George Soros’ basis denies giving cash particularly to purchase Maine newspapers

AUGUSTA, Maine — The muse tied to Democratic megadonor and philanthropist George Soros denied Tuesday a report stating it donated cash particularly to assist a nationwide nonprofit buy Maine’s largest newspaper chain earlier this yr.

The Open Society Foundations, which Soros started in 1979 and helps an array of liberal and charitable causes around the globe, has lengthy been publicly listed as a supporter of the Nationwide Belief for Native Information, the nonprofit that bought the Masthead Maine community of twenty-two newspapers in July for an undisclosed worth.

The information web site Semafor reported Sunday evening that each Soros’ group and Swiss billionaire Hansjörg Wyss, whose personal basis has supported liberal causes, gave “hundreds of thousands” to the Nationwide Belief for Native Information for the acquisition of the Maine newspapers that embrace the Portland Press Herald, Lewiston Solar Journal and three different dailies together with 17 weeklies.