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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)

Earth Day theme of next Stillwater Senior Time April 24

Posted 4/9/15

The next Stillwater Senior Time will be held on April 24, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at The Stillwater Area Community Center. We will be celebrating Earth Day. In addition to BINGO, a light lunch (bring a sandwich if you wish) and desserts will be served. We will be planting a mini take home flower or vegetable garden. For more information please call Judy at 664-2008. This program is sponsored by the Village of Stillwater. 

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 4/17/15

Know the Regulations on Open Burning in NYS
Effective on October 14, 2009, all open burning is prohibited in New York State with these exceptions:
• Campfires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, width or diameter are allowed.
• Small cooking fires are allowed.
• Fires cannot be left unattended and must be fully extinguished.
• Only charcoal or clean, untreated or unpainted wood can be burned.

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 3/25/15

Public Hearing April 21 on Camelot Apartments Proposal
The Village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m., April 21, in the Village Board room to assess and evaluate the environmental significance and village approval of a Land Development application and Special Use Permit application by North Hudson Avenue LLC (Camelot Associates Corp.), for the construction of five (5) apartment buildings each containing eight (8) apartment units at 950 North Hudson Avenue. The property is located in a Business district. All interested persons wishing to appear may do so in person or by other representation.

Posted 3/20/15

Stillwater Clean Up Day May 2
Stillwater residents have the opportunity to beautify their properties at the last scheduled clean up day on Saturday, May 2, at the Town Highway Garage on Lansing Road. The transfer station of non hazardous debris will be collected for a nominal fee from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. MORE INFORMATION

Posted 3/20/15

Stillwater Village-wide Garage Sale Weekend May 16-17
Stillwater will hold its village-wide garage sale weekend May 16-17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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)