The New Canaan Advertiser (203-966-9541) has been the paper of record in town since 1908. It is published every Thursday by the family-owned and operated Hersam Acorn Newspapers. The weekly Arts & Leisure section includes restaurant profiles, art exhibits, children’s activities, etc., in the general area plus several special  sections and publications, including Home Monthly throughout the year. Portions of the paper appear online at and the newspaper also posts articles exclusive to the website only.

Readers may sign up for free breaking news and Twitter services online at Follow the Advertiser  on Twitter at The newspaper also has a Facebook page: Advertiser.

The staff of the Advertiser meets with readers for coffee at 9 a.m. every Friday to discuss the current week’s edition and plans for the next issue, at The Outback Teen Center, behind Town Hall. Visitors can just listen in or offer ideas or opinions.

New Canaan News (203-972-4400/ also provides weekly coverage of the town.

The Stamford Advocate (203-964-2200) and The Hour (846-3281) out of Norwalk have occasional New Canaan news items.