Maine Times Founder is Dead at 79

january 9, 2003  11:57 am
John Cole, co-founder of former AAN-member Maine Times, died Tuesday of cancer. He was 79. Co-founder Peter Cox describes Cole as "a beautiful writer and passionate about everything." Jay Davis, the crusading weekly's former editor, said that Cole occasionally made people angry, but he was passionate about issues affecting the state he loved. "People who read the Times admired his spirit," Davis tells the Portland Press Herald.