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.
 

Brush fire burns in Maine coastal town

By Beth Brogan on May 12, 2016, at 4:24 p.m.
Bath Fire Capt. Rick Chipman said at 3:45 p.m. that the blaze was under control.
Students walk near the chapel on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick on March 9.

Police investigate report of lewd behavior near Bowdoin housing

By Beth Brogan on May 12, 2016, at 10:40 a.m.
A Bowdoin College security officer reported early Thursday morning that he spotted a man allegedly engaged in lewd public behavior near the college’s Mayflower Apartments housing complex on Belmont Street, according to police.
Rep. Matthea Daughtry

Maine legislator struck by car while biking ‘lucky and glad I’m alive’

By Beth Brogan on May 12, 2016, at 7:53 a.m.
Still recovering from bruises and other injuries, state Rep. Mattie Daughtry said Wednesday she’s “lucky and glad I’m alive” after being struck by a car while bicycling Friday on Federal Street.
Firefighters battle a blaze Wednesday afternoon in a mobile home off Hatch Street in Richmond.

Two people escape burning mobile home in Richmond

By Beth Brogan on May 11, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
Firefighters from five communities battled a blaze in a mobile home off Hatch Street on Wednesday afternoon.
Randy Brewer

Bath man accused of assault, sexual abuse

By Beth Brogan on May 11, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
A 25-year-old Bath man wanted by police for allegedly sexual abusing a 15-year-old girl was arrested Tuesday night in City Park after allegedly assaulting a man who spoke to the teen.
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Brunswick's First Parish Church UCC and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust will dedicate the new Labyrinth in the Woods during an open house Saturday afternoon.

Why a Maine church, land trust are walking circles in the woods

By Beth Brogan on May 10, 2016, at 1:26 p.m.
According to the church, many labyrinth walkers find following that path to the center “stills the mind and opens the heart.”
Jeffrey Peaslee

Maine man accused of assaulting girlfriend, smashing windshield

By Beth Brogan on May 09, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
Jeffrey Peaslee was charged with Class B felony domestic violence aggravated assault and misdemeanor criminal mischief.
James Pennell Lay points to the words "Angel's Home" etched in an upstairs bedroom window at 28 College St. in Brunswick. Lay's mother, Arline Pennell Lay, claims her grandfather, James Coffin, had the words from a song in the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin" etched in the window of a room rented by Harriet Beecher Stowe in which she wrote the abolitionist novel.

Famous tenants may boost asking price for house Bowdoin wants

By Beth Brogan on May 04, 2016, at 11:53 a.m.
The dispute between Bowdoin College and a family who says Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote most of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in a house they own appears headed to court.

All about Oasis Free Clinics

By Beth Brogan on April 29, 2016, at 10:16 a.m.
To qualify, individuals must live at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty level.
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Dr. John "Jack" Bauman checks the new dental facility at the Oasis Free Clinics in Brunswick. Dr. Bauman is the dental director of the clinics.

Expanding Maine health clinic relies on volunteers, not government aid

By Beth Brogan on April 29, 2016, at 10:16 a.m.
Founded in 1995, Oasis Free Clinics expanded several years ago from one night a week to a full-service clinic, where a team of more than 60 volunteer physicians, dentists and nurses provide free health care eight hours a day, five days a week.

Brunswick businesses burglarized Thursday morning

By Beth Brogan on April 28, 2016, at 2:46 p.m.
Brunswick police are investigating the burglaries of two Bath Road businesses that apparently took place at the same time early Thursday morning.
The 2015 Gardens Aglow exhibit at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens drew 27,000 visitors during 15 days in December than the gardens accommodated during the entire month of August, typically its busiest month.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens plans major expansion

By Beth Brogan on April 28, 2016, at 12:12 p.m.
A 22,000-square-foot glass conservatory, expanded gardens and year-round visitation are among the key features of a 20-year master plan that Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens hopes will launch in the fall of 2017.
The viaduct in downtown Bath, seen here Tuesday, will close Wednesday night for maintenance.

Viaduct in Bath to close for maintenance Wednesday night

By Beth Brogan on April 27, 2016, at 5:38 p.m.
Maine DOT spokesman Ted Talbot said the closure will allow “maintenance work and light inspection.”

Firefighters work to extinguish blaze at Freeport restaurant (front view)

By Beth Brogan on April 27, 2016, at 7:16 a.m.
Firefighters from several communities early Wednesday battled a blaze that destroyed most of the downtown Corsican Restaurant.

Firefighters work to extinguish blaze at Freeport restaurant (side view)

By Beth Brogan on April 27, 2016, at 7:16 a.m.
Firefighters from several communities early Wednesday battled a blaze that destroyed most of the downtown Corsican Restaurant.
Firefighters from several communities battled early Wednesday to control a fire at the Corsican Restaurant in downtown Freeport.

Fire in downtown Freeport burns Corsican restaurant

By Beth Brogan on April 27, 2016, at 6:23 a.m.
Firefighters from five communities early Wednesday battled a blaze that destroyed most of the downtown Corsican Restaurant.
Scott Couture, an Iraq combat veteran formerly with the Maine Army Reserves, reflects on his service, Feb. 11, 2016, at his home in Brunswick.

Maine retirement system again denies war veteran with PTSD

By Beth Brogan on April 26, 2016, at 12:52 p.m.
The Maine Public Employees Retirement System for a second time denied disability retirement benefits to a military veteran from Brunswick whose two tours in Iraq left him with post-traumatic stress disorder.
For the second time this month, vandals broke windows at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick overnight Sunday.

Vandals break windows at Brunswick library

By Beth Brogan on April 25, 2016, at 4:33 p.m.
It was the second incidence of vandalism at the library this month.

Richmond man lucky to be alive after crashing into pole

By Beth Brogan on April 25, 2016, at 3:08 p.m.
The driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel Saturday morning while driving in Brunswick.
Waterfront Maine, which owns the Fort Andross complex at the top of Maine Street, plans to install 160 rooftop solar panels at the historic building pending approval by the town's Village Review Board.

Major solar energy project planned at former Brunswick mill

By Beth Brogan on April 22, 2016, at 5:32 p.m.
Representatives of Waterfront Maine, the owner of Fort Andross on the Androscoggin River, will appear before the Village Review Board on Tuesday seeking permission to install 160 rooftop solar panels on the four-story former mill’s flat roof. Fort Andross, also known as the Cabot Mill, marks one …