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

Article reporting on the sources funding for the congressional primary campaigns

Article reporting that Maine gun buyers are snatching up assault rifles before a

Article reporting that travel expenses for state legislators and staff rose from

Article reporting the candidates for the Republican gubernatorial nomination wil

Article with a select list of new and upcoming Maine titles suggested by readers

Arundel voters approved a $3.5 million budget that will keep the tax rate the sa

A Saab 340 commuter plane operated by Business Express yesterday made an emergen

Asbestos removal began this week at Pond Cove Elementary School in Cape Elizabet

A scientific assessment last year that showed lobsters are overfished in the Gul

A serious rift has developed among the founders of Portland's Maine Narrow Gauge

A silver-inlaid musket once owned by Chief Little Crow of the Mdewakanton band o

A site-selection committee representing education, labor and business has voted

As Maine State Police tighten up on the enforcement on trucking laws yesterday,

As of yesterday, an assortment of 80 town officials, prosecutors, state legislat

As of yesterday, Portland police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency have arre

A Somerset County Superior Court jury yesterday awarded Carroll Colford, 52, of

A Spanish-made Talgo diesel train, one of three high-speed prototypes being cons

As part of a regional effort by the six New England states to stop the distribut

A spokesman for Guilford Transportation Industries Inc. yesterday said that the

A spokesman for Pepperell Trust Co. of Biddeford yesterday announced that the ba

A spokesman for the Portland Water District says the district's new $23.5 millio

As recently as 1990, one institution, Maine National Bank, controlled nearly 30

A state Department of Corrections inspection yesterday of the new $27.8 million

A state Department of Labor report issued last month shows that the 1990 median

A state judge last week issued an injunction barring the Penobscot Nursing Home

A state police review of procedures followed during the January 16 standoff in G

A steadily improving economy has resulted in an increase in state revenue sharin

A. Stephen Riley, 66, the former managing editor for both the Portland Press Her

A strain of the rabies virus carried by skunks and racoons this week was identif

A study by the Maine Atlantic Sea Run Salmon Commission has found low levels of

A study by the Portland Police Department on its use of pepper spray over the pa

A study by University of Southern Maine research assistant David Tremblay shows

A study conducted by the Foundation for Blood Research in Scarborough and publis

A study performed by University of Southern Maine professor Josephine M LaPlant

A study prepared for the Legislature's Education Committee says that the state's

A Superior Court jury has ruled that Regional Waste Systems Inc should withhold

A survey by the Boston office of William M. Mercer Inc. shows that Portland work

A survey by the Maine State Housing Authority shows that the typical person usin

A survey of 500 members of the National Federation of Independent Businesses in

A survey of the owners of 800 businesses in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts,

A survey taken last spring by the Rocky Mountain Behavioral Science Institute of

At a conference sponsored by the Maine Council of Churches, three national exper

At a hastily called news conference held at the Portland International Jetport,

At an informal meeting held last evening, South Portland city managerJere Bryant

A team from Peoples Heritage Bank emerged as the winner of Portland's first Corp

A team of four apparently experienced gunmen yesterday robbed two banks in about

A team of law enforcement agents yesterday arrested David J. Richards Jr., 34, a

A team of researchers led by Warren Reiss of the University of Maine at Orono's

A telephone survey of 1,000 Mainers done for the Maine Coalition for Excellence

A three-alarm fire early yesterday morning at the corner of Congress and Montgom

A three-year study of the shoreline at Sebago Lake State Park in Naples conducte

Atlantic Bancorp Inc., a local investment group that includes Robert A. G. Monks

Atlantic Bancorp yesterday completed its acquisition of Citibank (Maine) and wil

Atlantis Enterprises Inc has been awarded the contract to supply the concession

At least 22 people have indicated that they are interested in running for the U

A total of 839 people showed up to have their blood tested during a donor drive

A truck carrying a load of lumber tipped over and caught fire yesterday on a sou

A truck-to-train intermodal terminal being planned for Auburn and expected to op

Attempts to control health-care costs by limiting admissions to hospitals and nu

Attendance at this year's Maine Festival was 17,000, an all-time high and a 25 p

At the funeral of Bath murder victim Melvin B. Henderson, held on Thursday, Hend

At the request of the Maine-New Hampshire congressional delegation, the Governme

Attorney General Michael Carpenter said yesterday that he will not file a hate c

Attorneys for Steven R Bennett, Michael J Maldonaldo and Michael A Tuck, the

"Aucocisco," a weeklong celebration of Casco Bay, is set to begin Friday, and wi

A US Census Bureau report issued yesterday estimates that Portland has lost 1,

A U.S. Court of Appeals two weeks ago ruled that Maine's vendor's fee, added to

A U.S. District Court jury has awarded Joanna Williamson $16,000 in damages for

A U.S. District Court jury in Concord, N.H., yesterday awarded Genevieve Scarfo,

A U.S. District Court jury took 5 1/2 hours to convict Robyn L. Anderson, 43, of

A U.S. Justice Department report released this week says major crimes by juvenil

Austin Weschkolofsky, 80, a poet who also goes by the name of Adam West, has tak

Authorities are trying to determine if a fire that destroyed Alan Crocker's tra

Auto Europe, the discount car-rental broker that moved to Portland from Camden l

Automobile sales in Maine, at $1 billion annually, are the state's largest retai

A vacant mill building on Saco Island that was scheduled to be demolished was pa

A worker at the YWCA on Spring Street in Portland yesterday tipped over a drum o

A York County jury yesterday found Keith Marcotte, 24, of Old Orchard, guilty of

A York County Superior Court jury yesterday found Edward P Hurrinus, 27, former

Bangor Hydro-Electric Co. is offering the Matagamon Dam on Grand Lake Matagamon

Bangor International Airport has become a prime refueling stop for transatlantic

Banking analysts say that Fleet Financial Group's announcement that it will cut

Barbara Brillant, 48, of Brunswick, a nun who works as a nurse practitioner, mid

Barbara E Hathaway plans to purchase the Federal-style house at 163 Danforth St

Barber Foods Inc. of Portland this week began demolishing an adjacent vacant bui

Barber Foods of Portland, Key Bank, Cianbro Corp. of Pittsfield, Geiger Bros. of

Barber Foods, with 40 percent of its 530-person workforce made up of immigrants,

Barridoff Galleries' annual auction, held yesterday at the Holiday Inn By the Ba

Bates of Maine, the bedding products manufacturer occupying the old Bates Mill i

Bath city officials and representatives of Bath Iron Works have reached a tentat

Bath city officials met with Gov McKernan yesterday to ask for help in dealing

Bath Iron Works and Saco Defense Inc are two Maine defense companies looking fo

Bath Iron Works has filed suit in Sagadahoc County Superior Court against Lloyd'

Bath Iron Works has won a contract to design and manufacture fuel and lubricatio

Bath Iron Works is trying to ease into the commercial shipbuilding market by for

Bath Iron Works is working out the final details of a multi-million dollar contr

Bath Iron Works officials and workers praise a new set of safety standards that

Bath Iron Works officials yesterday told the Bath City Council that the shipbuil

Bath Iron Works on April 9 terminated Michael Buck, 56, of Bath, as vice preside

Bath Iron Works on Friday received a formal request from the U.S. Navy that it b