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.
Joshua Knight

Brunswick man accused of assaulting, threatening woman

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 29, 2016, at 3:18 p.m.
“In the course of struggling with him, she was cut with a knife.”
Firefighters battle a fire in Berwick on Sunday morning. One person was hospitalized and five families were displaced.

Man hospitalized with burns in house fire after puppy knocks over candle

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 6:26 p.m.
Fire displaces five families in Berwick.
Anthem of the Seas, the largest cruise ship to visit Portland this season, docked at Ocean Gateway on Sunday morning for the first of four visits to the city this fall. The ship carries about 5,000 passengers and nearly 1,500 crew members, according to a release from the city of Portland.

Largest cruise ship of season docks in Portland

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
Portland will welcome 46 more cruise ships before the season ends.
The second phase of the Casco Bay Ferry terminal renovation project in Portland will move forward with the addition of $2.56 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

US government awards $2.56 million to renovate Casco Bay ferry terminal

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
The second phase of the Casco Bay ferry terminal renovation project will move forward with the addition of $2.56 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Two people injured in crash in Blue Hill

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
Two people were taken to an area hospital following a single-vehicle crash shortly before noon Sunday on the Ellsworth Road.

Auburn man succumbs to injuries from motorcycle crash

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 10:42 a.m.
Kenneth Kilby, 73, died Sunday from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident on Saturday in Durham.
Donald Bernier

Topsham man accused of pointing loaded gun at another driver

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 25, 2016, at 11:57 a.m.
A Topsham man was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly pointed a loaded pistol at another man during an instance of road rage.
Garrett G. Brosnan

Attorney: Former police officer finalizing plea deal for federal charge

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 25, 2016, at 11 a.m.
A former Brunswick police officer charged with two counts of attempting to send obscene material to a 13-year-old girl will likely plead guilty to one count in exchange for federal prosecutors dismissing the second charge, his attorney said Wednesday.
Brunswick police rescue a woman from the Androscoggin River in this August 2014 file photo.

Down 20 percent of force, Brunswick police delay investigations

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 19, 2016, at 5:48 p.m.
In a renewed effort to boost the roster, for the first time ever, new recruits who have already graduated from a police academy will be offered a signing bonus.
Bath Iron Works' dry dock floats on the Kennebec River in Bath in this December 2014 file photo.

Judge dismisses Maine shipyard union’s lawsuit claiming arbitrator bias

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 18, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
Local S6 of the machinists union filed suit in May against Bath Iron Works.
An attorney for Arline Pennell Lay, who owns this house at 28 College Street in Brunswick, said Wednesday that Bowdoin College has filed suit in order to force Lay, who has placed the house on the market for $1.3 million, to instead sell it to the college for a fraction of that amount.

Bowdoin sues to halt sale of home where owner says Stowe worked on famous novel

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 17, 2016, at 11:36 a.m.
The owner of a home surrounded by the Bowdoin College campus has signed an agreement to sell the property for $750,000, nearly five times its assessed value, to a Portland woman who plans to open an art and literature center there.
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.

Destroyer to be built in Maine will bear name of World War II hero

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 16, 2016, at 3:48 p.m.
An Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to be built at Bath Iron Works beginning later this year will be named for Marine Corps gunnery sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone.

Police: Maine man fatally shot self after wounding woman, fleeing in truck

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 16, 2016, at 3:16 p.m.
A Cushing man shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend before a police chase that ended when he shot himself in his truck Monday night.

Police: Man shoots self after shooting woman, fleeing from police

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 16, 2016, at 7:28 a.m.
Pictured are two of the three Zumwalt-class stealth destroyers under construction at Bath Iron Works, the DDG 1001, the future USS Michael Monsoor (far left) and the DDG 1000, the future USS Zumwalt (far right), along with the Arleigh Burke-class DDG 115, the future USS Rafael Peralta, in between.

Bath Iron Works anxiously awaits word on Coast Guard contract

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 15, 2016, at 6:35 a.m.
“We’ve got our fingers crossed,” said Rich Nolon, president of Local S6 of the machinists union.
Copper, a young harbor seal rescued in Southport in March after becoming entangled in fishing line and then treated at Marine Mammals of Maine in Harpswell, was released Tuesday from Narragansett, Rhode Island, after four months of rehabilitation at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.

Young seal rescued in Maine has been set free

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 11, 2016, at 12:46 p.m.
A young harbor seal named Copper rescued in March near Christmas Cove after becoming entangled in monofilament fishing line was returned to the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday after nearly doubling its weight while at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
Three people, including a 16-year-old girl from Topsham, were injured Wednesday night in a single-vehicle crash on Route 138 in Bowdoin.

Police: Alcohol, speed likely factors in Bowdoin crash that injured three

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 11, 2016, at 10:12 a.m.
Three people were injured and one faces charges following a single-vehicle crash late Wednesday night that police believe involved alcohol and speed.

Maine woman rescued after falling onto rocks in ocean

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 10, 2016, at 9:28 a.m.
A Brunswick woman was taken by helicopter to a hospital Tuesday afternoon after falling about 15 feet over an embankment and landing on rocks below.
Students move about on the Bowdoin College campus in Brunswick in this March 2016 file photo.

What a Maine college town learned by studying race relations for 8 months

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 10, 2016, at 1 a.m.
A Human Rights Task Force is prepared to report that there’s still much to be done to combat bias in Brunswick.
Gary Martin

Plea agreement reached in Richmond arson case

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 08, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
A 60-year-old man charged in March with setting a fire in a barn on Furlong Road where he was staying has pleaded guilty to lesser charges as part of a plea agreement and will be sentenced in September.