As of July, Harpswell News is a provisional member of the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Harpswell News, a nonprofit, publishes the Harpswell Anchor. A group of Harpswell residents founded Harpswell News to resurrect the Anchor when the newspaper ceased publication after 22 years. The first edition of the new Anchor appeared in June.

The Institute for Nonprofit News helps organizations like Harpswell News succeed through support of both business and editorial operations.

The institute “strengthens and supports 300 independent news organizations in a new kind of media network: nonprofit, nonpartisan and dedicated to public service,” according to its website. “From local news to in-depth reporting on pressing global issues, INN’s members tell stories that otherwise would go untold — connecting communities, holding the powerful accountable and strengthening democracy.”

Harpswell News staff will complete paperwork and pay dues over the weeks ahead to complete the process of becoming a member.

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