the pre-Revolutionary Pownalborough Court House when the Maine Supreme Judicial Court hears arguments in two appeals cases there Oct. 12.

  • October 3, 2011

    Lawyer will spend 10 days in jail

    AUGUSTA — A lawyer will spend 10 days behind bars for failing to file and pay state taxes for six years running.

  • October 3, 2011

    Seniors value as volunteers touted

    AUGUSTA — Economic forecaster Laurie Lachance suggested members of the Senior College at the University of Maine at Augusta could improve life for themselves and others in Maine by volunteering to work with youngsters and teens and various civic groups, including historic preservation efforts.

  • October 2, 2011

    Child injured in Richmond house fire

    RICHMOND — A young boy suffered burns over 30 percent of his body today when his River Road home caught fire.

  • October 2, 2011

    Care to stay near patients

    MaineGeneral Health’s consolidation of inpatient beds into one regional hospital in north Augusta is only the largest, most visible real estate move for Kennebec County’s largest employer.