For those following the endless sales negotiations for Maine's onetime newspaper of record, the Portland Press Herald, and its sister papers, there's some fresh news.
A few minutes ago, Al Diamon at Media Mutt reported that the sale of the Blethen Maine Newspapers will be completed within the week and that both Press Herald executive editor Jeannine Guttman and Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel editor Eric Conrad have been informed they will be let go. [Update, 5:28 pm: the Press Herald, scooped by four hours on a story about itself, offers its take, but with far fewer details.]
For background on the situation I offer my article in January's Port City Life magazine.
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