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.
 

Warren man struck by car in Brunswick has died

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:32 a.m.
Caleb Maxham was crossing Mill Street in Brunswick just after 8 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a car.

Anti-LGBT group led by Michael Heath added to Maine hate group map

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
A Lewiston-based anti-LGBT organization leading an effort to remove protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation from the Maine Human Rights Act has been identified as a hate group in the 2016 Hate Map released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Red's Eats in Wiscasset.

Wiscasset property owners sue town, state over Route 1 project

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 16, 2017, at 9:58 a.m.
Gary Lawless reads a poem during the inaugural Beech Hill full moon poetry reading event at Beech Hill Preserve in Rockport in a 2015 file photo.

Maine poet to be honored for giving voice to refugees, disabled and homeless people

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 15, 2017, at 12:32 p.m.
The Maine Humanities Council will honor Lawless for decades contributing to public humanities.
Leroy Smith III (right) is escorted back to his seat during a competency hearing before Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Donald Marden on Thursday at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.

Expert: Forcing accused Maine murderer to take meds has not made him fit for trial

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 14, 2017, at 3:06 p.m.
A psychiatrist testified that a Gardiner man charged with killing and dismembering his father has improved substantially since being forcibly medicated.

Fire in Lisbon

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 13, 2017, at 1:12 p.m.

MDOT pulls plow trucks off the road

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 13, 2017, at 12:48 p.m.
Snow blankets the supersized L.L. Bean Boot outside the Freeport retailer's Main Street store in this January 2015 file photo.

LL Bean offers employee buyouts, ends contributions to company pension plan

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 09, 2017, at 4:20 p.m.
The changes “are designed to ensure L.L. Bean continues to be a thriving outdoor company for the next hundred years and beyond,” company Executive Chairman Shawn Gorman said in a statement.

Three arrested after Brunswick resident finds two men in home

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 08, 2017, at 11:53 a.m.
Three midcoast men were arrested early Wednesday morning after police allegedly spotted them fleeing from a Brunswick home, where the resident had just reported a burglary.
Vaughn (right) and Jodie Anthony (center), with Paula Ragsdale, stand near their home on Gaecklein Road in Boothbay recently. Next door, contractors for Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens have clearcut to the Anthonys' property line to make way for a $30 million expansion.

Beauty or beast? Neighbors fight Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens’ expansion

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 08, 2017, at 6:50 a.m.
When the expansion is complete, the garden complex will include a new visitor center and gift shop, a restaurant in the existing visitor center, a 16,000-square-foot horticulture research and production facility, and a nearly six-story conservatory, along with expanded parking, formal gardens and trails.
Protesters arrested last August at Bath Iron Works' christening of the stealth destroyer USS Zumwalt march into Sagadahoc County Superior Court to stand trial Wednesday morning.

Anti-war activists convicted for protest outside Bath Iron Works

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 03, 2017, at 12:29 p.m.
Ten peace activists arrested in June while protesting outside Bath Iron Works were found guilty of misdemeanors.
Freeport artist Abigail Gray Swartz drew on her experience at the Jan. 21 Women's March in Augusta to create her first cover for The New Yorker. The cover, "The March," depicts a black Rosie the Riveter wearing a pink, knitted hat.

‘Everything has been insane’ for Maine artist who drew black Rosie the Riveter for The New Yorker

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 02, 2017, at 3:59 p.m.
Abigail Gray Swartz painted a magazine cover that reimagines Rosie the Riveter as a black woman wearing a pink knit hat that has come to symbolize opposition to President Donald Trump’s policies and persona.
Protesters arrested last August at Bath Iron Works' christening of the stealth destroyer USS Zumwalt march into Sagadahoc County Superior Court to stand trial Wednesday morning.

War and peace on the Maine coast: Trial of shipyard protesters revives Vietnam-era conflicts

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 01, 2017, at 2:01 p.m.
Ten of the 12 people charged with misdemeanor obstruction of a public way last year pleaded not guilty in connection with the protest outside the shipyard’s south gate.
Jack May of South Freeport found these KKK fliers, folded and sealed in plastic baggies, in the driveways of his neighbors early Monday morning.

Maine House speaker to host community meeting in response to KKK fliers

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 31, 2017, at 9:26 a.m.
“The values they represent … is not ones any of us share and that we will absolutely, loudly drive them away.”
Jack May of South Freeport found these KKK flyers, folded and sealed in plastic baggies, in the driveways of his neighbors early Monday morning.

KKK recruitment fliers in Maine House speaker’s neighborhood, state capital

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 30, 2017, at 10:16 a.m.
The single-page, multi-colored flyer announces a Ku Klux Klan neighborhood watch and encourages people to call a “24-hour Klanline.”

Bomb team retrieves bazooka-like military shell from Maine parking lot

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 26, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.
The device was discovered late Wednesday afternoon by someone walking in the area, the Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman said.
Developer Paul Coulombe (left) and Danielle Betts, a civil engineer with the Knickerbocker Group, listen to public comments during an information session on a proposal for a roundabout, as well as Coulombe’s plans for a future retail development in Boothbay, in Boothbay in this August 2016 file photo.

Developer with childhood dream to ‘own my own town’ buys Maine waterfront inn

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 26, 2017, at 6:10 a.m.
Paul Coulombe has expanded his holdings to the east edge of the harbor, recently closing on the nearly 100-room Rocktide Inn & Restaurant and an adjacent vacant waterfront lot.

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 20, 2017, at 11:47 a.m.

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 20, 2017, at 11:20 a.m.
Kenneth Bailey

Maine man who spent 2 years on the lam sentenced for sex crimes against child

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 18, 2017, at 4:21 p.m.
Under conditions of a plea agreement, a 60-year-old Bath man charged with 19 counts of sex crimes against a child will serve two and a half years in prison followed by four years of probation.