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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)

John MurphyMurphy appointed new village Trustee

Posted 4/8/15

John Murphy has been appointed as new Stillwater village Trustee, replacing Ellen Vomacka, who resigned April 1 to take a seat on the Stillwater Town Board. VIEW HIS BIO

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

Senior Time celebrates the holidays

Posted 12/24/14

The Village of Stillwater's Senior Time program celebrated its monthly gathering with a holiday party on Friday, December 19. Twenty-five people were in attendance to enjoy the festivities which included BINGO, a holiday lunch, a cookie swap, games and a grab bag exchange. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

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

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

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

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Posted 5/18/15

Fire Department to Celebrate 150 Year Anniversary
The Newland-Woods Fire Department will celebrate its 150th anniversary on September 26. There will be celebration at the village fields behind the American Legion beginning at 11 a.m., and a parade at 1 p.m. There will be music, rides, games and food vendors, followed by fireworks at 8 p.m. D.J. Express will perform 2-4 p.m. and Sketer Creek 4-8 p.m.

Posted 5/14/15

Knowing Your Swimming Pool Regulations
The village has specific regulations in place regarding the set up and operation of swimming pools. Now that summer is approaching please familiarize yourself with these regulations. MORE INFORMATION

Posted 5/9/15

Stillwater Family Days June 5-6
The annual Stillwater Family Days event will be held on Friday, June 5, 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, June 6, noon-10 p.m., at Riverside Veterans Park. Many events are planned for the weekend.

Posted 4/22/15

Public Comments Being Accepted on Village's Annual Stormwater Report
The Village of Stillwater has completed a draft copy of the annual NYSDEC local MS4 Stormwater Report. A copy of the draft report is available at Village Hall and below. Anyone wishing to review the report may obtain a copy from the Village Clerk. Public comments will be accepted until May 27, 2015 and should be submitted to the Village Clerk. VIEW REPOT (PDF)

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 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 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)