New Union Democrat owner says paper is poised for growth

August 2, 2019

Article by: The Union Democrat

When Steven Malkowich announced on Thursday that his company had completed the purchase of The Union Democrat employees applauded.

He said “Our plans are to continue on business as usual.”

It was the first day under the management of Quest California News Media Inc. a new entity created after Rhode Island Suburban Newspapers submitted a successful bid for the paper.

Quest hired managers reporters and circulation and sales personnel who had worked for Western Communications which is liquidating its business under the strain of nearly $30 million in debt.