Portland's long time newspaper of record, the Portland Press-Herald, began printing in November 1921 as Guy Patterson Gannett's merging of the Portland Daily Press (which began in 1862), and the Portland Herald (which was a short-lived successor of the Eastern Argus, which began in 1803). Gannett later purchased the Portland Evening Express, and the Portland Sunday Telegram, and by the 1940s, the Press-Herald as we know it today took shape as a daily newspaper.

The Library's Portland Room provides access to the complete run of the Press-Herald (as well as the Evening Express and Sunday Telegram, along with their predecessor newspapers) on microfilm.
An additional electronic resource, offering the Press-Herald fulltext, beginning in 1995 is the Maine Newsstand database, freely accessible in Maine via Digital Maine Library.


Submissions from 1994

A federal Northeast Fisheries Center report says that fish stocks on Georges Ban

A final round of testing of Sanford High School students and staff indicates tha

A fire yesterday destroyed the Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville, a former be

A forum will be held Tuesday in Portland to gather comments on how well the 1990

After a four-year "winter," the Maine real-estate market is beginning to experie

After an unsuccessful Kennebec County Superior Court suit by 80 school districts

After a two-hour meeting last evening at Portland City Hall, officials of Portl

After being sworn in as Portland's new mayor yesterday, Richard W. Paulson Jr.,

After hitting bottom in 1992 after a ten year decline, the enrollment in Maine's

A glut of unsold lobsters in New England and Canada has sent prices to $389 a p

A grand jury has returned a 22-count indictment against Lance Jones, 25, who, wi

A group called Citizens for Sensible Emissions Laws is circulating petitions to

A group of 21 businesses employing 100,000 Maine residents has formed the Maine

A group of business leaders and law enforcement officials is developing a strate

A group of Kennebec Valley residents is pursuing federal funds to lease an aband

A group of Maine commercial fishermen is circulating a petition asking the feder

A group of Peaks Island residents promoting secession from Portland yesterday sp

A group of ten students from Mt. Ararat High School yesterday participated in a

A group of Unum Corp. executives called the Customer Value Team in 1992 started

A group of volunteers in Scarborough raised money and pitched in to build two ba

A group studying the restructuring of management at Scarborough High School held

A growing number of Maine clothiers are shutting their doors, including Povich's

A half-ton piece of black slate from Sheldon Slate Products Co. Inc. of Monson w

A hearing examiner for the Public Utilities Commission has recommended that town

A hot, dry and sunny summer is responsible for the super-sweet corn that some Ma

Aimme Fox, 14, of Westbrook, and Jeff Harder, 16, of Yarmouth, are the two Maine

A joint effort between Central Maine Power Co. (CMP) and Pratt & Whitney in Nort

A joint research project of Jackson Laboratories in Bar Harbor, Eastern Maine Me

A joint study by the University of London and the Foundation for Blood Research

A judge sentenced Leonard "Tony" Tarvers, for threatening to blow up an apartmen

A jury yesterday awarded Charlotte Warner, 46, of Portland, $32,000 for physical

A jury yesterday convicted Raymond Hatch, 47, of Brunswick of simple assault aft

A jury yesterday found George Gatcomb Jr., 44, guilty of raping his cellmate at

A jury yesterday freed the city of South Portland from liability in the death of

A KC-135 stratotanker from Loring Air Force Base made a rendezvous with a C-141

A Kennebec County Superior Court judge ruled last month that the state cannot de

A lack of candidates on the local ballot didn't stop Bridgton voters Tuesday. E

Alan Charbono, 31, of Portland, hand-painted all of the 64 billboards covering t

A large number of health insurance claims in the Maine State Select plan, which

A law passed last month by the Legislature in response to the 1992 police killin

A letter written by Mildred Billings, 87, of Kittery Point, a 41-year employee a

Alexander M. Gorlov, a former Soviet engineer who helped design the Aswan High D

Alfred Eipper, a Damariscotta resident and a retired fishery biologist, has deve

Alfred McIntosh Sr., 41, Alfred McIntosh Jr., 22, and Shirley McIntosh, 19, all

A Lincoln County Superior Court jury yesterday deliberated just 2 1/2 hours befo

A literature and writing program, developed by the YWCA and funded by the Maine

Allan Bartlett, 44, of Bangor, was fatally shot Saturday night by Bangor police

Allison Hinckley, 17, of Augusta died Thursday night from injuries she received

All nine members of the Portland City Council have signed a statement opposing a

Almost 91 percent of the 5,300 members of Local 6 of the International Associati

A long article detailing the decline in the number of alewives caught in recent

Alpha One, a private, nonprofit organization based in South Portland, was founde

Although many residents in southern are very unhappy with the auto emissions tes

Although Portland's crime rate resumed a downward trend in 1992, dropping to a l

Although state agencies requested around $40 million in supplemental funding, Go

Although the rest of a planned gubernatorial trade mission will wait until Septe

Although the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to reclassify the bald eagle f

Although Westbrook police chief Ronald Allanach says 18-year veteran patrolman P

Although Windham adopted a town council-town manager form of government nearly t

Although yesterday's international trade conference in Portland had to be scaled

Alvin Moss, 71, of Sorrento, a retired U.S. Army colonel, on May 1 was elected t

A Maine Department of Human Services study shows that 120 children under the age

A Maine Department of Labor report released yesterday shows that Cumberland, Ken

A Maine Department of Transportation dump truck yesterday slammed broadside into

A "Maine Milestones" piece on George Beattie, 43, of South Portland, who led th

A "Maine Milestones" piece on John Paddock, 40, considered by some as the greate

A "Maine Voices" piece by U.S. Senator William S. Cohen about the reality of dom

A Maine Yankee opinion poll indicates that 48 percent of respondents favor keepi

A majority of Maine's 126 shellfish dealers have not secured the licenses needed

Amanda Miller, 13, of Portland, began preparing for her bat mitzvah eight months

Amanda Moore, 14, of Dresden, died yesterday in Boston Children's Hospital, less

Amanda Moore, 14, of Dresden, on Thursday had a transplanted liver removed, and

A "Marine Watch" piece noting the the historic schooner Bowdoin will leave Casti

A master plan for Portland's Deering Oaks park drafted by consultants and a 19-m

A meeting of the Northern Forest Lands Council yesterday in Bethel was the first

Americans will spend an estimated $655 million on chocolates and other candies t

Amnesty International last night presented a human rights award to Jerry Genesio

A monument of a Yankee Civil War soldier stands in the Williamsburg County Court

Amos Gerald, an electric railway developer, built the Casco Castle hotel in Sout

A movement is underway in Scarborough to raise $80,000 for a lighting system at

A mural painted by Kevin Tacka of Bar Harbor in the Baxter Elementary School has

Amvets Post 25 applied to the Portland City Council about 18 months ago for perm

Amy Viles, 9, of Salem, and Maggie Trafton, 8, of Carrabassett Valley, died yest

Amy Webster of Yarmouth danced with partner Ron Kravette of Costa Mesa, Calif,

An account of the funeral held yesterday for 11-year-old Heidi Tobiason, who was

An "Ad Watch" piece examining political ads of Pamela Cahill and Richard Barring

An agreement is near between the state and those communities that filed suit aga

Analysis of changes in academic programs proposed last week by University of Sou

Analysis of some of the gimmicks that candidates in the District 1 and District

Analysis of some of the issues Maine's congressional delegation will be dealing

Analysis of the 2nd District congressional race, which will pit state senator Jo

Analysis of the accomplishments and failures of the legislative session that end

Analysis of the current state of the 1994 Maine gubernatorial race. There are s

Analysis of the Democratic race for the 2nd District congressional seat. Candida

Analysis of the economic plans put forth by the eight Republican gubernatorial c

Analysis of the effect that House Speaker John L. Martin's resignation will have

Analysis of the gubernatorial race, with related articles on recent accusations

Analysis of the latest polling on the gubernatorial race. The Portland Newspape

Analysis of the options available to state legislators in their attempts to fix

Analysis of the proposed compromise between Central Maine Power Co (CMP) and th