About Us

The Coastal Journal is a free weekly newspaper serving Freeport to Waldoboro, and peninsulas from Harpswell to Pemaquid, since 1966, with an eclectic mix of local news, community features, informational columns, arts and entertainment, classifieds, and a comprehensive calendar of local events.

The Coastal Journal is published online on Wednesdays, and distributed in the Portland Press Herald — and to retailers throughout the region — on Thursdays.

Mission Statement
The Coastal Journal is a newspaper “from the community for the community.” Our goal is to offer residents and visitors, workers, business owners, retirees and families an appreciation of what is interesting – even extraordinary – about Midcoast Maine.