"A former Maine senator, two well-known Maine businessmen and a longtime newspaperman with ties to the state are working to acquire Blethen Maine Newspapers, which includes the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram.- Press Herald
Frank Blethen, chairman of Blethen Maine Newspapers, announced Wednesday that the company has signed a letter of intent with a group called Maine Media Investments. The agreement provides a limited, exclusive time period to negotiate terms of a sale.
Those negotiations are expected to begin as soon as possible, both sides said, but neither would disclose a timeline. They simply indicated that they hope to conclude the process quickly."
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Press Herald buyers?
With the Blethen's apparently with their backs against a wall, I suspect any offers will be real low. But considering the value may be more in the websites and real property than the actual newspapers, who knows what it is worth.
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