Report from our Board workshop

Our first Spanish language story, profiling a restaurant that has served the Hispanic community for 25 years, was posted to our site on Thursday. As we move into 2023, we are working to bring more reporting in Spanish to our news site. This was one of the key goals discussed at our recent Board of Directors workshop. Broadening our coverage to include our Hispanic neighbors is one avenue to better serve the Peekskill community. 

Herald Board of Directors workshop. From left, Joseph Squillante, Walter Mullin, publisher of The Red Hook Daily Catch who faciliated our workshop, Kathy Daley, Sol Miranda, Annie Strong, John Smith. (Regina Clarkin)

We’re hoping to expand our Herald team to include a dedicated Business Development Director. We welcome your referral of any qualified candidates who are connected to the Peekskill community and have an interest in supporting this non-profit organization providing innovative and ambitious news coverage of Peekskill. This is an ideal position for someone as a second career. Any candidate who has ended his or her primary career and is looking for a part-time role would be a great match for this unpaid service role.  

Another avenue to strengthen the sustainability of the Peekskill Herald is supporting the passage of a bill that is being considered in the next few days in Albany as part of the budget process. The Local Journalism Sustainability Act would offer up to a $24,000 subsidy to small newspapers like ours across New York State. This subsidy would be transformative for the Peekskill Herald.  Please take a minute and fill out this brief form to let our representatives, State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblywoman Dana Levenberg, know you support the Local Journalism Sustainability Act.