One reason I subscribe to the Portland Press Herald is that I enjoy buying local and keeping our paper alive and well, and Press Herald reporters employed.

I ask that you return the favor. Cheer local. Cheer local for all noteworthy local events – like for our South Portland High School Robotics Team.

On March 14, this team won the top prize in a FIRST Robotics District Competition at the University of New Hampshire. The team won first place, out of 35 teams.

You did report on this – but not in the way that I would like to see. Instead of putting this noteworthy event on the front page, with photos of the team and the winning robot, or even in the front section, you tucked it into the Local & State section, where brief reports are given from nearby states and Maine.

You gave them three short paragraphs and no photos (Local & State Dispatches, “Local high school team wins regional robotics competition,” March 14).

Please fix this. Please give this awesome South Portland High School Robotics Team a featured place in your publications.


In fact, can you add a new School section to your paper, which can feature nonsports accomplishments for all Maine schools? I’d like to know what our schools are doing, and today I have no easy way to get that information.

Please print local.

Margo Donnis

South Portland

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