Betts graduated in 1981 from the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He has worked ever since as a reporter and editor, beginning at The Journal Tribune in Biddeford in 1981. He was a reporter at The Courier-Gazette covering Knox County from 1982 to 1994, before becoming news editor for the publication from 1994 to 2008. Since then he has been associate editor-reporter for VillageSoup’s online and print news in Rockland.
Betts has won numerous writing and photography awards and was named the Maine Press Association Journalist of the Year in 2005.
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