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.

See old school tall ship races in Portland

on June 19, 2017, at 6:35 p.m.
Should be way more competitive than a race between Michael Phelps and a great white shark.

Famed Portland chorus joins Grammy winners in a worldwide tribute song

on June 16, 2017, at 5:31 p.m.
Most of the singers attend Portland Public Schools, where students speak as many as 60 different languages.

Some reader suggestions on what to name the new hockey team

on June 16, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.
What do you think of the Portland Pucks or Coastal Crusaders?

What should Portland’s new hockey team be named?

on June 15, 2017, at 3:26 p.m.
The Pirates left in 2016, and the hockey team formerly known as the Alaska Aces are coming in 2018.

LePage tosses hotel key into Casco Bay, hopes for ‘mermaid’

on June 15, 2017, at 12:49 p.m.
An alternative headline may have been: “Where’s the governor’s hotel key? The fish ate it.”

LePage is coming to Portland to throw a hotel key into the bay

on June 14, 2017, at 5:20 p.m.
In other news, the mayor has announced a plan to help seniors afford housing in Portland.

Portland voters overwhelmingly approve school budget

By Seth Koenig on June 14, 2017, at 9:41 a.m.
The education budget was passed by an unofficial count of 3,148 to 890, with 77.96 percent of votes in favor.

Portland voters overwhelmingly approve school budget

on June 13, 2017, at 10:09 p.m.
“Once again, we have shown that putting our children first will always be our top priority.”

Report: Portland taxpayers stuck paying thousands while massive project stalls

on June 13, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
In other news, Maine’s youth prison laid off nearly half of its teachers.

Canadians aren’t saying ‘aboot.’ But what they are saying is much stranger

on June 12, 2017, at 5:21 p.m.
From Atlas Obscura: “This is an exclusively Canadian sound, one that the vast majority of Americans not only don’t use where Canadians use it, they don’t use it at all. It’s completely foreign.”

New England Patriots donate $10,000 to Portland woman’s group

on June 12, 2017, at 4:16 p.m.
“We wanted to show our appreciation for these outstanding community advocates and offer our support to the causes that are so near and dear to their hearts.”

Portland man wins second Tony Award for work on Broadway

on June 12, 2017, at 10:56 a.m.
“I don’t think of Portland as being off the national grid. I think of Portland as a dot in a matrix of dots that represent what is happening in theater in the U.S.”

Here are 5 events to catch during the Pride Portland festival

on June 09, 2017, at 2:53 p.m.
A baseball game, a documentary, a cruise, an island barbecue and, of course, the big parade.

Maine Medical Center adds a building in Westbrook

on June 08, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.
The hospital will consolidate its electronic medical record-keeping systems and administrative offices currently scattered around eight different locations.

Portland to allow homeless shelters in business, industrial zones

on June 07, 2017, at 4:43 p.m.
The move would allow the city to open multiple smaller shelters around the city.

Portland to consider banning wild animal performances, like circus elephants

on June 06, 2017, at 4:39 p.m.
The Portland City Council will have its Health and Human Services committee look into a proposal by councilor Brian Batson to adopt an ordinance banning “wild animals” from performing in the city.

Drunken wedding guests may ruin island golf carts for everyone else

on June 06, 2017, at 10:47 a.m.
The Portland City Council is considering rules that would explicitly state you can’t have a passenger in your lap while driving a golf cart on a Casco Bay island.

Congress Square activist launches bid for Portland City Council

on June 05, 2017, at 4:48 p.m.
Among the 21 people endorsing her right off the bat are former Maine Democratic Party Chairman Ben Grant and Katahdin Woods & Waters National Monument donor/advocate Lucas St. Clair.

South Portland’s revered Griffin Club may get new life

on June 05, 2017, at 4:34 p.m.
Ginger Cote is best-known as a drummer who has toured with famous acts such as Bonnie Raitt and Emmylou Harris

Maine needs a central hub to attract more immigrants

on Dec. 20, 2016, at 10:41 a.m.
We wanted to learn how to grow Maine’s economy. Here’s what we found.