Maine Times Publishes Last Issue

may 1, 2002  10:57 am
Started as a hell-raising environmental, liberal weekly in 1968, the venerable Maine Times published its last issue last week. Christopher Hutchins, the weekly's latest owner (a conservative), told the staff he was no longer willing to cover the paper's losses, Editor Jay Davis tells the Portland Press Herald. "The Maine Times that folded yesterday isn't the Maine Times that we started in 1968," said [John] Cole, who lives in Brunswick. "Readers no longer were absolutely sure what the Maine Times stood for," the Press Herald reports. The Maine Times, formerly an AAN-member paper, hosted the 1987 AAN convention.