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Emergency home heating funds available

Posted 2/8/18

Emergency home heating funds are available for New Yorkers. MORE INFORMATION

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

Wanted: Part Time Deputy Village Clerk/Registrar

Posted 2/7/18

Wanted: Part time Deputy Village Clerk/Registrar. This position is responsible for performing complex and confidential support services for the Village Clerk. Will be responsible for accepting water and sewer payments, accepting tax payments, balancing bank statements, general office duties, making journal entries and other year end governmental accounting functions. Must be honest, be very personable and have good oral/written communication skills. Must possess time management along with organizational skills and work well with others. This is a “Jack or Jill of all Trades” position and fantastic long term opportunity for the right individual who has attention to detail and willing to learn. Associate’s degree in Business or Accounting preferred, along with municipal record keeping. Position will be 10-15 hours per week, but must be willing to cover during Clerk/Treasurer vacations and become a Notary Public. Salary will commensurate with experience. Please send resume with letter of interest to Sheristin Tedesco, Village of Stillwater, PO Box 507, Stillwater, NY, 12170 or email to for consideration.

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

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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

Tim Campbell

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

village sign decorated for Christmas

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

Halloween parade

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

Emma Hopkins

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

Posted 2/20/17

Steamer Car Show May 5 at Stillwater High School
Stillwater Fire Departments will host the 23rd annual Steamer Car Show on May 5 at Stillwater High School. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Posted 2/1/17

February Senior Sentinel Flier Available
The Saratoga County Office of the Aging offers the Senior Sentinel - a flier with helpful information for senior citizens. VIEW FLIER (PDF)

Posted 6/26/17

Saratoga County Cell Phone Users Urged to Register For CodeRED Program
Saratoga County is urging cell phone users to sign up for its new CodeRED 911 emergency notification system. FULL STORY

Posted 4/19/17

Be Ready When Disaster Strikes: Create a Family Preparedness Plan
Unfortunately, disasters can strike at any time, and there is usually little warning and time to prepare. To help in the event of a disaster, create a Family Preparedness Plan. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Posted 2/8/17

Please Support the United Way Child Nutrition Lunch Program
Please support the United Way of the Greater Capital District and help an area child in need have a nutritious lunch. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Posted 11/17/16

Free Career Training Available in Health Care Field
Free career training is available in the health care profession as a CNA and HHA through the Albany Community Action Partnership and Schenectady County Community College. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Posted 10/7/16

Boy Scouts Chicken BBQ Supports Gettysburg Trip
The Stillwater Boy Scouts held their first annual Chicken Barbecue at the American Legion Post 490 in Stillwater last weekend. FULL STORY

Posted 9/23/16

Village Building Permit Requirements
Before you build or renovate please review the village's BUILDING PERMIT REQUIREMENTS (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)