All posts by Seth Koenig

Seth Koenig

About Seth Koenig

Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.

‘There will be no bargain, young Jedi’: Maine kids steal the show with realistic Jabba sand sculpture

Scarborough resident Rebecca Flaherty, dressed as a mermaid, rallies the crowd Saturday, Sept. 6, at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough to vote for their favorite sculpture during Sandsations – an annual sand-sculpting event to benefit Birth Roots, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support and education to mothers during pregnancy and the first year of parenting. The sculpture in the background – Jabba the Hutt with a frozen Han Solo – was the eventual winner of the Golden Shovel Award, chosen by judges. (The Forecaster photo by Ben McCanna)

Sandsations, the annual sand-sculpting competition benefiting the southern Maine nonprofit Birth Roots, was held this past weekend on Pine Point Beach in Scarborough, and The Forecaster’s Ben McCanna was there. He snagged these pics of the eventual Golden Shovel Award winners, chosen by the judges for the top sand sculpture. Ben wrote that the eight-person team […]

Mainers listen to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on Spotify more than anyone else

Musician Macklemore poses at the 62nd Annual BMI Pop Awards in California in May. (Reuters photo)

Spotify researcher Paul Lamere is back at it. Back in February, we reported on this blog that Lamere had determined that, based on which bands were streamed in which states most significantly more than the national average, R.E.M. was what Business Insider at the time called Maine’s “favorite band.” Now, Lamere’s latest research, as reported […]

Study: Portland is ‘more happy,’ Bangor is ‘less happy’ and Lewiston is… ‘meh.’

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With the preponderance of amateur music videos going around set to the Pharrell Williams song “Happy,” it should come as no surprise that there’s some research floating around about where all the happy people truly are in America. Interestingly, according to the latest research by a trio of economists, one of Maine’s latest cities to make […]

Stephen Colbert takes LePage’s side (for laughs): ‘Maine is just one Octomom away from bankruptcy’

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The Colbert Report Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Colbert Report on Facebook   As you can see above, political humorist and faux conservative talk show host Stephen Colbert rushed to the defense of Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage — in his typical tongue-in-cheek, deadpan sarcastic way — during last night’s episode of “The Colbert […]