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|Owner(s)||Baltimore Sun Media Group/Tribune Publishing|
|Managing editors||Loretta Haring|
|Photo editor||J. Henson|
|Headquarters||888 Bestgate Rd Ste 104, Annapolis, Maryland|
The Capital is a daily newspaper published in Annapolis, Maryland since 1884. Its sister newspaper, The Gazette, is one of the oldest newspapers in America, its origins dating back to the early 18th century. The Capital serves the city of Annapolis, much of Anne Arundel County, and neighboring Kent Island in Queen Anne's County. An evening newspaper for most of its existence, it moved to mornings beginning on March 9, 2015.
The Capital, the Maryland Gazette and their sister publications have a long history, having been composed and printed in numerous locations, all in the Annapolis area, for more than 270 years. The company has moved headquarters seven times, including from 3 Church Circle to 213 West St. in 1948, to 2000 Capital Drive in 1987, and to 888 Bestgate Rd Ste 104 in 2014.
One of the Capital's sister papers is The Maryland Gazette and is one of the oldest, continuously published, newspapers in the United States. The Maryland Gazette was founded in Annapolis in the early 18th century by William Parks.
Originally known as The Evening Capital, the name was shortened to its present form with the start of weekend morning delivery in 1981. Its transition into a seven-day-a-week morning paper was announced on February 8, 2015 and implemented one month later on March 9.
In 1955 The Evening Capital ceased to be a weekly newspaper.
After the 2006 death by suicide of Philip Merrill, Landmark Communications took full control of The Capital's parent company, Capital Gazette Communications, LLC, which published The Capital, Maryland Gazette, Bowie Blade-News, Crofton-West County Gazette, and Capital Style Magazine.
On January 3, 2008, it was reported that the family-owned Landmark Communications, parent company of The Capital, was for sale.
The Maryland Gazette a sister newspaper of The Capital, is published twice weekly, Wednesday and Saturday, covering northern Anne Arundel County. The southern boundary for home delivery of The Maryland Gazette starts north of Severna Park, a community north of Annapolis.
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- Baltimore Sun Media Group buys The Capital in Annapolis and the Carroll County Times
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- Today's The Capital front page at the Newseum website