PolitickerRIP

Looks like PolitickerME, the blog focusing on Maine politics run by the New York Observer, has been shuttered for economic reasons.

This is a big loss for political journalism in this state. Jessica Alaimo was often the only one reporting on important local issues and events. The site helped to fill a big gap left by shrinking news departments at Maine's traditional media outlets.

Update: Alaimo has posted two different announcements of the shutdown on the site, both of which have been deleted. I'm not sure what's going on over there.