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.
 
The future USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) is floated from the dock for the first time during its October 2015 christening at Bath Iron Works.

Maine shipyard prepares to deliver $1.5 billion destroyer to Navy

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 04, 2017, at 6 p.m.
The DDG 115 “looked great and performed well,” new BIW President Dirk Lesko said in a release. “It’s a ship Bath Iron Works can be proud of.”
Henry A. Eichman

10 more sex abuse charges filed against Maine teacher

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 04, 2017, at 4:08 p.m.
The founder of the Midcoast Youth Theater charged in September 2016 with six counts of unlawful sexual contact and sexual exploitation of children pleaded not guilty Tuesday to those allegations, as well as 10 additional charges alleging similar conduct against two others.
Mark Westrum

Maine jail chief will get to plead to lesser OUI charge if he attends counseling, AA

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 04, 2017, at 12:18 p.m.
A charge of aggravated operating under the influence filed against the correctional administrator for Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset will be dismissed and he will plead to a lesser charge if he abides by conditions set by a judge on Tuesday.
Shawn Berry, 41, of Livermore Falls died early Sunday morning of injuries suffered in a two-car crash on Route 4 in Livermore.

Livermore Falls man died from injuries suffered in crash, police say

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 03, 2017, at 6:08 p.m.
Maine State Police said a Livermore Falls man who died early Sunday morning following a two-car crash on Route 4 succumbed to injuries from the crash, and not a medical emergency.

Police find stolen guns hidden in snow after burglary at Route 1 shop

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 03, 2017, at 9:45 a.m.
An undisclosed number of handguns stolen from store on Route 1 in Brunswick were recovered not long after the burglary. They were hidden in the snow.
Sister Frances Carr, one of the last remaining members of the Sabbathday Lake Shaker religious community, died Monday at the age of 89. Carr had lived in the New Gloucester community since she was 10 years old.

World’s oldest Shaker dies in Maine; only two remain

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 03, 2017, at 7:57 a.m.
Her death means that only two members of the community remain.
Leverett "Tink" Mitchell

Bath city councilor, former fire chief dies

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 02, 2017, at 4:31 p.m.
Leverett “Tink” Mitchell was 68.

Gray man dies in Windham snowmobile crash

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 02, 2017, at 3:39 p.m.
The exact cause of death remains under investigation.
Alyssa Keating

Police identify woman charged with New Year’s day stabbing in Portland

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 02, 2017, at 12:22 p.m.
Portland police on Monday confirmed the identity of a woman charged with stabbing her boyfriend early New Year’s morning on Munjoy Hill.

Rockland firefighter flown to hospital after fighting fire

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 02, 2017, at 11:58 a.m.
“He had a breathing issue.”

Livermore Falls man dies following New Year’s Day crash

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 02, 2017, at 10:14 a.m.
Police remain unsure whether he died because of injuries suffered in the crash or a medical condition.

Phippsburg man in custody following overnight standoff

By Beth Brogan on Jan. 02, 2017, at 7:56 a.m.
A 54-year-old Phippsburg man was arrested early Monday morning after a standoff at his home that lasted more than seven hours.
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Bath Police Chief Michael Field (left) and Cpl. Michelle Small carry the body of former Bath police dog Keylo to a police cruiser Thursday morning in Bath. Keylo, who worked with Small for about 10 years, died at home Thursday.

‘She died at home in my arms’: Maine police dog gets a final salute

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 29, 2016, at 5:50 p.m.
Dozens of law enforcement officers from around the state gathered in Bath as part of a procession to honor longtime police dog Keylo, who died that morning at the home of her owner and former partner.

Former Portland Press Herald opinion writer dies in shooting

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 29, 2016, at 10:17 a.m.
Maine State Police are investigating the shooting death of a well-known Maine political opinion writer at his home Wednesday evening.
Madison Arndt, 2, of Brunswick will undergo a stem-cell transplant at Boston Children's Hospital in January. After six rounds of chemotherapy and surgery in November to remove an orange-sized tumor in her belly, her parents hope the transplant and subsequent treatment will destroy any remaining signs of the Stage III high-risk neuroblastoma, a cancer diagnosed in Madison in July.

Stem-cell transplant is next challenge for Maine toddler fighting cancer

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 29, 2016, at 6:28 a.m.
Six weeks after doctors removed an orange-sized tumor from Madison Arndt’s belly, the 2-year-old will be admitted to Boston Children’s Hospital early next month to undergo a stem cell transplant.

Police: Woman stole, crashed SUV of Marine who stopped to help her

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 28, 2016, at 8:21 a.m.
A combat medic who stopped Christmas morning to help a woman who crashed got an unwanted surprise when the woman allegedly jumped into his vehicle and drove off — only to crash again farther down the highway.
Daniel Colby Jr.

Felon gets 95-month sentence for using gun in Maine home invasion

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 27, 2016, at 6:18 p.m.
A former Wiscasset man was sentenced on Tuesday to serve nearly eight years in prison after being convicted earlier this year for possession of a firearm by a felon.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program has developed and built a technology demonstration vessel that is currently undergoing open-water testing off the coast of California and recently set sail with its first payload: a prototype of a low-cost, elevated sensor mast developed through the Agency’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (TALONS) research effort.

High tech on the high seas: Maine native’s firm marks 30 years of innovation

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 27, 2016, at 1 a.m.
“It was nine years of design, testing and producing something that had never been done before.”

Brunswick police help man avoid long, cold walk to rehab

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 23, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
“This was a guy who had finally had enough and did the responsible thing to get on the right track. He spent his last $20 to catch a cab ride from [a nearby community] to Brunswick.”
Frank Birch

After alert, state police find driver missing after Yarmouth crash

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 22, 2016, at 5:14 p.m.
Birch, who police say has “issues with memory loss,” drove off after the crash.