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.
 

Suspicious fire destroys vacant Brunswick house

By Beth Brogan on April 11, 2016, at 9:27 a.m.
Investigators are searching for the cause of a “suspicious” fire that destroyed a dilapidated vacant house in the woods off Route 1.
Bryan Wilson

Brunswick man accused of stealing ice cream, assaulting police

By Beth Brogan on April 08, 2016, at 12:26 p.m.
A Brunswick man who allegedly stole Taquitos and an ice cream sandwich from a 7-Eleven store was arrested on charges of assault and resisting arrest following a scuffle with police early Friday morning.
Arline Pennell Lay stands in the room where she says Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote “"Uncle Tom'’s Cabin,"” by a window on which she said Stowe etched the phrase “angels home.” The claim is disputed by Bowdoin College.

Would you pay $1.6M for a Maine home if a famous novelist lived there?

By Beth Brogan on April 08, 2016, at 11:47 a.m.
A 1780 home that the owners claim Harriet Beecher Stowe lived in while writing “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is on the market again.

Brunswick police investigating crash that injured Topsham man

By Beth Brogan on April 07, 2016, at 3:55 p.m.
A 59-year-old Topsham was taken to Mid Coast Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after a single-car crash on Merriconeag Road.

Police identify West Bath man who died after fall from Brunswick bridge

By Beth Brogan on April 07, 2016, at 3:17 p.m.
Police on Thursday identified a 34-year-old West Bath man who fell to his death from an overpass Wednesday.
A recent decision from Morse High School administrators would allow seniors to choose to wear either white or blue graduation gowns. The existing tradition was to have girls wear white gowns and boys wear blue gowns.

Tradition, transgender rights clash at Morse High School

By Beth Brogan on April 07, 2016, at 2:40 p.m.
Seniors will get to choose to wear either blue or white graduation gowns, but the shift has lead to “transphobia and gay-bashing,” according to some students.

Police: West Bath man dies after fall from Brunswick bridge

By Beth Brogan on April 07, 2016, at 8:53 a.m.
The 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene by rescue personnel.
Donna Deigan of Brunswick, here with her cat, Angel, said Monday morning was a struggle without the usual visit of her former direct living support worker, who until Friday worked for Merrymeeting Behavioral Health Associates in Brunswick. Although the company announced in March that it would close April 8 due to cuts in state funding to MaineCare recipients, it instead closed on Friday, leaving many clients without the services they rely on.

Caregivers who lost jobs when Maine agency closed scramble to be paid

By Beth Brogan on April 06, 2016, at 5:44 p.m.
Mental health rehabilitation worker Jacob Pelletier was driving in his car with a client on Friday afternoon when his team leader at Merrymeeting Behavioral Health Associates called to tell him he no longer had a job.

Man dies after jumping from Brunswick overpass

By Beth Brogan on April 06, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
Police and rescue personnel went to Route 1 at about 3 p.m. Wednesday after someone jumped from the Route 196 overpass onto the highway below.
The future USS Zumwalt, which left Bath to conduct sea trials on Dec. 10, 2015, is guided into Portland harbor by tugboats before docking at the Ocean Gateway Terminal.

Report: Cost overruns for Maine-built ‘stealth’ destroyers near $450 million

By Beth Brogan on April 06, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
A defense industry website reported Wednesday that unnamed Navy officials blame “performance issues” at Bath Iron Works for the $450 million cost overrun for construction of the three Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers at the Maine shipyard.
A vehicle crashed onto the lower deck of the viaduct on Route 1 in Bath Monday afternoon.

‘It just happened so quick’: Maine driver recounts being hit by falling SUV

By Beth Brogan on April 05, 2016, at 5:25 p.m.
“All things considered, from what police and rescue are saying, I’m glad my truck was there to break the fall.”
Donna Deigan of Brunswick, here with her cat, Angel, said Monday morning was a struggle without the usual visit of her former direct living support worker, who until Friday worked for Merrymeeting Behavioral Health Associates in Brunswick.

Mainers struggling in wake of mental health care provider closing

By Beth Brogan on April 04, 2016, at 6:57 p.m.
“I know there are people [for whom] it’s hard to get up every day, to take a shower — people who literally need these services just to live through their day.”

Home, garage total loss in New Gloucester fire

By Beth Brogan on April 02, 2016, at 7:35 a.m.
A Morse Road home was declared a total loss following a fire Friday evening.
Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, a civil rights leader who helped organize the March on Washington and the Selma to Montgomery March, will deliver the 2016 commencement address at Bates College on May 29.

Civil rights icon John Lewis to speak at Bates graduation

By Beth Brogan on April 01, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
The Georgia lawmaker organized sit-in demonstrations at segregated lunch counters in Nashville, helped organize the 1963 March on Washington and is perhaps most responsible for the passage of the Voting Rights Act two years later.
Students sit on the quad in front of Hubbard Hall at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

Hacker steals tax information of 275 current, former Bowdoin employees

By Beth Brogan on April 01, 2016, at 4:34 p.m.
Bowdoin College officials on Thursday notified 275 current and former faculty and staff members that their Social Security numbers, addresses and other personal information was accessed improperly through the company that manages the college’s payroll tax filings.

Maine man gets more than 11 years in child porn case

By Beth Brogan on April 01, 2016, at 3:51 p.m.
A Sabattus man was sentenced to more than 11 years in prison after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography.
Lual Bandayo

Missing Westbrook teen found

By Beth Brogan on April 01, 2016, at 1:35 p.m.
Westbrook police announced Friday afternoon that missing Westbrook teen Lual Bandayo had been located “safe and sound.”

Freeport-area school superintendent resigns, citing personal reasons

By Beth Brogan on April 01, 2016, at 1:10 p.m.
Regional School Unit 5 Superintendent Edward McDonough has resigned effective June 30, 2016.
Back Narrows Road was closed for approximately 90 minutes Thursday after a 2003 Oldsmobile sport utility vehicle struck a school bus carrying Boothbay-area students. The driver of the SUV, Lori L. Dishman of Boothbay, and three students ages 12 to 15 were taken to an area hospital with apparently minor injuries.

Maine school bus crash remains under investigation

By Beth Brogan on April 01, 2016, at 12:03 p.m.
The drivers involved in a school bus crash that sent four people, including three students, to the hospital have been identified.
Lual Bandayo

Westbrook police searching for teen missing since Thursday

By Beth Brogan on April 01, 2016, at 11:29 a.m.
Lual Bandayo was last seen about 8 p.m. Thursday on Cumberland Street.