Columbia County

Burning Questions

Burning Questions

As the fire began to intensify and rapidly spread behind the walls of the third-floor billiard room in the Marshall Square retirement community in the early morning hours of June 2, a deadly sequence of events occurred, according to local attorney Sam Nicholson. “It was like the Titanic,” said Nicholson, a senior partner in the […]

The Silence Surrounding Marshall Square

The Silence Surrounding Marshall Square

Caryl Pender can’t help but wonder what would have happened if she hadn’t spent the night with her parents, Charles and Margaret Moye, that fateful day last June. That one simple decision likely saved her parents’ lives. Pender was having a typical evening at home, when her 94-year-old father called to say that he was […]

Marshall Square: What’s wrong with this picture?

Marshall Square: What’s wrong with this picture?

Remember this past summer when The Insider was blasted by some folks throughout the community for suggesting that the former Marshall Square retirement community’s night concierge Zack Freehof should perhaps refrain from posting Facebook messages about the devastating fire that tragically killed 91-year-old resident Dorothy Carpenter? People thought The Insider should give this “hero” a […]