Around Town (Photos)

MONUMENTAL CLEANUP — The war memorial at the corner of Main and Chestnut streets in Cold Spring is getting a thorough cleaning in time for Memorial Day, with the Town of Philipstown paying for the work. “There is a lot of history in every job we do,” said Tom Mitchell, vice president of Monumedic, a Sleepy Hollow firm that specializes in cleaning headstones, markers and monuments. Mitchell, shown here on April 9 applying a solvent to the rock, will return in three weeks to clean the bronze plaques. (Photo by Michael Turton)

SWEET SOUNDS — Trombonist Alaina Alster performs on Saturday (April 6) during a concert at St. Joachim’s Church in Beacon by Collective Brass, a chamber group formed in 2016 and comprised of members of the West Point Band. The group has a new album called In Thy Sweet Name, a collection of Renaissance songs arranged for brass, guitar and drums. See collectivebrass.com. (Photo by Ross Corsair)

SEEKING REPORT — Activists gathered in Cold Spring on April 4 to call for the release of the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Attorney General William Barr said on April 9 he expected a redacted version of the nearly 400-page report to be ready “within a week.” Democratic leaders in Congress had asked for the report by April 2. (Photo by Andrew Courtney)

EGG-CITING — The Loretto Council of the Knights of Columbus hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 6 at the Tots Park in Cold Spring. (Photo by Ross Corsair)