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Flowers stolen from village flower boxes

Posted 7/6/16

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."

Senior Time wraps up year with Hudson River cruise

Posted 7/3/16

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

Board of Trustees appoints Stormwater Management Officer, honors CEO Allen

Posted 6/22/16

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 the Stillwater Zoning Changes and Design Standards survey

Posted 6/18/16

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

May Senior Time has patriotic theme

Posted 6/6/16

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

girl marches in paradeStillwater holds annual Memorial Day parade and observance

Posted 5/28/16

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

Village Board approves purchase of fire safety equipment, appoints new Code Officer

Posted 5/19/16

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

Stillwater hosts annual garage sale weekend

Posted 5/15/16

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

April Senior Time features Home Helpers speaker and flower pot painting

Posted 5/12/16

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

Former Mayor, Trustee and Village Clerk Hanehan dies at 84

Posted 5/1/16

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

Trustees approve acquisition of new DPW loader/snow thrower/road milling vehicle

Posted 4/26/16

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

Mayor Nelson reflects on his first year in office

Posted 4/23/16

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

Newland-Wood Fire Co. elects officers for 2016

Posted 4/21/16

The Newland-Wood Fire Company of Stillwater has elected its slate of officers for 2016. OFFICERS LIST (PDF)

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Hundreds attend Stillwater Bicentennial birthday bash

Posted 4/18/16

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 celebrates Easter

Posted 3/30/16

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

EPA initiates second Review of Hudson River PCB cleanup; public encouraged to participate

Posted 3/30/16

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

Stillwater Village Board adopts 2016-17 budget, no tax increase

Posted 3/18/16

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

Marshall elected to one-year term on Village Board of Trustees

Posted 3/16/16

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.

Bicentennial News: Stillwater Village 1816: Part I story

Posted 3/8/16

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 Stillwater Senior Time features winter theme picnic

Posted 3/3/16

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

Village to save thousands by scaling back water purchase contract with SCWA

Posted 2/19/16

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 kicks off 2016 with early Valentine's celebration and more

Posted 2/2/16

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 

Trustees pass Vacant Building Law, approve cemetery subdivision

Posted 1/25/16

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

Village Historian presents annual report to Village Board of Trustees

Posted 1/20/16

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)

Stillwater Union Cemetery seeks subdivision approval for possible senior citizen housing

Posted 12/17/15

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

Village holds ribboncutting for Major Dickinson Children's Playground

Posted 12/13/15

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

Bicentennial thoughts: The history of the bells of Stillwater

Posted 12/9/15

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

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

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

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Stillwater 200 Years of History Video Production
Click on the video box above to watch Stillwater's Bicentennial tribute.

Posted 5/18/16

New York State Burning Ban Lifted
Many people on social media are sharing a press release from the governor stating the DEC ban on open burning is extended until May 21. This press release is from last year. The ban has not been extended this year. Most areas are well into "green up" and we have had significant rain recently. OPEN BURNING FACTSHEET (PDF)

Posted 5/12/16

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)

Posted 1/14/16

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)

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