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
    October 13, 2011

    250 years later, justices still gather in Dresden

    DRESDEN — A wooden, three-story courthouse where cases were argued and justice meted out in pre-Revolutionary times was used for its original purpose again Wednesday as the Maine Supreme Judicial Court heard oral arguments in two cases on appeal.

  • Published
    October 12, 2011

    Stricken man dies at public hearing in Augusta

    AUGUSTA — Paul Cote, the man who suffered an apparent medical problem at a public meeting Tuesday night, died at the scene.

  • Published
    October 12, 2011

    Exit 113 meeting halted

    AUGUSTA — A preliminary public hearing on roadway reconfiguration around Exit 113 of Interstate 95 came to an abrupt halt Tuesday night when an audience member was stricken with a medical problem.

  • Published
    October 12, 2011

    No arson charge againstman after Randolph fire

    AUGUSTA — The man who allegedly threatened to burn a two-story Randolph apartment building owned by a former top aide to Gov. Paul LePage is not facing arson charges.

  • Published
    October 11, 2011

    3 indicted in Manchester home invasion

    AUGUSTA — A Farmingdale woman has been indicted on charges related to a home invasion last month in which a resident was awakened in the middle of the night by a masked man who threatened her with a knife.

  • Published
    October 11, 2011

    Winthrop library to get new roof

    WINTHROP — C.M. Bailey Public Library, soon to be a century old, is slated for a new roof. A $74,282 grant from the Communities for Maine’s Future program, and a matching amount from the library’s board of trustees endowment fund, should be enough to pay for a new slate roof, said Richard Fortin, library director.

  • Published
    October 10, 2011

    Comfort food served with warmth

    WINTHROP — Open the kitchen door and take in the aroma. Barbecuing chicken, baking ham and roasting pork fill ovens and a grill.

  • Published
    October 10, 2011

    Winthrop students to start catching bus earlier

    WINTHROP — It might be earlier to bed for Winthrop students, because it will definitely be earlier to rise if they want to catch the bus.

  • Published
    October 10, 2011

    Hot Meals Kitchen feeding hungry from B&B, not church

    WINTHROP — Open the kitchen door and take in the aroma. Barbecuing chicken, baking ham and roasting pork fill ovens and a grill.

  • Published
    October 8, 2011

    Wintle indicted on gun charges

    AUGUSTA — A former state legislator was indicted Friday in connection with a May 21 incident in which he is accused of pulling a gun on a stranger in a parking lot in Waterville.

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