On October 8, our sister publication the Providence Phoenix announced that it would close, ending a 36-year run for the city’s only alt-weekly.
What that means for our paper is a good and appropriate question. Here’s the answer: We’re fine.
The Portland Phoenix will continue operations as the sole alt-weekly bearing the name, following the closure of the Boston Phoenix in March 2013.
We’d like to acknowledge in this space the fantastic work the Phoenix did in covering Providence culture, and being a voice for the communities of people its city’s larger papers mostly excluded.
Sad as it is to bid farewell to our other publications, we’re very proud to carry on the Phoenix tradition in Portland, and have this city’s hardworking and knowledgeable citizens and the many fascinating communities they inhabit to thank.
We might see slight changes in layout and design, but in general, our paper’s rigorous arts support, engaged culture coverage, and critical news and political coverage will continue undeterred.