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.
The Atol 650, a new high-performance amphibious aircraft with folding wings, will be produced for the U.S. market at Brunswick Landing, according to a release from Atol USA Inc.

A Finnish company wants to build ‘flying boats’ in Maine

By Beth Brogan on April 04, 2017, at 9:49 a.m.
Atol USA announced that Brunswick Landing will become the U.S. headquarters and production base for a new class of high-performance amphibious aircraft.
Doug Reil (right) and his son Jason pose for an undated picture. Jason has been missing since January 2012.

Eternal unrest: A heartbroken father died never knowing what happened to his missing son

By Beth Brogan on April 01, 2017, at 7:46 a.m.
In memory of Doug, his brother, Ken Reil and Ken’s wife Tammy Charles-Reil, have renewed the search for Doug’s son Jason, who went missing in 2012.
Korean War hero Capt. Thomas Hudner.

Korean War hero, 92, coming to Maine for christening of destroyer named after him

By Beth Brogan on March 28, 2017, at 5:11 p.m.
The Korean War Medal of Honor recipient will be honored Saturday at Bath Iron Works during the christening of the destroyer bearing his name.
Andrew Mullin

Lincoln Academy administrator arrested for OUI

By Beth Brogan on March 28, 2017, at 10:44 a.m.
The associate head of school at Lincoln Academy was arrested Saturday night for allegedly operating under the influence after deputies reportedly found his car stopped in the middle of Sproul Hill Road blocking traffic.
Channing F. Perry

Brunswick man accused of using gun to threaten group outside bar

By Beth Brogan on March 27, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.
A Brunswick man was arrested after police say he argued with a group of people and then threatened them with a loaded handgun.
The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local S6 is the largest union at BIW.

Auditors investigating claims that Bath Iron Works union funds are missing

By Beth Brogan on March 24, 2017, at 2:22 p.m.
Auditors from the Grand Lodge of the international machinists’ union are investigating allegations of missing funds at Local S6 of the machinists’ union at BIW.
Human rights advocate Zainah Anwar of Malaysia will deliver the University of Maine School of Law's sixth annual Justice for Women Lecture, "What Islam, Whose Islam? The Struggle for Women's Right to Equality and Justice in Muslim Contexts," Thursday at the Abromson Community Education Center. On Tuesday, Anwar spoke to students at Deering High School.

Global rights activist in Maine: Trump, Muslim extremists use same strategy

By Beth Brogan on March 22, 2017, at 4:43 p.m.
“There’s a lot of change going on in the Muslim world — new scholarship that upholds equality and justice and the possibility of reform.”
The Cumberland County Jail, where an inmate recently attempted suicide.

Cumberland County Jail investigating suicide attempt by 26-year-old man

By Beth Brogan on March 22, 2017, at 1:53 p.m.
Portland rescue workers treated Dante Majeroni at the jail and en route to Maine Medical Center.
Following a search warrant executed Monday at a Bath apartment, Maine Drug Enforcement agents allegedly seized 21 doses of crack cocaine from his pocket, a loaded, semi-automatic handgun and about $1,000 in alleged drug proceeds from Dashawn Gill of Brooklyn, New York.

New York man arrested in Bath, charged with selling heroin and crack

By Beth Brogan on March 22, 2017, at 1:38 p.m.
A New York City man was arrested in his High Street apartment Monday afternoon and charged with selling crack cocaine and heroin in the Bath-Brunswick region.
Virgil W. Cray Sr.

Waldoboro man arrested after alleged home invasion

By Beth Brogan on March 21, 2017, at 11:44 a.m.
A 45-year-old Waldoboro man was arrested Friday night and charged with aggravated assault and aggravated criminal trespass.
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, left, stands with Christopher Petrella of the Bates College Office of Equity and Diversity during a January session of Kaepernick's "Know Your Rights" Camp at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City.

Colin Kaepernick thanks ‘Know Your Rights’ allies in Maine

By Beth Brogan on March 21, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.
Kaepernick, who led the San Francisco 49ers to the 2013 Super Bowl, gained global attention when he “took a knee” during the national anthem prior to each game of the 2016 football season.
James Allen

Maine man convicted of raping teen in Delaware faces federal charges

By Beth Brogan on March 17, 2017, at 12:05 p.m.
A 36-year-old Dresden man serving 18 years in prison for raping a 14-year-old in a Delaware motel will be arraigned March 23 on federal charges that include production, possession and receipt of child pornography and coercion and enticement of a minor stemming from the same incident.
The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) is floated from the dock for the first time during its October 2015 christening at Bath Iron Works.

Critics warn Bath Iron Works river dredging could threaten wildlife

By Beth Brogan on March 16, 2017, at 7:11 a.m.
“It’s a complicated, vibrant ecosystem.”

Plow drivers stranded on I-295 escape unharmed — ‘except their pride’

By Beth Brogan on March 15, 2017, at 9:48 a.m.
With cars “sitting on 295” due to the conditions, plows came to a halt.
William Sheldon is accused of poaching baby eels, also known as elvers, such as those pictured above.

Feds accuse Maine man of trafficking in poached baby eels

By Beth Brogan on March 14, 2017, at 5:34 p.m.
Each of the seven counts carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Ernesto Diaz Nieves, Jr.

Police track Naples man for 8 miles following alleged domestic assault

By Beth Brogan on March 14, 2017, at 10:29 a.m.
Police say he assaulted his ex-girlfriend, grabbed a knife and challenged a deputy to shoot him, then led deputies on an eight-mile chase before he was placed under arrest.

By Beth Brogan on March 14, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.

By Beth Brogan on March 14, 2017, at 9:44 a.m.
Mark Westrum, administrator of Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.

Maine jail leader placed on leave the day he was due to end OUI suspension

By Beth Brogan on March 13, 2017, at 5:43 p.m.
Westrum will remain on leave until a March 21 meeting with the Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority.

More than 5,000 Bath area customers lose power

By Beth Brogan on March 13, 2017, at 2:05 p.m.
About 5,168 Central Maine Power accounts in Bath, Woolwich, Arrowsic and Georgetown lost electricity at 11:25 a.m. Monday morning.