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Telephone: (845) 265-2468

Fax: (845) 809-5572

3 Stone Street, Cold Spring, New York 10516


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Douglas Cunningham, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

Eric Gross, Senior Reporter 

To place a LEGAL NOTICE:

We have transitioned into a joint venture with the NY Press Service regarding the publication of legal notices. The platform, at, will provide an online portal to accept legal ads at an hour of the day or night.  The system allows you to rapidly enter legal notices, view the ad as it will appear, and make payment.  Once entered you will immediately receive an email as confirmation of your order with a proof attached.  In addition, affidavits will automatically be emailed to you once the last run date has occurred for your notice, speeding your record-keeping and avoiding snail-mail snafus.  Lastly, once you have an account in QuickAdCreator, you will always be able to go back in and retrieve old orders, invoices, and affidavits at a later date, which will also help your record keeping.

A total of 59 other newspapers in NYS are already using this procedure and it has worked well. Questions can be directed to or you can call (518) 464-6486.

All of the notices, once entered, will continue to appear in the Putnam County Courier and the Putnam County News and Recorder.