Seth Koenig

Seth Koenig

Portland Bureau Chief

Seth Koenig, producer In 2011, the BDN hired Durham, Maine native Seth Koenig to launch southern Maine coverage. In 2014, he was named the Maine Press Association’s top news blogger, something he’s very proud of and which is a title he intends to reclaim in 2016. Previously, he spent five years working for The Times Record in Bath and Brunswick, during which time he was named Journalist of the Year by both the New England Newspaper & Press Association and the Maine Press Association. While a student at UMass Amherst, he served as editor-in-chief of the Massachusetts Daily Collegian, a school newspaper with a regional distribution and readership of 30,000. Seth coaches youth soccer and basketball, serves on the Durham Historic District Commission, plays in an indoor soccer league, manages his children’s YouTube channel and serves as a U.S. Navy Reserve officer. He serves on the advisory board for the USM student newspaper, the Free Press, and has judged annual journalism contests for the NH Press Association and Journalism Association of Community Colleges, among other trade and training organizations. Prior journalism work included stints with The Forecaster in Falmouth ME, and on the sports desk at The Recorder in Greenfield MA. nalist of the year.
The Portland Company complex on Fore Street in Portland.

Furniture company proposes boutique hotel on Portland waterfront

By Seth Koenig on Aug. 01, 2017, at 4:35 p.m.
Furniture company West Elm announced plans Tuesday to build a 150-room boutique hotel as part of the redevelopment of a larger waterfront complex in Portland.

Mayor: I didn’t know whether to bring ‘boxing gloves or bourbon’ to meeting with city manager

on July 31, 2017, at 6:02 p.m.
In this newsletter, news from tonight’s meeting to clear the air between City Manager Jon Jennings and Mayor Ethan Strimling, as well as a Liv Tyler sighting in Portland and the latest sign of the robot apocalypse.

Deputies revive man allegedly overdosing on narcotics in Maine park

By Seth Koenig on July 30, 2017, at 11:02 p.m.
Deputies and rescue personnel allegedly used two shots of Narcan to bring the man back from an overdose.
Cumberland County Sheriff's Office vehicles parked near a Baldwin sandpit where a 20-year-old Sebago man was fatally shot on Sunday. (CBS 13 photo)

Man fatally shot in southern Maine sandpit, police say

By Seth Koenig on July 30, 2017, at 10:34 p.m.
The shooting was reportedly accidental and took place when two other men were trying to clear a jammed rifle.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, walks to the Senate floor ahead of a vote on the health care bill on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 27, 2017.

Susan Collins ‘troubled’ by Trump’s threat to eliminate health insurance subsidies

By Seth Koenig on July 30, 2017, at 10:36 a.m.
“I’m troubled by the uncertainty that has been created by the administration.”

Stop pooping on Old Orchard Beach. It’s gross.

on July 28, 2017, at 4:19 p.m.
Also in tonight’s newsletter, what your local news anchor looks like after a snake sticks its tongue in her mouth.

How to tell if your turtle is a boy or a girl

on July 27, 2017, at 5:21 p.m.
Plus, the city of Portland is poised to pick the payment processing firm WEX to develop a high-profile waterfront lot.
An artist's rendition of what the new WEX headquarters would look like as part of a proposed Thames Street project in Portland.

Portland picks major employer to develop waterfront site, add 450 jobs

By Seth Koenig on July 27, 2017, at 4:41 p.m.
Portland officials announced Thursday afternoon that they’re poised to tap the payment processing firm WEX to develop a waterfront site in a deal expected to bring 450 jobs to the city.
This 2009 Scion XB was destroyed in a collision with a tractor trailer truck in Hollis Thursday morning. The driver was hospitalized with critical injuries, according to police.

Trucker charged with falsifying log book after crash leaves man in critical condition

By Seth Koenig on July 27, 2017, at 3:01 p.m.
Galarza was issued a summons for the misdemeanor and was suspended from driving for 10 hours, he said.

Rumors of a Marisa Tomei sighting in Maine

on July 26, 2017, at 5:06 p.m.
Also in tonight’s newsletter, why you can’t trust your vacuum cleaner. And how the delegation reacted to Trump’s latest controversy.

The government’s ‘cheese illuminati’ is secretly trying to stuff your face

on July 25, 2017, at 5 p.m.
Tonight’s edition of The Express evening newsletter is like a stuffed-crust pizza of news.
People check flight times at LaGuardia Airport in New York November 21, 2012.

Heated argument between pilot, attendant delays flight bound for Portland

By Seth Koenig on July 25, 2017, at 3:36 p.m.
A flight from New York to Portland was delayed by two hours because the pilot and a flight attendant got into a heated argument and had to be removed from the plane.

The heat will make you do dumb things

on July 24, 2017, at 6:15 p.m.
Although it’s a little chilly out right now. If you do something dumb today, that’s on you.

The thing Mainers say they hate most (is what some of you will be doing tonight)

on July 21, 2017, at 4:57 p.m.
Plus, news about a Portland bakery and the development of Saco Island.
Susan Briggs holds the last photo ever taken of her stepdaughter, Jessica, during an interview with CBS 13's Jon Chrisos.

Victim’s stepmother says judge should step down in decades-old murder case

By Seth Koenig on July 21, 2017, at 10:54 a.m.
A hearing could throw out the 25-year-old murder conviction of Anthony Sanborn Jr., the stepmother of the victim in that case is calling for the judge to step down.

Kermit the Frog is a ‘bitter, angry, depressed victim’

on July 20, 2017, at 5:29 p.m.
Plus, now you can really name Portland’s new hockey team.
Sebastian Kelley, 30, of Portland has been missing since June 17.

Police divers searching Maine river for ‘clues’ about missing Portland man

By Seth Koenig on July 20, 2017, at 5:07 p.m.
Portland police have described Sebastian Kelley as 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes, and a neck tattoo which reads “Willow Grace.”
Mayor Ethan Strimling speaks to reporters after giving his State of the City address in Portland on Monday night.

Portland mayor wants to require developers to include more low-income housing

By Seth Koenig on July 20, 2017, at 11:11 a.m.
Mayor Ethan Strimling wants to require developers in the city to include more low-income housing in their projects.

Netflix is moving in on your sweetheart

on July 19, 2017, at 6:14 p.m.
Also in your nightly newsletter, Portland took a step toward getting a 68-foot-tall cold storage building for its waterfront.

Why ravens should be in charge

on July 18, 2017, at 5:20 p.m.
Also, can you tell the difference between a real photograph and a faked one? Most people can’t.