June 30, 2016

Thank You for Supporting our Journalism

Dear Reader,

Your support is allowing us to bring remarkable journalism to Maine.

Just this week, the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram was recognized with a prestigious national award. Considered the Pulitzers of business and financial journalism, the Gerald Loeb Award honors reporting that protects the public. Our investigation into out-of-town investors who exploited a loophole to reap millions of dollars at the expense of Maine taxpayers was recognized alongside work done by The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Just two months earlier, our special report on how climate change is reshaping the Gulf of Maine was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Our investigative work and feature, business and sports coverage are among the best journalism in the country, and we’re honored to be recognized by our peers. But without your support, none of this is possible.

Our writers, photographers and editors have a clear mission: to be your trusted source for probing and truthful news and information. It takes a large team to bring you the depth and breadth of the coverage we strive for each day in your printed newspaper, your desktop or your smart phone.

Consider this special report we brought you this week called The Night Portland Burned. If you missed it, please spend some time with this remarkable presentation honoring the 150th anniversary of the Great Portland Fire. The compelling package of stories, videos, walking tours, then-and-now photos and interactive graphics takes you back to another time to experience one of the nation’s worst infernos and how it reshaped the city we know today.

I hope you agree your subscription is worth the price. Your support means we can enlighten Maine with exceptional journalism.

All of us thank you.

Cliff Schechtman

Executive Editor