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The News-Times is a daily newspaper based in Danbury, Connecticut, United States. It is owned and operated by the Hearst Corporation.

The News-Times
The News-Times Logo.png
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Hearst Corporation
PublisherShawn Palmer
EditorThomas Baden
Headquarters333 Main Street, Danbury, Connecticut 06810 USA
Circulation20,473 daily, 30,637 Sunday in 2007.[1]
The Danbury News Building as depicted in a postcard circa 1906

The paper covers greater Danbury, a city in Fairfield County in southwestern Connecticut. Other towns covered include Brookfield, New Fairfield, Newtown, Bethel, Ridgefield, Redding, Roxbury, New Milford, Sherman and Kent, Connecticut; and Brewster, New York.

In addition to its Danbury headquarters, The News-Times maintains a news bureau in New Milford.

The News-Times also owns and operates The Greater New Milford Spectrum, a weekly newspaper that covers Roxbury, New Milford, Sherman, Kent, Washington and Bridgewater, Connecticut.


The News-Times was founded on September 8, 1883 as the Danbury Evening News by James Montgomery Bailey. In 1933 it merged with the Danbury Times (founded May 17, 1927), thereafter to be known as the Danbury News-Times. The Ottaway Community Newspapers chain purchased the paper in 1955. Ottaway, which later became a division of Dow Jones & Company, owned the newspaper until November 2006, when its sale to Community Newspaper Holdings was announced.[2]

Five months later, on April 1, 2007, the newspaper, along with the weekly Spectrum, was sold for US$75 million to Hearst Corporation of New York. Hearst also owns the Connecticut Post in Bridgeport and the Brooks Community Newspapers chain of weeklies in lower Fairfield County. The current average daily net press run is 7,511 copies as reported in The Publisher's statement dated October 1, 2018

Dean Singleton, chairman and chief executive officer of MediaNews, told News-Times employees the paper would remain independent of the larger Connecticut Post, even though the Danbury paper’s publisher will report to the publisher of the Post, The News-Times reported. MediaNews announced that it will also buy the News-Times building at 333 Main Street, which had not been part of the sale to Community Newspaper Holdings.[3]

On August 8, 2008 the Hearst Corporation acquired the Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, Conn.) and, including seven non-daily newspapers, from MediaNews Group, Inc. and assumed management control of three additional daily newspapers in Fairfield County, Conn., including The Advocate (Stamford), Greenwich Time (Greenwich), and The News-Times (Danbury), which had been managed for Hearst by MediaNews under a management agreement that began in April 2007.[4]

News CoverageEdit

When it comes to covering different news stories, The News-Times reports on stories at the local, state, and even national level. Most crime stories that are published by The News-Times are often about events that occurred in the greater Danbury area due to the paper's collaboration with the Danbury Police Department[5]. Their crime stories range from reports on break-ins to stories involving firefighters.

The paper's local news coverage ranges from town politics, to infrastructure, to city traditions and events. The News-Times also reports on major stories that take place throughout the state of Connecticut but also reports on stories which may be of national interest that have Connecticut roots in them.


  1. ^ Audit Bureau of Circulations "e-circ" data for six months ending March 31, 2007. Accessed September 12, 2007.
  2. ^ "CNHI to Acquire 6 Dailies from Dow Jones" Archived 2012-12-09 at, press release, November 1, 2006, accessed January 14, 2007.
  3. ^ Chuvala, Bob. "News-Times Sold Again" Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. Fairfield County Business Journal, April 9, 2007. Accessed April 14, 2007.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Police Department - City Of Danbury". City Of Danbury. Retrieved 2018-09-24.

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