Beth Brogan


Beth Brogan writes about the greater Bath-Brunswick area, Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties for the Bangor Daily News. You can reach her on Twitter at @beth_brogan.
 Students walk near the chapel on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick in this March 2016 file photo.

Dinesh D’Souza, harsh critic of Obama and Clinton, to speak at Bowdoin

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 25, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
The talk, sponsored by the Bowdoin College Republicans, comes three weeks after liberal icon Noam Chomsky spoke at the Brunswick campus.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) arrives for a scheduled port visit in this U.S. Navy handout picture taken at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, November 6, 2014.

Maine-built destroyer to dock in New Zealand

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 24, 2016, at 2:02 p.m.
The USS Sampson, launched at the Bath shipyard in November 2007, has been approved to attend the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th anniversary celebration.
A train recently pulls into the Amtrak Downeaster Layover Facility in Brunswick.

Controversial Amtrak layover facility in Brunswick to open to the public

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 21, 2016, at 6 p.m.
The rail authority plans to add a third round-trip from Brunswick to Boston at 11 a.m. each day beginning Nov. 21, Patricia Quinn said Friday.

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 19, 2016, at 9:59 p.m.

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 19, 2016, at 9:37 p.m.
An informal sketch submitted by Harbor Line Capital LLC shows redevelopment plans for a Bath home that previously housed a methamphetamine lab.

Former Wall Street analyst renovating Maine building that housed meth lab

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 19, 2016, at 3:25 p.m.
“We’re working really hard to turn this place around,” Nils Tristan said.

A year after suspension, Freeport physician again sanctioned by state

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 19, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
A Freeport cardiologist disciplined in 2015 for having a sexual relationship with a patient has again been sanctioned by the Maine Board of Licensure of Medicine and Office of the Attorney General for filing inaccurate and incomplete applications to renew his medical license and for reappointment to the staff at Mercy Hospital in Portland.
The future USS Rafael Peralta left Bath Iron Works for sea trails on Monday. The DDG 115 is the first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built by the Bath shipyard since the class was restarted by the U.S. Navy.

Bath Iron Works sends first Arleigh Burke destroyer since ‘restart’ to sea trials

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 17, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
The first Arleigh Burke-class destroyer built at Bath Iron Works since the class was restarted left the shipyard for sea trials Monday.
BluShift Aerospace tests rocket engines at a North Yarmouth farm in September 2014.

It is rocket science. Maine ‘space nerds’ launch new company.

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 17, 2016, at 6:18 a.m.
“I’d been wanting to create a spacecraft and launch it since I was a kid.”
Two people died in an early morning fire on Sunday in Boothbay.

Fatal Boothbay fire started by child playing with matches

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 14, 2016, at 3:26 p.m.
Police do not plan to charge the child due to the child’s age.

Guns, jewelry, cash stolen during recent Lisbon burglaries

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 14, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
Lisbon police are investigating two burglaries in recent weeks, including one in which two handguns were stolen.
Bath Iron Works

Bath Iron Works to lay off 19 electricians

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 14, 2016, at 12:21 p.m.
Bath Iron Works announced it will lay off 19 electricians on Oct. 28 if other positions in the company cannot be found for them.
The Arleigh Burke-Class guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87), launched in June 2001.

Maine-built destroyers at center of Yemen missile exchange

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 13, 2016, at 11:33 a.m.
The U.S. military fired from the Bath-built guided missile destroyer USS Nitze following “hostile acts, continuing and imminent threat of force and multiple threats to vessels in the Bab-al Mandeb Strait.”

Police warn of man exposing himself to hikers in Falmouth

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 13, 2016, at 9:18 a.m.
Police ask anyone who sees suspicious behavior in the area to contact the department at 781-2300 or by calling 911.
Civil rights activist Shaun King, the senior political justice writer for The New York Daily News, told a Bates College audience on Tuesday that the country is on the brink of a modern civil rights movement similar to those that led to the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Black Lives Matter activist in Maine equates current racial climate to Civil War era

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 12, 2016, at 3:11 p.m.
Journalist and civil rights activist Shaun King, a leader in the Black Lives Matter movement, traveled to Bates College on Tuesday to deliver a message to students and community members.
After Protea in Hallowell abruptly closed its doors recently, many of its patients were left scrambling to find ways to get their medications. Gavin Gabrion, who has a mental illness and heroin addiction and was receiving Suboxone from Protea, was lucky enough to have his doctors continue to fill his medications.

Patient, caregivers: Suboxone clinic’s closure means clients will get ‘really sick, really fast’

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 12, 2016, at 6:14 a.m.
“I fear there are going to be many people who are in danger of relapse [if they can’t] find new physicians before their prescriptions run out.”
Mark Westrum

Former Maine sheriff who now oversees jail arrested on OUI charge

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 11, 2016, at 9:06 a.m.
Westrum was arrested Friday night after a Bath police officer allegedly spotted his vehicle operating without lights.
The viaduct can be seen in downtown Bath in this April 2016 file photo.

Route 1 viaduct in Bath to close, forcing detours until next summer

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 10, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
The Bath viaduct will close Tuesday as a $14 million reconstruction project gets fully underway.
A man walks a dog in Bath's South End Park on Washington Street with the cranes of Bath Iron Works seen in the distance.

Full speed ahead for shipyard that beat BIW for Coast Guard contract

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 07, 2016, at 12 p.m.
BIW President Fred Harris had said that despite continuing work on four DDG 51 destroyers, with another three in the pipeline, without the Coast Guard contract, as many as 1,200 manufacturing employees, or 35 percent, of the shipyard’s workforce, could be laid off.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack

Feds award $20 million to help reduce rural poverty in Maine

By Beth Brogan on Oct. 07, 2016, at 8:09 a.m.
“This effort builds on our commitment to lifting up the economic prospects of communities that have not benefited from the revitalization of rural America,” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.