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Mid-Hudson News acquired by former NYS Sen. Martucci

Jan 23, 2023 12:30 am

Mid-Hudson News reports that the regional online news source, Mid-Hudson News, has been purchased by former state senator and lifelong Orange County resident Mike Martucci. He was the founder of Quality Bus Service, a school bus business that became the country’s largest school bus operator. The business was sold in 2018. In addition to his role as owner, Martucci will serve day-to-day as the publisher of Mid-Hudson News. Mid-HudsonNews [dot] com says it has a half a million unique readers monthly. “Of all the investments I have made during my business career, this is the one I am most excited about,” said Martucci. “During my time in Albany, I saw how critical it is to keep the public informed in a fair and honest manner. No other news outlet has done that more consistently or closer to home than Mid-Hudson News.” In 2020, Republican Martucci ran for the 42nd Senate District seat against incumbent Democrat Jen Metzger. Martucci narrowly defeated Metzger in the general election. During the time he served, Martucci put forward in 2022, an amendment to end school mask mandates, but the bill failed. Martucci later announced he would not seek re-election to a second term. Mid-Hudson News was founded by regional journalist Hank Gross, in January 2000. Gross will remain with the site as the publication’s editor. Martucci plans to "modernize and transform the operations." and considering the expansion of its footprint and coverage, and developing new products and features, such as podcasts and live news. Martucci has already established new offices in the city of Poughkeepsie and the village of Maybrook. The amount Martucci paid for the outlet, and when the acquisition was finalized was not disclosed. Read the full story at midhudsonnews [dot] com.

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