Maine newspaper chain names new top editor

February 17, 2012 - 11:25 AM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's largest newspaper company has a new top editor.

MaineToday Media says 56-year-old Cliff Schechtman has been promoted to executive editor of its three daily newspapers and associated websites. MaineToday Media owns The Portland Press Herald, the Kennebec Journal in Augusta and the Morning Sentinel in Waterville.

The Portland Press Herald reports that Schechtman was hired in October as managing editor. He replaces Scott Wasser, who had been executive editor since June 2009.

Schechtman came to Maine from Newsday, based on Long Island, N.Y., where he was associate editor. He has also served as editor of the Cape Cod Times and managing editor of The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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Information from: Portland Press Herald, http://www.pressherald.com