Publisher curtails 5 weeklies in SW Connecticut

October 11, 2018

HAN Network is shutting down five of its southwestern Connecticut weekly newspapers, with the company’s CEO citing “economic forces” in a notification to subscribers.

HAN is ending publication of the Easton Courier, Monroe Courier, Redding Pilot, Stratford Star and Weston Forum. The company will continue publishing the Darien Times, Milford Mirror, New Canaan Advertiser, Ridgefield Press, Shelton Herald, Trumbull Times and Wilton Bulletin.

Subscribers can inquire about refunds online, via email at hancirculation@gmail.com or by calling 203-293-9744.

“Newspapering is a business we truly love and it saddens us to leave after such a long run,” stated HAN Network CEO Martin Hersam in a notification to Stratford Star subscribers. “Unfortunately we could not operate at a financial loss ... any longer.”

Alex.Soule@scni.com; 203-842-2545; @casoulman

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