Beth Brogan

Reporter

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.
 

Mid Coast-Parkview Health announces $6.2M expansion on former Parkview campus

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:20 p.m.
The plan is designed “to best accommodate growth while improving access to care.”

Who should pay when a drunken driver injures someone so badly he can no longer work?

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 13, 2016, at 10:35 a.m.
The conflict hinges on questions about who should shoulder blame — and financial responsibility — for a crash that likely will deprive the lobsterman of his livelihood.
Henry A. Eichman

Teacher at Brunswick Catholic school charged with sex crimes involving children

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 12, 2016, at 10:18 a.m.
A man who founded the Midcoast Youth Theater is scheduled to appear to face charges including sexual exploitation of a child under 12.
Brunswick firefighters rescued two unidentified swimmers from the Androscoggin River Friday afternoon.

Brunswick firefighters pull swimmers to safety in dramatic rescue

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 09, 2016, at 6:40 p.m.
Firefighters rescued two swimmers from the Androscoggin River Friday afternoon after they swam out too far in the strong current.
Town and business leaders in Boothbay Harbor have fielded complaints of racism and concern for their safety since longtime resident Linc Sample posted this sign, advocating for the rights of gun owners, on the town's main street.

‘Black Rifles Matter’ sign stirs controversy in Maine tourist town

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 09, 2016, at 6:17 p.m.
Amid signs for bait and directions to the footbridge that crosses the harbor, a handmade sign posted along Boothbay Harbor’s main street has drawn complaints of racism from tourists and residents.
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Thiwat Thiwat, a 2013 Deering High School graduate and basketball standout, rests in Portland hospital bed after an intense round of kidney dialysis, May 26, 2013.

Former Maine all-state basketball star still waiting for kidney transplant

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 09, 2016, at 11:53 a.m.
“There’s a lot I want to do with my future, while I’m still healthy or relatively healthy,” he said.
The future USS Zumwalt can be seen in Portland in this December 2015 file photo.

Largest US destroyer to leave Maine, head for weapons testing

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 06, 2016, at 7:16 p.m.
The future USS Zumwalt and a crew of about 150 sailors will navigate the Kennebec River for the last time Wednesday afternoon.

Camper’s sewage dumps prompt environmental probe

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 06, 2016, at 5:18 p.m.
Maine Department of Environmental Protection staff were at the Brunswick Lowe’s store Monday morning after an employee reported seeing someone in a recreational vehicle dump sewage into a storm drain.
About two dozen pigs broke loose from their pen Tuesday morning on Route 123 in Harpswell.

Escaped pigs block road to Maine peninsula

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 06, 2016, at 4:35 p.m.
About two dozen pigs escaped Tuesday morning from their pen on Route 123 in Harpswell.

Culvert replacement to force closure of Brunswick road

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 06, 2016, at 3:43 p.m.
River Road at the bottom of Rocky Hill will be closed to all vehicle, foot and bike traffic for five days beginning Sept. 12 as road crews replace a major culvert crossing the road.
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An online sale of popular LuLaRoe clothing this weekend will benefit the family of 23-month-old Madison Arndt of Brunswick, who is battling stage III high-risk neuroblastoma.

Maine family hopes stem-cell treatment will cure toddler’s ‘intense’ cancer

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 01, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“It’s the most intense of childhood cancers,” Ashley Arndt said. “And with the longest treatment.”

Fatal crash closes Route 196 in Topsham for five hours

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 31, 2016, at 9:58 p.m.
A 90-year-old woman was killed and several people hospitalized after a three-vehicle crash on Route 196 near the Lisbon town line.
Jason Mackenzie

Police search for Bath man accused of hammer attack

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 30, 2016, at 2:45 p.m.
Jason Mackenzie allegedly struck a 37-year-old Bowdoin man following an argument.

Police: Still no suspects in Freeport robbery

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 29, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
Police continue to investigate a Friday morning robbery during which knives, watches and a wallet worth thousands of dollars were stolen from Intervale Mercantile Co. on School Street.
Joshua Knight

Brunswick man accused of assaulting, threatening woman

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 29, 2016, at 3:18 p.m.
“In the course of struggling with him, she was cut with a knife.”
Firefighters battle a fire in Berwick on Sunday morning. One person was hospitalized and five families were displaced.

Man hospitalized with burns in house fire after puppy knocks over candle

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 6:26 p.m.
Fire displaces five families in Berwick.
Anthem of the Seas, the largest cruise ship to visit Portland this season, docked at Ocean Gateway on Sunday morning for the first of four visits to the city this fall. The ship carries about 5,000 passengers and nearly 1,500 crew members, according to a release from the city of Portland.

Largest cruise ship of season docks in Portland

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 4:59 p.m.
Portland will welcome 46 more cruise ships before the season ends.
The second phase of the Casco Bay Ferry terminal renovation project in Portland will move forward with the addition of $2.56 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

US government awards $2.56 million to renovate Casco Bay ferry terminal

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 3:05 p.m.
The second phase of the Casco Bay ferry terminal renovation project will move forward with the addition of $2.56 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Two people injured in crash in Blue Hill

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 1:59 p.m.
Two people were taken to an area hospital following a single-vehicle crash shortly before noon Sunday on the Ellsworth Road.

Auburn man succumbs to injuries from motorcycle crash

By Beth Brogan on Aug. 28, 2016, at 10:42 a.m.
Kenneth Kilby, 73, died Sunday from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle accident on Saturday in Durham.