Beth Brogan


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.
Ernesto Diaz Nieves, Jr.

Police track Naples man for 8 miles following alleged domestic assault

By Beth Brogan on March 14, 2017, at 10:29 a.m.
Police say he assaulted his ex-girlfriend, grabbed a knife and challenged a deputy to shoot him, then led deputies on an eight-mile chase before he was placed under arrest.

By Beth Brogan on March 14, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.

By Beth Brogan on March 14, 2017, at 9:44 a.m.
Mark Westrum, administrator of Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.

Maine jail leader placed on leave the day he was due to end OUI suspension

By Beth Brogan on March 13, 2017, at 5:43 p.m.
Westrum will remain on leave until a March 21 meeting with the Lincoln and Sagadahoc Multicounty Jail Authority.

More than 5,000 Bath area customers lose power

By Beth Brogan on March 13, 2017, at 2:05 p.m.
About 5,168 Central Maine Power accounts in Bath, Woolwich, Arrowsic and Georgetown lost electricity at 11:25 a.m. Monday morning.
Adrien Teruel

Florida trio arrested in Maine as part of alleged credit card fraud ring

By Beth Brogan on March 13, 2017, at 1:01 p.m.
Police say the men are linked to multiple “cells” stealing credit and debit card information from hundreds of Mainers.

Maine man who stole $1.15 million dies days before sentencing

By Beth Brogan on March 10, 2017, at 9:45 a.m.
Moriarty had agreed to pay $750,000 in restitution to two investors.
Protesters arrested last August at Bath Iron Works' christening of the stealth destroyer USS Zumwalt march into Sagadahoc County Superior Court to stand trial on Feb. 1.

Court penalties won’t keep peace protesters away from Bath Iron Works

By Beth Brogan on March 09, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.
A Bath man sentenced to community service for a June 2016 protest outside BIW said Thursday that he would again protest during a planned christening next month.

Police: Richmond man shoots neighbor who tried to invade home

By Beth Brogan on March 08, 2017, at 1:32 p.m.
A woman reported that an intruder had broken into her living room and refused to leave — even after her boyfriend had shot him in the chest.
The Bath Iron Works-built USS Michael Murphy, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, left Bath in September 2012 and was commissioned in October 2012.

Mississippi is on the verge of giving $45 million to Bath Iron Works competitor

By Beth Brogan on March 08, 2017, at 10:56 a.m.
The bill would add to a long list of competitive advantages enjoyed by the Mississippi shipyard when bidding against BIW.
Developer Paul Coulombe (left) and Danielle Betts, a civil engineer with the Knickerbocker Group, listen to public comments during a January information session on a proposal for a roundabout, as well as Coulombe’s plans for a future retail development in Boothbay.

Maine islanders again deny liquor baron’s bid to sell alcohol at restaurant

By Beth Brogan on March 08, 2017, at 6:18 a.m.
For the second year in a row, Southport town meeting voters on Monday rejected proposed amendments to bylaws that would allow a restaurant owned by a controversial businessman to sell liquor and advertise.
Tempus Jets Bombardier Global Express undergoing maintenance in the Newport News, Virginia, in 2013.

Lender’s lawsuit, rent owed at Maine site add to Tempus Jets’ struggles

By Beth Brogan and Darren Fishell on Feb. 27, 2017, at 6:21 a.m.
A lender has sued the Virginia-based parent company of Brunswick aircraft refurbisher Tempus Jets and its co-founder, seeking payment of loans it says are worth more than $26 million.
After Brunswick town councilors voted to reject a petition seeking a townwide vote on overturning the council's decision to sell a waterfront lot, petitioners have filed a lawsuit that alleges the decision violated municipal statutes.

Brunswick residents sue town after council rejects petition on coastal park

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 23, 2017, at 12:26 p.m.
A conflict between residents and Brunswick officials over public access to coastal property is likely going to court.
A crash on Interstate 295 in Falmouth caused traffic to back up in both directions, Aug. 29, 2013.

State to reduce speed limit on crash-prone stretch of Interstate 295

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 22, 2017, at 10:53 a.m.
A nearly 30 percent increase in crashes along a stretch Interstate 295 has prompted the state to permanently reduce the speed limit between Topsham and Falmouth beginning next month.
Firefighters from several communities traveled by boat to Sheep Island in the New Meadows River for a large woods fire. Many small Maine communities depend on volunteer firefighters.

When Maine island homes catch fire, there often aren’t enough volunteers to save them

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 22, 2017, at 10:17 a.m.
Like many small Maine communities, Harpswell depends on volunteer firefighters.
Wayne Little

Jefferson man wanted for aggravated assault turns himself in

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 21, 2017, at 1:57 p.m.
A Jefferson man sought by police following a domestic dispute on Saturday has turned himself in.

‘Mime’ accused of attacking professional MMA fighter

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 21, 2017, at 12:15 p.m.
Police have not received other reports involving men in white face paint and black clothing.

Warren man struck by car in Brunswick has died

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 20, 2017, at 12:53 p.m.
A 20-year-old Warren man struck by a car on Mill Street in Brunswick Sunday night died Monday morning.

Warren man struck by car in Brunswick has died

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 20, 2017, at 8:32 a.m.
Caleb Maxham was crossing Mill Street in Brunswick just after 8 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a car.

Anti-LGBT group led by Michael Heath added to Maine hate group map

By Beth Brogan on Feb. 17, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
A Lewiston-based anti-LGBT organization leading an effort to remove protections from discrimination based on sexual orientation from the Maine Human Rights Act has been identified as a hate group in the 2016 Hate Map released Wednesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center.