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Village Christmas tree lighting Dec. 6

Posted 11/18/15

The annual lighting of the village Christmas tree and ceremony will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6, at Cannon Park. Please just us for the kick off of the holiday season.

Villages seeks DPW Equipment Operator/Truck Driver

Posted 11/11/15

HELP WANTED: The Village of Stillwater is seeking a highly motivated, quality minded person for a full-time position on the Department of Public Works team. The position requires, but is not limited to a clean Class B-CDL license, ability to operate heavy equipment, experience in water and sewer system installation & maintenance, street maintenance and construction and general municipal maintenance. Applications are available at the Village Clerk’s Office or by clicking here (pdf). Applications must be returned no later than Nov. 20.

October Senior Time features Halloween party

Posted 11/4/15

The Village of Stillwater -sponsored Senior Time program was held on Oct. 30 and featured a Halloween party at The Stillwater Area Community Center.  There was BINGO, Halloween games, great food and, of course, Donna's yummy themed cupcakes. Preschool children from Room To Bloom surprised us by singing a few Halloween songs. The group made tissue pumpkins and pumpkin wine glass candle holders. Thank you to our volunteers Donna Bove and Beth Chromey. Join us on Friday, November 20, for a Thanksgiving celebration. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Village tackles final phase of renovations to Major Dickinson Playground

Posted 10/31/15

The Village of Stillwater took on the final phase of renovations to the Major Dickinson playground on Oct. 30. Volunteers from Momentive joined the Department of Public Works crew installing the toddler play section, new benches, picnic tables, solar motion lights for security, staining the pavillion, and more. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Wizard of Oz crew

Village officials and friends lead Stillwater Halloween parade

Posted 10/27/15

Stillwater village officials and friends had the honor of leading the children's Halloween parade at the annual downtown Fall Festival last Saturday, perfectly dressed as the Wizard of Oz crew. FULL STORY

Stillwater fall festival 2015Stillwater holds 2015 Fall Festival

Posted 10/25/15

Stillwater held its annual Fall Festival celebration on Saturday, Oct. 24th. The event included a mini magic show, children's field games, pumpkin bowling, trick of treating, a Halloween costume parade lead by village leaders beginning at Village Hall, food vendors, and more. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Trustees consider purchase of special snow removal machine for village sidewalks

Posted 10/22/15

With winter right around the corner, the village is considering purchasing a special commercial vehicle that would clear snow from sidewalks, especially along the Hudson Avenue business strip and routes where children walk to school. FULL STORY

Stillwater-Mechanicville breast cancer walkStillwater residents help raise funds to fight breast cancer

Posted 10/16/15

A strong contingency of Stillwater residents were among 1,800 people who took part in the seventh annual Mechanicville-Stillwater Breast Cancer Walk on Sunday, Oct. 11. Many residents walked in memory of Michele Minick Simoncavage - a 1983 Stillwater High School graduate who died of breast cancer. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Bicentennial Update: The Beginnings of Stillwater Village

Posted 10/16/15

It was possibly in 1815 that a discussion began about the forming of a village in the town of Stillwater. According to the notes written by Mrs. Susan Hayner, long time village historian. Her notes are as follows. FULL STORY

Marshall replaces Murphy on Stillwater Village Board of Trustees

Posted 10/4/15

Eunice Marshall of Hudson Avenue has been appointed to the Village Board of Trustees to fill the seat formerly held by John Murphy. Murphy resigned from the board in September for personal reasons. Murphy had been appointed to the board in Aprl, 2015, to fill the seat vacated by Ellen Vomacka.

fire department celebrationStillwater Fire Department Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Posted 9/29/15

The Stillwater Fire Department celebrated its 150th anniversary with a community birthday bash like no other! The event was held on Saturday, September 26th, kicking off with a parade and ending with fireworks. The parade stretched along Hudson Avenue from the Stillwater School grounds to the American Legion Post No. 490 field, where participation plaques and special proclamations were handed out. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

September Senior Time offers Fall/Breast Cancer Awareness theme

Posted 9/27/15

Stillwater Senior Time resumed on Friday, Sept. 25, at The Stillwater Area Community Center with a Fall/ Breast Cancer Awareness all pink theme. Thirty guests enjoyed playing BINGO. A pink light lunch was served along with Donna's signature pink cupcakes. The group made Fall themed rag/ribbon wreaths. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Village unveils new firehouse sign in time for 150th anniversary celebration

Posted 9/19/15

The Village of Stillwater unveiled a new sign for the Fire Department firehouse just in time for its 150th anniversary celebration and parade held on September. 26. FULL STORY

Stillwater holds annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony

Posted 9/14/15

Stillwater held its annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony on Sept. 11 – the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The event was held at the Stillwater Area Community Center. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

new playground equipmentNew playground equipment installed at Major Dickinson Park

Posted 9/12/15

Crews completed Phase II of the renovation of Major Dickinson Park in mid-September, installing the new equipment. The village obtained a $50,000 state grant with the help of Senator Kathleen Marchione to give the park an overhaul. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY PHASE II AND VIEW PHOTO GALLERY PHASE I

Village Board rejects Camelot apartment/retail project proposal 3-2

Posted 9/9/15

The Stillwater Village Board of Trustees voted 3-2 Tuesday night to reject Camelot Associates' proposal to build a residential/commercial complex on North Hudson Avenue at the site of the old American Linen’s plant. Developers of the proposal, which had gone through several changes and alterations since it was first brought to the board 13 months ago, were seeking a land development and special use permit to build on the site. A public hearing was held Tuesday night prior to the vote. PREVIOUS STORY, BOARD RESOLUTION (PDF), PUBLIC HEARING MINUTES (PDF)

Conti family duo complete National Firefighter One course

Posted 9/2/15

The Stillwater Fire Department would like to congratulate the brother/sister duo of Heather and Lane Conti, both who recently completed the National Standard Firefighter One Class held at the Saratoga County Training Facility in Ballston Spa. FULL STORY

Please take our short survey on the Stillwater Waterfront Revitilization Plan

Posted 9/1/15

The Town and Village of Stillwater are undertaking a joint Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan (LWRP) planning study to identify potential improvements that will enhance the area. Please take the opportunity to answer this short survey (approximately 10 minutes). MORE INFORMATION

Village raises water and sewer usage rates

Posted 8/26/15

Stillwater village residents, and some town residents, will see an increase in their water usage rates come October under action taken this month by the Board of Trustees. The sewer rates were also raised for village residents. FULL STORY

Decision near on North Hudson Avenue apartment/retail complex

Posted 8/26/15

A long-awaited decision could come in less than two weeks on Camelot Associates’ proposal to build a residential/commercial complex on North Hudson Avenue at the site of the old American Linen’s plant. Mayor Rick Nelson has told the Board of Trustees to be ready to vote on the fate of the project following a special meeting and public hearing scheduled for Tuesday, September 8, 6 p.m., in the board meeting room. FULL STORY

Major Dickinson Park renovations beginPhase I renovations begin on Major Dickinson Park

Posted 8/17/15

Volunteers from Momentive Services, Inc. began Phase I renovations of Major Dickinson Park on August 15, removing the old and unsafe playground equipment to make room for new equipment that will be installed at a later date. The village obtained a $50,000 state grant with the help of Senator Kathleen Marchione to give the park an overhaul. The park will be named for former Mayor Ernest Martin. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

New study ranks Stillwater in top 10 among safest places to live in New York State

Posted 8/5/15

Stillwater has once again been ranked one of the safest places to live in New York State. According to a study released by ValuePenguin this week, the village and town were ranked in the Top 10 for safety among more than 200 other state municipalities. FULL STORY

Residents asked to comment on road survey to help develop five-year improvement plan

Posted 7/31/15

The village has completed an assessment of the condition of its roads and streets and is seeking public comment as Trustees develop a five-year plan for making improvements. FULL STORY

cake honoring mayor martnVillage and state honor former Mayor Martin for 40 years of service, to name park after him

Posted 7/29/15

The village and state paid tribute to the longest tenured mayor in its nearly 200-year history and announced they will be naming a park in his honor. Some 50 people crowded into the board room to say thank you to former Mayor Ernest Martin, and present him with a plaque and proclamation for his 40 years of service to the community. FULL STORY

Village looks to save on property insurance premium following higher appraisal

Posted 6/24/15

The village is looking to save on property insurance costs after an appraisal from its insurance carrier revealed a $2 million increase in the overall value of its buildings and contents. FULL STORY

fire awardNewland-Wood Fire Company captures two awards at 2015 convention

Posted 6/24/15

The Newland-Wood Fire Company of the Stillwater Fire Department recently won two trophies while attending the 2015 Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen’s Association Convention. FULL STORY

Potential zoning issue crops up in apartment/retail complex proposal

Posted 6/24/15

A potential zoning issue has cropped up that could potentially delay plans for a $2 million luxury apartment/retail complex being proposed for North Hudson Avenue where the old American Linen plant once stood. FULL STORY

Senior Time ends fourth season with luncheon and painting party

Posted 6/22/15

Stillwater Senior Time was celebrated with an end of the year luncheon and paint party on June 19 at DiDonnas Restaurant on Saratoga Lake. We all enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch. Following lunch, Janelle Johnson from Colorful Creations taught the group how to paint on canvas. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Stillwater's Brown's Beach officially opens after 10-year hiatus

Posted 5/31/15

Saturday marked a milestone for the area as Stillwater's Brown's Beach reopened to the public at Saratoga Lake after a 10-year absence. It was a long-awaited ribbon-cutting that will provide a 300-foot-wide sandy beach for sunbathing and swimming this summer. FULL STORY OR VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

veteran2015 Stillwater Memorial Day Parade and Observance

Posted 5/23/15

Stillwater held its annual Memorial Day observance and parade on Friday, May 22, along Hudson Avenue. View a photo gallery of this event. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY AND VIEW A SHORT VIDEO OF THE STILLWATER SCHOOL MARCHING BAND

Retail space added to American Linen apartment complex proposal

Posted 5/22/15

A local developer has revised his plans and has agreed to add retail space to a $2 million luxury apartment complex proposed for North Hudson Avenue where the old American Linen plant once stood. The change followed a public hearing in April where several residents voiced a greater need for commercial/retail business in the village versus strictly housing. FULL STORY

State lifts residential burning ban, regulations still in place

Posted 5/22/15

New York State has lifted the ban on residential brush burning that was in place through May 21 due to dry conditions across the state. New York State has specific regulations in place regarding open burning that affects village residents as well. MORE INFORMATION

Stillwater wood signVillage honors Stillwater Wood for more than 40 years of local service

Posted 5/21/15

Congratulations to Stillwater Wood, a longstanding business honored by the village this spring for 42 years of service at the same location on Hudson Avenue. Owner Bob Hallum was recognized by the Board of Trustees in May with a plaque for this achievement. FULL STORY

Frank TatumTrustee Tatum named Stillwater Deputy Mayor

Posted 5/21/15

Trustee Frank Tatum has been named Village of Stillwater Deputy Mayor under Rick Nelson. Tatum was elected to his first, four-year term on the Board of Trustees in March. He is a fourth generation village resident, a graduate of Stillwater High School and studied Accounting at HVCC. He has worked at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for the past 25 years where he is currently a Call Center Manager.

Stillwater software programmer wins top AT&T app prize

Posted 5/21/15

Russell Kirkwood of Stillwater has won the $10,000 grand prize in the AT&T Tech Valley Civic App Challenge. His mobile app, Food Pantry Helper, helps food pantries manage their operations. As co-director of the Stillwater Food Pantry, he said that he noticed the need for a software program to run food pantries since most use paper to do accounting and management. FULL STORY

students plant flowerStudents help plant flowers at Cannon Park

Posted 5/18/15

Thank you to Stillwater High School students Kayla Guilianelli and Sian Myers for volunteering to help Village Clerk Sher Tedesco plant spring flowers at Cannon Park in May. FULL STORY

Stillwater holds successful garage sale weekend

Posted 5/18/15

The Village and Town of Stillwater held a successful garage sale weekend May 16-17. Residents and vendors were out in force on the Blockhouse lawn and throughout Stillwater selling food and merchandise. Thank you to everyone who participated this year! FULL STORY

Village purchases emergency backup generator for government complex

Posted 5/18/15

The village has purchased and installed a new Generac automatic standby generator at the Village Hall and Fire Department complex. FULL STORY

Mayor Nelson throws out first pitchMayor Nelson opens Little League season

Posted 5/18/15

Village Mayor Rick Nelson joined in the festivities of opening day of the Stillwater-Mechanicville Little League this spring by throwing out the first pitch to kick off the baseball season. FULL STORY

Village fire department holds annual officer installation banquet

Posted 5/14/15

The Newland-Wood Fire Co. 59 held its annual officer installation banquet on Saturday, May 9. Village Mayor Rick Nelson swore in officers for the new year. FULL STORY

May Day-Earth Day theme of Senior Time

Posted 5/4/15

May Day and Earth Day were the themes of the Village of Stillwater's latest Senior Time which was held on May 1 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. FULL STORY

Retail vs housing: Village residents debate N. Hudson Avenue apartment proposal

Posted 4/24/15

The Village Board once again postponed a decision on plans to construct luxury apartments at the old American Linen property on North Hudson Avenue following a 45-minute public hearing where a majority of people spoke out against the idea as proposed. About 50 residents packed the Village Board room Tuesday night (April 21) to voice concerns to Trustees and developer Camelot Associates about potential traffic problems that could accompany the apartments and a greater need for commercial/retail business in the village versus housing. FULL STORY

Board meeting schedule, reorganizational resolution for 2015-16

Posted 4/23/15

The Stillwater Village Board of Trustees approved its meeting schedule and reorganizational resolution for the 2015-16 fiscal year at its April meeting. MEETING SCHEDULE (PDF) & REORGANIZATIONAL RESOLUTION (PDF)

Village Trustees approve 2015-16 budget

Posted 4/14/15

The Stillwater Village Board of Trustees approved a new budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year on Monday, April 13. 2015-16 BUDGET (PDF)

Nelson takes oath of office'Change is different, not difficult,' says new Stillwater mayor at oath of office ceremony

Posted 4/4/15

Saturday marked a "changing of the guard" in Stillwater village government as a "grateful" Rick Nelson took the oath of office as new mayor — replacing the longest running leader in village history. FULL STORY AND VIDEO

Easter theme of March Senior Time program

Posted 3/30/15

Easter was the theme at Stillwater Senior Time held on March 27, at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Twenty-plus residents enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon that included BINGO, lunch, and Donnas famous festive cupcakes. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Ellen VomackaVomacka resigns to take seat on Stillwater Town Board, mayor steps down early

Posted 3/23/15

Village Trustee Ellen Vomacka has announced she is stepping down from the Village Board effective April 1 to accept a seat on the Stillwater Town Board. She is scheduled to be sworn in as Councilwoman on April 2. In other news, Mayor Ernest Martin has announced his resignation from office effective March 19. FULL STORY

Nelson defeats Martin in Stillwater mayor's race, three Trustees elected to new terms

Posted 3/18/15

Village residents elected a new mayor Wednesday, turning out incumbent Ernest Martin, who has led the community for 23 years. Rick Nelson, who will take the office on April 6, defeated Martin 194-132. Martin was village trustee in 1983, becoming mayor in March 1992 and is the longest serving mayor in Stillwater history. Three others ran unopposed for village Trustee and were elected to new terms: incumbent Trustees Judith Wood-Shaw (4 years - 186 votes), Timothy Campbell (2 years - 219 votes) and newcomer Frank Tatum (4 years - 185 votes).

Village Board honors Basile for dedicated service, moves forward on American Linens apartment plans

Posted 3/18/15

The Village Board honored long-time Trustee John Basile Tuesday night for his “outstanding and dedicated” service to Stillwater residents, and moved forward on apartment plans for old American Linens factory site. FULL STORY

Mayor presents Trustees with State of the Village report

Posted 3/18/15

Mayor Ernest Martin presented Trustees with his four-year State of the Village report at the monthly meeting Tuesday night. The report is a list of accomplishments made by the Village government during his last four-year term. VIEW REPORT (PDF)

Village earns strong financial audit by state comptroller

Posted 2/18/15

The Village of Stillwater has received an “A+” fiscal rating, according to a two-year audit of government finances by the New York State Comptroller’s Office. FULL STORY

January Senior Time program has Valentine's Day theme

Posted 1/26/15

About 30 residents attended the Valentine's Day-themed January 23 Senior Time program held at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The group enjoyed BINGO, lunch and of course Donna Bove's delicious red velvet cupcakes. We made adorable tissue snowball flowers and vases. Pamela Cole, a representative from Homefirst gave a presentation on the program. FULL STORY

Village Board abolishes EDU water rents, approves $220 rebate checks for water users

Posted 1/21/15

Village water users can expect to receive a $220 rebate check in the mail soon and say goodbye to their yearly EDU water rent charges for good. The Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to issue rebates equivalent to $220 per EDU to all village water users who were subject to EDU charges at the time of the April 2014 water billing. FULL STORY

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Blockhouse open ceremonyPosted 5/28/15

Stillwater Blockhouse Opens For 16th Season With Memorial Service
The 13th Albany County Militia presented a memorial service ending with a traditional Blessing of the Flags on May 23 to kick off the Stillwater Blockhouse's 16th season. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Posted 4/11/15

Countdown to the Village Bicentennial
On April 16, 2016 the Village of Stillwater will celebrate its Bicentennial on its 200th birthday. A committee is planning many events and activities to commemorate the Bicentennial and, as we count down to that day, the Historian's Office will feature photos and facts on its webpage to take us back to our beginnings. Check back often! HISTORIAN'S WEBPAGE

Posted 3/10/15

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

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)