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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.
| January 13, 2012
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
| 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...
| 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...
| October 28, 2011
Three-city news war
The Portland Press Herald is really under the gun right now, from within and without its walls.
| 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
| 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...
| 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.
| March 11, 2011
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
| 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.
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| September 13, 2010
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?
| June 04, 2010
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
| February 12, 2010
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
| 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
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.
| December 18, 2009
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.
| 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
| 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.
| 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....
| September 09, 2009
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| June 17, 2009
Press Herald sold
At last, the deal is done. Here's the PPH's story about itself, featuring some congratulatory histor...
| 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...
| 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,...
| June 09, 2009
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