WELCOME VISITORS TO COLD SPRING, NEW YORK. That's a rather pretty community on the Water Level Route, not far from the tunnels at Milepost 50. Sorry that I can't tell you much about shopping opportunities in downtown Cold Spring, although there are a number of antique shops and coffee houses. On the other hand, if any of you know of the parents of Mary Esther Fowler (1803-1856), wife of Deacon Ira Hopkins (1805-1877), both of whom are buried in Carmel, New York, please let me know. Mary Esther Fowler is my third great-grandmother, and the current roadblock in the family history.