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.

As Maine went? Map shows how the state lost its place as a presidential predictor

This map is making the rounds on the discussion board site Reddit — the credits can be found in the bottom right corner — and shows how frequently each state voted for the eventual winners in the presidential elections over the last century. As you can see, despite the old political adage “As Maine goes, […]

The time a young legislative aide from Maine uncovered a Soviet Cold War spy circle

Bath native Marc Zimmerman was a legislative aide for then-U.S. Rep. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, in 1983 — still about eight years before the end of the Cold War — when he received a seemingly innocent request from a Soviet fertilizer researcher and tour guide. Connected through a mutual friend, Zimmerman agreed to meet with Alexander Nikolavevich […]

Maine has the country’s biggest cholesterol problem, new data analysis finds

WalletHub — the finance website that has become something of a central data cruncher for all sorts of statistics ranking states and cities on things like education and public safety — recently released its breakdown of how states compare in terms of obesity. The increase in obesity among Americans has been well-publicized, of course. As […]