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
    December 10, 2011

    Augusta seeks energy-saving options

    AUGUSTA — More than $4 million could be saved over the next few decades if a firm’s proposal is accepted for alternative energy systems harnessing wood and solar sources at some city and school buildings.

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    December 9, 2011

    Occupy Augusta demonstrators pack it in

    AUGUSTA — After nearly two months, Capitol Park is now unoccupied.

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    December 9, 2011

    A bridge too tall?

    DRESDEN — Some area residents fear the proposed new Richmond-Dresden bridge will be an unsightly monstrosity.

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    December 9, 2011

    Occupy Augusta leaving park

    AUGUSTA — After nearly two months, Capitol Park is now unoccupied.

  • Published
    December 8, 2011

    Augusta Police say occupier set tent fire

    AUGUSTA — An Occupy Augusta participant was charged with arson Wednesday after he confessed to starting a fire that burned a tent in the Capitol Park encampment of protesters, authorities said.

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    December 8, 2011

    Occupy protester charged in arson

    AUGUSTA — An Occupy Augusta participant was charged with arson Wednesday after he confessed to starting a fire that burned a tent in the Capitol Park encampment of protesters, authorities said.

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    December 7, 2011

    Occupiers vow arson won’t run them off

    AUGUSTA — Scared. But not scared out of occupying.

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    December 7, 2011

    Alternative energy for city buildings goes before council

    AUGUSTA — A proposal to harness energy from the sun and other alternative sources to power or heat some city and school buildings is back before city councilors.

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    December 7, 2011

    Augusta Occupiers say they will stay despite arson

    AUGUSTA — Scared. But not scared out of occupying. So say Occupy Augusta participants, following a tent fire Monday night at their Capitol Park encampment that authorities later said was intentionally set.

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    December 6, 2011

    Decision expected soon on Occupy Augusta

    BANGOR — An attorney representing Occupy Augusta participants argued in federal court Monday that the group’s physical encampment, and the act of occupying a public space, is an essential part of its message.