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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 28, 2011

    Program at Winthrop High School benefits volunteer firefighter

    WINTHROP — Meg Bateman joined the Winthrop Fire Department as a junior firefighter because she wanted to help people.

  • Published
    December 28, 2011

    ‘Brotherhood’ rallies for firefighter

    WINTHROP — Meg Bateman joined the Winthrop Fire Department as a junior firefighter because she wanted to help people.

  • Published
    December 28, 2011

    Richmond to discuss fireworks, library

    RICHMOND — With survey results suggesting residents think fireworks should be allowed in town and would be willing to borrow money for the town to build a new public library, selectmen are scheduled to meet tonight to discuss both issues.

  • Published
    December 28, 2011

    Fowle nominated for judicial post

    AUGUSTA — Evert Fowle, the longtime district attorney for Kennebec and Somerset counties, has been nominated by Gov. Paul LePage to serve as a District Court judge.

  • Published
    December 27, 2011

    Nothing beats coming home

    WINTHROP — Pfc. Jeff Moore, home for the holidays after serving a tour of duty in Iraq, sat on the couch of his father’s Mount Pisgah Road home the day after Christmas and described working in 140-degree heat fixing diesel generators at a military base near Tallil, Iraq.

  • Published
    December 27, 2011

    ‘The Army has changed me,’ says Maine soldier back from Iraq

    WINTHROP — Pfc. Jeff Moore, home for the holidays after serving a tour of duty in Iraq, sat on the couch of his father’s Mount Pisgah Road home the day after Christmas and described working in 140-degree heat fixing diesel generators at a military base near Tallil, Iraq.

  • Published
    December 23, 2011

    Abducted woman lucky, says self-defense teacher

    AUGUSTA — A woman beat the odds when she emerged physically unscathed Tuesday night following her abduction in a Walmart parking lot by an armed man.

  • Published
    December 23, 2011

    CMP planning coal tar clean-up

    AUGUSTA — Central Maine Power Co. plans a major project to clean up and contain coal tar left next to, and likely underneath, Bond Brook at the site of the former Augusta Gas Works.

  • Published
    December 23, 2011

    Occupy Augusta to target State House

    AUGUSTA — Occupy Augusta isn’t going away.

  • Published
    December 23, 2011

    CMP plans coal tar clean up

    AUGUSTA — Central Maine Power Co. plans a major project to clean up and contain coal tar left next to, and likely underneath, Bond Brook at the site of the former Augusta Gas Works.

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