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Cribstone Bridege and Schooner "ALERT" (TLunde)

All hands on deck and anchors aweigh

as we raise the Harpswell Anchor!

            The Harpswell Anchor is being launched as a new nonprofit, nonpartisan local news source.

            A monthly print newspaper, an up-to-date website, and a social media platform will refresh the former Anchor, which was owned and operated by Bob Anderson for more than two decades until it ceased publication in October 2020.

            A group of community residents have raised funds to purchase the Anchor’s name and other intellectual assets, records, and software; and to cover start-up costs for the new venture, which will operate under the nonprofit umbrella organization, Harpswell News.

            But we need your help, too!

PS Check out our recent press release by clicking HERE

Especially for Businesses and Nonprofits!

Click here to see all of the ways you can underwrite our mission through advertising and sponsorships.



The former Anchor was financed by advertising revenue, and we’re counting on a similar income stream to partially support our enterprise, once the paper gets under way.

However, it’s folks like you we rely upon not just to help us begin this new publishing venture, but to keep us up and running over the years through the generosity of your tax deductible gifts. While the new nonprofit Anchor undergoes the lengthy process of obtaining 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, the Holbrook Community Foundation will serve as its fiscal sponsor through which donations can be made.

Please donate via check or online by clicking the button, below.

Your tax-deductible gift helps Harpswell raise the Anchor!

Please Take Our Survey

What did you enjoy in the old Anchor and what would you like to see in the relaunched Harpswell Anchor? Click on the button, below, to respond to an online survey, or mail in the printed version being sent to your home.

Cribstone Bridge (J Thompson)

Do you have a story idea for us, or want to submit a Letter to the Editor or notice of an event to our Calendar Section? It’s easy to do- take a look at our Ideas Page!