'A Deerpark murder' for fans of mystery and local history

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:22

    Cuddebackville — The Daily Union of Port Jervis called it "a deliberate murder" in October 1877, when J.C. “Cale” Baldwin was accused of killing William Springsted (Springsteen) at Big Pond. A discussion of the case and its surprising outcome will be presented in “A Deerpark Murder" at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the D&H Canal Park Visitor Center, 58 Hoag Rd., Cuddebackville. Deerpark Town Historian Norma Schadt will discuss the historical aspects of the case, which she researched for the 1863 Schoolhouse’s Deerpark Diaries. Glen Plotsky, a partner in the law office of Bavoso, Plotsky and Onofry in Port Jervis, will offer modern insights into the murder, the trial, and the final disposition. He will also discuss some of the many changes in the judicial process since 1877. “This talk is a not-to-be missed event for fans of mysteries, crime shows or local history,” said Seth Goldman, executive director of the Neversink Valley Museum, which is sponsoring the program. The suggested donation is $5 for non-members of the museum. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call 754-8870 or visit www.neversinkmuseum.org.