Seth Koenig

Seth Koenig

Content Producer

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.

Report of truck ‘driving erotically’ in Southwest Harbor

By Seth Koenig on May 27, 2016, at 10:33 a.m.
Turns out, it was just a typo.

USA Today’s ‘best main street’ could be in Maine. Voting is underway

on May 26, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
The competition includes Staunton, Virginia, and Ogden, Utah.

The 10 cities in America that love Portland the most

on May 25, 2016, at 6:32 p.m.
A lot of Texans like Greater Portland.

How to grow a garden in your apartment in 5 videos

on May 24, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
It’s springtime — and just about gardening time, but what if you live in an urban environment? Check out these five videos showing how you can use a range of smaller containers to grow fresh produce in the limited space of an apartment or condo: Use plastic soda bottles Try …
Sarah Franklin of Portland holds a sign in support of Planned Parenthood at a rally in Portland's Monument Square on Tuesday. The noontime event was part of the group’s nationwide campaign to beat back criticism from congressional Republicans who have have called for potentially shutting down the government to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

A timeline of the dispute over Planned Parenthood demonstrations in Portland

By Seth Koenig on May 23, 2016, at 3:26 p.m.
Protests, counter-protests, lawsuits and countersuits have been going on since at least 2012.

3 reasons to be optimistic about Portland’s top choice for superintendent

on May 23, 2016, at 1:03 p.m.
Here are a few noteworthy takeaways from the district’s announcement this morning.

Website names the best town in each state to find antiques. Here’s the pick for Maine.

on May 22, 2016, at 1:07 p.m.
This is the second straight year this town has been named one of the country’s best places for antiquing.

Stephen King takes on IBM supercomputer Watson

on May 22, 2016, at 1:07 p.m.
Watson can win on “Jeopardy,” but can it keep up with Stephen King on the topic of storytelling?

How ‘Vacationland’ began: Site unearths Maine tourism photos from 50 years ago

on May 22, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
See Maine at a time when it was just starting to capitalize on its popularity as a getaway state.
Bernard "Bunny" Ross, Jr., as he appeared when he went missing in Aroostook County at the age of 18 in 1977, left, and a computer-generated image of what he might look like today.

Anonymous letter offers potential break in case of Fort Kent man missing since 1977

By Seth Koenig on May 20, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
“There was always the hope that he’d walk through the door one day.”
Angel Torres, then 21, went missing from Biddeford around 2 a.m. on May 21, 1999. His family and friends are reportedly offering a $15,000 reward for information that leads to finding him.

Report: Family to raise reward for clues in case of missing Maine man

By Seth Koenig on May 20, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
The police and Angel Torres’ family have long suspected foul play in the case.

Report: Lincoln County woman arrested in alleged ‘lost dog’ scam

By Seth Koenig on May 19, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
The suspect would go door-to-door claiming to be looking for a lost dog, then ask to use the bathroom.

Say goodbye to split fingernails. Mainers are reinventing the keychain

on May 19, 2016, at 2:01 p.m.
Donations have been pouring in to fund this project on Kickstarter.

NFL commissioner, Tom Brady foil not welcome at Maine store

on May 19, 2016, at 6:27 a.m.
Roger Goodell’s time in Maine since “Deflategate” started has been… awkward.
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FBI looking for teen ‘sextortion’ victims in Maine

By Seth Koenig on May 17, 2016, at 10:45 a.m.
“Teenage girls were begging, literally begging him not to make them do more photos,” a judge said of this online predator.

Portland podcaster reaches the big time, gets picked up by top network

on May 17, 2016, at 9:12 a.m.
“I feel like I’m living a modern Cinderella story where instead of the prince, the girl gets the podcast.”

Century-old film shows Maine firefighters using horses, carriages and ‘self propellers’ to save lives

on May 14, 2016, at 4:53 p.m.
“The people who produced this short, yet historic film are not known.”

Portland named the best small city in America ‘to spend the weekend’

on May 13, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
Portland was one of four New England cities in the top 25.
Phippsburg Police Chief John Skroski stands with Stacey Manter in her kitchen in Bath. Skroski was a first responder when Manter's 17-year-old son, Christian, killed himself in 2012.

Why a mother and police chief are raising awareness about suicide warning signs

By Seth Koenig on May 13, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
“It’s important to get people comfortable asking to help before that person gets that tunnel vision. If you notice something that doesn’t seem quite right about someone, talk to them.”
Waynflete School sophomore Julia Hansen has launched what she's calling the Yellow Tulip Project in memory of two friends who died by suicide this year.

This Maine teen lost two friends this school year. Here’s how she’s putting her grief to work

By Seth Koenig on May 13, 2016, at 9:31 a.m.
“Simple acts of kindness do mean a lot to people.”