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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  • Published
    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.

  • Published
    August 13, 2011

    Feds kick in money to finish Augusta interstate exit

    AUGUSTA — All the funding is in place to bring Exit 113 on Interstate 95 from half an interchange to a full one.

  • Published
    August 13, 2011

    Big step for new Kennebec County courthouse

    AUGUSTA — The long-sought dream of a new Kennebec County courthouse is getting much closer to reality. When it rises, the hillside building could restructure views throughout the city center.

  • Published
    August 13, 2011

    Fund theft alleged from Pittston firefighters

    AUGUSTA — A Pittston Fire Department captain stands accused of stealing more than $1,000 from the Pittston Firemen’s Association.

  • Published
    August 13, 2011

    Feds kick in funds for interstate exit

    AUGUSTA — All the funding is in place to bring Exit 113 on Interstate 95 from half an interchange to a full one.

  • Published
    August 13, 2011

    Big step to new county courthouse

    AUGUSTA — The long-sought dream of a new Kennebec County courthouse is getting much closer to reality. When it rises, the hillside building could restructure views throughout the city center.

  • Published
    August 12, 2011

    MaineGeneral work in full swing

    AUGUSTA — MaineGeneral Medical Center took receipt Thursday of some $276 million in bonded funds for construction of a new regional hospital in north Augusta.

  • Published
    August 12, 2011

    $276M for construction turned over

    AUGUSTA — MaineGeneral Medical Center took receipt Thursday of some $276 million in bonded funds for construction of a new regional hospital in north Augusta.

  • Published
    August 12, 2011

    Ex-prosecutor likely to leave prison

    The state’s former top drug prosecutor should be free on bail at some point today, and his attorney said he will return to Maine.

  • Published
    August 10, 2011

    Wintle’s better, says his attorney

    AUGUSTA — A lawmaker’s criminal gun charges might be resolved in time for him to rejoin the Legislature, his attorney said Tuesday.