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The Times Union is a Monday to Sunday newspaper published by Hearst Corporation. First published in 1856 as The Morning Times,The Times Union is located in the greater Albany, N.Y. area.The Times Union has one of the largest circulations in the United States and has a diverse readership, with the majority of readers between the ages of 25 and 60. Most readers have a college degree or some college background and an income above the national median. The newspaper covers the greater Albany area.With award-winning editor Rex Smith, a two-time Pulitzer juror, at its helm, The Times Union is known for its excellence in investigative reporting as well as commentary. In addition to being a leading news contributor during former Governor Eliot Spitzer's expose regarding his involvement as a client of a high-priced call girl operation in 2008, which led to Spitzer's resignation, the paper has also investigated an underground weapons operation that involved area police officers. And it also helped expose a state practice of granting parole to violent offenders in order to keep prison populations to a minimum. In addition it has detailed high profile domestic violence disputes and broke the story of how federal agents subpoenaed labor unions that invested pension funds with a Connecticutt company that employed high powered Republican Joseph Bruno as a consultant.Active in the community, The Times Union pledged to pay $3.5 million over a 10-year period for the Albany-based Pepsi Arena naming rights. On January 1, 2007, the arena received the name of the Times Union Center. George R. Hearst, III, is the publisher; Rex Smith is editor; Harry Rosenfeld is editor-at-large and Joann Cruppi is editorial pages editor.Set up an RSS feed
BRIEF: Low-flying choppers inspect powerlines.
May 18, 2009... Byline: Bob Gardinier May 18--MECHANICVILLE -- Helicopters will fly low over the region this week but not on a crime beat. Ultility supplier NYSEG will be using helicopters on Wednesday and Thursday to inspect their power lines from the...