Sisters and Competitors
The family that formerly owned Nashoba, headed by publisher Frank J. Hartnett Sr., sold the chain in 2000, for an undisclosed amount of money. Two years later, MediaNews opened a new plant in Devens, Massachusetts, in the middle of Nashoba's coverage area, to print Nashoba weeklies, The Lowell Sun, and the Sentinel & Enterprise.
Nashoba newspapers' primary competitors are their sister dailies in Fitchburg and Lowell. Additionally, in Harvard, the company competes with a weekly owned by Community Newspaper Company; and in Ayer, Devens, Harvard and Shirley with the daily Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Nashoba's newsroom is operated independently at the Devens printing plant. Titles published by Nashoba include:
|The Ayer Public Spirit||Covering Ayer; founded in 1869||||Groton Landmark||Covering Groton|||
|Harvard Hillside||Covering Harvard|||
|Nashoba Valley Chronicle||Regional news section in Ayer, Groton, Pepperell, Shirley, Townsend|||
|Pepperell Free Press||Covering Pepperell|||
|Shirley Oracle||Covering Shirley; founded in 1869|||
|Townsend Times||Covering Townsend|||
- Elfland, Mike. "MediaNews to Buy Chain of 6 Weekly Newspapers." Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette, January 21, 2000.
- Vaznis, James. "Media Company Merging Print Sites; $7M Plan Includes Move to Devens." The Boston Globe, August 1, 2002.