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.
 
SETH AND THE CITY

What we know and what we don’t know about the fatal fall from the hospital window

on April 01, 2016, at 12:04 a.m.
The family of Paul Cady has retained one of Maine’s best known attorneys.
#MAINE

Website ranks the 10 ‘happiest’ places in Maine

on March 30, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
Where does your town rank?
Paul Cady, as seen in an undated photo provided by his daughter, Miranda Cady. Paul Cady died Tuesday evening after falling from his sixth story window at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

The patient who fell to his death from a hospital window was trying to go home, his daughter says

By Seth Koenig on March 30, 2016, at 3:02 p.m.
“All he could focus on was getting home and due to his state of mind he was willing to try anything to get out of that hospital.”
Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Police identify patient who died after fall from sixth story window at Portland hospital

By Seth Koenig on March 30, 2016, at 9:19 a.m.
The incident occurred just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, and Portland police are investigating.

Portland was once a sketchier town. Here’s why some people miss that era

By Seth Koenig on March 28, 2016, at 5:31 p.m.
The Red Light District Era had its danger and drugs, but there was also a camaraderie among Portlanders trying to get by.
SETH AND THE CITY

The faces of Portland in the 1970s

on March 28, 2016, at 4:26 p.m.
I saw a lot of joy on the faces in John Duncan’s photography from the 70s. I wanted to share that.
THINKMAINE

Photographer rediscovers abandoned secret nudist colony in small Maine town

on March 26, 2016, at 7:26 a.m.
The gathering place was remote — members had to hike through the woods to reach it — and those who participated were sworn to secrecy once they were allowed to join.
Ethan Strimling

Portland hires former DC, Sagadahoc County official as mayor’s new assistant

By Seth Koenig on March 25, 2016, at 4:39 p.m.
“Now that Portland has a full-time mayor, having a full-time staff person ensures continuity of support.”
THINKMAINE

‘Lygonia’ and 3 other names they almost gave Maine

on March 25, 2016, at 8:31 a.m.
Can you imagine if our state was called that?
SETH AND THE CITY

Don’t wait until a controversial project comes along to decide which views are worth protecting, experts say

on March 24, 2016, at 5:07 p.m.
“Whenever we talk about changes to the landscape, people get antsy.”
#MAINE

Bowdoin College grad to reprise role in revival of TV drama ‘Prison Break’

on March 23, 2016, at 7:37 a.m.
Fans of the show have been waiting to see whether he’d come back.
SETH AND THE CITY

Why some immigrants say that they don’t want an Office of New Americans

on March 22, 2016, at 10:56 p.m.
“By singling out a particular group of people to support … you’re creating greater divisiveness between communities in the city,”
#MAINE

What Google autocomplete tells us about Maine

on March 22, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
So this is what Internet users think of our state. Ouch.
31-33 Frederic St., Portland

Landlords and tenants in Portland both like this idea to improve relations

By Seth Koenig on March 21, 2016, at 12:49 p.m.
“It doesn’t have to be in favor or tenants or in favor of landlords, but in favor of those relationships.”
#MAINE

This TV drama was canceled after just one season, but Mainers are still obsessed with it

on March 20, 2016, at 7:31 a.m.
Mainers are more interested in this shortlived buddy drama than “Breaking Bad” or “House of Cards.”
SETH AND THE CITY

Landmark downtown Portland grocery store the last of a dying breed

on March 18, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
Portland television station WCSH 6 broke the news Thursday evening on a story that a number of us area journalists have been poking around on for about a week: The building that houses landmark downtown grocery store Paul’s Food Center is being sold. The buyers, we ultimately found out, were …

Report: Landmark downtown Portland grocery store sold

By Seth Koenig on March 18, 2016, at 9:55 a.m.
A grocery store of some form has reportedly been operating at the Congress Street site for more than 150 years.

Portland shooting victim’s sister to killer: ‘Turn yourself in’

By Seth Koenig on March 17, 2016, at 7:25 p.m.
Police say they’re receiving new tips on the case.
61 Grant St., Portland

Report: Class action lawsuit alleges Portland landlord stole security deposits

By Seth Koenig on March 16, 2016, at 3:19 p.m.
“The power relationship between the landlords and the tenants is currently favoring the landlords even more than normal.”
David Anderson

Portland shooting victim recalled as ‘wonderful person’ who fell on hard times

By Seth Koenig on March 16, 2016, at 1:07 p.m.
“He didn’t deserve what happened to him.”