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.

Snow, lobsters and oceanography clubs: Character in CBS drama “Scorpion” considers moving to Maine

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In the CBS science-crime drama “Scorpion,” based loosely on the life of alleged computer whiz-turned-international crime solver Walter O’Brien, one of the characters is trying to decide whether to stay with O’Brien’s team of genius heroes in Los Angeles or move across country to Portland, Maine, where there’s a school for gifted children like her […]

The 10 most affordable places to live in Maine

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The finance website SmartAsset.com has mapped out the country’s most affordable places to live, comparing home buying and home ownership costs — like average property tax bills, homeowners’ insurance and mortgage payments — against median income levels and deriving a composite “affordability index.” The index doesn’t, as far as I can tell, include other costs […]

Washington Post assigns each state a new state song, ‘and I feel fine’ about Maine’s

R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe (Reuters photo)

Back in November, men’s lifestyle website thrillist.com issued what it called the best song for every state, an effort that unimaginatively lunged for the most recent popular song that uttered the word “Maine” and moved on to the next state in its pile. (We were awarded the ditty “Portland, Maine,” released a couple months earlier […]

Was the Turner Bigfoot sighting a hoax? Researcher says he got new information

Bigfoot researcher A.J. Marston inspects a footprint in the woods of Turner in a screenshot from a video made by Marston and Bill Brock.

On Friday, I posted in this space about some video footage, footprints and audio recorded up in Turner which attracted the attention of longtime Bigfoot researcher Bill Brock, a Mainer who hosts the Discovery Channel/Destination America television show “Monsters Underground.” In his initial assessment, Brock told me he was concerned the evidence might be a […]