2012-03-21 / Front Page
Coach Merante Steps Down
A 30-year era of service to Little League ends
For so many in Cold Spring and Nelsonville, John “Jiggum” Merante is a friend, a colleague, a classmate; a familiar face at his wife Carolyn’s Flower Shoppe on Main Street and postman at the Cold Spring Post Office. But it is this year—after more than 30 years of success —that he is stepping down from one of his favorite roles: Little League coach.