Media company buys Recorder

AMSTERDAM – A newly formed media company has purchased the family-owned Recorder daily newspaper and several of its weekly papers.

According to a story in the Saturday edition of the Recorder, the William J. Kline & Son family of newspapers was sold Thursday to Port Jackson Media.

The story stated Port Jackson Media bought the Recorder and the Adirondack Express in Old Forge, the Hamilton County Express in Hamilton County, the Sacandaga Express in Fulton County and the Courier-Standard-Enterprise in Fort Plain.

The story said Port Jackson Media was created by the owners of Benchemark Printing in Schenectady. Bob Kosineski Sr. is joining sons Bob Kosineski Jr. and Brian Kosineski in their first venture into the newspaper business, the newspaper’s story said.

Kevin McClary, publisher for the papers, said Port Jackson Media bought the papers after a lengthy negotiation that started last year.

The owners of Wm J Kline and Son had been entertaining offers for a few years with an emphasis on local ownership, he said. The Kosineski brothers, Bob Jr.and Brian, were a perfect fit, he said.

“In addition to bringing a new energy into the operation, they are bringing the commercial printing expertise and the product offerings of Benchemark Printing to the table,” McClary said in an email.

“Readers and advertisers can only benefit from the new ownership,” McClary said. “Management and current employees stayed on with the change, and future plans include beefing up the news staff to increase coverage in the region.”