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.

Maine’s ‘quality of life’ ranked in the top 10. Why? We have a lot of rooms.

Guests take their seats for a salmon dinner at an in-home theater production in a West End home in Portland in May. (The Forecaster photo by Ben McCanna)

Maine and the communities herein are frequently lauded by national websites and publications for their qualify of life, a somewhat intangible trait our state nonetheless seems to be known for. Even Forbes magazine, which annually and with great aplomb places Maine at the bottom of its business friendliness rankings, acknowledges the state is a nice place to […]

Maine is the only state in New England where this Halloween costume is No. 1

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When it comes to Halloween, Mainers do it differently than our friends in other New England states. The Huffington Post relayed a map this morning developed by SumoCoupon, a website that distributes discount coupons for various stores. SumoCoupon looked at costumes trending in each state, based on what residents in each state are Googling this Halloween […]

‘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 […]