Over at the Millbrook Times, Peter Krulewich (coincidentally, my father’s best friend from grade school) remembers his brother-in-law, CBS newsman Sandy Socolow.
[Sandy] was in the Millbrook Diner in 1963 when he saw people running down the street. President Kennedy had been shot. There were no open phone lines to CBS so Sandy got in a car and went immediately to CBS headquarters in New York where he was with Walter Cronkite covering the story.
For some years, Sandy had a house in the 100 block of Warren Street, in the building now occupied by The Gilded Owl. A couple of times, he asked me to buy copies of local newspapers if he was not in town; turned out the reason was that he would drive them up every week to his friend Andy Rooney in Rensselaerville.