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
    October 29, 2011

    Neighbor occupied in Augusta

    AUGUSTA — Having their neighborhood “occupied” is getting a little old for the Rheaume family. Living in the only remaining residence next to Capitol Park, the Rheaumes are no strangers to protests or other public events next door to their 118-year-old Union Street home.

  • Published
    October 29, 2011

    Augusta family tires of ‘occupy’ neighbors

    AUGUSTA — Having their neighborhood “occupied” is getting a little old for the Rheaume family. Living in the only remaining residence next to Capitol Park, the Rheaumes are no strangers to protests or other public events next door to their 118-year-old Union Street home. Marcie Rheaume wonders why requirements for users of the park to get a permit to stay overnight aren’t being enforced.

  • Published
    October 29, 2011

    Program offers Augusta children chance to learn French

    AUGUSTA — French will still be spoken in at least some of the city’s public elementary schools, even though funding for the elementary French program was cut from the school budget last year.

  • Published
    October 28, 2011

    Augusta council near decision on paving plant

    AUGUSTA — Following heated debate city councilors indicated they’re ready to vote, one way or the other, on a long-tabled proposal that would force a paving plant that has drawn numerous complaints from its neighbors out of business, or at least out of its current location.

  • Published
    October 27, 2011

    Kennebec Technologies sees growth in struggling economy

    AUGUSTA — Stalwart manufacturer Kennebec Technologies is growing and hiring.

  • Published
    October 27, 2011

    Local business boasts in-demand job

    AUGUSTA — Stalwart manufacturer Kennebec Technologies is growing and hiring. The Church Hill Road company expects 12 percent growth this year and 10 percent in 2012. Since 2010, the firm has hired about a dozen new workers.

  • Published
    October 26, 2011

    Library image causes a stir before election

    AUGUSTA — A photo of the city’s Lithgow Public Library in pro-racino campaign materials has local officials crying foul.

  • Published
    October 26, 2011

    Credit union open to student jobs

    AUGUSTA — A new Maine Education Association Credit Union branch at Capital Area Technical Center will dispense financial lessons — and money.

  • Published
    October 23, 2011

    Augusta first to approve natural gas pipeline TIF

    AUGUSTA — Augusta became the first municipality to approve a tax break for a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run from Richmond through Augusta and nine other communities to Madison.

  • Published
    October 23, 2011

    City, energy firm to eye new sources

    AUGUSTA — City officials have agreed to a deal with a renewable energy development firm in an effort to have the largest city and school buildings powered and warmed more by the sun.