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.

Brunswick man tells police that drinking partners robbed him

By Beth Brogan on June 06, 2017, at 10:36 a.m.
Waltz declined to say how much money was allegedly taken other than to say it was less than $1,000.

Police identify people injured in Dresden crash

By Beth Brogan on June 05, 2017, at 10:12 a.m.
The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office on Monday released the names of two people injured in a Friday morning crash that killed an elderly Connecticut woman.

Former Maine man pleads guilty to 1995 sex crimes against teenager

By Beth Brogan on June 02, 2017, at 12:33 p.m.
During an interview with federal agents, Miller reportedly admitted abusing the teen in 1995.

One person dies in head-on collision on Route 27 in Dresden

By Beth Brogan on June 02, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.
One person died and two others were injured in the crash.
Levi Alexander, 28, of Harpswell died in a crash Thursday night.

Harpswell man, 28, dies when dirt bike crashes into house

By Beth Brogan on June 02, 2017, at 7:29 a.m.
A Harpswell man died when his dirt bike crashed into a house Thursday night.
This 8-inch by 10-inch mounted print of Charles W. Morse on horseback in New York City, circa 1907, is part of a collection of Morse's letters, photos and other documents listed by Between the Covers Rare Books for $30,000.

A Maine high school is named after this ‘Ice King.’ Now you can own his private papers.

By Beth Brogan on June 02, 2017, at 6:38 a.m.
Letters, photographs and other papers from Charles W. Morse, a Bath native, financier and shipping magnate for whom the city’s high school is named, have been listed for sale by a rare books dealer in New Jersey — for $30,000.
Ryan Nason

Man charged with assaulting, trying to rob woman in L.L. Bean lot

By Beth Brogan on May 31, 2017, at 3:18 p.m.
A Yarmouth man was arrested after police say he tried to rob a Scarborough woman at an L.L. Bean parking lot.
Christopher Rabbia, also known by a number of aliases including Christopher Mirabella, was arrested by federal marshals in Boston on Friday. Rabbia, who has an extensive criminal history throughout New England and reportedly owes the federal government $33,000 in restitution, was convicted of stealing a car in Newcastle in 2016.

Marshals in Boston unravel alias, arrest felon who stole car in Maine

By Beth Brogan on May 31, 2017, at 11:22 a.m.
Christopher Rabbia is also known as Christopher Mirabella, Mark Shriver, Kevin Williams, William Jacques, Anthony Lawford and Mike Williams, according to various reports.
Capt. Joseph Tuite (right) relieves Capt. Michael Taylor as commanding officer of the Navy's Supervisor of Shipbuilding office in Bath, Maine.

Navy shipbuilding unit at Bath Iron Works welcomes new commander

By Beth Brogan on May 30, 2017, at 12:14 p.m.
The U.S. Navy’s Supervisor of Shipbuilding, or SUPSHIP, at Bath Iron Works changed command Friday, with Capt. Joseph Tuite relieving Capt. Michael Taylor as commanding officer.
Gov. Paul LePage

LePage proposes eliminating funding for Civil Rights Team Project

By Beth Brogan on May 27, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills on Friday decried Gov. Paul LePage’s proposal to eliminate funding through the attorney general’s office for a project that supports civil rights teams in Maine schools.
Alec Bollinger (left) and Nicole Twohig, both with Quahog Bay Conservancy, clean American oysters after pulling them up from a limited purpose aquaculture (LPA) site off Snow Island last week.  A number of oyster farms have started up in Casco Bay in recent years. Adult oysters, which are beneficial to the ecosystem, filter about 50 gallons of water per day, removing nitrogen and excess nutrients that wash into the bay with pollutants. Since the establishment of the Quahog Bay Conservancy in 2014, about 70,000 Snow Island oysters have been sold across the country.

With clams under siege, Maine’s Casco Bay is seeing an oyster boom

By Beth Brogan on May 27, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Oysters offer a number of advantages — in particular their ability to replenish the ecosystem instead of depleting it.

Brunswick police officer files sexual harassment lawsuit against former employer in New York

By Beth Brogan on May 23, 2017, at 12:40 p.m.
Wolongevicz alleges she was denied and/or delayed trainings for five years while male officers with the same or less experience were trained and granted assignments.
The invasive European green crab population has exploded in Maquoit Bay during the last few years due to warming water temperatures.

A top chef has an answer to Maine’s green crab scourge: Fry them in oil, then dig in

By Beth Brogan on May 23, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
One night, after “foraging the intertidal zone,” Mallett debuted the crabs, deep fried and “a little bit like croutons.”
Longtime assistant district attorney Jonathan Liberman was sworn in on Friday as the new district attorney for the prosecutorial district that includes Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties.

Liberman sworn in as district attorney for 4 coastal Maine counties

By Beth Brogan on May 19, 2017, at 4:15 p.m.
Longtime assistant district attorney Jonathan Liberman of Bath replaces Geoffrey Rushlau of Dresden, who was nominated by Gov. Paul LePage to a district court judgeship in March.
A portrait of former Bath Police Sgt. Merle Niles, painted by local artist Benjamin Glick.

Maine police hero gets his due, 57 years after he died

By Beth Brogan on May 19, 2017, at 1 a.m.
During slow nights at the station, Sgt. Dan Couture would take his radio to the basement of Bath City Hall and dig through decades of old Bath Daily Times, trying to piece together the story of Sgt. Merle Niles’ death.
Maine Marine Patrol is searching for a missing man who, according to eye witness reports, fell from his boat into the Androscoggin River near Brunswick.

Searchers fail to find boater who fell into Androscoggin River

By Beth Brogan on May 15, 2017, at 10:04 a.m.
The Maine Marine Patrol will resume searching at low tide Monday afternoon for a Bailey Island man missing since falling into the Androscoggin River on Friday night.

Feds charge Maine man with providing opiates that caused woman’s death

By Beth Brogan on May 12, 2017, at 8:23 a.m.
Mickey Gilley, 34, is charged with knowingly and intentionally distributing a mixture containing heroin and fentanyl.
Timothy Forti has been named principal of St. John's Catholic School in Brunswick, effective July 1, 2017.

New principal picked for St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick

By Beth Brogan on May 09, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
A longtime Catholic school educator has been named principal of St. John’s Catholic School.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents take green card holder Sergio Rodriguez into custody outside his home in El Monte, Calif., on April 18, 2017.

Fear, symbolism drive sanctuary community movement in Maine

By Beth Brogan on May 07, 2017, at 7:26 a.m.
“It’s a very terrifying time. Some of us are very, very scared. It’s more terrifying because Trump is so completely a loose cannon. You can’t tell what he could do.”
 Tom Johnston

Sheriff: Maine weatherman who died would have been charged in sexual assault case

By Beth Brogan on May 04, 2017, at 12:31 p.m.
Oxford County Sheriff Wayne Gallant said Thursday that former WCSH-TV meteorologist Tom Johnston was the only suspect in an alleged gross sexual assault a month ago near Sunday River ski resort in Newry.