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
    August 12, 2011

    School officials fear last-minute changes

    AUGUSTA — Parents of students attending three city elementary schools that have not met federal progress standards can send their children to the one elementary school that does.

  • Published
    August 11, 2011

    Cony Circle accidents down

    AUGUSTA — The number of accidents at Cony Circle has dropped by half — and the number of injuries even more so — since a 2008 reconfiguration aimed at altering one of the state’s most crash-prone junctions.

  • Published
    August 10, 2011

    Grass root of issue in Augusta

    AUGUSTA — Some Winthrop Street property owners maintain a relatively wide swath of city-owned land between the sidewalk and road in front of their homes, and at least one wants to know why it’s her row to mow.

  • Published
    August 9, 2011

    Bridgeo retains his role

    AUGUSTA — City councilors are unanimous in wanting to keep veteran City Manager William Bridgeo in his post for at least the next three years.

  • Published
    August 9, 2011

    City ponders 2 fund transfers

    AUGUSTA — Repairs to buildings and higher busing costs will prompt the Board of Education to consider approving two fund transfers Wednesday that total $221,000.

  • Published
    August 5, 2011

    A loving home for fast dogs

    AUGUSTA — A couple of decades ago, when the racing careers of greyhound dogs like Dancer, Patch, Tomato and Jimmy came to an end, it often meant their lives did, too.

  • Published
    August 5, 2011

    Fast and friendly

    A couple of decades ago, when the racing careers of greyhound dogs like Dancer, Patch, Tomato and Jimmy came to an end, it often meant their lives did, too.

  • Published
    August 3, 2011

    Contract for Augusta manager eyed

    AUGUSTA — City councilors are considering a new contract that would keep City Manager William Bridgeo on the job into 2014. The three-year contract proposal, up for a vote by councilors Thursday, would give Bridgeo a 2 percent raise this year.

  • Published
    July 30, 2011

    New diner proves popular

    AUGUSTA — Mike and Kim Meservey heard the naysayers when they announced they were moving their restaurant downtown.

  • Published
    July 30, 2011

    City may expand smoking ban proposal

    AUGUSTA — The ability of smokers to legally light up in city parks or outside city buildings may be on its last gasp.