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.
Sean Scanlon of Dresden Mills ran to the river bank, jumped in the water, grabbed the unresponsive child and swam back to shore, according to police. “The little boy is still fighting for his life,” Scanlon said Saturday. “I never saw him until I jumped in after him. I’m just a father.”

Toddler ‘fighting for his life’ after being pulled from Kennebec River

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 17, 2016, at 8:48 a.m.
The combined efforts of bystanders along the Kennebec River saved the life of a 2-year-old.
Bath Iron Works' dry dock floats on the Kennebec River in Bath in this December 2014 file photo.

As Florida celebrates, Maine shipyard eyes next move after key contract loss

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 16, 2016, at 5 p.m.
U.S. Sens Susan Collins and Angus King and U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin vowed to “investigate” the Coast Guard’s decision.
Bath Iron Works' largest crane towers over the shipyard in Bath.

Maine shipyard loses out on $11 billion Coast Guard contract

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 15, 2016, at 5:58 p.m.
“We plan to meet with the Coast Guard to understand their selection decision,” said BIW President Fred Harris.
Garrett G. Brosnan

Former Maine police officer pleads guilty to federal sex charge

By Beth Brogan on Sept. 15, 2016, at 9:28 a.m.
A federal posed online as a 14-year-old girl and engaged in a conversation with a man identified as Brosnan, who sent nude photos to the agent.

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.
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.
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.