The Herald News, formerly owned by Journal Register Company, was sold in December 2006 to GateHouse Media, which owns several daily and weekly newspapers in Massachusetts.Gavin, Robert. "GateHouse Buys More Mass. Papers." The Boston Globe, December 2, 2006.
Before the GateHouse sale, The Herald News was part of Journal Register's New England group, which included the The Call in Woonsocket, Kent County Daily Times and The Times of Pawtucket, all in Rhode Island. The Rhode Island newspapers were not included in the sale.Rowland, Christopher. "Chain Aims to Sell Papers in Region." The Boston Globe, August 29, 2006.