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

Bath Iron Works tomorrow will launch the Carney, an Aegis destroyer weighing 12.

Bath Iron Works will bid on the contract to convert the USS Inchon from a helico

Bath Iron Works yesterday launched the guided missile destroyer Fitzgerald, name

Bath Shuttle Service, operated by the city of Bath, and Coastal Trans. Inc., a R

Baxter School for the Deaf Superintendent Kathleen Fries has resigned her positi

Because a plea bargain involving Kelly Galligan, a former Lisbon Falls teacher a

Because of customer complaints, Hannaford Bros. has banned all solicitations at

Because of declining enrollments, the University of Southern Maine's budget is $

Because of federal laws aimed at reducing cable rates, Public Cable Co., which s

Because of lobbying from groups both on and off campus, Richard J. Pattenaude, p

Because of seven diving-related deaths in the past 18 months, state legislators

Beginning February 28, L.L. Bean plans to condense its distribution operation in

Beginning today, the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. & Museum will hold a two-da

"Behind the Badge" piece on Portland Police Detective Peter Baleyko, who investi

Behind-the-scenes look at Sunday River in Newry, the busiest of the state's 18 s

Benjamin Hawkins purchased Morse Brothers Inc. of Windham three years ago for $5

Benjamin N. Bates of Scarborough High School placed first yesterday in the 5th A

Beth Condon of Yarmouth was 15 when she was struck and killed by a drunk driver

Biddeford mayor James M. Grattelo summoned TV and newspaper reporters to announc

Biddeford police are investigating reports that a Wednesday night automobile acc

Biddeford police want to close The Stadium Pub, which they describe as an ordina

Biddeford police yesterday charged Elwin Martin, 62, of Portland, an independent

Bids to renovate and expand Portland's three middle schools have come in lower t

Bill Creighton, 69, of Cushing, was an engineer on the troopship Explorer, which

Bill Crocker, 46, the trucker who fell asleep in Falmouth at the wheel of his de

Blockbuster Enterprises, the world's largest video rental company, has signed a

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine has formed a partnership with Medical Networ

Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the state's largest health-insurance company with 50

Bluefin tuna are among the most elusive fish in the Atlantic Ocean. They can sp

Blue Point Woods, a proposed 17-home subdivision in Scarborough, will have a str

Bob Alberts of Dover, a paramedic and part-time police officer, on November 7, 1

Bob Bondurant, 51, a former auto racing champion both in the U.S. and abroad, wa

Bob Maurais, a teacher in Yarmouth, yesterday led a workshop in Wiscasset on how

Bob Ray, owner of Northern Sky Toyz of Freeport and Portland, is one Mainer who

Boise Cascade Co., International Paper and Bangor Hydro-Electric are among those

Bonni Spicer, 24, and brother Richard Spicer, 30, are partners in the Five Point

Boothbay Region High School has 133 students involved in winter sports, or more

Borden Inc. has agreed to sell the former Snow Food Products clam chowder factor

Boston investor Ben Capone and his son Frank have purchased the Portland Perform

Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Augusta are questioning both the tim

Bourke O'Brien, 25, of Portland, yesterday won his second Portland City Golf Cha

Bowdoin College is perceived by some as a talent scout for the best and brightes

Boxer Joey Gamache, 28, of Lewiston, held a press conference yesterday to announ

Boxer Joey Gamache of Lewiston last night won a unanimous decision in a ten-roun

Brenda Reeves, the wife of Seebren Reeves, 33, who died Sunday when his parachut

Brian A. Quinn, 29, of South Portland, was arraigned yesterday in Portland Distr

Brian Beal, a biologist and shellfish expert at the University of Maine at Machi

Brian Beal, an assistant professor of marine biology at the University of Maine

Brian Flanagan, chairman of the Maine Principal Association's outdoor track comm

Brian Frank, who has organized a traditional Latin Mass that will be celebrated

Brian N. Hamel, executive director of the Loring Development Authority, yesterda

Brian Wallace, 25, died Saturday night of smoke inhalation -- He was apparently s

Brief account of testimony given by Peter J. Grant, 24, of Pittston, who is bein

Brief article about members of the Maine Army National Guard who were sent to Gu

Brief article about the defense budget bill approved by the Senate Armed Service

Brief article about the difficulties being experienced by Berwick and other town

Brief article about the pending visit of the Jeremiah O'Brien, a Liberty ship, t

Brief article about the results of local elections in Windham where voters elect

Brief article describes the nearly-completed deal between Fort Fairfield and Cen

Brief article noting that state Democratic Majority Leader Dan Gwadosky and Rep.

Brief article on the formation of the Portland chapter of the National Associati

Brief article reporting that an analysis of the soil at the Central Maine Power

Brief article reporting that a Somerset County jury has awarded David McGraw of

Brief article reporting that a Washington County Superior Court jury yesterday a

Brief article reporting that because of limited resources the Maine Civil Libert

Brief article reporting that Chester E. Homer III of Kennebunkport, executive vi

Brief article reporting that C.M. Almy & Son Inc. of Pittsfield, a metal finishi

Brief article reporting that Creative Apparel Associates has won a $17.9 million

Brief article reporting that federal lawmakers are considering a way to allow th

Brief article reporting that Fleet Bank of Maine has donated three rare maps of

Brief article reporting that Gorham Trails Inc. on Sunday will conduct a sign de

Brief article reporting that Gov. McKernan this week gave the Saco River Corrido

Brief article reporting tha the White House has confirmed that President Clinton

Brief article reporting that Jarred Knight, 16, of Bath, on Monday underwent a 1

Brief article reporting that John O'Leary, a lawyer and former mayor of Portland

Brief article reporting that Kevin Carey, 24, a federal prisoner living in Pharo

Brief article reporting that LaVerdiere's Enterprises has agreed to pay $40,000

Brief article reporting that Maurice "Lefty" Lachance, 72, a nationally ranked b

Brief article reporting that Molly Dinan of Cumberland yesterday placed second i

Brief article reporting that Morgan Wolcott Kelly, 16, of Washington, was named

Brief article reporting that S.D. Warren is seeking buyers for the 5.5 million b

Brief article reporting that state fire investigators have ruled out arson as th

Brief article reporting that The 21st Century, a high school publication for New

Brief article reporting that the Baxter Society has presented Westbrook College'

Brief article reporting that the Catholic Diocese has awarded Coleman P. Walsh o

Brief article reporting that the Chamber of Commerce of the Greater Portland Reg

Brief article reporting that the Clinton administration yesterday announced that

Brief article reporting that the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation has donated $10,000

Brief article reporting that the Falmouth Planning Board on Tuesday gave prelimi

Brief article reporting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation has commended S

Brief article reporting that the federal Economic Development Administration has

Brief article reporting that the federal Environmental Protection Agency has pro

Brief article reporting that the Greenville Planning Board last night approved a

Brief article reporting that the John J. Nissen Corp. of Portland plans to close

Brief article reporting that the Land for Maine's Future yesterday unanimously a

Brief article reporting that the Maine Attorney General's Office has filed a civ

Brief article reporting that the Maine Public Utilities Commission yesterday gra

Brief article reporting that the Maine State Housing Authority has recognized th

Brief article reporting that the Maine State Police has honored ABB Environmenta

Brief article reporting that the Maine State Police have determined that a weath