Two Maine Weeklies Join Sun Journal Group

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By: E&P Staff

Two weeklies in Oxford County, Maine — the Advertiser-Democrat of Norway and the Rumford Falls Times — have joined the Sun Journal group of publications in Lewiston, Maine.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Howard James bought the weeklies in 1976 after having worked for the Christian Science Monitor. James decided to sell the weeklies to the Sun Journal after his 70th birthday.

“We’re very excited about this opportunity to continue the mission of serving local communities,” James said in a statement. The weeklies, which have a combined circulation of 10,500, were bought to increase the Sun Journal’s reach and revenue.

No immediate changes in staffing were anticipated, Sun Journal publisher James Costello Sr. said in a statement. John Szefc of W.B. Grimes & Co. represented James in the sale.

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