- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) - Hearst is adding to its properties in southwestern Connecticut with the acquisition of The Hour newspaper in Norwalk and the Wilton Villager.

The newspapers will become part of the Hearst Newspapers’ Connecticut Media Group, which now includes five daily and six weekly newspapers. Group Publisher Paul Barbetta said Wednesday it is an opportunity to strengthen coverage across Fairfield County.

Brett Whitton is president of The Hour Publishing Company. He said it has been the company’s privilege to be part of Norwalk for more than a century and he expects Hearst will continue its commitment to the city.

The companies did not disclose financial terms of the deal.

Other Hearst Connecticut properties include the Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, The News-Times in Danbury, The Advocate in Stamford, and the Greenwich Time.

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This story has been corrected to reflect that Paul Barbetta made his comments on Wednesday, not Thursday.


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