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.

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Submissions from 1994

Analysis of the race between U.S. representatives Olympia J. Snowe, a Republican

Analysis of the Republican gubernatorial candidates. With two weeks to go befor

Analysis of the state's suspension of CarTest, Maine's automobile emissions test

Analysis of the television campaigns being waged by the gubernatorial candidates

Analysis of the Yarmouth town elections on June 14, in which voters will elect t

Analysis of this weekend's Democratic State Convention in Augusta, which feature

Analysis of Tuesday's primary elections. Democratic voter rejected new ideas an

An anonymous Cumberland resident has pledged $35,000 to build an addition on the

An assembly to be held Thursday at Portland's Lyman Moore Middle School will kic

A National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute report says that patients suffering h

A national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that i

An auto accident that killed Daisy Shegirian, 17, of Buckfield and left two othe

An average temperature of 72.4 degrees made July 1994 the warmest July on record

Andrew Campbell, 23, of Westbrook, the former host of WPXT-TV's Fox 51 Kids' Clu

Andrew Campbell of Westbrook, host of WPXT TV's Kids' Club, pleaded innocent to

Andrew Shuttleworth, 9, a fourth-grader at Riverton Elementary School, is taking

Androscoggin County district attorney Janet Mills yesterday said her office is r

Androscoggin County Superior Court justice Thomas E Delahanty yesterday found S

An early northeaster yesterday barreled counterclockwise out of the Gulf of Main

An economist with the Maine Department of Labor says that recent figures from th

An eight-year-old Biddeford boy who in May was charged with attempted arson yest

An estimated 13,000 revelers crowded downtown Congress Street to celebrate New Y

An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 spectators lined Portland's Congress Street betwee

An estimated 60,000 people yesterday attended the 22nd annual Old Port Festival.

A new Canadian law that allows the country to seize foreign fishing vessels beyo

A new electronic bulletin board and mail system called ME-Link is allowing educa

A New Hampshire newspaper has reported that Dale Olmstead, Freeport's town manag

A new Knox County Jail was completed in Rockland four years ago, rendering the o

A new law that took effect January 1 requires government agencies and certain em

A new law that took effect yesterday bans advertisements looking for mothers wil

A new Maine law that requires drug manufacturers who sell large quantities of ph

A new non-profit organization has been formed to raise money for the Governor Ba

A new policy requires Medcu, Portland's ambulance service, to respond to all cal

A new poll conducted Portland Press Herald in conjunction with the Central Maine

A new state law that went into effect last fall allowed privately owned agency l

A new state policy that took effect in January is designed to shut down nursing

A new US Census Bureau study of age groups shows that Maine's population of ch

An expected vote on whether to allocate national delegates based upon presidenti

Angus King, 50, independent candidate for governor, is a self-described fiscal c

Angus King, an independent gubernatorial candidate has proposed that the state o

Angus King, independent candidate for governor, said that he netted $8 million f

Angus King, independent candidate for governor, yesterday announced that he has

An increasing number of Maine doctors with their own practices are joining group

An independent panel has found that the system used to award nearly $1 million i

A nine-member committee has been formed at the request of Cape Elizabeth Town Co

An informal poll of South Portland residents and city councilors yesterday showe

An informal Portland Press Herald readers poll indicates that most respondents w

An investigation conducted by the staff of US senator William S Cohen has fou

An investigator for the Maine Human Rights Commission is recommending that the c

An investigator with the Maine Human Rights Commission has found that Avis Rent

An investor group led by Sappi Ltd. of South Africa on Monday announced an agree

Anna Chai and John Gasink, both of Cony High School in Augusta, won the state te

Anna Fournier's sixth-grade pupils at St. Joseph's Parish School want the new Po

Anne Bickford, 19, has filed suit in York County Superior Court against the Univ

Anne Marie Altieri, 53, of Connecticut, was a three-year-old living with her par

Anne Marie Dempsey-Rice of South Berwick changed her name, remarried and moved f

Anne M. Rand, 47, will face Richard Spencer, 50, in the Democratic primary for t

Anne M. Rand roundly defeated Richard A. Spencer yesterday for the Democratic no

Anne R. McCoy, associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator fo

Annette and Michael Lavallee of Saco are upset that St. Joseph's Cemetery in Bid

Ann Rondeau, a legal secretary with Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Patios, is angry

An official with Consumers Water Company says this past winter's unusually cold

An official with Medaphis Physician Services Corp. yesterday said the availabili

An official with the Maine Department of Transportation yesterday said that the

An official with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency yesterday said that his depar

Another in a series of articles profiling the Democratic candidates for the 1st

Another in a series of articles profiling the Democratic candidates for the 1st

Another in a series of articles profiling the Democratic candidates for the 1st

Another in a series of articles profiling the Democratic candidates in the 1st D

Another in a series of articles profiling the Republican candidates for the 1st

Another in a series of articles profiling the Republican candidates for the 1st

Another in a series of articles profiling the Republican candidates for the 1st

Another in a series of guest columns examining President Clinton's performance b

Another winter storm hit the state yesterday, adding more snow to the 25 inches

An S.D. Warren spokesman yesterday said that the half-mile-long pile of hemlock

Ansel Stevens, assistant principal at Bonny Eagle High School, was named Maine's

Anthony and Paula Rich, a young North Yarmouth couple, were among the 132 passen

Anthony C Stout, a Washington businessman and long-time friend of US Senator

Anthony Sanborn Jr., 21, of Portland, serving 70 years in prison for the May 198

A number of South Portlanders are upset by plans to cluster more than a dozen ho

An unannounced inspection of the Old Orchard Beach sewage-sludge composting plan

An unidentified 32-year-old Portland woman was thrown to the ground and stabbed

"An Watch" examination of two television commercials being run by independent gu

Anyone finding what they believe is an abandoned harbor seal pup is advised leav

A passenger aboard the ferry Bluenose sailing between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and

A Pennsylvania jury yesterday convicted trucker James R. Cruz Jr., 36, of Waterf

A Pennsylvania man who blasted open the door to his ex-wife's waterfront condo w

A Penobscot County Superior Court jury yesterday began deliberations in the murd

A Penobscot County Superior Court jury yesterday convicted Dale Wood, 26, of mur

A petition signed by more than 200 students at Dyer Elementary School in South P

A plan by Canadian officials to combat cigarette smuggling from the United State

A plane that circled Portland for two hours Tuesday night was apparently involve

A planned $10 million renovation of Edward T. Gignoux Courthouse in Portland is

A plan plan to allow commuters to park in the International Marine Terminal lot

A plaster ceiling on the third floor of the east wing of Portland High School co

A police cruiser operated by Androscoggin County Sheriff's Department deputy Pau

A poll of 640 Mainers conducted by Maine Public Television and Maine Public Radi

A Portland City Council workshop session on the proposal to restrict traffic and

A Portland Press Herald poll of 795 Mainers revealed that 30.6 percent of respon

A Portland Press Herald readers' telephone poll has named Portland's Winslow Str