Vintage Ink

By Daniel Dunkle

This column offers a look back at the history of the Midcoast mined from the pages of back copies of The Courier-Gazette and even the Lime Rock Gazette, which started in 1846. It also explores newspaper culture, including the strange terms heard only in old-school newsrooms. Come here for this week in history, famous quotes, and any other delightful tidbits that may be found in our records.

Daniel Dunkle is editor of The Courier-Gazette. He lives in Rockland with his wife, Christine, two children, and two cats. He started his newspaper career as a cub reporter with The Courier-Gazette in 1998.

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