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New faces

The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and its sister papers announced at 4 pm last Friday that an effort was under way to bring in new owners to take over the papers, in the wake of Richard Connor's abrupt departure back in October.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 13, 2012

Moving around

The day before Richard Connor resigned his position as editor and publisher of the Portland Press Herald and head of MaineToday Media (as well as departing his leadership posts atop a Pennsylvania newspaper company), he moved $3 million worth of real
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 18, 2011

A selected timeline leading up to Richard Connor's departure from MaineToday Media


A sequence of events leading up to - and possibly related to - the abrupt resignation of Richard Connor from MaineToday Media today.   June...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 28, 2011

Richard Connor leaving MaineToday Media


Richard Connor has resigned from MaineToday Media, according to a report on the company's website and an email that just went out to union members.Al...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 28, 2011

Three-city news war

The Portland Press Herald is really under the gun right now, from within and without its walls.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 23, 2011

Your credibility's shot

He used his ability to appeal to a significant minority of the electorate to propel himself and his pals into the governor's office.
Dennis Bailey's political advice falls flat
By AL DIAMON  |  May 06, 2011


Press Herald's donation slammed by PPH reporters, Columbia Journalism Review


The first public in-house criticism of the Portland Press Herald's donation of $46,000 worth of advertising to a political campaign (the elected mayor one) has...
By Jeff Inglis  |  March 17, 2011

War on the average Joe

Right now, Maine can afford to pay its state employees' pensions for the next 10 years with no additional investment — without any sort of supplement, not even workers' biweekly paycheck deductions.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 11, 2011

Talk time

The state's largest newspaper company is about to negotiate its contract with its employees. With workers seeking a share of the company's newfound profitability, and owner Richard Connor striving mightily to stay in the black, this could go very smooth
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 11, 2011

...and they're back


Commenting has resumed on the Press Herald site. Time will tell whether the new system reels in the loonies.
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 21, 2010

Press Herald comments shut down


According to a note posted this afternoon on the Press Herald's Web site, there will no longer be online comments for any stories.  This does...
By Jeff Inglis  |  October 19, 2010


'Sorry' was the wrong word

I’ve waited a long damn time for this state to become less white. Now, I can see at least a few people of color every day without breaking a sweat, when nearly nine years ago I could go days upon days without seeing a single non-white face.
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By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  September 17, 2010

UPDATED Learning more about the Press Herald's "customers"


Let me join the social-networking buzz commending Justin Ellis's eloquent, impassioned takedown of Press Herald editor/publisher Richard Connor's ill-conceived "apology" for a well-written, beautifully photographed...
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 13, 2010

Secret desires

Everywhere I go, people keep asking me, “Who’s going to win the election?” Often, my answer depends on my mood (which ranges from bad to horrendous).
Who's going to win the election?
By AL DIAMON  |  June 04, 2010
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We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010

Good starts

It's a new year, and Maine journalism is worse for the battering it took in 2009. But there are some new lights appearing on the horizon that might just make things a little brighter.
Maine journalism shows some promising new lights
By JEFF INGLIS  |  January 15, 2010


2009 had some redeeming qualities - really

Let's get serious: For many Portlanders, 2009 was a crap year.
Don’t look back in anger
By DEIRDRE FULTON AND JEFF INGLIS  |  December 25, 2009

Crossing the line

When an increasingly conservative newspaper company fires an already publicly conservative employee for apparently offending a liberal interest group, it leaves some people scratching their heads.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  December 18, 2009
Why Larry Grard was fired: Connor speaks

Why Larry Grard was fired: Connor speaks


Richard Connor's office has issued the following statement. See my column in tomorrow's Portland Phoenix addressing these events.   
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 15, 2009

Road to riches

The Maine Turnpike Authority wants to pay between $34 million and $56 million to build a new toll plaza in York. Don't let that huge price tag fool you.
The Pike gouges
By AL DIAMON  |  November 20, 2009

Freedom isn’t free

Campaign-finance reformers often object to the idea that money equals speech. But even for progressives, it does indeed.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 25, 2009


Buying the Press Herald: Connor makes no money on real-estate deal


Richard Connor is clearly not in the real-estate business. He bought a landmark Portland property in June and sold it in July for no profit....
By Jeff Inglis  |  September 09, 2009
Sometimes I hate being right

Sometimes I hate being right


It's true that I don't usually dislike being right. But when it means the people of Maine are less i...
By Jeff Inglis  |  July 08, 2009

A PPH prediction


I'm going to go out on a limb here and make a prediction. Of course, the very fact that I'm making s...
By Jeff Inglis  |  July 07, 2009

Serious about buying Press Herald property?


If you are, now might be your chance to throw your hat in the ring. John Cacoulidis, who has a signe...
By Jeff Inglis  |  July 02, 2009

Press Herald property sale: 30-story building far higher than city allows


While the Press Herald is reporting today that developer John Cacoulidis wants to buy the real estat...
By Jeff Inglis  |  June 18, 2009


VIDEO: New Press Herald owner speaks


Here's the full footage from yesterday's press conference with Richard Connor, the new owner and edi...
By Jeff Inglis  |  June 17, 2009

Press Herald sold


At last, the deal is done. Here's the PPH's story about itself, featuring some congratulatory histor...
By Jeff Inglis  |  June 16, 2009

Press Herald sale closing tomorrow?


Word on the street - from several informed sources - is that Richard Connor will close the deal to p...
By Jeff Inglis  |  June 14, 2009

Top Press Herald, Sentinel, Journal execs to leave


If and when the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram is ever actually sold to Richard Connor,...
By Jeff Inglis  |  June 09, 2009