Beth Brogan

Reporter

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.
 
William Potter Hartley

Tip leads to arrest of Brunswick man in bank robbery

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 18, 2017, at 9:39 a.m.
A 33-year-old Brunswick man was arrested Thursday night and charged with robbing the local TD Bank branch earlier that day.

Topsham man charged with 20 counts of sex crimes against a child

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 17, 2017, at 2:47 p.m.
The crimes allegedly took place from October 2008 to June 2017, when the alleged victim was between and 7 and 15 years old.
Brunswick police are searching for a man they say robbed a TD Bank branch on Tibbetts Drive Wednesday morning.

Police search for man accused of robbing Brunswick bank

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 16, 2017, at 1:46 p.m.
Brunswick police are searching for a man they say robbed a Tibbetts Drive TD Bank branch on Wednesday morning.
Ingalls Shipbuilding completed builder's sea trials on the future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114). The ship spent more than three days in the Gulf of Mexico testing the ship's main propulsion, combat and other ship systems.

Bath Iron Works competitor will repay feds $9.2 million to settle false billing claims

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 16, 2017, at 10:55 a.m.
The settlement is the second largest in the district’s history.
Pilings set deep in the sand near the northern end of Popham Beach are all that remain of the Boston Boat pier and the state pier, which according to historians was used by the Eastern Steamship Company boats from the 1880s until 1911. Neighbors and other Phippsburg residents objected when Jack Parker, whose house looks out over the pilings, applied to remove the pilings.

Phippsburg officials explore ways to delay removal of Popham Beach pilings

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 15, 2017, at 5:19 p.m.
The Phippsburg Board of Selectmen on Wednesday will consider sending a letter to the Parkers asking that they wait to remove the pilings until the appeal is decided.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local S6 is the largest union at BIW.

Former BIW union official indicted for embezzlement of union funds

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 10, 2017, at 9:24 a.m.
The former secretary-treasurer of Local S6 of the Machinists’ union at Bath Iron Works was indicted Wednesday for allegedly embezzling $281,000 in union funds.

Maine man accused of terrorizing small children by burning furniture, smashing TV

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 08, 2017, at 3:43 p.m.
Chase Hunter, 23, is scheduled to appear in Androscoggin County court on Sept. 6,.

Florida motorcyclist treated at hospital after striking, killing goat in Maine

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 07, 2017, at 3:49 p.m.
Gregory Pierce of Mount Plymouth, Florida, was traveling north on Route 132 in Wales on a motorcycle when he struck a goat that ran into the road.
Pilings set deep in the sand near the northern end of Popham Beach are all that remain of the Boston Boat pier and the state pier, which according to historians was used by the Eastern Steamship Company boats from the 1880s until 1911. Neighbors and other Phippsburg residents objected when Jack Parker, whose house looks out over the pilings, applied to remove the pilings.

Phippsburg files appeal to stop removal of Popham Beach pilings

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 01, 2017, at 5:37 p.m.
Jack Parker said at a November selectmen’s meeting that he wanted to remove the pilings “to protect the beach from erosion with rising sea levels,” according to meeting minutes.

Bath crash closes Route 1, sends three to hospitals

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 01, 2017, at 3:22 p.m.
Two people were taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland, including one with life-threatening injuries.

Bath man charged under Maine ‘revenge porn’ law

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 01, 2017, at 3:22 p.m.
A 23-year-old Bath man is accused of emailing sexually explicit photos of his ex-girlfriend to another person.
Mickey Gilley

Maine man pleads guilty to providing drugs that killed woman

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 01, 2017, at 3:12 p.m.
A West Bath man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in federal court to providing heroin mixed with fentanyl that killed a West Bath woman in 2016.
John Andretta Jr.

Portland man arrested on drug charges after erratic driving stop

By Beth Brogan on July 31, 2017, at 6:39 p.m.
John Andretta Jr., 53, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs after allegedly failing a sobriety test.

Sixteen people help rescue woman who broke ankle on Maine mountain

By Beth Brogan on July 31, 2017, at 3:46 p.m.
The rescue effort took nearly three hours and involved about 16 people.
After 13 years on Front Street, Solo Bistro restaurant is on the market.

Solo Bistro in Bath to close after 13 years of business

By Beth Brogan on July 31, 2017, at 3:44 p.m.
“We were actually never restaurant people at all,” Will Neilson said.

Man with child in car accused of pointing loaded gun at another driver in Brunswick

By Beth Brogan on July 31, 2017, at 10:41 a.m.
A Biddeford man was arrested Thursday night in Brunswick after police say he pointed a loaded gun at the driver of another car in an alleged road rage incident.
Jimmy Rouillard (#33), a 1981 Morse High School graduate, plays in a football game against Brunswick High School during his senior year. The 20th annual James D. Rouillard Golf Tournament will take place August 5 at the Bath Golf Club.

Maine’s ‘Shipbuilder Nation’ never forgets its heroes

By Beth Brogan on July 29, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Twenty years ago, Bath was rocked by the sudden death of beloved husband, father, son — and football star — Jimmy Rouillard at the age of 33.
Streamers fill the air following the christening of the U.S.S. Rafael Peralta at Bath Iron Works in 2015.

Bath-built destroyer named for fallen Iraq war hero to be commissioned in San Diego

By Beth Brogan on July 28, 2017, at 1:37 p.m.
The future USS Rafael Peralta will be commissioned Saturday in its homeport of San Diego, California.

Police: Officer shot dog that attacked him in Lisbon

By Beth Brogan on July 27, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.
A Lisbon police officer responding to a call Wednesday afternoon in Lisbon shot a dog that attacked him, according to police.
Sheep Island in the New Meadows River is part of the area manned by the Harpswell Neck Fire Department.

Harpswell hires a pro in bid to keep its volunteer fire departments alive

By Beth Brogan on July 26, 2017, at 5:45 p.m.
Two weeks ago, Arthur Howe III started as Harpswell’s new fire administrator tasked with hiring two full-time per diem municipal firefighters who will support the Cundy’s Harbor, Harpswell Neck and Orrs and Bailey Islands fire departments.