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.

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  • Published
    March 18, 2012

    Some City Councilors balk at sharing meeting space

    AUGUSTA — The Board of Education wants to use the Augusta City Council chambers, but some councilors are reluctant to share their meeting space — or at least their seats.

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    March 17, 2012

    ‘A parent’s worst nightmare’

    DRESDEN — Micah Thomas, who was found Thursday afternoon after he survived a night lost by himself in the woods, suffered early onset of frostbite in his toes, sore feet, an elevated heartbeat, dehydration and other health issues but is expected to make a full recovery, his family said Friday.

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    March 17, 2012

    Feelings of relief, gratitude

    DRESDEN — Micah Thomas, who was found Thursday afternoon after he survived a night lost by himself in the woods, suffered early onset of frostbite in his toes, sore feet, an elevated heartbeat, dehydration and other health issues but is expected to make a full recovery, his family said Friday.

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    March 16, 2012

    Fire on Hospital Street in Augusta

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    March 16, 2012

    School budget cut worries CATC

    AUGUSTA — Capital Area Technical Center instructors are worried a planned budget cut will leave them, and the special education students in their classes, without the support they need.

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    March 16, 2012

    Former Statler site seen as hope of future

    AUGUSTA — A large pavilion housing an open urban market and restaurant or brew pub, could be the centerpiece of a site that was for more than a century the home of a mill.

  • Published
    March 15, 2012

    Bridge meeting postponed for Dresden search

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    March 15, 2012

    Firefighters contracts to be ratified

    AUGUSTA — New contracts with firefighters are up for ratification by city councilors tonight.

  • Published
    March 14, 2012

    Public to get look at bridge proposal

    DRESDEN — A new $25 million Richmond-Dresden bridge will be at least 75 feet above the Kennebec River to allow the Coast Guard travel under it and upriver to break up ice.

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    March 13, 2012

    Hallowell vs. Augusta utility cost exceeds $100K

    AUGUSTA — As the city of Hallowell and the Greater Augusta Utility District head toward a court battle over sewer rates, legal costs have already amounted to more than $100,000 combined for the two.