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Courier Publications, Free Press moving to Camden

Oct 30, 2019

Courier Publications is moving from its present location on Camden Street to a new office in Camden.

The move will start Nov. 7.

The offices of The Courier-Gazette, The Camden Herald and VillageSoup will move to 5 Colcord Ave., Unit #2, in Camden. However, it is important to note, the company will not be receiving mail at this address; the mailing address is P.O. Box 1076, Camden, ME 04843-1076.

The Courier offices will be closed Nov. 7 and 8 during the move.

The Free Press will be moving out of its present offices in Rockland and joining the Courier group at the new Camden location the following week.

The advertising sales departments for The Free Press and the Courier Publications newspapers have been working together to increase revenue for the two companies, while the news departments of the publications have remained separate and maintained their own unique voices.

The move will allow the companies to leverage cost savings on office space and give the teams the ability to work together more efficiently, while continuing all of the existing jobs at the papers.

In addition, Courier Publications has been expanding to include a magazine division, starting with the addition of Maine Seniors Magazine. The glossy, statewide publication focuses on lifestyle and entertainment for those 50 and older. The magazine has been generating buzz in recent months with its mix of features, advice, recipes, humor and more.

Courier Publications had been located at its 91 Camden St., Rockland, offices since 2012 when Reade Brower restarted the company after it had closed under previous management. At the time, Brower was known in the area as owner of The Free Press, and he has since gone on to acquire numerous publications across the state, including the Portland Press Herald, Lewiston Sun Journal and The Kennebec Journal.

The Rockland office has been headquarters for The Courier-Gazette and The Camden Herald. The Republican Journal has an office in downtown Belfast, but has been supported by designers, salespeople, administration and others in the Rockland office. The Republican Journal will continue to maintain its Belfast office, but related support now will be nearer in Camden.

Courier Publications remains committed to providing quality news both online and in print in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties.

The move will be a return to Camden for The Camden Herald crew.

Longtime local Courier-Gazette Reporter Stephen Betts will continue to work out of his Rockland home office and Courier Editor Daniel Dunkle remains a resident of Rockland.

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