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Robert O’Leary has been selected to serve as publisher for Digital First Media’s New York newspapers, including the Saratogian, the Troy Record, Kingston’s Daily Freeman, and the Oneida Dispatch.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Several upstate newspapers may be going up for sale.

Digital First Media of New York City, which counts among its ownings the Troy Record, the Saratogian, the Berkshire Eagle, and the Kingston Daily Freeman, said Friday it is looking into selling all or parts of the company.

The Times Union reports Digital Media is exploring its options, evaluating “strategic alternatives” for its news business, and that the alternatives may include a sale of all or parts of the company.  The Record building in Troy is already up for sale.

It has cost the city of Saratoga Springs more than $61,000 to fire a city employee who earned $33,000 a year, and that employee in question is now suing the city for back pay.  

Lucian McCarty, city desk reporter for The Saratogian newspaper, has been following the story of Mary Zlotnick who was suspended for insubordination last august from the Saratoga Springs Accounts Department. He spoke today with WAMC’s Brian Shields.

Voters in Saratoga Springs will vote tomorrow on how the city government will be structured. A charter change is on the ballot. Voters can stay with the current commissioner form of government or decide to change to a council-manager form of government. For more on the charter question, WAMC’s Brian Shields spoke with Saratogian city desk reporter Lucian McCarty.