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.
Jefferson Fire Chief Walter Morris said a home on South Clary Road was likely a total loss following two fires Sunday.

Maine home destroyed by second of two fires in same day

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
A Jefferson home is likely a total loss following two fires on Monday.
Andrew Seddon

Registered sex offender arrested at Wiscasset school concert

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 2:51 p.m.
Wiscasset police arrested a registered sex offender at a recital at Wiscasset Middle High School.

Portland man tells police he hit 80 mph before driving into pond

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 1:16 p.m.
A 34-year-old Portland man was charged Friday with driving to endanger after driving his Volkswagen into a pond at the Mere Creek Golf Club.
Teagan Wright worked on Mike Cota's fishing boat, Anticipation, out of Harpswell for an episode of "From Away."

Don’t expect to see lighthouses in this new TV show about Maine

By Beth Brogan on April 18, 2017, at 8:13 a.m.
“I didn’t want it to be lighthouses and lobster boats — that boring quintessential vacation feel. I wanted it to have grit and, I don’t know, that sort of Maine quality.”
Zachary Greene

Lisbon man sentenced for fatal June 2016 hit-and-run

By Beth Brogan on April 14, 2017, at 5:19 p.m.
Zachary Greene was sentenced Friday to five years in prison with all but nine months and one day suspended, according to Lisbon Police Chief Marc Hagan.
Bubbles are seen through a glass of water

Student project clued Boothbay schools into the high lead levels in school water

By Beth Brogan on April 14, 2017, at 4:35 p.m.
According to data posted on the school district’s website, one high school sink tested at 230 micrograms of lead per liter, more than 10 times the Environmental Protection Agency maximum.
The house at 28 College Street in Brunswick.

Bowdoin wins legal fight to buy home where owner says ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’ was written

By Beth Brogan on April 14, 2017, at 8:01 a.m.
The commercial wharf at Cook's Lobster & Ale House on Bailey Island will be sold at auction on April 25.

Auction of historic lobster wharf could change life on this Maine island

By Beth Brogan on April 13, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
The outcome of that auction could mean big changes for the fishing community on the island.
Burton "Ben" Hagar pleaded not guilty in the 1979 death of his infant son.

Father pleads not guilty to killing infant son in 38-year-old cold case

By Beth Brogan on April 12, 2017, at 2:24 p.m.
Burton “Ben” Hagar, 62, now of Farmington — who was charged Friday with killing his infant son in 1979 — pleaded not guilty during his first appearance in court on Wednesday.
A small airplane crashed on the southbound side of Interstate 295 Tuesday morning, and initial reports are that the pilot is OK.

Plane crashes on I-295 in Bowdoinham, but pilot and passenger walk away

By Beth Brogan and Nok-Noi Ricker on April 11, 2017, at 10:51 a.m.
A small airplane crashed on the southbound side of Interstate 295 Tuesday morning, and initial reports are that the pilot is OK.

Mystery boom befuddles Maine authorities

By Beth Brogan on April 10, 2017, at 11:24 a.m.
State police and other public safety officials say they have no explanation for a loud “boom” reported by residents of Kennebec and surrounding counties at about 9 p.m. Sunday.
Dan Goldenson looks out over the ruins of the Col. Isaac Reed mansion toward the Medomak River in Waldoboro.

Owners won’t rebuild historic Maine mansion destroyed by fire

By Beth Brogan on April 04, 2017, at 1:43 p.m.
After losing more than $1 million in Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, a couple who hoped to settle in a historic Maine home will have to revise their plans again after it burned down.
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.