SOUTH PORTLAND (AP) – Starting in September, the Kennebec Journal and the Morning Sentinel will be printed in South Portland at the same facility that prints the Portland Press Herald.

All three newspapers are owned by MaineToday Media Inc., which bought them from the Seattle Times Co. in June. Publisher Richard Connor says having all the papers printed in the same facility will strengthen the company and make better use of one of the nation’s most modern printing facilities.

He says jobs in the press, production and distribution departments in Augusta, where the Central Maine papers are currently printed, will be offered to those who wish to work in South Portland. And he said he has notified many employees in the entire company that they may be offered buyouts.

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