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.
 
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Website ranks 10 Maine restaurants so good they’re bucket list-worthy

on April 29, 2016, at 11:51 a.m.
Here are a few of the Maine eateries considered worthy of once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimages (or a quick lunch, depending on how close you live).
Portland City Manager Jon Jennings

Here’s what we know about the India Street clinic controversy so far

By Seth Koenig on April 28, 2016, at 3:39 p.m.
“The support we’ve gotten online has been overwhelming, from Portland and from around the state.”
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Site lists the most famous actor from each state. Here’s Maine’s

on April 27, 2016, at 1:26 p.m.
You at least know who the candidates are, right?
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What the numbers tell us about raising the legal age to buy cigarettes

on April 26, 2016, at 4:23 p.m.
The U.S. Surgeon General has found that nine out of every 10 smokers tried their first cigarette before the age of 18.
Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling

Portland mayor, city manager clash over budget, clinic closure

By Seth Koenig on April 26, 2016, at 2:19 p.m.
This is the first budget to be developed in Portland under Ethan Strimling and Jon Jennings.
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Sisters tell Catherine McAuley school to change name after cutting religious ties

on April 26, 2016, at 12:39 p.m.
“We are choosing to be excited about finding a new name.”
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Why these Mainers must pick between a chemical pesticide and a natural poison

on April 25, 2016, at 12:28 p.m.
“They cause itching and respiratory issues and many of our residents in the late 1990s to early 2000s suffered greatly.”
Dr. Merideth Norris is the medical director for Grace Street Recovery facilities in Portland and Lewiston, as well as CAP Quality Care addiction treatment in Westbrook and her own office, Graceful Recovery, in Kennebunk. Norris is seen here at an art exhibit at Grace Street Recovery in Lewiston.

This Maine doctor will treat anyone with an addiction, even those without insurance

By Seth Koenig on April 25, 2016, at 7:50 a.m.
The offer underscores how Maine’s medical professionals are responding to a health crisis that last year killed a record number of people.
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Maine girl and her duck do everything together, and their heartwarming tale goes viral

on April 22, 2016, at 4:11 p.m.
“He’s been to soccer practice, gone on sleepovers, he even went trick-or-treating.”
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks to students during an interaction at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) campus in Mumbai, India, in this January 19, 2016 file photo.

How a Portland attorney is using a simple legal term to take on ride-sharing giant Uber

By Seth Koenig on April 22, 2016, at 12:06 p.m.
“Uber’s price fixing is classic anticompetitive behavior.”
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City manager agrees to keep needle exchange, HIV clinic open a bit longer

on April 22, 2016, at 11:22 a.m.
“I would never have proposed this if I’d thought there was a danger of people being displaced or falling through the cracks.”
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Why Prince never played a concert in Maine

on April 21, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
Did you have tickets to Prince perform in Portland in 2001?
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Website names the 10 best sandwich spots in Maine

on April 21, 2016, at 11:32 a.m.
All the delicious things Mainers will put between two slices of bread.
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Watch these two bull moose fight it out in a suburban dooryard

on April 16, 2016, at 7:46 a.m.
Imagine coming home to this.
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Experience the Titanic — without sinking — in Portland

on April 15, 2016, at 11:42 a.m.
The world’s most heavy-handed metaphor is coming to Portland. (I stole that tag line from my colleague, Dan.) The Titanic. It’s one of history’s most famous maritime disasters and a ship whose name has come to be an instantly recognizable euphemism for arrogance and failure to plan ahead. In case …
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A Maine city is cutting off official travel to states with ‘discriminatory’ laws against LGBTQ

on April 14, 2016, at 2:37 p.m.
“Portland has a long and proud history of turning back discrimination and working to support the rights of all people.”

Two teens charged with spray painting swastika, profanities on Scarborough home

By Seth Koenig on April 14, 2016, at 1:27 p.m.
“The incident was not a random act.”
Dana Totman, president of Avesta Housing, points to apartment buildings along the skyline of Portland from the sidewalk alongside his organization's Oak Street Lofts project in this 2012 file photo.

Portland business leaders skeptical of policy requiring housing for homeless

By Seth Koenig on April 13, 2016, at 4:29 p.m.
“The challenges facing some homeless folks are really quite significant.”
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10 videos that will get you psyched for the Sea Dogs home opener

on April 13, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
Many of today’s Boston Red Sox stars first made names for themselves on the professional scene playing in Maine’s largest city.
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Someone started a parody Twitter account chronicling the adventures of the stolen porcupine statue

on April 13, 2016, at 8:37 a.m.
“… chillin’ like a quillin’ villain.”