Hersam Acorn Newspapers

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Hersam Acorn Newspapers
Industry Newspapers
Founded 1997 (1997)
Headquarters Ridgefield, Connecticut
Key people
Martin Hersam, COO; Thomas Nash, publisher
Products Weekly newspapers in Connecticut; Shoppers
Website www.hersamacorn.com

Hersam Acorn Newspapers is a family-owned weekly newspaper company based in Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States. The company publishes 19 weeklies in Farfield and New Haven counties, Connecticut, and Westchester County, New York, and several shopper publications in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont.

Hersam Acorn was founded in 1997 after the merger of the Hersam Publishing Company, founded in 1908, with Acorn Press, founded in 1937. In September 2007, the company made its largest acquisition to date, buying the former Hometown Publications and Trumbull Printing, founded in 1959, from Journal Communications, which had purchased them in 1979.[1]


The original eight Hersam Acorn newspapers are all broadsheets and publish on Thursday. Following the Hometown acquisition, Hersam Acorn redesigned its 11 newest papers and said it would give them a local focus. Hersam Acorn newspapers in late 2007[1] (with weekly circulation in parentheses[2]) were:


  1. ^ a b "Hersam Acorn Makes Changes in 11 Papers It Bought Recently". NEPA Bulletin (Boston, Mass.), page 10, October 2007.
  2. ^ Hersam Acorn Newspapers Expanded Market Coverage, accessed December 5, 2007.

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