Lisa DeSisto, Publisher of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram Photo by Brian Fitzgerald

Dear reader,

You have impeccable taste. You’re discerning, engaged, intelligent and curious. How do I know this? Because those are the characteristics of our newspaper readers. And I bet you are also a really thoughtful gift giver.

As we enter the holiday season (although according to the Hallmark Channel we entered the holiday season after Labor Day), I wanted to remind you of all the reasons you read the Press Herald and encourage you to share your love for local journalism with your loved ones.

Who is on your list?

Your kids who moved away? Keep them connected to Maine with a digital subscription because we all know they’ll be back one day. Your foodie neighbors? They would benefit from reading about the hottest, new restaurants. Your parents? They’ll challenge themselves with our daily crossword. A busy sports family? Give them the gift of our high school sports coverage and photos from the sidelines. Or give a subscription to your best friends who understand a strong local newspaper is critical to a healthy, vibrant community.

You know the vital role we play in holding people to account, shining a light on issues important to Maine and introducing you to people who make our state the only place we want to live. Won’t you share the knowledge and help us continue our work with a gift subscription?


Your subscription fueled another great year of important journalism, including Gillian Graham’s story on how the Kennebunk rest area and a van became one family’s home. Megan Gray’s riveting piece on one Cliff Island kayaker’s near-death experience and remarkable rescue in Casco Bay. Or our recent coverage of the fall high school sports season that extends far beyond the scores.

Your continued support allows us, from reporters and photographers to press operators and newspaper carriers, to bring you the Press Herald. It’s a full team effort.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll remind you of the many reasons why the gift of the Press Herald is truly the gift that keeps giving. It’s also a great last-minute gift because you can purchase it right up until the first present is opened. But why wait? Our best deal of the season awaits you at

We can help you take the stress out of the holiday season by making the gift of knowledge, insight (and crosswords) available for you to give.

We are grateful for your continued support of local journalism.

Lisa DeSisto

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