It is the mission of The Spotlight to be a vibrant, trustworthy and indispensable source of local news as well as a viable marketing vehicle for businesses throughout the unique communities we serve. We adhere to a philosophy that high-quality community newspapers, specialty publications and online products will build value for our readers, clients, shareholders and employees.
The Spotlight was started in 1955 as a small publication in Delmar, NY, and in the decades that have followed the paper has blossomed into the preeminent source for local news coverage in the greater Capital District. The Spotlight now produces three local, weekly editions in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady and Saratoga counties, with a combined circulation of more than 25,000. Our newspapers are a mixture of paid subscription weeklies, free publications and total market publications.
The Spotlight also publishes two monthly niche publications, Capital District Parent Pages and Capital District Senior Spotlight, that have distribution in Columbia and Warren counties in addition to the Capital District.
These publications, along with The Spotlight’s corresponding web properties, provide readers with unparalleled coverage of community news and events, and advertisers with unparalleled exposure to consumers.
The staff of The Spotlight actively participates in service organizations, chambers of commerce, charitable groups and community events. We’re proud of this involvement, and feel that the quality and commitment of our staff is the driving force behind the success of our company. As publisher, I can truly say I work with some of the most intelligent and dedicated professionals in this industry. They make me proud to be associated with this company.
Feedback from our readers and advertisers, either positive or critical, makes our newspapers and publications stronger. I’d like to invite our readers and advertisers to contact me at (518) 439-4949 ext. 420, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at 341 Delaware Avenue (PO Box 100 for snail mail), Delmar NY 12054. I’d be more than happy to make your acquaintance.
Here is a bit of history of The Spotlight from our 50th Anniversary in 2006.
"I've found that if you give people what they want, they'll buy...they'll use.I really don't care if you're a transit system, a corner drug store or a restaurant.If you're not in tune with what your customer is desiring or wanting, you're not likely to be all that successful." -Carm Basile, CEO Capital District Transportation Authority ... See MoreSee Less
This morning we announced a special promotion for all of our residents! Refer a friend, family member, or colleague to The Spinney at Van Dyke for a $500 credit towards your ledger at The Spinney. Referrals are unlimited for all Spinney at Van Dyke residents. Stop into the Leasing Office to learn more about the program while it lasts! ... See MoreSee Less
We asked some of our operators what drives them to work hard every day! . Without surprise, they all had a similar response! . Today is Transit Driver Appreciation Day! Don’t forget to thank your driver for all of their work and dedication! #tdad #cdtaproud ... See MoreSee Less
A robust panel of leaders from across the transit industry making their voices heard for the critical need for an infrastructure bill to fund at least $232 billion in need.Happening now, APTA’s National Press Conference on Public Transportation Infrastructure Needs Looking Ahead to an Infrastructure Bill.
Featuring leaders from Capital District Transportation Authority - CDTA, Chicago Transit Authority, Valley Transportation Authority, Port Authority of Allegheny County, DART, Maryland Transit Administration, and Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Official DART page). ... See MoreSee Less