Stillwater's 5th annual Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, October 29, noon-4 p.m. The free festival will include a street fair with family-friendly prices on homemade food and crafts, trick-or-treating at each booth, games, a police department scarecrow scavenger hunt, and it all ends with a children and pet costume parade at 3 p.m. led by our Village officials. Food pantry donations appreciated as an entry fee.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public workshop on Oct. 13, 4-6 p.m., in Hyde Park to discuss the progress of the second five-year review for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. This is the second in a series of workshops that are being held to involve the public during the five-year review process for the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. MORE INFORMATION
Road crews will continue work this week grading and paving on Russell and Riverside Drives in the village. The contacts were approved by the Village board last month.
Stillwater Senior Time returns for its new season on Friday, September 30, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Com enjoy an afternoon of fun activities that include, BINGO, lunch and crafts. Call Judy at 664-2008 if you have any questions. Senior Time is sponsored by the Village and Town of Stillwater.
Ever wonder what a bird sees as he flies high above the Village of Stillwater? Well, thanks to the help of a drone operated by Village Trustee Frank Tatum, now you can see first hand. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
Congratulations and thanks to Stillwater teen Seth Marshall, who completed his Eagle Scout project by building a large flower planter that now surrounds the sign at the new Major Dickinson Childrens Park. FULL STORY
Village residents can expect to see road repaving done in coming weeks after the Board of Trustees approved about $66,000 in contracts for work on Russell and Riverside Drives. FULL STORY
New York State has adopted a new law aimed at helping municipalities reduce the number of abandoned homes within their borders, something that continues to be a growing problem in the village. FULL STORY
An 18-year-old Stillwater native will head to the Netherlands this month to represent the United States at the World Rowing Championships in Rotterdam, Holland. Emma Hopkins will wear the red, white and blue as part of a two-woman team racing internationally in the under (age) 23 lightweight division sponsored by the National Rowing Foundation. She leaves Aug. 18, and is seeking the public's support. FULL STORY
The village mourns the loss of Lawrence Rinaldi, 99, who passed away on July 24. Rinaldi was a charter and 54-year active member of the Alvin Hart and Stillwater Fire Departments, and a 63-year life member and officer in the Mechanicville-Stillwater Elks Lodge 1403. He was a retired conductor of the Boston and Maine Railroad, and former owner and operator of Tri-County Vending and Coffee Service. FULL OBITUARY
The village is investigating incidences in which flowers have been stolen from the new flower boxes along the main street. "These flower boxes were painted and planted by the Boy Scouts and it's a shame people don't respect their work," said Mayor Rick Nelson. "It was our hope this project would instill more pride in how the village looks."
Stillwater Senior Time celebrated its end of the year party on June 17 with a cruise/luncheon on The Caldwell Belle paddle boat, owned and operated by Mohawk Maiden Cruises at Lock 5, Schuylerville, NY. The group enjoyed an afternoon touring the Hudson River, which included going through the locks. PHOTO GALLERY
The Board of Trustees approved the hiring of a new Stormwater Management Officer Tuesday night to help the village draft Stormwater Management Plan as required by state and federal law. The board also honored village Code Enforcement Officer Lawrence Allen who is officially retiring June 30. FULL STORY
Please take 10 minutes to complete the online Stillwater Zoning Changes and Design Standards survey. The survey questions are intended to provide the Study Team with an idea of the types of development and design(s) that appeal to resident and stakeholders in the Town and Village of Stillwater. SURVEY LINK and MORE INFORMATION
More than 40 guest enjoyed a patriotic themed Stillwater Senior Time program this May 27 at the Stillwater Area Community Center. The event included a fun-filled afternoon of BINGO, and a Memorial Day picnic lunch with patriotic desserts. For our craft of the month we made fairy gardens. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
Stillwater held its annual Memorial Day parade and observance on Friday evening. The parade featured village and town officials, veterans groups, marching bands, floats, fire apparatus, the Poppy Queen and more. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
The Village Board of Trustees has authorized the purchase of 14 new fire packs, oxygen tanks and accessories for the Newland-Wood Fire Company No. 59 to replace existing safety equipment that has become outdated and in disrepair. Trustees also appointed a new Code Enforcement Officer to replace the retiring Lawrence Allen. FULL STORY
The Village and Town of Stillwater hosted their annual garage sale weekend May 7-8. A few vendors set up on the Blockhouse lawn featuring primitive country crafts, flea market items, handmade wooden bird feeders, banks and children's wooden toys. The Stillwater Area Community Center sold food items and Stillwater Senior Time held a bake sale with proceeds going to the Stillwater Food Pantry. Several residents joined in holding garage sales of their own. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
Stillwater Senior Time was held on April 29 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The spring program featured a speaker from Home Helpers and a flower pot painting craft. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
The Village of Stillwater mourns the death of former Mayor (1991), Trustee and Village Clerk Michael Hanehan Sr., who passed away on Friday at the age of 84. "Mike served his country, village and family," said Mayor Rick Nelson. "He was Village Clerk, Trustee and Mayor. I always enjoyed our chats in the post office. I will miss him." VIEW OBITUARY
The Stillwater Board of Trustees vote April 19 to trade in its two-year-old mini excavator the Department of Public Works no longer uses for a different piece of heavy duty equipment designed for many uses including removing snow from village sidewalks. FULL STORY
On April 17th, the Village of Stillwater celebrated its Bicentennial, and leading hundreds of his friends and neighbors in the Happy Birthday song was its 64th leader and 12th Mayor, Rick Nelson. As he visited with residents at The Stillwater Area Community Center and helped serve the 200th birthday cake, in the back of his mind the tall, athletic looking, charismatic figure must have been thinking … it’s funny how quickly life can change. FULL STORY
The Newland-Wood Fire Company of Stillwater has elected its slate of officers for 2016. OFFICERS LIST (PDF)
Hundreds of residents packed The Stillwater Area Community Center Sunday, April 17 for the village's long-awaited Bicentennial 200th birthday bash. The event included speeches, proclamations, history lessons, a free BBQ, magic show, children's games, D.J., line dancing, fireworks, and of course, the cutting of the 200th birthday cake. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO VIEW PHOTOS AND VIDEO CLIPS FROM THIS EVENT
Stillwater Senior Time celebrated Easter last week at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The group enjoyed a delicious Lenten lunch including Donna's wonderful, festive Easter themed cupcakes, and coloring Easter eggs. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has initiated its second review of the cleanup of the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. The purpose of this review, which is called a five year review and is legally required under the Superfund law every five years after the start of on-site construction, is to ensure that the cleanup is working as intended and will be protective of public health and the environment. FULL STORY
The Stillwater Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $1.54 million village budget Tuesday night (March 15) that holds the line on property taxes and water rates for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The vote followed a public hearing in which no one commented on the proposed spending plan. FULL STORY
Stillwater village residents went to the polls during a special election on March 15 and elected Eunice Marshall to a one-year term on the Board of Trustees. She ran unopposed. Marshall was originally appointed to the board in October, 2015, to fill the seat formerly held by John Murphy, who resigned.
As our 200th anniversary nears, it is nearly impossible to get a truly accurate picture of what Stillwater Village looked like in 1816. FULL STORY
February's Stillwater Senior Time featured a winter theme picnic. Twenty-plus guests came to The Stillwater Area Senior Center on Feb. 26 to enjoy BINGO, lunch, and make your own sundaes. Some of the guests made rag rugs, while the others played games, colored and of course lots of laughs and great conversation. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
The village expects to save more than $50,000 per year after reaching an agreement this month with the Saratoga County Water Authority (SCWA) to lower its 6-year-old water purchase contract by 65,000 gallon a day. FULL STORY
Stillwater Senior Time was held on Jan. 29 at The Stillwater Area Community Center, and included an early Valentine's theme. Everyone enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of activities that included BINGO, lunch and Donna's famous cupcakes. A heating pad made from knee socks and rice were the crafts of the month. A few new additions this month included a game table and an adult coloring table. Thank you to everyone who contributed personal hygiene products to our Stillwater Food Pantry. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY
The Village Board of Trustees passed two measures this month – a new law aimed at addressing an emerging abandoned properties problem and a resolution granting a subdivision request by the Stillwater Union Cemetery Association. FULL STORY
Stillwater Village Historian Linda Sanders presented her 2015 annual report Tuesday night to the Mayor and Board of Trustees. Among the highlights from the past year were the swearing in of the new Mayor and planning for the village's bicentennial celebration this coming April. ANNUAL REPORT (PDF)
The Stillwater Union Cemetery is seeking village approval to subdivide a small parcel of its Hudson Avenue property in the hopes of selling the lot to a developer to build senior citizen housing. FULL STORY
Stillwater Village Mayor Rick Nelson, Village Board members and other officials joined local children Friday for the official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the former Major Dickinson Park now renamed Major Dickinson Children's Park. The village, with the assistance of former Mayor Ernest Martin, obtained a $50,000 state grant with the help of Senator Kathleen Marchione to give the park (known years ago as the "sand lot") an overhaul. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT or CLICK HERE TO WATCH A PUBLIC FACEBOOK VIDEO OF THE CEREMONY
There is an old hymn that is sung in churches of the area at this time of the year entitled “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” For many years Stillwater was known as a village of bells. FULL STORY
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
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
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Stillwater 200 Years of History Video Production
Click on the video box above to watch Stillwater's Bicentennial tribute.
Village Building Permit Requirements
Before you build or renovate please review the village's BUILDING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS (PDF)
Fall Senior Sentinel Flier Available
The Saratoga County Office of the Aging offers the Senior Sentinel - a flier with helpful information for senior citizens. FLIER (PDF)
USDA Offers Loans/Grants To Low Income Homeowners
Do you or someone you know own a home in need of repairs? Considering a new heating system because of high fuel costs? Looking to replace your old windows with energy efficient windows? Is your home in need of any residential energy efficiency improvements? USDA Rural Development may be able to help. MORE INFORMATION
NYCOM Calls on Goveror/Lawmakers to 'Make The Tax Cap Work' For All
The New York State Conference of Mayors is calling on Gov. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature to make changes to the state "tax cap" to make it work for both muncipalities and homeowners. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)
New Business: Check Out Doty's Dogs Outside Blockhouse
Check out the village's newest business Doty's Dogs, which sets up from lunch outside the Stillwater Blockhouse weekdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring beef franks and all the toppings you could ask for.
View the Latest Stillwater Waterfront Revitilization Plans
The Town & Village of Stillwater have released a revitilization plan for the Hudson riverfront and surrounding areas. View the latest Local Waterfront Revitalization Plans. REVITALIZATION PLAN PART I AND PART II (PDF)
Why Does My Drinking Water Look Cloudy Sometimes?
Did you ever pour a glass of drinking water, see that it's cloudy but then it suddenly clears up. Why is that? MORE INFORMATION (PDF)
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