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The only newspaper of its kind serving the Capital Region of New York state, Metroland reaches 100,000-plus area residents every Thursday with in-depth reporting of regional and national news and politics, provocative commentary, insightful coverage of arts and culture and the region’s most comprehensive entertainment calendar.

With a strong commitment to editorial and graphic excellence, we attract readers with both style and substance, inviting them to share in the rich experiences our region has to offer and challenging them to think more critically and creatively about how our communities can be improved. We strive to offer a lively forum in which to engage the Capital Region’s most active, conscientious, influential and discriminating readers.


Editor & Publisher: Stephen Leon
Associate Publisher: Lisa Whalen
Circulation Manager: Michelle Rathke
Administrative Assistant: Marsha Vore
Bookkeeper: Barbara Purcell
Web Guy: Evan Paul


Arts Editor: Shawn Stone
Music Editor: Josh Potter
Staff Writer: Erin Pihlaja


Art Director: John Bracchi
Production Coordinator: Elyse Vacherot
Production Artist: Trevor Paul


Senior Account Executive: Theodore M. Etoll
Account Executives: Marissa Crary & Annabel Taylor
Sales Coordinator: Ella Golding
Marketing Coordinator: Melissa Bunning

To reach the offices of Metroland and Metroland Graphics:

Address: 523 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12210

Phone: (518) 463-2500

Fax: (518) 463-3712

E-mail: metroland@metroland.net

To place an ad:

Phone: 518-463-2500  x132


To place an ad via fax, (518) 463-3712.

For line classifieds, classifieds@metroland.net.

Important Information on sending artwork to Metroland:

Electronic guidelines for camera ready ads (PDF download)

Settings to use for PDFs (PDF download)

Founder: Peter Iselin
Contributing Editorial Assistant: Molly Eadie
Contributing Writers: David Allan, Miriam Axel-Lute, John Brodeur, Jason Chura, French Clements, Kirsten Ferguson, Laurie Lynn Fischer, Lawrence Goodwin, Jeremy D. Goodwin, David Greenberger, Ashley Hahn, Amy Halloran, Ralph Hammann, Lynn Hasselbarth, Ali Hibbs, Tom Hilliard, Mike Hotter, Raurri Jennings, Bill Ketzer, David King, Laura Leon, Rick Marshall, Darryl McGrath, Gene Mirabelli, Taylor Morris, Ann Morrow, Jeff Nania, B.A. Nilsson, Jo Page, Al Quaglieri, Paul Rapp, John Rodat, Meisha Rosenberg,  Glenn Weiser, Carlo Wolff, James Yeara, Steve Yoder

Contributing Photographers: Martin Benjamin, Shannon DeCelle, Joe Putrock, Chris Shields, Alicia Solsman, John Whipple, Julia Zave, Leif Zurmuhlen