The Aspetuck.News website has been discontinued with the closings of The Weston Forum, the Redding Pilot and the Easton Courier.

“Due to economic forces buffeting our industry we are rescaling our business again.  The recent volatility of the newsprint market made our options clear,” said Martin V. Hersam, Publisher and CEO of HAN Network, owners of the Forum, Pilot, Courier and nine other weekly papers and websites. “The best efforts of our incredible staff and years of strategic planning, retooling and restructuring we could not overcome the economic realities of tepid advertising and subscriber interest in this market. We just could not sustain a publishing business here any longer,” Hersam continued.

The company will continue to publish its other weekly newspapers — the Darien Times, New Canaan Advertiser, Wilton Bulletin, Ridgefield Press, Milford Mirror, Trumbull Times and Shelton Herald.

In addition to the closings of the Forum, Pilot and Courier, the Monroe Courier and the Stratford Star are being closed as well.
These are beautiful towns with remarkable residents and we enjoyed being their print and digital local news source. Newspapering is a business we truly love and it saddens us to leave after such a long run. Unfortunately we could not operate at a financial loss here any longer.” Hersam continued.

Mail subscribers inquiring about refunds are asked to login to: https://goo.gl/forms/ady3mzkuedqWlW7h1

Subscribers may also email: [email protected] or call: 203-293-9744

The Aspetuck.News website has been discontinued with the closings of The Weston Forum, the Redding Pilot and the Easton Courier.

“Due to economic forces buffeting our industry we are rescaling our business again.  The recent volatility of the newsprint market made our options clear,” said Martin V. Hersam, Publisher and CEO of HAN Network, owners of the Forum, Pilot, Courier and nine other weekly papers and websites. “The best efforts of our incredible staff and years of strategic planning, retooling and restructuring we could not overcome the economic realities of tepid advertising and subscriber interest in this market. We just could not sustain a publishing business here any longer,” Hersam continued.

The company will continue to publish its other weekly newspapers — the Darien Times, New Canaan Advertiser, Wilton Bulletin, Ridgefield Press, Milford Mirror, Trumbull Times and Shelton Herald.

In addition to the closings of the Forum, Pilot and Courier, the Monroe Courier and the Stratford Star are being closed as well.
These are beautiful towns with remarkable residents and we enjoyed being their print and digital local news source. Newspapering is a business we truly love and it saddens us to leave after such a long run. Unfortunately we could not operate at a financial loss here any longer.” Hersam continued.

Mail subscribers inquiring about refunds are asked to login to: https://goo.gl/forms/ady3mzkuedqWlW7h1

Subscribers may also email: [email protected] or call: 203-293-9744

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