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John BasileLong-time Trustee, Basile, will not run for re-election

Posted 12/20/14

Long-time village Trustee John Basile, who spent much of his two terms using his technical expertise to help navigate the village through a series of comprehensive water and sewer problems, announced this week he will not run for re-election in March. FULL STORY

Trustees approve final contracts for long-time sewer project

Posted 12/20/14

The Stillwater Board of Trustees approved two resolutions Tuesday night (Dec. 16) awarding $642,000 in contracts to the low bidders to make upgrades and repairs to the village’s aging waste water (sewer) treatment plant. The new work approved Tuesday will focus on modernizing and making structural improvements to the waste water treatment plant itself. FULL STORY

Santa Claus with childVillage sponsors 'Breakfast With Santa' at SACC

Posted 12/14/14

The Village of Stillwater helped sponsor this holiday season's free "Breakfast With Santa" event held Dec. 13 at the Stillwater Area Community Center. The event was part of the community center's annual Festival of the Trees celebration. Joining the village in putting on this event were the Town of Stillwater and SACC employees. Some 330 residents joined in the celebration which, along with breakfast, included pictures with Santa Claus, face painting, a bouncy house and holiday crafts. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

village Christmas treeVillage holds annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony kicking off holiday season

Posted 12/8/14

The Village of Stillwater held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Cannon Park - officially kicking off the holiday season. The event was attended by several village officials and residents. Happy Holidays to everyone! FULL STORY

Mayor announces run for another term

Posted 12/8/14

Calling his time as Stillwater village mayor “some of the best years of my life,” Ernest Martin announced today he will run for a new four-year term in March, 2015. FULL STORY

Senior Time ThanksgivingSenior Time celebrates Thanksgiving at November program

Posted 11/24/14

Thanksgiving was the theme of the Village of Stillwater's Senior Time program held Nov. 21 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Thirty residents enjoyed a fun filled afternoon of activities. Thanksgiving events included a turkey casserole lunch, snacks, and of course, Donna Bove's wonderful festive cupcakes. Our guest, Mary Sala from the Saratoga County Office of the Aging, spoke about health benefits, HEAP, Meals On Wheels, and other resources available to senior citizens through the county. The group played BINGO and made glitter Christmas ornaments to hang on our tree at The Festival of the Trees to be held at SACC in December. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Village Board considers Saratoga Hills' new water supply connection plans

Posted 11/23/14

The owners of Saratoga Hills are seeking permission to make direct connection to the village’s water supply system in an effort to increase water pressure to the mobile home park off Lake Avenue and save money on daily operations. FULL STORY

Stillwater Senior Time October program has Halloween theme

Posted 11/6/14

Participants in the Village of Stillwater's October 31 Senior Time program celebrated with a Halloween Party. Festive food and desserts were served, and there were games with prizes awarded to the winners. Stopping by was U.S. Congressman Paul Tonko and Brian Howard, a candidate who ran for a Senate seat. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Matt Rifenburgh fundraiser thank you

Posted 11/3/14

Thank you to the Stillwater community at large and the other local communities that helped make the benefit for Matt Rifenburgh a great success! We especially want to thank the American Legion Post 490 for hosting the event, The Sons of the American Legion for cooking and serving the food, John McDonald of SHS for the food donations, all the vendors who donated raffle items and the many volunteers who donated their time and desserts for the cause. The Rifenburgh family greatly appreciates everything that has been done from the bottom of their hearts! Thank you from Keith McBride & family, Sher Tedesco, the Stillwater Village Board, and the Stillwater Village and Town DPW.

flower costume at fall festivalStreet fair/Halloween festivities highlight Stillwater Fall Fest

Posted 10/26/14

The Village of Stillwater held its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 25. Residents had an opportunity to stroll through the village streets and enjoy a family-friendly fall street fair with many things to enjoy along the way. Non-profits serving the community were set up along Hudson Avenue offering food and trick-or-treats for those who dressed up for Halloween ... and many did just that. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

children play on new village playgroundNew village playground opens to public

Posted 10/26/14

Stillwater's new village playground is now open to the public at the site of the former tennis courts near the American Legion Post. In the planning stages for many months, the Board of Trustees approved the purchase of the playground equipment at its September meeting. DPW crews erected the equipment and put the finishing touches on the ground work this fall. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Stillwater Boy Scouts earn 'Troop of the Year' honors

Posted 10/16/14

Congratulations to Stillwater Boy Scout Troop 4035 (locally known as Troop 35), for being named Troop of the Year by the American Legion 4th District. The troop is chartered by Earl J. Manning Post 490 in Stillwater, Saratoga County. FULL STORY

new playgroundVillage to take the wraps off new children's playground

Posted 9/30/14

Stillwater is about the take the wraps off a new village playground at the site of the former tennis courts near the American Legion Post. FULL STORY

Village seeks grant help to purchase new fire packs for Newland-Wood Fire Co.

Posted 9/30/14

The village is considering hiring a professional grant writing firm to help secure federal funding to purchase more than a dozen new air packs for the Newland-Wood Fire Company No. 59. FULL STORY

Village agrees to one-time suspension of EDU payments for residents in October

Posted 9/29/14

Village property owners will save over a hundred bucks this fall as the Village Board of Trustees has agreed to a one-time suspension in EDU water payments as it moves forward in cleaning up debt related to the establishment of its emergency water supply system. FULL STORY

'Elvis' in the house at September Stillwater Senior Time Program

Posted 9/29/14

The Stillwater Senior Time program resumed on September 26th at Stillwater Area Community Center after a summer break. BINGO, lunch and Donna's famous festive cupcakes was enjoyed by all. There was even a surprise visit from Elvis, as Harriet Nobles from the Mechanicville Rotary Club stopped by to promote The Elvis Show to be held at SACC on October 25th. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

new US flag flies over Stillwater Area Community CenterNew U.S. flag donated to Community Center

Posted 9/27/14

Thanks to the Village of Stillwater, Trustee Judith Wood-Shaw, and U.S. Congressman Bill Owens for donating a new American flag for the Stillwater Area Community Center. The flag was hung recently by the village's Department of Public Works crew.

Village and Town of Stillwater reach agreement on G.E. settlement case

Posted 9/22/14

The Village of Stillwater has signed an agreement with the Town of Stillwater, regarding the General Electric Co. settlement case. Further information to follow.

Stillwater 9/11 ceremonyStillwater community holds annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony

Posted 9/16/14

Stillwater held its annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony on Sept. 11 – the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The event was held at the Stillwater Area Community Center. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Button SteamerFire department's 1871 Button Steamer truck featured in national publication

Posted 8/14/14

The historic 1871 Button Steam truck, long a part of the Newland-Wood Fire Company fleet in Stillwater, was featured this month in the national trade publication Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment. VIEW ARTICLE

New apartments proposed for former American Linen Co site

Posted 8/12/14

A local developer is seeking approval from the village Board of Trustees to construct luxury apartments at the old American Linen property on North Hudson Avenue. Dennis DeGennaro of Camelot Associates pitched a proposal at the board’s July meeting to erect five, two-story apartment buildings on the long-vacant factory land, each building containing eight one- or two-bedroom modern living units. FULL STORY

Jeff Mahar back in familiar spot as village fire chief

Posted 8/7/14

Longtime firefighter and officer Jeff Mahar resumed duties as Chief of the Newland-Wood Fire Company No. 59 this spring. FULL STORY

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blockhouse salute to vets

Posted 11/12/14

Stillwater Blockhouse Host Salute to All Veterans Event
The Stillwater Blockhouse hosted its annual “Salute to All Veterans” in November featuring member of the 13th Albany County Militia. This was the Blockhouse's last event of the 2014 season. It was a very meaningful event and a Veterans Week tradition. This year, the Blockhouse welcomed more than 5,000 visitors from all over the world. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Posted 10/18/14

Stillwater-Mechanicville Chamber of Commerce Holds Economic Summit
The Stillwater-Mechanicville Chamber of Commerce held its 2014 Economic Summit on October 16 to discuss business and recreational improvements in the municipalities. The improvements are designed to advance commercial, industrial, agricultural, civic, cultural and general interests of the area. VIEW SUMMIT REPORT (PDF)

Posted 10/4/14

Stillwater Food Pantry Helps Families in Need
The Stillwater Food Pantry's mission is to help families in need. Enroll today at 747 Hudson Avenue or call 664-1231. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Posted 9/3/14

Discounts Available For LifeLine Service
Discounts are available for eligible residents for LifeLine service through the New York State Department of Public Service. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Posted 6/12/14

Stillwater Hosts Annual Family Days Event
Stillwater hosted its annual Family Days event in June. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY FROM TOWN SITE