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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 โ€œoffโ€ time restoring and maintaining his 170, or so, year-old home in Richmond.

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  • Published
    July 28, 2011

    Partial smoking ban on tonight’s agenda

    AUGUSTA — City councilors meet tonight to discuss a proposal to ban smoking at all city parks and athletic facilities.

  • Published
    July 28, 2011

    Stars set to shine

    RICHMOND — Richmond is rolling out the red carpet — as well as a 40-foot outdoor movie screen — for this year’s Richmond Days festivities.

  • Published
    July 26, 2011

    Residents question change in water, sewer rates

    Increased sewer rates for Greater Augusta Utility District customers in Augusta and Hallowell, and a drop in water rates for those and other customers, face public scrutiny Thursday.

  • Published
    July 22, 2011

    Burger King replacement will be smaller

    AUGUSTA — The dated Burger King restaurant on Western Avenue is slated for demolition and replacement with a smaller version with a reworked drive-through.

  • Published
    July 18, 2011

    Augusta water main, lane of traffic, to be shut down Tuesday

  • Published
    July 16, 2011

    A bridge to the past

    RICHMOND — The deteriorated 80-year-old swing bridge that takes traffic across the Kennebec River between Richmond and Dresden is targeted for replacement in 2013.

  • Published
    July 15, 2011

    Incentive deal OK’d for school superintendent

    AUGUSTA — Superintendent Cornelia Brown has joined the city’s school principals in getting performance-based financial incentives added to her contract.

  • Published
    July 11, 2011

    Business booster moves forward

    RICHMOND — When Darryl Sterling was hired by the town nearly 11 years ago, the former Etonic shoe plant at the head of the downtown was empty, the downtown had one restaurant, the closest thing to a public bathroom was a Porta-Potty on the waterfront and job seekers seemed to have only a few options within Richmond’s borders.

  • Published
    July 11, 2011

    Departing downtown director pleased with accomplishments

    RICHMOND — When Darryl Sterling was hired by the town nearly 11 years ago, the former Etonic shoe plant at the head of the downtown was empty, the downtown had one restaurant, the closest thing to a public bathroom was a Porta-Potty on the waterfront, and job seekers seemed to have only a few options within Richmond’s borders.

  • Published
    July 9, 2011

    School officials able to earn bonuses with better results

    AUGUSTA — Principals of the city’s schools have a unique provision in their new contract: If students at their schools do better academically, administrators will do better financially.

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