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.
Christopher I. Maclennan

Man accused of using stun gun on woman, attempting to strangle her

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 22, 2016, at 2:29 p.m.
A man was arrested after a 32-year-old woman found standing in the middle of Route 201 said he attempted to strangle her with a cord and used a stun gun on her.
Damon Peacock

Bath officer arrests local man after seeing him driving SUV reported stolen

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 22, 2016, at 1:23 p.m.

Windham woman struck by vehicle while in wheelchair

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 22, 2016, at 8:36 a.m.
A 56-year-old woman who left her assisted-living home in a wheelchair was seriously injured Wednesday when she was struck by a vehicle while her wheelchair was in the middle of River Road.
The USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) passes the future USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001) as Zumwalt departs Bath Iron Works, marking the beginning of a 3-month journey to its new homeport in San Diego, on Sept. 7.

Capt. Kirk gives up helm of nation’s first ‘stealth’ destroyer built in Maine

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 21, 2016, at 5:02 p.m.
Three months after sailing down the Kennebec River for the last time, the Bath-built USS Zumwalt held a change-of-command ceremony in San Diego Tuesday as Capt. Scott A. Tait relieved Capt. James A. Kirk as commanding officer of the first-in-class DDG 1000.
Leroy Smith III is escorted back to his seat during a competency hearing before Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Donald Marden on June 30 at the Capital Judicial Center in Augusta.

New competency hearing set for Maine man accused of dismembering father

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 21, 2016, at 6:40 a.m.
A Gardiner man accused of killing and dismembering his father in their Gardiner apartment in 2014 is scheduled to appear in court next month to see if forced medication has made him competent to stand trial for murder.

Snowmobiler hurt after colliding with car on Maine road

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 19, 2016, at 6:07 p.m.
A Bowdoinham man was listed in fair condition Monday at Maine Medical Center after the snowmobile he was allegedly riding down the center of Post Road on Saturday was struck by an oncoming car.
The future USS Rafael Peralta leaves Bath Iron Works for sea trails in October.

Bath Iron Works awarded $126 million for more destroyer work

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 19, 2016, at 11:35 a.m.
Bath Iron Works has landed a $126 million contract extension.
Iconic eatery Red's Eats, which stands at a crossroads on Route 1 where traffic often backs up in the summer months, can be seen Thursday in Wiscasset.

Maine Yankee fallout: A town’s turmoil, 20 years in the making

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 17, 2016, at 1 a.m.
Two decades later, Maine Yankee’s employees and much of its tax base are long gone. The burden of struggling to live with a slimmer pocketbook has frayed many in a town that longtime resident Bill Sutter said “has developed a big city attitude, with big city amenities and budgets, when we are in fact a small town.”
Thomas Soucy's motorized wheelchair sits outside a condominium Friday afternoon in Brunswick. Soucy, 62, was taken to Maine Medical Center after emergency personnel found him and the wheelchair on fire.

Brunswick man in wheelchair catches fire while feeding wood stove

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 16, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.
Thomas Soucy, 62, suffered severe burns to his lower body.
Garrett Brosnan

Former Maine police officer to be sentenced for attempting to send nude photos to minor

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 13, 2016, at 5:46 p.m.

Maine men lose licenses after allegedly removing eggs from female lobsters

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 13, 2016, at 4:40 p.m.
“Scrubbing lobsters is one of the most serious violations of marine resource laws we see,” Maine Marine Patrol Col. Jon Cornish said.

Civil charges filed against owners of pit bulls that bit Wiscasset woman

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 12, 2016, at 5:46 p.m.
The Worumbo Mill can be seen in Lisbon in this August 2013 file photo.

New Jersey firm buys dam, hydro plant that powered historic Maine mill

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 12, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
Eagle Creek Renewable Energy has purchased the former Worumbo Mill property at the corner of Route 196 and Canal Street in Lisbon Falls.
Bruce E. Dunbar of Jefferson, Maine, was arrested Thursday night after allegedly crashing his tractor trailer into the gazebo in a Jersey City, N.J., park. Dunbar said he crashed intentionally, The Jersey Journal reported.

Police: Maine truck driver intentionally plowed into NJ gazebo decorated for holidays

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 12, 2016, at 10:15 a.m.
“Cops said he seemed disoriented and ‘non-cognitive’ but passed a field sobriety test.”
Protea Integrated Health and Wellness, which provided services including Suboxone treatment to about 350 clients, closed abruptly on Sept. 30, leaving at least one client with a dwindling supply of the opioid replacement and others in a sense of chaos.

Fraud claims loomed over Maine addiction clinic that closed abruptly

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 07, 2016, at 9:49 a.m.
A former Suboxone clinic and addiction counseling service that closed abruptly in September is under investigation by the Maine attorney general’s office for fraud and has been ordered to repay more than $300,000 to the state.
Linc Sample of Boothbay Harbor, whose signs promoting the rights of gun owners have drawn criticism, recently removed a lighted sign featuring an assault weapon and replaced it with a simple nativity scene. Here, Sample stands in front of a sign, "Molon Labe,' which means "From my Cold Dead Hands."

Pro-gun Mainer replaces anti-zombie sign with creche for town’s holiday display

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 05, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
“Some of it I bring on myself — it doesn’t bother me,” Linc Sample said. “Somebody’s got to do it.”

Police: Suspicious item in Whitefield determined to be ‘a fake device’

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 01, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
Officials said it was “a fake device” and will be analyzed at the state police crime lab in Augusta.
The U.S. Navy Blue Angels fly in formation over Brunswick at the Great State of Maine Air Show in 2015.

Blue Angels to visit Brunswick Thursday

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 29, 2016, at 10:23 a.m.
Six Blue Angels F-18 Hornets will be the featured performers.
Crewed by 147 sailors, Zumwalt is the lead ship of a class of next-generation multimission destroyers designed to strengthen naval power.

Bath-built destroyer breaks down, towed out of Panama Canal

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 22, 2016, at 11:32 a.m.
The Bath-built USS Zumwalt, the first-in-class “stealth” destroyer that left the Bath shipyard on Sept. 7, broke down Monday night while passing through the Panama Canal and was towed by tugs through the locks toward the Pacific Ocean.
Dylan Grubbs

Thomaston man to serve 2 ½ years in prison for fatal shooting of girlfriend in Bath

By Beth Brogan on Nov. 21, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
Dylan Grubbs, 24, pleaded guilty to felony domestic violence reckless conduct with a weapon.