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Next Stillwater Senior Time Nov. 21 - Thanksgiving celebration

Posted 11/10/14

The next Stillwater Senior Time Social will be held on Friday, November 21, which is the THIRD Friday of the month, from 11 - 2 p.m., at The Stillwater Area Community Center. We will celebrate Thanksgiving, and making ornaments for our tree at The Festival of Trees to be held at SACC in December, along with BINGO, lunch and wonderful desserts. We also have a guest speaker joining us from The Saratoga County of the Aging to inform residents of the many programs available to them. Again, for this month in lieu of bringing a sandwich a can of food for our food pantry is encouraged. Any questions, call Judy at 664-2008. This program is sponsored by The Village of Stillwater.

halloween pumpkinStillwater 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

Halloween party to highlight October Stillwater Senior Time program

Posted 10/26/14

The village's next Stillwater Senior Time program will be held this Friday, October 31, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Stillwater Area Community Center. This month we will celebrate with a Halloween party. Join us for a ghoulish lunch, munchies, dessert, Bingo and a few fun Halloween games. No tricks ... just treats! We will be making a toilet tissue pumpkin for our craft of the month. Call Judy at 664-2008 if you have any questions. In lieu of bringing a sandwich this month a can of food for our Food Pantry would be great

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

Stillwater Police Commissioner and preschool teacher/director leave their mark on community

Posted 6/18/14

The Village Board recognized two important retirees at its June 17 monthly meeting — Stillwater Police Commissioner Dennis Latham and Beginnings Preschool Director Dianne DeMidio, both of whom helped to shape Stillwater as it is today. FULL STORY

Poppy Queen 2014Ceremony marks opening of Stillwater Blockhouse for 15th season

Posted 6/10/14

The Stillwater Blockhouse opened for the 2014 season with the traditional Memorial Day weekend Remembrance Ceremony and Blessing of the Flags, hosted by the 13th Albany County Militia. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Final Senior Time of season has patriotic theme, see you in September

Posted 6/7/14

The Village of Stillwater hosted its last Senior Time event of the season on June 5. BINGO, lunch and delicious cupcakes (compliments of Beth Chromey) were served. The group made a patriotic candle using a mason jar and  colored rice. The Village of Stillwater thanks you all for attending and has been an absolute pleasure spending time with you all. We hope to see everyone in September! VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

patriot little girlStillwater holds annual Memorial Day parade and observance

Posted 5/25/14

The Village of Stillwater held its annual Memorial Day observance and parade on Friday night complete with floats, marching bands and a tribute to the nation's war heroes who died in battle. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Cat excavatorVillage Trustees approve funding for new DPW mini excavator

Posted 5/22/14

The Village Board of Trustees passed a resolution Tuesday (May 20) authorizing financing of a new $110,000 mini excavator it is purchasing for use by the Department of Public Works. FULL STORY

Messore retirement at April Senior TimeChair yoga and Messore retirement party highlight April Senior Time event

Posted 4/27/14

Some 35 guest attended the monthly Senior Time program sponsored by the Village of Stillwater on Friday, April 25. Thank you Sharon Gavitt for demonstrating chair yoga for us. The gals loved it! Congratulations to Tom Messore, who is retiring from The Stillwater Area Community Center after many years of service. Tom will turn 90 years old next week. We celebrated his send off with a ziti lunch and a special cake from SACC. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Village Board passes 2014-15 budget with no tax increase

Posted 4/18/14

The Stillwater Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $1.77 million village budget Tuesday night (April 15) that holds the line on property taxes and water rates for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. The new budget totals $1,775,330. FULL STORY

cupcakes from March Senior Time programEaster theme for March Senior Time program

Posted 3/30/14

Stillwater residents enjoyed an Easter themed afternoon filled with food, wonderful desserts and BINGO at the monthly Senior Time program held March 28 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Village Trustees discuss abandoned properties problem

Posted 3/24/14

What to do about a growing number of abandoned properties popping up in the village and creating a potential safety or fire hazard was the topic of discussion at the March 18 Stillwater Board of Trustees meeting. The village, like many other municipalities, has been dealing with this issue for several years now as the recent economic downturn has prompted some property owners to abandon their homes due to bank foreclosures, death of owners and other issues. FULL STORY

St. Patrick's theme of February Senior Time

Posted 3/2/14

Twenty residents braved the cold to come out and celebrate St Patrick's Day at the monthly Senior Time event held February 28 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The event is sponsored each month by the Village of Stillwater. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Village to fund additional sewer system improvements with no interest loan

Posted 2/26/14

The village is taking advantage of its interest-free state “hardship” loan and a project that has come in well under budget to make additional improvements to the municipal sewer system in hopes of preventing further problems down the road. Trustee and Deputy Mayor John Basile has recommended further enhancements to the sewage treatment plant using the majority of what remains of a $3.75 million, 0 interest construction loan from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corp (EFC). FULL STORY

Village Trustees change zoning law to expand business district

Posted 2/19/14

A new local law now on the books will result in the expansion of the Hudson Avenue business corridor northward to the village line. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday (Feb. 18) in favor of changes to the village zoning law in hopes of drawing new business to Stillwater and clearing up zoning issues that existing business owners say has been hampering them from selling their properties. FULL STORY

Winter Fest 2014Stillwater Winter Fest 2014 bigger and better than ever!

Posted 2/16/14

The village hosted its third annual Winter Fest 2014 Sunday. The event continues to grow. This year's festivities included outdoor events such as ice skating and ice hockey at the village ice rink, downhill sledding, cross country skiing, music, food and more. U.S. Rep. Paul Tonko even stopped by to greet Winter Fest-goers joining Village Trustees Ellen Vomacka, Judy Wood-Shaw and Tim "Zamboni Brother" Campbell. Inside, The Stillwater Area Community Center hosted games and activities as well as an educational planetarium for children. The American Legion Post 490 held its annual chili cookoff with many residents submitting their favorite recipes. It was an old fashioned family festival. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

January Senior TimeValentine's Day theme of Senior Time event

Posted 2/4/14

The Stillwater Senior Time program kicked off 2014 with a lively gathering on Jan. 31 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Twenty-five residents enjoyed BINGO and a light lunch which included delicious desserts. We made wild bird feeders and heart wreaths. Valentine's Day was the theme of the month. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

2013 remembered as year of accomplishment for Village of Stillwater

Posted 1/30/14

2013 will be remembered as a year of accomplishment for the Village of Stillwater as several key initiatives from water and sewer upgrades to road and sidewalk improvements were completed or got underway. FULL STORY

Stewarts shopStillwater Stewart's Shop proposes lot expansion

Posted 1/28/14

The Stillwater Stewart’s Shop presented plans to the Village Board of Trustees this month (Jan. 21) to expand its lot on Hudson Avenue to improve traffic flow and allow better access to the gas pump areas. FULL STORY

channel 13 logoStillwater New York ranked '7th Safest Place' in New York State

Posted 1/11/14

Stillwater New York has been named the 7th Safest Place in New York State, according to real estate web site. The website claims there were just 36 reported crimes in 2012 — none of them violent. Stillwater residents have a 1 in 184 chance of being the victim of a crime, and according to this website, it's theft. VIEW CHANNEL 13 NEWS REPORT

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Posted 11/20/14

Village Christmas Tree Lighting December 7
The annual lighting of the village Christmas tree will be held on Sunday, December 7, 6 p.m., at Cannon Park.

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 10/13/14

Resident Input Needed For Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan
The village and town of Stillwater are seeking residents' help in creating a Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan. The plan wll be spearheaded with input from an Advisory Committee of local residents, business owners and community leaders. Please respond by October 30. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Posted 10/10/14

Village Leaf Pickup Starts October 20
Village leaf pickup will be held October 20 through end of November. Leaves must be placed in bags or piled at the curb.

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

Posted 11/13/13

Village to Implement Storm Water Management Program
The Village of Stillwater, according to federal and state law, will work to implement a Storm Water Management Program this year. MORE INFORMATION