Seth Koenig

Seth Koenig

Content Producer

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.
 
SETH AND THE CITY

Portland named the best small city in America ‘to spend the weekend’

on May 13, 2016, at 10:19 a.m.
Portland was one of four New England cities in the top 25.
Phippsburg Police Chief John Skroski stands with Stacey Manter in her kitchen in Bath. Skroski was a first responder when Manter's 17-year-old son, Christian, killed himself in 2012.

Why a mother and police chief are raising awareness about suicide warning signs

By Seth Koenig on May 13, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
“It’s important to get people comfortable asking to help before that person gets that tunnel vision. If you notice something that doesn’t seem quite right about someone, talk to them.”
Waynflete School sophomore Julia Hansen has launched what she's calling the Yellow Tulip Project in memory of two friends who died by suicide this year.

This Maine teen lost two friends this school year. Here’s how she’s putting her grief to work

By Seth Koenig on May 13, 2016, at 9:31 a.m.
“Simple acts of kindness do mean a lot to people.”

Take a quick video tour of Portland’s Time and Temp building… on a bicycle

By Seth Koenig on May 12, 2016, at 12:49 p.m.
Do you have 45 seconds to spare?
SETH AND THE CITY

Portland spends $15,000 for less than 3 percent of voters to approve the school budget

on May 11, 2016, at 3:54 p.m.
The citywide school budget vote has become something of a formality.
#MAINE

Anna Kendrick crashes Cannes Film Festival with ‘mesmerizing’ duet with Justin Timberlake

on May 11, 2016, at 3:22 p.m.
The live performance immediately took YouTube by storm.
THINKMAINE

Unused extra bedrooms in Maine worth $2.8 billion, website estimates

on May 11, 2016, at 10:14 a.m.
Added insurance, utility bills and property maintenance costs would probably cut into these rental revenues some.
The former Cumberland County Civic Center, now known as the Cross Insurance Arena.

Former Pirates owner, player lining up new hockey team for Portland

By Seth Koenig on May 11, 2016, at 10:14 a.m.
Godfrey Wood and Brad Church plan to bring an ECHL team to Portland for the 2017-2018 season.
SETH AND THE CITY

Portland’s minimum wage experiment helped prove arguments on both sides of the issue

on May 09, 2016, at 12:17 p.m.
The Christian Science Monitor came to town and offered some interesting perspective on the minimum wage debate.
SETH AND THE CITY

Seinfeld pays Portland restaurant a surprise visit. What follows is a story about nothing

on May 06, 2016, at 2:49 p.m.
“Why don’t they have salsa on the table?”
#MAINE

Maine restaurant No. 2 on national list of best French fries

on May 06, 2016, at 10:45 a.m.
The only restaurant rated higher was New York City’s Pommes Frites.
VIDEO

Hockey teams already inquiring about move to Portland after news of Pirates departure, according to a report

By Seth Koenig on May 05, 2016, at 1:37 p.m.
WCSH TV’s Lee Goldberg, who broke the news the Pirates are leaving, has since reported that other hockey teams have expressed interest.
SETH AND THE CITY

Losing the Pirates may cost Portland businesses millions

on May 04, 2016, at 6:56 p.m.
“Obviously, when we have 4,000 or 5,000 people coming in here on a given night, it has a real impact on the local economy.”
#MAINE

Watch cult members, ‘fish monsters and death fog’ overrun Maine in this new video game teaser

on May 04, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
New Maine-based content for the blockbuster video game “Fallout 4″ will be released May 19.
THINKMAINE

This hidden tiny shipping container-like home was built on a Maine island to be self-sustaining

on May 03, 2016, at 8:01 a.m.
It even has a special off-grid refrigerator designed for storing medical supplies in Sub-Saharan Africa.
#MAINE

Hollywood stars descend on southern Maine to film new witch movie

on May 02, 2016, at 1 p.m.
If you recognize somebody from “Criminal Minds” or “The Americans” in your local diner, this is why.
SETH AND THE CITY

Here are the two finalists for Portland’s school superintendent position

on May 02, 2016, at 8:41 a.m.
Meet Teresa Lance from Colorado and Xavier Botana from Indiana.
THINKMAINE

These 3 new maps illustrate Maine’s surprising role in the ‘future of global civilization’

on May 01, 2016, at 3:39 p.m.
Maine could become one of America’s most important states for agriculture and international trade.
#MAINE

This handwritten note from a Mainer brought a New Orleans librarian to tears

on April 30, 2016, at 9:28 a.m.
“It’s a reminder that we should not take literacy for granted.”
The former Sisters of Mercy convent in Portland, commonly known as the Motherhouse, is proposed for redevelopment into senior housing.

Historic Portland convent cleared for redevelopment after judge throws out lawsuit

By Seth Koenig on April 29, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.