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Police mum on cause of death of a 75-year-old Stonegate resident

Investigation continues two days later

Peekskill police are actively investigating the Sunday death of Linda Rubin, a 75-year-old woman at Stonegate Apartments on Crompond Road. According to police, the investigation is still active, although police cars are no longer at the complex, said Peekskill Police Lt. Adam Renwick.

The Westchester County police are also involved. “Nobody is in custody right now,” Renwick added, saying a call came late Sunday morning.

Since Sunday, April 14, a police car has been situated in front of the end unit of Building 9 which faces Crompond Road.

Peekskill police have been a presence since Sunday at Stonegate.

According to neighbors, the woman who lived there had difficulty walking and was in the hospital and a rehabilitation facility for many months.  She recently came home and was able to access her apartment with the use of a stair chair.

“Neighbors are very upset,” said a resident of the condominium complex. There was a van from the medical examiner and late Sunday night they brought the body out, related another neighbor. There was a K9 unit and people in hazmat suits, related an eyewitness.

This story was updated on Friday morning to reflect the deceased name which the police have released. 



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Regina Clarkin
Regina Clarkin, Editor and Publisher
When the Peekskill Herald weekly newspaper ceased publishing in August 2000 it was the first time in the history of the city that there wasn’t a local newspaper.  The award-winning weekly was often referred to as the ‘glue’ of the community. Founded on January 9, 1986 by Regina Clarkin, Kathy Daley and Rich Zahradnik with a $7,000 credit card line, the paper filled the void created when the daily Evening Star was sold to Gannett and moved out of town. Founding publisher Regina Clarkin continued to live in the Peekskill Cortlandt area and turned her attention to other life endeavors.  Through the ensuing 19 years, Clarkin was frequently stopped in town and asked when she would start up the Herald again. In January 2019, Clarkin decided it was less labor intensive to deliver a weekly blog than a print newspaper so she began posting one story a week about life in Peekskill. After a successful crowd funding campaign in 2020, the Herald was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in July of 2021. Peekskill Herald is a digital relative of the former print edition, featuring many of the favorite aspects of the beloved Peekskill Herald such as old pictures, personality profiles and well written stories about newsworthy events. Regina Clarkin is the editor and publisher of the site. Photo by Joe Squillante