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In a deal that's expected to close on April 1, Reade Brower, under the corporate name of RFB Enterprises, will purchase two daily newspapers: The Times Record in Brunswick and the Journal Tribune in Biddeford. With those purchases he will own all but one of Maine's seven daily newspapers. That leaves the Bangor Daily News, whose owner is Richard Warren, as the only independently owned daily newspaper in Maine. Brower’s other media holdings in Maine include: MaineToday Media (Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram, Kennebec Journal, Morning Sentinel, Coastal Journal); Sun Media Group (Lewiston Sun Journal, Forecaster/Current Newspapers, Franklin Journal, Livermore Falls Advertiser, Penobscot Times, Advertiser-Democrat Norway, Bethel Citizen, Rumford Falls Times, Rangeley Highlander, Maine Women Magazine, My Generation, 95 North); Courier Publications (Courier Gazette in Rockland, Camden Herald, Belfast Republican);, Free Press Rockland, RFB Print Co-Op, Alliance Press and specialty publications including travelMaine, TREB (The Real Estate Books) of Mid-Coast Maine, Portland and Portsmouth, N.H.
Do you see any risk in having so many Maine daily and weekly newspapers owned by a single company?