Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

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

All content by Regina Clarkin
Coach Tyrone Searight pointing to his winning basketball team. Junior Jaden Chavis holding aloft the section plaque. Photo by Damien Ritter

Jubilation over boys basketball Section win

By Regina Clarkin, All photos by Student Photographer Damien Ritter
March 4, 2024
Peekskill Brewerys first location on Railroad Avenue.

LAST CALL

By Regina Clarkin
November 20, 2023
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