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Starting Our 63rd Year!

Our paper began in November 1949, as the Groton area Shopper. The founders, Sidney and Ann Jones started with a mimeographed paper that was distributed free by the US mail to all the homes in the Groton area. Over the decades, The Shopper grew because of personal service to it's small business advertisers. We gradually increased circulation, adding more areas and advertisers.

The paper was originally printed in the cellar in the home of Sid and Ann at 11 Main St. Freeville. In 1970, Sid purchased the house next door at 9 Main St. and Moved The Shopper Across the Street where our operation is housed today.

We have always been a locally owned, independent paper. We hire locally, pay taxes locally, and purchase as much of our supplies locally as possible.