Hearst today announced it has acquired the print and digital assets of seven weekly newspaper brands from Hersam Acorn Newspapers, LLC in Fairfield County, Connecticut, including The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Shelton Herald, The Trumbull Times and The Milford Mirror. The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, and Hearst Newspapers President Jeff Johnson.
The brands will become part of Hearst Connecticut Media Group, expanding its presence to eight daily and 20 weekly newspapers, and 21 websites. These include the New Haven Register, Connecticut’s second largest newspaper; Connecticut Post, southwest Connecticut’s largest newspaper; and Stamford Advocate, serving Stamford, Darien and New Canaan. The Group also manages four magazines, including Connecticut Magazine. With more than 3,000 employees, Hearst Newspapers publishes 24 dailies and 63 weeklies, including the Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and Albany Times Union. Hearst Newspapers also operates digital marketing services and directories businesses under the LocalEdge brand.