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
    January 18, 2012

    Facebook helps local businesses market online

    AUGUSTA — U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, who has a Facebook page with nearly 4,700 “likes,” invited representatives of the social networking giant to the city Tuesday to help teach Maine business owners how to turn virtual likes and fans into customers.

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    January 16, 2012

    Church answers call for center

    MANCHESTER — Hearing there was a need for a communal gathering spot in town, Manchester Community Church officials have opened their building for weekly gatherings they hope will help fill that need with conversation and companionship.

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    January 14, 2012

    John Finnegan is Business Person of the Year

    AUGUSTA — John Finnegan started as a secretary working on the cheap to get his foot in the door at Macomber, Farr & Whitten.

  • Published
    January 13, 2012

    Tenants unable to promptly return to fire-damaged apartments

    AUGUSTA — A Drew Street apartment building has been deemed unsafe and unlivable by the city following a fire during the weekend that displaced six tenants.

  • Published
    January 10, 2012

    LePage likes pipeline plan

    HALLOWELL — Gov. Paul LePage says Maine must reduce energy costs to compete with other states and his administration will do whatever it can — short of providing direct funding — to encourage the expansion of natural gas.

  • Published
    January 10, 2012

    LePage backs natural gas pipeline

    HALLOWELL — Gov. Paul LePage says Maine must reduce energy costs to compete with other states and his administration will do whatever it can — short of providing direct funding — to encourage the expansion of natural gas.

  • Published
    January 9, 2012

    Thefts arrest made

    AUGUSTA — Police arrested an Augusta man on multiple charges of burglarizing motor vehicles early Sunday morning.

  • Published
    January 8, 2012

    Augusta fire leaves six homeless

    AUGUSTA — An early morning fire at a Drew Street apartment building left six residents homeless.

  • Published
    January 8, 2012

    Blaze forces 6 to flee apartments

    AUGUSTA — An early morning fire at a Drew Street apartment building left six residents homeless.

  • Published
    January 8, 2012

    Resident: Manchester intersection may be accident waiting to happen

    MANCHESTER — Glenn Lewis said he recently was turning onto Old Winthrop Road from busy U.S. Route 202 with his blinker flashing when a woman on Bowdoin Street, the access road to a new medical services building, pulled right out in front of him.