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.

  • October 8, 2011

    Western Avenue roadwork draws debate

    AUGUSTA — A proposal to pave 1,000 feet of crumbling roadway on Western Avenue drew lively debate at Thursday’s City Council meeting.

  • October 7, 2011

    NYC roommates bring style to fighting cancer

    AUGUSTA — Roommates Heather Veilleux and Jordan Richards have embarked on careers in New York City, so for them, Saturday night’s Maine’s Fashion Night Out is a chance to reconnect with their roots and help others in need of healing.

  • October 7, 2011

    Money is short for replacement of Richmond Library

    RICHMOND — The town’s bid for a grant to help pay for a new public library has been rejected, leaving barely more than $220,000 to replace the former Umberhine Public Library torn down in March.

  • October 7, 2011

    Outdoor speakers in Augusta stay on, for now

    AUGUSTA — City councilors, in response to concerns expressed by the city’s largest car dealers, sent noise ordinance changes, including a proposed ban on outdoor speakers at any businesses other than drive-through restaurants, back to the drawing board.

  • October 6, 2011

    Big votes on city’s agenda

    AUGUSTA — City councilors may vote tonight on controversial proposals to ban outdoor speakers at some businesses, pave a section of Western Avenue the state plans to rebuild in 2013 and replace bleachers at Cony High School’s Alumni Field.

  • October 6, 2011

    Richmond Middle/High School sees third bomb threat

    RICHMOND — A third incident in recent weeks of someone scrawling a message about a bomb at Richmond Middle/High School has police, school officials and students increasingly determined to halt the disruptions.

  • October 5, 2011

    Richmond police get grant for new officer

    RICHMOND — The Richmond Police Department won a $165,000 federal grant to hire an additional officer for the next three years if the town agrees to keep the officer on for at least a fourth year.

  • October 4, 2011

    Unified school day for elementaries explored

    AUGUSTA — School officials hope to pick up additional instructional time by having all elementary school students end their school day, and start their bus rides home, at the same time.

  • October 3, 2011

    Despite new state law, city may ban fireworks

    AUGUSTA — Fire Chief Roger Audette grew up where fireworks were legal and popular with his classmates, and he has seen the damage they can do firsthand.

  • August 15, 2011

    Lawn issue unresolved

    AUGUSTA — After 12 years mowing someone else’s really hilly lawn that abuts her Winthrop Street residence, Jane Adams isn’t going to mow it anymore.