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Public hearing on 2020-21 budget March 17


The village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2020-21 budget on March 17, 7 p.m., at Village Hall. A public budget workshop will be held on Feb. 27, 12:30 p.m., at Village Hall.

Take the CDTA bus survey


CDTA is reaching out to residents and employers in the Stillwater, Mechanicville, Halfmoon and Clifton Park areas to complete a survey about potential use of a flexible, on-demand bus service that would serve the three Southern Saratoga County communities. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY

Stillwater Union Cemetery meeting Feb. 24


The Stillwater Union Cemetery will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m., at the Stillwater United Church. All lot owners are invited to attend. There are two vacancies on the board if anyone is interested.

Village Board amends aquifer law for Ferry Lane area, renews employee health insurance plan

Posted 1/23/20

The Village Board of Trustees voted to amend the acquifer protection law which will now enable residents living along Ferry Lane to install spectic systems if they meet New York State regulations. The board also voted to renew the village's employee health insurance plan with MVP. FULL STORY


Village receives state grant to help replace major water line from Hillside tank to Rt. 4

Posted 12/20/19

The Village of Stillwater has been awarded a New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Grant totaling $733,418 to pay about 60 percent of the cost of replacing a deteriorating major water line in the village. FULL STORY

Village Board passes 2020 reorganizational resolution

Posted 12/20/19

The Stillwater Village Board of Trustees has passed the annual reorganization resolution and meeting schedule for 2020. REORGANIZATIONAL RESOLUTION/MEETING SCHEDULE (PDF)

Village holds annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Posted 12/09/19

The Village of Stillwater held their annual Christmas tree lighting at Cannon Park, on Dec 7th. Many residents joined in for the countdown and enjoyed singing Christmas carols. A fun time was had by all! PHOTO GALLERY

Two incumbents, one newcomer elected to village office

Posted 11/6/19

Two incumbents and one newcomer were elected to village office during the general elections on Nov. 5. Mayor Judith Wood-Shaw and Trustee John Basile were re-elected to new four-year terms. Patrick F. Nelson was elected to his first four-year term on the Village Board. FULL STORY

Boy Scout proposes bench project for water splash pad park

Posted 10/18/19

A village Boy Scout has proposed making a few recreational improvements to the village playground and new water splash pad area on the American Legion property. FULL STORY

September Senior Time fall fun

Posted 10/4/19

Stillwater September Senior Time featured a brunch, Bingo games, desserts and a yarn pumpkin craft. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Village Board votes to lower sewer tax rate on debt, fails to raise sewer usage rate for plant operation and maintenance

Posted 9/23/19

The Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to lower the sewer debt tax paid by village property owners but failed by one vote to raise sewer usage charges to prevent an anticipated future deficit in the Operation & Maintenance budget for the sewer plant. FULL STORY

Village Board authorizes improvements at two playgrounds

Posted 8/28/19

The Stillwater Board of Trustees approved upgrades this month to two village playgrounds, providing more recreational equipment for children and making security improvements at the new splash pad park. FULL STORY

New village clock for Cannon Park

Posted 8/19/19

The Village of Stillwater Department of Public Works crew has installed the new clock in Cannon Park. FULL STORY

Village Board approves LED street light replacement plan

Posted 7/26/19

The Stillwater Village Board of Trustees has approved a plan to save taxpayer money by converting its street lights from sodium mercury vapor lights to more energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights. FULL STORY

Ribbon cut on new Stillwater Farmer's Market

Posted 6/6/19

Representatives from the Village of Stillwater, City of Mechanicville and Saratoga County cut the ribbon this week on the new Stillwater Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s Market will be held each Tuesday through Oct. 15, 3-6 p.m., at the Stillwater Library. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Stillwater May Senior Time Luncheon

Posted 6/6/19

Stillwater Senior Time held a luncheon at the Garden Buffet at the Saratoga Spring casino May 31 with 34 in attendance. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Stillwater holds Memorial Parade

Posted 5/25/19

Stillwater held its annual Memorial Parade on Friday, May 24. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Village holds successful Garage Sale Weekend

Posted 5/20/19

The Village of Stillwater held a very successful Garage Sale Weekend May 18-19. VIEW PHOTOS FROM THIS EVENT

Village/Assembly honor long-time Historian Sanders for 30 years of service

Posted 4/19/19

The Stillwater Village Board of Trustees paid special tribute this month to Linda Sanders who announced her retirement as local Historian after more than 30 years in the post. FULL STORY

Village breaks ground on new water splash pad

Posted 4/3/19

The Village of Stillwater broke ground this week on its new water splash pad being constructed at the park facilities on the American Legion property. FULL STORY

Senior Time has Easter theme

Posted 4/3/19

Stillwater Senior Time was held on Friday, March 29 at SACC. We had another full house!  Forty folks enjoyed an afternoon of BINGO, lunch and desserts. With Easter being the theme this month, the group made adorable wooden Easter Bunnies. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Village looking for proposals on possible new firehouse construction

Posted 3/29/19

The village continues to discuss what to do about its aging firehouse which is in need of roof and structural repairs, and electrical upgrades estimated to cost more than $100,000. FULL STORY

Village Trustees approve $1.55 million budget for 2019-20

Posted 3/28/19

The Stillwater Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a $1.55 million village budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, which carries no property tax increase from the current year. FULL STORY

Senior Time think spring celebration

Posted 3/1/19

Stillwater Senior Time was held on, Friday, February 22. “Think Spring” was the theme of the month. About 35 guests enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon of BINGO, lunch and Donna’s yummy Cherry Pie cupcakes. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Village investigating state grant funding for 'Main Street project'

Posted 1/17/19

The village is investigating applying for New York State grant monies available for downtown commercial revitalization, taking advantage of funding opportunities neighboring Saratoga County communities have secured recently. FULL STORY

Stillwater Senior Time Holiday Party

Posted 1/2/19

The Stillwater Senior Time Holiday Party was held on Friday, Dec. 21, at The Stillwater Area Community Center. Forty-plus guests enjoyed a fun filled afternoon which included a festive luncheon, a cookie and grab bag exchange and fun holiday games. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Plans presented to Board of Trustees for water splash pad park addition

Posted 12/26/18

With the official start of winter just days away, village board members focused their thoughts Dec. 18 on the start of spring, and the warm weather months to follow when Stillwater children will be looking for a fun way to cool off. Detailed plans for the addition of a water splash pad were presented at the board’s December meeting. FULL STORY

SACC, Village, Town host Breakfast with Santa, kick off Festival of Trees

Posted 12/17/18

More than 200 people turned out this weekend for the annual Breakfast with Santa event, funded by the Village and Town of Stillwater and hosted by The Stillwater Area Community Center. There was breakfast served by the SACC employees and volunteers, arts and crafts, pictures with Santa Claus the lighting of the Festival of Trees which can be viewed during the entire holiday season. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Campbell reappointed to Board of Trustees

Posted 12/3/18

Timothy Campbell has rejoined the Stillwater village Board of Trustees. Campbell was reappointed on Dec. 3 by new Mayor Judith Wood-Shaw to fill the one-year remaining on her Trustee term. FULL STORY

Stillwater Senior Time makes holiday ornaments

Posted 12/3/18

Stillwater Senior Time was held on Nov 30. The group enjoyed lunch, desserts and BINGO. We also made snowmen and reindeer ornaments from mason jar lids. The ornaments will be displayed on our Senior Time tree at The Festival of Trees at The Stillwater Area Community Center in December. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Wood-Shaw sworn in as village Mayor, Basile and DeMarco as Trustees

Posted 11/29/18

Congratulations to Mayor Judith Wood-Shaw, and Trustees John Basile and Dorothy DeMarco who were sworn in to their positions at the Stillwater Village Board meeting on Nov. 27. FULL STORY

Developer discusses building 172 apartments off Colonial Boulevard

Posted 11/17/18

The Stillwater Village Board heard preliminary plans from a housing developer Tuesday (Nov. 13) to build 172 new two-and three-bedroom apartments off Colonial Boulevard. FULL STORY

Home heating assistance available

Posted 11/12/18

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that assists low income households with the cost of heating their homes during the winter months. This season's program is underway. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

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Wood-Shaw elected new village Mayor, Basile & DeMarco win Trustee seats

Posted 11/6/18

Stillwater voters went to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6 and elected Judith Wood-Shaw as their new village Mayor. They also elected two Trustees John Basile and Dorothy DeMarco who both ran unopposed. Wood-Shaw defeated Anthony J. Schunk by a vote of 344 (75%) to 111. FULL STORY

Village moves forward on new water splash pad park for American Legion property

Posted 10/17/18

The village is moving forward with plans to add a water splash pad to the park facilities on the American Legion grounds so it can be completed for use by next summer. FULL STORY

New Hillside Avenue water tank being filled, almost ready for use

Posted 10/11/18

The village's new Hillside Avenue water holding tank was chlorinated this week, and a slow fill of new water is now taking place. After setting for a couple of days for disinfection, and after two successive biological samples, the village expects to get New York State Department of Health approval to officially place the new tank into service. VIDEO OF FILLING OF NEW TANK

Village conditionally approves battery project, gives go-ahead to minor subdivision on Hudson Avenue

Posted 10/4/18

The village Board of Trustees gave the go-ahead Tuesday to the installation of a large lithium battery at 982 Hudson Ave. given a list of conditions are met by the developer. The board also approved a minor subdivision for a 17-plus acre parcel at 1006 Hudson Ave. following a brief public hearing in which no one spoke. FULL STORY

Stillwater Senior Time Fall Welcome Back

Posted 9/30/18

Stillwater Senior Time returned on Sept. 28 with a fall welcome back theme. More than 30 guests enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon that included lunch, great conversation and, of course, Donna’s yummy cupcakes. The group made pom-pom pumpkins as their craft of the month. VIEW A SENIOR TIME PHOTO GALLERY

Hillside Avenue water tank demolition completed, new tank erected

Posted 9/28/18

Demolition crews removed the Hillside water tank in September to make way for a new glass-lined tank that has now been constructed. Concrete footers and the tank base have also been poured at the site. The old tank was in disrepair and needed to be replaced. VIEW A DEMOLITION VIDEO and DEMOLITION PHOTOS and NEW TANK CONSTRUCTION PHOTOS

Village to hold special meeting Oct. 2 on Hudson Avenue battery proposal

Posted 9/20/18

The village Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Oct. 2 to decide whether or not to approve a permit that would allow for the installation of a large lithium battery on vacant land at 982 Hudson Ave. The battery would serve as power backup to a NYSEG electric transformer that gets overloaded during peak demand periods and is in need of a $10.5 million upgrade. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Village Hall. FULL STORY

Application submitted for large battery backup on Hudson Avenue, Hillside water tank work to begin

Posted 8/27/18

Plans continue to move forward to enable the installation of a large lithium battery in the village that would serve as power backup to an electric transformer that gets overloaded during peak demand periods. FULL STORY

Stillwater ranked 4th safest place in New York State

Posted 8/9/18

Stillwater has been ranked the 4th safest place in New York State, according to a recent study. FULL STORY

Village Board approves Stillwater firehouse repair engineering study

Posted 7/19/18

The village has authorized its engineering firm to put a plan together for making needed structural repairs to its aging firehouse at Village Hall. FULL STORY

Village joins Hudson River Valley Greenway

Posted 6/25/18

The Village of Stillwater is now a member of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, a statewide organization founded to create a regional approach to developing and protecting lands along the Hudson River. FULL STORY

Stillwater Fire Company Captures HVVFA Awards

Posted 6/25/18

Congratulations to Newland-Wood Fire Company 59 of Stillwater for capturing first place in the Mardi Gras parade at the 129th annual Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention (HVVFA). The fire team also won first place for Antique Apparatus and second place for Best Appearing Fire Unit Dress Uniform 8 to 13 in Line. MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS

Stillwater Senior Time Racino luncheon

Posted 6/11/18

The final Stillwater Senior Time on the season was a luncheon at the Saratoga Racino on June 8. This will be our end of the season special event get together until the regular program resumes in September. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

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Trustee Marshall resigns, Murphy reappointed to board

Posted 6/6/18

After serving as village Trustee for two and a half years, Eunice Marshall has stepped down from her post for personal reasons and Mayor Frank Tatum has appointed long-time former Trustee John Murphy to take her place. FULL STORY

Stillwater Girl Scouts help beautify Major Dickinson Children's Park

Posted 5/26/18

Girl Scouts from Stillwater Troop 1579 assisted village Trustee Judy Wood-Zeno with planting flowers at Major Dickinson Children's Park this month. FULL STORY

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Village exploring Project Backboard for downtown legion park area

Posted 5/21/18

Village leaders are exploring ideas for upgrading the downtown park area with the vision of creating an active hub of outdoor recreation for Stillwater children and families. The specific focus is on the American Legion property with its athletic fields, small playground and dilapidated basketball courts last used as an ice skating rink a few winters ago. FULL STORY

Village Trustees approve Hillside Avenue water tank replacement contract

Posted 5/19/18

The village is moving forward on plans to replace the deteriorating Hillside Avenue water tank, approving a nearly $325,000 contract May 15 with a Syracuse company to do the work this summer. FULL STORY

Happy 109th birthday Dorothy McClements

Posted 5/8/18

The Village of Stillwater would like to wish Dorothy McClements a very happy 109th birthday on May 7. MORE INFORMATION

Former water treatment plant may house large battery to supplement village electric use

Posted 4/25/18

The village is in negotiations with a German-based energy company that would like to lease space at the former water treatment plant site to house a lithium battery the size of a tractor-trailer container. FULL STORY

Village to unveil historic banners this spring

Posted 4/25/18

The village plans to unveil new decorative street light pole banners this spring designed by students at Stillwater High School, depicting various Stillwater historic venues and locations. FULL STORY AND PHOTO GALLERY

March Stillwater Senior Time features special musical guests, tie-dyed T-shirts

Posted 4/3/18

Some 50 guests attended a special event March 30 at Stillwater Senior Time. DJ's/vocalists Bobby Dick and Susie Q entertained the crowd with their music from the 1960s to present. Kids and adults danced, sang, and laughed for two hours. They also enjoyed lunch, desserts and a  tie-dyed T-shirt contest. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Commander presents plans for new and larger Stillwater American Legion post

Posted 3/26/18

Plans are underway to construct a brand new Stillwater American Legion hall in the village, a facility that would be twice as large and offer 3,000 square feet of space for weddings and functions. FULL STORY

Village Trustees approve $1.46 million budget for 2018-19

Posted 3/26/18

The Stillwater Board of Trustees has unanimously approved a $1.46 million village budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which carries no property tax increase from the current year. The village property tax rate will remain at $4.10 per $1,000 of assessed value in 2018-19. There is also now change in the water/sewer use rate village residents paid in 2017-18. FULL STORY

Ponzillo named new Deputy Village Clerk

Posted 2/28/18

The Stillwater community would like to welcome Barbara Ponzillo as the new Deputy Village Clerk. Ponzillo, a town resident who attended Mechanicville High School, works part time in the village office with Village Clerk Sher Tedesco. FULL STORY

Village moves forward on Hillside water tank, Park Avenue culvert replacements

Posted 2/22/18

The Stillwater Board of Trustees gave the go-ahead Tuesday to move forward on replacing the deteriorating Hillside water tank and authorized the village’s engineering firm to apply for a state grant to replace the Park Avenue culvert. FULL STORY

Village introduces Pickle Ball to Stillwater community

Posted 2/8/18

The Stillwater Area Community Center held an open house on Saturday to introduce Pickle Ball as the latest craze around town. Area residents volunteered to demonstrate and teach the game to new players. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Senior Time Valentine's Celebration

Posted 1/29/18

Stillwater Senior Time was held on Friday, January 26. The group celebrated an early Valentine's Day with 25 guests. In addition to a festive lunch with Donna's famous cupcakes and BINGO we created a hydroponic herb garden from a mason jar with sprout seeds. PHOTO GALLERY

Stillwater Village and Town leaders sign new water purchase contract

Posted 1/19/18

After two years of negotiations, the Village and Town of Stillwater have a new water purchase contract in place. The 20-year contract, which is effective Jan. 1, 2018, has been approved by the Board of Trustees and signed by Mayor Frank Tatum and Town Supervisor Edward Kinowski. FULL STORY

Stillwater Senior Time celebrates the holidays

Posted 1/8/18

Stillwater Senior Time celebrated Christmas and New Years on Friday, December 29th at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The group enjoyed a holiday lunch, festive desserts, trivia games, a gift exchange and a few games of Bingo. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Village Board passes reorganization resolution for 2018

Posted 12/21/17

The Village Board of Trustees passed its annual reorganizational resolution Tuesday night and meeting schedule for 2018. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Stillwater Food Pantry volunteers recognized at local breakfast

Posted 12/4/17

Congratulations to all of our wonderful volunteers at the Stillwater Food Pantry who donated hours and hours of their time to make sure the community is fed. FULL STORY

village Christmas tree lighted up

Stillwater Lights Up For the Holidays

Posted 12/3/17

Stillwater residents officially kicked off the holiday season Saturday with the annual lighting of the village Christmas tree at Cannon Park, and the town's "Lights of Peace, Hope and Remembrance Ceremony" at Blockhouse Park. PHOTO GALLERY

Stillwater Senior Time celebrates Thanksgiving holiday

Posted 11/19/17

Stillwater Senior Time celebrated Thanksgiving on Friday, Nov. 17 with a full house at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The group enjoyed a turkey dinner with all of the fixings, desserts, BINGO and a few Thanksgiving games.  PHOTO GALLERY

North Hudson Avenue condo project approved, Hillside water tank project moves forward

Posted 11/16/17

The village Board of Trustees gave unanimous approved Tuesday to the latest plans to construct 24 luxury condominiums at 950 N. Hudson Ave., the site of the former American Linen plant. Trustees also approved a contract with the village's engineering firm to oversee the replacement of the Hillside water tank. FULL STORY

Village holds annual Fall Festival and children's Halloween parade

Posted 10/30/17

The Village of Stillwater held its annual Fall Festival and children's Halloween parade along Hudson Avenue over the weekend.  FULL STORY

Senior Time visits Lakeside Farms

Posted 10/30/17

Stillwater Senior Time went on a Fall-themed field trip to Lakeside Farms in October.  FULL STORY

Stillwater receives CDRPC award for intermunicipal cooperation on Route 4 project

Posted 10/24/17

Congratulations to the Village and Town of Stillwater, recently honored at 50th anniversary celebration of Capital District Regional Planning Commission with the 2017 Erastus Corning Achievement Awards for Intermunicipal Cooperation. FULL STORY

Basile fills Trustee vacancy, Hudson Aveue condo project moves forward

Posted 10/18/17

Long-time Trustee John Basile is back on the Village Board following his appointment by Mayor Frank Tatum Tuesday night. The board also continued to address plans for a new condominium complex proposed for North Hudson Avenue. FULL STORY

Please 'LIKE' the Village of Stillwater on Facebook

Posted 10/6/17

The Village of Stillwater, NY, now has a Facebook page which will be used to feature news, video and photos. Please "LIKE US" today. FACEBOOK PAGE LINK

American Legion to send holiday packages to local servicemen and women

Posted 10/6/17

The Stillwater American Legion Post and Ladies Auxiliary are seeking the addresses of local servicemen and women serving overseas during the holidays. The legion would like to send holiday packages to them. Please email the information to:

Fall flowers highlight September Senior Time

Posted 10/6/17

Stillwater Senior Time was held on Friday, Sept 29 at the Stillwater Area Community Center. The group enjoyed playing BINGO, lunch and of course Donna's delicious cupcakes. For our Fall craft we made plastic plate Fall flowers. Everyone enjoyed creating their masterpieces. PHOTO GALLERY

Local fire departments complete five-month joint practice training schedule

Posted 10/4/17

Newland-Wood Fire Company 59 from the Village of Stillwater hosted four other local fire departments last weekend for a firefighting practice session at the Saratoga County Office of Emergency Services fire training center in Ballston Spa. FULL STORY

Tatum sworn in as Mayor, Village awarded $1,500 grant to start senior citizen pickle ball league

Posted 9/22/17

The Board of Trustees Tuesday night appointed Frank Tatum as Village Mayor for the balance of the current official year — November, 2018. The village also secured a $1,500 GlobalFoundries grant to start up a senior citizen pickle ball league in Stillwater. FULL STORY

Tatum officially appointed Village Mayor, Wood-Shaw Deputy Mayor

Posted 9/20/17

The Board of Trustees Tuesday night officially appointed Frank Tatum as Village Mayor until the next scheduled election in November, 2018. Trustee Judith Wood-Shaw was appointed Deputy Mayor. Tatum had served as Acting Mayor since the resignation of Rick Nelson on September 1.

Mayor Rick Nelson resigns his post

Posted 9/2/17

Stillwater Mayor Rick Nelson has offcially resigned his position effective September 1 following his arrest this week on child pornography charges. Deputy Mayor Frank Tatum is now serving as Acting Mayor.

Village will continue to move forward despite the arrest of the mayor

Posted 8/31/17

The Village of Stillwater will continue to move forward, officials say, despite the surprising arrest today of Mayor Rick Nelson on child pornography charges. FULL STORY

Hudson Avenue laundromat plans fall through

Posted 8/18/17

Plans to open a coin-operated laundromat at 677 Hudson Ave. have fallen through, according to village Mayor Rick Nelson. FULL STORY

Village Board condemns Charlottesville attack, approves Nielson Avenue minor subdivision

Posted 8/17/17

The Stillwater Board of Trustees stood united against “hatred and bigotry” Tuesday night, publicly condemning last weekend’s Charlottesville attack that killed a young woman during a protest there. They also approved a minor property subdivision at 23 Nielson Ave. FULL STORY

Trustees approve village zoning code changes, appoint part-time DPW Superintendent

Posted 6/26/17

After several months of planning and revisions, the Village of Stillwater unanimously approved sweeping zoning code changes that will guide future development along the Route 4 corridor. Trustees also appointed a new part-time Superintendent of Public Works. FULL STORY

Arvin Hart FD Deputy Chief Wood named 2017 Firefighter of the Year

Posted 6/23/17

Arvin Hart Fire Department (AHFD) Deputy Chief Bob Wood of Stillwater has being recognized as the Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association 2017 Firefighter of the Year. FULL STORY

Stillwater Fire Co. captures first place parade award at HVVFA convention

Posted 6/22/17

Congratulations to Newland-Wood Fire Company 59 of Stillwater for capturing first place in the parade at the 128th annual Hudson Valley Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention (HVVFA). MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTO GALLERY

May Senior Time celebrates Memorial Day with patriotic theme

Posted 6/22/17

May Senior Time celebrated Memorial Day in May with patriotic Bingo game prizes, along with a red, white and blue lunch. PHOTO GALLERY

Trustees approve laundromat, hold public hearing on Hudson Avenue condos

Posted 5/22/17

The village has given the go-ahead for a new coin operated laundromat business at 677 Hudson Ave. It also held a public hearing on a proposed North Hudson Avenue condo project. FULL STORY

Mayor swears in 2017 Stillwater Fire Department officers, sets 'conditional' public hearing date on condo project

Posted 4/22/17

The Stillwater Fire Department has elected line officers and administrative officer for 2017. The officers were sworn in by Mayor Rick Nelson at the April Board of Trustees monthly meeting. Trustees also set a May 16, 7 p.m., as a "conditional" public hearing date for a proposed Hudson Avenue condo project. FULL STORY

April Senior Time features technology lessons for group

Posted 4/22/17

Stillwater Senior Time was held on April 12 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. In addition to our monthly get together, a Give Back Day was hosted by Stillwater High School. Several computer skilled students provided basic computer, tablet, cell phone and texting lessons. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Stillwater High School students 'give back' to their village

Posted 4/12/17

For the eighth year in a row, members of the Stillwater High School Freshman class headed out into their community Wednesday for a day of service, which has been appropriately named "SHS Gives Back Day." FULL STORY

Village Board honors Trustee Campbell for service, accepts 2017 election results

Posted 3/25/17

The Stillwater village Board of Trustees met on Tuesday, March 21, to accept the annual election results for 2017 and to honor retiring Trustee Timothy Campbell, who did not seek re-election this year. FULL STORY

Senior Time celebrates President's Week

Posted 3/3/17

Stillwater Senior Time celebrated President's Week on Feb. 24 with a red, white and blue theme. The day included Bingo and Donna's delicious cupcakes. The group collected T-shirts that will be used to create a group quilt. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

condo drawing24 luxury condos proposed for former American Linen property on North Hudson Avenue

Posted 2/22/17

About 18 months after the village rejected a proposal to construct 40 luxury apartments and retail space on North Hudson Avenue, a second developer has come forward with new plans to build 24 condominiums on that same property. FULL STORY

Village Trustees approved $1.6 million budget for 2017-18

Posted 2/22/17

The Stillwater Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $1.6 million village budget Tuesday night for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The vote followed a public hearing in which no one commented on the proposed fiscal plan. The new budget will go into effect on June 1. FULL STORY

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Stillwater High School student artists create new village landmark banners

Posted 2/15/17

It will be a banner day this spring when the Village of Stillwater unveils along its streets the artistic creations of nine students studying at Stillwater High School. The students are part of two classes of 28 in teacher Samantha Brennan's Digital Media and Graphic Design course. MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTO GALLERY

Mayors and municipal leaders reject Governor's consolidation mandate, call for increase in funding

Posted 2/14/17

Yesterday, in conjunction with the New York State Conference of Mayor's (NYCOM) Winter Legislative Meeting, mayors and municipal leaders from across the state held a news conference rejecting the Governor's proposed consolidation mandate and calling for an overdue increase in AIM funding. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Village Historian presents annual report

Posted 2/3/17

Stillwater Village Historian Linda Sanders has submitted her annual report for 2016. VIEW REPORT (PDF)

January Senior Time celebrates birthdays

Posted 2/1/17

Stillwater Senior Time was held on Jan 27and the group celebrated several birthdays for the month of January. More than 30 guests enjoyed an afternoon of BINGO, lunch, delicious cupcakes and playing games. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

Public hearing set for Feb. 21 on proposed 2017-18 village budget, possible tax cap override

Posted 1/24/17

The village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on a proposed budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year and the possibility of exceeding the New York State property tax levy cap to generate more budget revenue. The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m., at Village Hall. FULL STORY

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Changes in the wind as village prepares for March elections

Posted 1/24/17

Changes are in the wind as the village prepares to hold its local elections in March. Village Trustee Timothy Campbell says he is not seeking re-election this year, leaving an open seat on the Village Board. At the same time, the village will ask voters through a special ballot proposition for permission to move the annual local elections from March to November each year. FULL STORY

Village Mayor Rick Nelson 'in the spotlight'

Posted 1/23/17

The Express newspaper reporter Terrie Gifford spent a day recently with Stillwater Mayor Rick Nelson on his weekly canvassing of the village, getting to know the public official and writing a story on what she learned. That story was published in the Jan. 19 Express (subscription required). LINK TO EXPRESS STORY

Senior Time rings in the holidays

Posted 1/8/17

Stillwater Senior Time celebrated the holidays with a party on Dec. 22 at The Stillwater Community Center. Holiday games, a grab bag, cookie exchange and festive lunch was enjoyed by all. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY

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Local donations help village decorate for the Christmas holidays

Posted 12/14/16

The Village of Stillwater is decorating for the Christmas holidays like never before thanks to donations for more than two dozen residents, local merchants and organizations. FULL STORY

Stillwater Senior time celebrates Thanksgiving

Posted 11/28/16

Stillwater Senior Time ce,ebrated Thanksgiving on Nov. 18 at The Stillwater Area Community Center. The event featured a homemade traditional dinner with desserts. The group also played BINGO, and made wreath holiday ornaments from old sweaters. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Village to hold public hearing Dec. 20 on updated Comprehensive Plan

Posted 11/17/16

The Village Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 20, to solicit pubic feedback on its newly-updated Comprehensive Plan. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the village board room. FULL STORY

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Village faces challenges with aging water distribution and sewage treatment systems

Posted 11/4/16

Last spring, the Village of Stillwater celebrated its 200th birthday as residents beamed with pride in their historic roots, ringing in the bicentennial. But with age comes challenges, as older municipalities struggle to keep their aging infrastructures fresh and operational. That task can be costly as village officials are finding out with their dated water distribution and sewage treatment systems. FULL STORY

October Senior Time features Halloween celebration and oil painting event

Posted 11/3/16

Stillwater Senior Time celebrated Halloween in October with a paint on canvas event led by Janelle Johnson from Colorful Creations. Twenty-five guests participated, having a wonderful time and taking home their original artwork. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

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Stillwater's hosts 5th annual Fall Festival and Halloween parade

Posted 10/29/16

Stillwater held its 5th annual Fall Festival celebration on today. The event included a Fire Department haunted house, numerous vendors along Hudson Avenue, and a children's Halloween costume parade lead by Mayor Rick Nelson, Trustees and friends dressed as the Village People 70s music band ... AKA "YMCA!" VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT or VIEW A VIDEO

Village seeking outside funding for sewer plant repairs/upgrades

Posted 10/20/16

The village is seeking outside funding sources to pay for widespread repairs to its aging sewer plant which is in need of upgrades to keep functioning for future. FULL STORY

Doris Noonan

Deceased Stillwater World War II nurse recognized by Saratoga County

Posted 10/19/16

Former Stillwater resident and World War II nurse Doris L. Noonan was the first woman recognized as part of Saratoga County's longstanding Honor Our Deceased Veterans Program. FULL STORY

Stillwater Senior Time returns from summer break for fall activities

Posted 10/11/16

Stillwater Senior Time was held on September 30th at The Stillwater Area Community Center.  Several guests enjoyed an afternoon of BINGO, lunch and visiting with each other after a summer break. We also made votive light scarecrows from glass ivy vases. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Senior Time on display at SACC 25th anniversary open house

Posted 10/4/16

The Stillwater Senior Time program sponsored a large display at the Stillwater Area Community Center's 25th anniversary open house on Oct. 1. VIEW A PHOTO GALLERY OF THIS EVENT

Stillwater Area Community Center celebrates 25-year anniversary

Posted 10/4/16

Congratulations to The Stillwater Area Community Center and its staff for celebrating its 25th sillver anniversary on Oct. 1, 2016. The center located in the village has be serving Stillwater youth and families for a quarter century. FULL STORY

Village considering new street sign look

Posted 9/30/16

The village is considering a plan to replace all of its street signs in the near future featuring a more modern and updated design that is consistent throughout the village. FULL STORY

Stillwater Village Board agrees to take on Ferry Lane improvements

Posted 9/26/16

Village officials have agreed to pay the cost of improving Ferry Lane, a private road beat up by heavy truck traffic over the years going back and forth to the former municipal water plant no longer in operation. That unanimous decision followed a lengthy discussion in which board members mulled over the pros and cons of taking on the job on a road the village does not own, but has an agreement to maintain in good order. FULL STORY

Residents to decide on when to hold local elections - March or November?

Posted 9/26/16

Village residents will have a decision to make this spring, whether to continue voting in local elections each March or change village elections to the traditional Election Day on the first Tuesday in November. FULL STORY

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A bird's-eye view of the Village of Stillwater

Posted 9/1/16

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

Stillwater teen completes Eagle Scout project at Major Dickinson Childrens Park

Posted 8/29/16

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 Board approves contracts for repaving of Russell and Riverside Drives

Posted 8/23/16

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 state law to help municipalities like Stillwater deal with abandoned properties

Posted 8/11/16

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

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Stillwater teen to represent USA at World Rowing Championships, seeks public's support

Posted 8/5/16

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

Village mourns loss of Rinaldi, longtime firefighter, business owner and Elk

Posted 7/29/16

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

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

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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Update Your Phone Number For Code Red 911 Updates
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