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Haven Herald
Owners Vince Teagues
Dave Teagues
Location 217 King Street, Haven, Maine, 01214
Phone number (207) 555-0111
Website www.havenherald.com
E-mail dave@havenherald.com[note 1]
Twitter @DaveHaven
Current employees Terry Quennell
Carrie Benson
Bill Hardwick
Jennifer Mason

The Haven Herald is a weekly newspaper[inconsistent 1] that serves the town of Haven, Maine, co-published every Thursday[inconsistent 2] by brothers Vince and Dave Teagues.


The Herald was founded in 1684[note 2] as a broadsheet titled the Herald of Haven.[7] By 1725, it became a newspaper, titled "The Haven Herald". Copies sold for Two Cents.[8] By the 1930s, "The" was dropped from the title and the paper was simply Haven Herald and it sold for five cents (year subscription: $1.25, 6 mos: ¢75) .[9] By the 1950s, the paper cost ten cents (year subscription: $3.50, 6 mos: $2).[10] By the 1980s, the paper cost ¢50 for an individual issue (year subscription: $9.50, 6 mos: $5).[11] By 2010, an individual issue cost $1.[inconsistent 3]

The Teagues run the paper at a loss. In 2010, when subscriptions were up 12 percent, the Teagues lost ten thousand dollars. The Teagues have considered shuttering the paper multiple times, and have previously received offers to buy out the Herald. Vince considered taking the offer, and argued that he and Dave could simply blog instead.[12]


Delivery map for the Haven Herald. Revised in May

The Herald was delivered daily to over 25,000 Haven residents.[12] Vince and Dave employed four delivery drivers Ryan Vessey, Terry Quennell, Carrie Benson and Bill Hardwick.[13][note 3] When a paper is popular enough to require several printings, they will deliver some of the extra papers themselves.[12]

In 2011, when Carrie Benson's Trouble mutated, the customers she delivered papers to became affected by her Trouble, and what happened in their dreams became real. At least three people on her delivery route died from her Trouble.[13]

Offices and employees[]

A sarcophagus in the back room of the Herald

The Herald offices are located at 217 King Street, Haven, Maine, 01214. The Teagues keeping locked files in the back office, along with a sarcophagus.[14]

When Stu Pierce's Trouble was triggered and his sweat became poisonous, Vince and Dave took over the hosting duties for his meeting of Troubled people, letting the meeting take place in the Herald offices.[15]

The Herald hosted an annual Horrific Haunted Halloween Hangout, and give out an award for the best costume.[16]

In 2011, the Teagues hired Jennifer Mason a former employee of the Boston Globe. Vince was worried about the hire, thinking that it looked "too obvious" given that they hadn't had a Girl Friday in a long time.[13]

Social media[]

The Herald's archive is available online at www.havenherald.com. Dave Teagues manages the online archives and can be contacted by e-mail at dave@havenherald.com.[note 1]

Syfy's social media campaign's for Haven began with Vince and Dave discovering twitter and leaving flyers with their twitter handles, @VinceHaven and @DaveHaven all over town.[17][18][19][20]

They tweeted mostly about animals and various personal opinions until Stephanie McCunn,[note 4] a former Herald intern trolled the Teagues on twitter under the handle @ColdInHaven. She sent them photos of freak temperature incidents, trying to get them to talk about Mara Kopf's Trouble and the "freak temperature inversion" of 1958.[21][inconsistent 4]

Syfy's next promotional campaign, "Escape to Haven" also began on twitter, when Vince's Twitter account was hacked by The Guard. During this campaign, Vince and Dave used their Twitter accounts to release promotional issues of the Herald as well as deleted scenes and general promotional material for Haven.[22]


"Halleck's Homestead Vanishes Overnight"

"Who Killed The Colorado Kid?"



Promotional issues[]

Syfy released additional editions of the Herald online as promotional material. These papers use a different numbering system and some incorrectly used the premiere date for the corresponding episode as the publication date for the edition. In these editions the Herald has the tagline, "Where nothing ever happens and we like it that way." The copies of the Herald that were released online are also more expensive: an individual paper is $2, a full year subscription is $19.50 and a half-year subscription is $15.

  • Vol 96, No. 29 - "Haven Police Department Makes A Special Addition"
  • Vol. 96 - "Haven Trashed By Burnt Gas Pipes" / "High School Prank Breeds Paranoia"
  • Vol. 97 - "Erratic Behavior Tied to Contaminated Meat" / "Grafitti a Growing Concern for Citizens"
  • Vol. 98 - "Aggressive Swine Flu Strain to Blame for Organ Failures" / "Staying Safe this Flu Season: A guide to avoiding nasty bugs"
  • Vol. 99 - "Clogged Sewer Main Floods Downtown Haven Street, Poisons Swimming Pool" / "Mating Season For Crabs Means Headaches For Haven-Ites"
  • Vol. 100 - "Bareknuckle Bar Brawl Leaves Local Watering Hole In Shambles" / East Haven Riflemen Sink the Haven High Schooners, 52-17
  • Vol. 101 - "Halloween Prank Leaves Fabled Haven Landmark In Ruins" / "Local Psychiatrist Takes Home Top Honors In The Haven Herald's Halloween Costume Contest"
  • Vol. 102 - "Mysterious Sleeping Sickness Leaves Area Doctors Baffled" / "Haven Happenings Your Guide For What Not To Miss In Our Little Town"
  • Vol. 103 - "Driver Remains Missing After Stolen Boat Explodes in Haven Harbor" / "Haven Parade of Ships to Continue Mostly as Scheduled"
  • Vol. 104 - "Small Methane Leak Causes Hallucinations, False Memories" / "Haven Shore Club Celebrating Its Past With a 1950s Themed Party"
  • Vol. 105 - "Dress Like A Pirate Party At Grey Gull Ends With Injured Owner" / "Haven Herald Small Business Spotlight: Looking Glass Florist"
  • Vol. 106 - "Citizens Outraged After Another Gas Leak Causes Townwide Blackout" / "Winter Recreation League Sign-Ups Starting Soon"

Stories mentioned[]

  • Saturday, November 5, 1955 - an article about the disappearance of Arthur Chambers's family.[12]
  • 2011 - story titled "Eatery Burns to the Ground."[28]

Undated stories[]

Opening credits[]

Herald of Haven, 1698

The Haven Herald features prominently in the opening credits. The credits show the Herald over time, starting with the broadsheet Herald of Haven in 1689.[7] This is followed by the editions with the articles "Ship Breaks Up In Calm Seas",[8] "Halleck's Homestead Vanished Overnight",[9] "Murder? Police Baffled"[10] and "Who Killed the Colorado Kid?",[11] which closes the credits.

Notable appearances[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dave's e-mail address is visible on the Haven Herald website.[1]
  2. This date comes from the sign outside the Herald. It is clearly visible in "Sins of the Father",[4] "301"[5] and "Fallout".[6]
  3. Terry Quennel and Ryan Vessey have been mentioned before on Haven. Quennel was a fisherman from Simmersville and Vessey was on Reverend Driscoll's list of people killed by the Troubled. If you follow Watsonian thinking, then Quennel has moved from Simmersville to Haven and is now working for the Teagues, and Vessey has been replaced but the delivery map hasn't been updated. Doylistically speaking the Haven production team simply reused these names, which belong to Haven art director Terry Quennell and Trainee Assistant Director Ryan Vessey.[2]
  4. McCunn's name comes from Stephen King's The Colorado Kid.
  5. Haven is using the Julian calender, which is appropriate for Maine, 1725.
  6. This is the second paper with a date of "October 13".
  7. This article was published when "a few months" after May 23rd when the body of Arla Cogan's first victim was found.
  8. This paper notably has no date on it, the only edition of the Herald to lack any sort of date. Instead it simply says "Published Weekly".
  9. This edition of the paper was very popular and had at least three printings.[15]
  10. This is the only article that we know was written by Dave Teagues. All articles in the promotional issues of the Herald are credited to Vince Teagues or uncredited. And articles within the show don't have visible bylines.
  11. In "Stay"[14] Dave Teagues is holding a newspaper with this headline.


  1. There are multiple instances of the Herald publishing two editions within a week. If you follow Watsonian thinking, then there was simply so much news to cover that the Teagues published multiple editions close together. If you follow Doyalist thinking, having papers dated only days apart lets Parker and Wuornos put together compact timelines simply by glancing at the dates of a couple issues of the Herald.[2] In 2011, Seth Byrne refers to the Herald as a "daily rag".[3]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Several editions of the Herald say that they were published on a "Thursday", but the date provided should be a Saturday.
  3. This price is for the Herald editions that appear in the show. Editions released as online promotional materials use different numbering and pricing systems.
  4. 1958 two years after Sarah Vernon entered the Barn and the Troubles left. Dates and details of stories released as promotional materials are often inaccurate.
  5. 1934 is 5 years after the Troubles would have ended if the 27 year cycle continues backward.
  6. The details of this article reference the events of "Fur",[24] almost 50 years before it happened. The text of this article is also used as filler in the articles "Ship Breaks Up In Calm Seas"[8] and "Police Continue Investigation"[11]