Dear reader,

You have impeccable taste. You’re discerning, engaged, intelligent and curious. How do I know this? Because those are the characteristics of our newspaper readers. And I bet you are also a really thoughtful gift giver.

As we enter the holiday season (although according to the Hallmark Channel we entered the holiday season after Labor Day), I wanted to remind you of all the reasons you read the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal and encourage you to share your love for local journalism (and crosswords) with your loved ones.

Who is on your list? Your kids who moved away? Keep them connected to Maine with a digital subscription because we all know they’ll be back one day. Your parents? They’ll challenge themselves with our daily crossword. A busy sports family? Give them the gift of our high school sports coverage and photos from the sidelines. Or give it to your best friends who understand a strong local newspaper is critical to a healthy, vibrant community.

You know the vital role we play in holding people to account, shining a light on issues important to Maine, and introducing you to people who make our state the only place we want to live. Won’t you share the knowledge and help us continue our work with a gift subscription?

Your subscription fueled another great year of important journalism, including:


Amy Calder’s ongoing reporting of the evolution of downtown Waterville from small business expansions to the opening of the Lockwood Hotel. The piece Chris Bouchard collaborated with the Sun Journal’s Vanessa Paolella on how courtesy boat inspections are helping in the battle against invasive species in Central Maine’s lakes. And, wow, did we bring you the most coverage of the Flagg family anywhere. Our high school sports coverage is the best!

To see 12 stories from the past year that we are particularly proud of, go to

Your continued support enables our team, from reporters and photographers to copy editors and newspaper carriers, to contribute their special skill to bring you our newspapers. It’s a full team effort.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll remind you of the many reasons why the gift of local journalism is truly the gift that keeps giving. It’s also a great last-minute gift because you can purchase it right up until the first present is opened. But why wait? The best deal of the season awaits you at

We can help you take the stress out of the holiday season by making the gift of knowledge, insight, and crosswords available for you to give.

We are grateful for your continued support of our newspapers.

Lisa DeSisto is publisher of Central Maine Sunday, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel.

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