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.
Protesters arrested last August at Bath Iron Works' christening of the stealth destroyer USS Zumwalt march into Sagadahoc County Superior Court to stand trial on Feb. 1.

Court penalties won’t keep peace protesters away from Bath Iron Works

By Beth Brogan on March 09, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.
A Bath man sentenced to community service for a June 2016 protest outside BIW said Thursday that he would again protest during a planned christening next month.

Police: Richmond man shoots neighbor who tried to invade home

By Beth Brogan on March 08, 2017, at 1:32 p.m.
A woman reported that an intruder had broken into her living room and refused to leave — even after her boyfriend had shot him in the chest.
The Bath Iron Works-built USS Michael Murphy, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, left Bath in September 2012 and was commissioned in October 2012.

Mississippi is on the verge of giving $45 million to Bath Iron Works competitor

By Beth Brogan on March 08, 2017, at 10:56 a.m.
The bill would add to a long list of competitive advantages enjoyed by the Mississippi shipyard when bidding against BIW.
Developer Paul Coulombe (left) and Danielle Betts, a civil engineer with the Knickerbocker Group, listen to public comments during a January information session on a proposal for a roundabout, as well as Coulombe’s plans for a future retail development in Boothbay.

Maine islanders again deny liquor baron’s bid to sell alcohol at restaurant

By Beth Brogan on March 08, 2017, at 6:18 a.m.
For the second year in a row, Southport town meeting voters on Monday rejected proposed amendments to bylaws that would allow a restaurant owned by a controversial businessman to sell liquor and advertise.
Tempus Jets Bombardier Global Express undergoing maintenance in the Newport News, Virginia, in 2013.

Lender’s lawsuit, rent owed at Maine site add to Tempus Jets’ struggles

By Beth Brogan and Darren Fishell on Feb. 27, 2017, at 6:21 a.m.
A lender has sued the Virginia-based parent company of Brunswick aircraft refurbisher Tempus Jets and its co-founder, seeking payment of loans it says are worth more than $26 million.
After Brunswick town councilors voted to reject a petition seeking a townwide vote on overturning the council's decision to sell a waterfront lot, petitioners have filed a lawsuit that alleges the decision violated municipal statutes.

Brunswick residents sue town after council rejects petition on coastal park

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:26 p.m.
A conflict between residents and Brunswick officials over public access to coastal property is likely going to court.
A crash on Interstate 295 in Falmouth caused traffic to back up in both directions, Aug. 29, 2013.

State to reduce speed limit on crash-prone stretch of Interstate 295

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 22, 2017, at 10:53 a.m.
A nearly 30 percent increase in crashes along a stretch Interstate 295 has prompted the state to permanently reduce the speed limit between Topsham and Falmouth beginning next month.
Firefighters from several communities traveled by boat to Sheep Island in the New Meadows River for a large woods fire. Many small Maine communities depend on volunteer firefighters.

When Maine island homes catch fire, there often aren’t enough volunteers to save them

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 22, 2017, at 10:17 a.m.
Like many small Maine communities, Harpswell depends on volunteer firefighters.
Wayne Little

Jefferson man wanted for aggravated assault turns himself in

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 21, 2017, at 1:57 p.m.
A Jefferson man sought by police following a domestic dispute on Saturday has turned himself in.

‘Mime’ accused of attacking professional MMA fighter

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 21, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
Police have not received other reports involving men in white face paint and black clothing.

Warren man struck by car in Brunswick has died

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 20, 2017, at 12:53 p.m.
A 20-year-old Warren man struck by a car on Mill Street in Brunswick Sunday night died Monday morning.

Warren man struck by car in Brunswick has died

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:32 a.m.
Caleb Maxham was crossing Mill Street in Brunswick just after 8 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a car.

Anti-LGBT group led by Michael Heath added to Maine hate group map

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
A Lewiston-based anti-LGBT organization leading an effort to remove protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation from the Maine Human Rights Act has been identified as a hate group in the 2016 Hate Map released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Red's Eats in Wiscasset.

Wiscasset property owners sue town, state over Route 1 project

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 16, 2017, at 9:58 a.m.
Gary Lawless reads a poem during the inaugural Beech Hill full moon poetry reading event at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport in a 2015 file photo.

Maine poet to be honored for giving voice to refugees, disabled and homeless people

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 15, 2017, at 12:32 p.m.
The Maine Humanities Council will honor Lawless for decades contributing to public humanities.
Leroy Smith III (right) is escorted back to his seat during a competency hearing before Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Donald Marden on Thursday at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.

Expert: Forcing accused Maine murderer to take meds has not made him fit for trial

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 14, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.
A psychiatrist testified that a Gardiner man charged with killing and dismembering his father has improved substantially since being forcibly medicated.

Fire in Lisbon

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 13, 2017, at 1:12 p.m.

MDOT pulls plow trucks off the road

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 13, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.
Snow blankets the supersized L.L. Bean Boot outside the Freeport retailer's Main Street store in this January 2015 file photo.

LL Bean offers employee buyouts, ends contributions to company pension plan

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 09, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
The changes “are designed to ensure L.L. Bean continues to be a thriving outdoor company for the next hundred years and beyond,” company Executive Chairman Shawn Gorman said in a statement.

Three arrested after Brunswick resident finds two men in home

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 08, 2017, at 11:53 a.m.
Three midcoast men were arrested early Wednesday morning after police allegedly spotted them fleeing from a Brunswick home, where the resident had just reported a burglary.