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.
 
 Judge Ellen A. Gorman of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

How the aftermath of the Noyes Street fire fixed a legal blindspot

By Seth Koenig on June 07, 2016, at 1:29 p.m.
The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has used one of the state’s highest profile cases to address a little-known blindspot in case law.
SETH AND THE CITY

Portland has picked a Philly design team to overhaul Congress Square. Here are 6 projects the firm did elsewhere

on June 03, 2016, at 3:52 p.m.
Could Congress Square borrow some elements from these other projects around the country?

USM is using this new augmented reality device to develop technology straight out of a movie

By Seth Koenig on June 02, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
“It’s really cool, cutting edge stuff, and it’s something no one else in the state has.”
SETH AND THE CITY

How Portland’s state Senate races will alter the city’s political landscape

on June 01, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.
Portland Democrats could send at least six new faces to Augusta and reboot more than half of their state delegation. Or a few veteran politicians could reshuffle their seats.
SETH AND THE CITY

Here are the top 5 long-term challenges facing Maine, according to Angus King

on June 01, 2016, at 12:29 p.m.
Maine’s losing people and paper plants. Are lobsters next?
#MAINE

These are the questions Mainers ask the internet more than any others

on May 31, 2016, at 9:25 a.m.
Maine’s questions aren’t quite as embarrassing as some other states’. Seriously, Kentucky?
THINKMAINE

‘We can hack our brains’: Maine woman’s new book is changing the way people think about money

on May 28, 2016, at 10:18 a.m.
“The numbers are an important part of our financial plan, but they’re only a small part.”
SETH AND THE CITY

See Portland through the eyes of a Pirates goalie who was forced to leave

on May 27, 2016, at 3:31 p.m.
“So many memories.”
SETH AND THE CITY

Donor fills the gaping metal porcupine void at the jetport

on May 27, 2016, at 1:50 p.m.
“We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the porcupine, and its unfortunate theft.”

Report of truck ‘driving erotically’ in Southwest Harbor

By Seth Koenig on May 27, 2016, at 10:33 a.m.
Turns out, it was just a typo.
#MAINE

USA Today’s ‘best main street’ could be in Maine. Voting is underway

on May 26, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
The competition includes Staunton, Virginia, and Ogden, Utah.
SETH AND THE CITY

The 10 cities in America that love Portland the most

on May 25, 2016, at 6:32 p.m.
A lot of Texans like Greater Portland.
THINKMAINE

How to grow a garden in your apartment in 5 videos

on May 24, 2016, at 9:32 a.m.
Sarah Franklin of Portland holds a sign in support of Planned Parenthood at a rally in Portland's Monument Square on Tuesday. The noontime event was part of the group’s nationwide campaign to beat back criticism from congressional Republicans who have have called for potentially shutting down the government to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

A timeline of the dispute over Planned Parenthood demonstrations in Portland

By Seth Koenig on May 23, 2016, at 3:26 p.m.
Protests, counter-protests, lawsuits and countersuits have been going on since at least 2012.
SETH AND THE CITY

3 reasons to be optimistic about Portland’s top choice for superintendent

on May 23, 2016, at 1:03 p.m.
Here are a few noteworthy takeaways from the district’s announcement this morning.
#MAINE

Website names the best town in each state to find antiques. Here’s the pick for Maine.

on May 22, 2016, at 1:07 p.m.
This is the second straight year this town has been named one of the country’s best places for antiquing.
#MAINE

Stephen King takes on IBM supercomputer Watson

on May 22, 2016, at 1:07 p.m.
Watson can win on “Jeopardy,” but can it keep up with Stephen King on the topic of storytelling?
#MAINE

How ‘Vacationland’ began: Site unearths Maine tourism photos from 50 years ago

on May 22, 2016, at 7:41 a.m.
See Maine at a time when it was just starting to capitalize on its popularity as a getaway state.
Bernard "Bunny" Ross, Jr., as he appeared when he went missing in Aroostook County at the age of 18 in 1977, left, and a computer-generated image of what he might look like today.

Anonymous letter offers potential break in case of Fort Kent man missing since 1977

By Seth Koenig on May 20, 2016, at 1:32 p.m.
“There was always the hope that he’d walk through the door one day.”
Angel Torres, then 21, went missing from Biddeford around 2 a.m. on May 21, 1999. His family and friends are reportedly offering a $15,000 reward for information that leads to finding him.

Report: Family to raise reward for clues in case of missing Maine man

By Seth Koenig on May 20, 2016, at 10:24 a.m.
The police and Angel Torres’ family have long suspected foul play in the case.