Empire State Weeklies, Inc was established in 1945 as a parent company for numerous weekly newspapers in Western New York and the Finger Lakes region. When David Young, the current owner, started working with the company in 1967, Empire produced a total of nine weekly newspapers. As the years unfolded, the company evolved into printing and publishing and narrowed down to producing one news publication, the Webster Herald.
Since it was established in 1899, the Webster Herald has provided weekly, local news coverage to the Webster community. As the official newspaper of the Town and Village of Webster and Webster Central School District, this endearing publication covers the latest goings on within Webster's local government, student and faculty achievements, wedding announcements, local business successes, community events, and much more. All of the content is localized. Webster news, Webster schools, Webster businesses, Webster life.