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 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.

  • October 2, 2011

    New hospital to bring road changes

    AUGUSTA — Proposed changes are coming to Exit 113 of Interstate 95, the Route 3 connector to the interstate and along Old Belgrade Road to Route 27 — all in support of the new regional hospital rising in north Augusta.

  • October 2, 2011

    MaineGeneral: 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.

  • October 2, 2011

    Gardiner celebrates the season downtown

    GARDINER — The swine were at one end of Main Street and the steins were at the other Saturday for the second annual Swine & Stein Festival.

  • August 19, 2011

    Moose photo-op at rest stop

    WEST GARDINER — Travelers who miss seeing a moose in the wild can now find one locally at a tourist-friendly spot: the West Gardiner Service Plaza.

  • August 18, 2011

    Three Dog Night to perform Aug. 27 in Augusta

    AUGUSTA — Fond of the band that gave “Joy to the World”? Looking for a reason to “Celebrate” the early 1970s? Then you might want a ticket to Three Dog Night’s Aug. 27 performance at Gagne Memorial Field, on Old Belgrade Road.

  • August 16, 2011

    Associated Grocers aftermath felt

    The effects of the shutdown of Associated Grocers of Maine don’t stop at the border.

  • August 16, 2011

    Former town clerk cites poverty

    AUGUSTA — A former Manchester town clerk who spent more than a year in prison for forging residents’ signatures is penniless and cannot afford to pay $80,000 owed to the town’s insurer.

  • August 15, 2011

    Vandals hit transfer station

    LITCHFIELD — Vandals broke into the Litchfield Transfer Station office last week, severing all the electrical cords to render machinery useless, strewing photos of Elaine Carpenter’s grandchildren all over the floor and netting $8.

  • August 14, 2011

    Fun fair days

    READFIELD — Dark haired, bright-eyed, 7-year-old Christopher Berls turned up for Readfield Heritage Days 2011 celebration in long blue jeans, looking to romp in the bounce house. Then he saw the attached water slide and promptly got in line.