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

Apparel Management Group, lead investors for John Roberts, yesterday sought to b

Approximately 8 inches of snow and sleet fell on the area yesterday, resulting i

A preliminary summary of a master plan for Portland's Deering Oaks park, prepare

A private meeting yesterday between Cheverus High School and officials from the

A proposed bill authorizing a gambling casino in Calais does not target revenue

A proposed legislative bill that would prohibit clear-cutting in Maine's forests

A proposed math and science magnet school in Limestone is appealing to some top

A proposed six-month ban on new construction in Gorham has caused the number of

A provision in the proposed bill that would allow an Indian gambling casino in C

A public forum on Tuesday night on the planned trail below the Eastern Promenade

A public forum sponsored by the Maine State Board of Education on school consoli

A public memorial service will be held today at the University of New England in

A Public Utilities Commission investigation into allegations of financial abuse

A rally was held on at Portland City Hall yesterday, marking the kickoff of the

A rare avalanche on the steep back bowl area of the mountain at Sugarloaf USA in

Arbitrator Richard G. Higgins said that the denial of tenure to former Universit

Archaeologist Doug Kellogg and a four-man crew on Tuesday began work on an archa

Archaeologist James Peterson, a professor at the University of Maine at Farmingt

Archaeologists conducting excavations at a proposed Wal-Mart site in Oxford have

Archie St. Hilaire of Old Orchard Beach, manager of the Ballpark, recently concl

A recently completed study on a proposed 45-acre park around Clark's Pond in Sou

A recent public opinion poll conducted by The Portland Newspapes in conjunction

A recent report prepared by Paul Mitnik, a Maine Department of Environmental Pro

A record 94,532 people applied for permits to take part in this year's moose hun

A replica of the Half Moon, Henry Hudson's exploration ship, slipped into Portla

A report prepared by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy for th

A report submitted to the National Center for Education Standards indicates that

A review of campaign spending reports from the June primary through mid-Septembe

A review of the way the 37,000 state workers enrolled in the Maine State Select

Arlene Doyle was attending Saturday night's Sea Dogs game at Hadlock Field in Po

Army Staff Sgt. Thomas J. Field, 25, of Lisbon, who died during a firefight in S

Arnold Paul, president of the largest union at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, yester

Aroostook County Micmacs have voted Roger Pictou, 32, the tribal governor, out o

Around 1,000 members of Local 6 of the International Association of Machinists,

Around 100 activists attended a rally yesterday in Capital Park in Augusta in su

Around 1,500 people waited in line Friday night and Saturday morning to purchase

Around 150 Democrats, Republicans and independents yesterday attended an economi

Around 150 students at Gray-New Gloucester High School yesterday walked out of c

Around 15 million board feet of unfinished red pine, white pine, hemlock and sp

Around 200 Israeli, Egyptian, Moroccan, Palestinian and Jordanian youths ages 12

Around 20 fishermen, fish processors and others in the fishing industry met this

Around 250 future college graduates gathered yesterday at the Holiday Inn for th

Around 250 people gathered at the University of Southern Maine's Southworth Plan

Around 30,000 Boy Scouts and Scout enthusiasts from the United States and Canada

Around 50 dancers yesterday performed the Dance of the Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field

Around 50 youngsters in grades 4-8 are participating in the Peacemakers Program,

Around 600 people yesterday went to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Wells for a me

Around 60 Kennebunkport residents yesterday attended an informational meeting at

Around 75 fishermen and others associated with the fishing industry met yesterda

Around 80 people yesterday recited an oath of allegiance and the pledge of alleg

Around a dozen residents of the Granite Point and Fortunes Rocks neighborhoods i

Around two dozen alternative health care practitioners were featured yesterday a

Around two dozen Republican candidates for the Maine House of Representatives ye

Arrests of juvenile arson suspects in Maine increased from 65 cases in 1992 to 8

Arthur E. Batson of Maryland, president of the Industrial Union of Marine and Sh

Arthur Rowe, 47, was killed Saturday when a fire swept through and destroyed his

Artice about Meredith Burgess, 38, of Cumberland, who is giving her two boys a l

Article about Access, a program which is run by Maine Medical Center, Jackson Br

Article about Biddeford's La Kermesse celebration, which, through Saturday, had

Article about Dave Littlefield, 34, a former Portland High School athlete, who i

Article about Freeport's proposed municipal and school budgets, which, if adopte

Article about how the family, friends, classmates, and, indeed, the whole commun

Article about how various candidates in the current primary campaigns have bent

Article about independent gubernatorial candidate Angus King and his plans for p

Article about Linda Storey, 44, of Cumberland, who suffers from a condition know

Article about Maine Cellular and Maine Wireless, two cellular telephone companie

Article about one-week-old Samuel Corrigan Moore, the son of Frederick Moore and

Article about Paul Wentworth, 76, of Freeport, who has climbed every 4,000-foot

Article about problems encountered in transforming a 92-year-old former officers

Article about Richard W. Davidson, 52, Frederick D. Williams, 71, and Melvin A.

Article about Roger Lord, who teaches industrial technology at Gorham High Schoo

Article about some of the crazy tension-relieving ways Portland people let off t

Article about testimony given yesterday in Cumberland County Superior in the mur

Article about the eight candidates running for three seats on the Yarmouth Town

Article about the growth potential off microbreweries in Maine and elsewhere, di

Article about the indictment by a California federal grand jury of three men bel

Article about the Maine sardine industry, which counts on automation and exports

Article about the need for a law that would prohibit attempts to lure children o

Article about the postal substation on Stevens Avenue in Portland, which has bee

Article about the reaction of Bridgton residents to the recent murder of Crystal

Article about the Root Cellar youth ministry at 96 Washington Avenue, Portland,

Article about the sense of relief felt by residents of Bath because of the Navy'

Article about the tension among workers at the Cumberland County Jail because of

Article about the virtual explosion of new pizza places in Maine. Greater Portl

Article about Tim Brown of South Portland, who, like other guitar players and af

Article about what the future might hold for Portland attorney Thomas H. Allen w

Article about yesterday's storm, which dumped rain, sleet, and snow on the area

Article briefly sampling the reactions of Maine Catholics to the stand taken on

Article comparing and contrasting state Senate President Dennis Dutremble and Ja

Article describes and analyzes two 30-second television ads, which ran on the da

Article describes the events and participants at the third annual Wilderness Ren

Article describing the 20-year radio career of WPOR disc jockey Hal Knight.

Article discussing the success of the Small Business Administration's microloan

Article in "Maine Milestones" about Dennis Patterson, 44, the captain of the ori

Article in "Maine Milestones" about Pete Bennett, 74, of Portland, who refereed

Article in which Kevin Gildart of Bath Iron Works, David M. MacMahon of Gates Fo

Article lists all the recipients of honorary degrees from Maine colleges and uni

Article on the campaign finances of the eight candidates seeking the Republican

Article on the campaign finances of the five candidates for the Democratic nomin

Article outlining the campaign positions of Democrat Kenneth M. Lebvre, Independ