Today, providing solutions-based journalism to significant problems plaguing Maine and connecting Mainers who wish to join in supporting those solutions is more important than ever. To do this effectively, we had to align our newsroom strategy with our desire to take advantage of opportunities for growth while creating the kind of work our audience deeply values. We had to consider and answer these questions: How and where should we expand? How and where should we shrink? How can we become a more efficient, more effective news organization?

We had to make some difficult choices which ultimately reduced our staff and impacted five of our colleagues today. These are never easy decisions to make and are not taken lightly as we realize good people are affected.

While we cannot discuss individual employment situations, those who were impacted were offered severance packages.