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Breakfast with Santa Dec. 17 at SACC

Posted 12/1/16

The Stillwater Area Community Center will host Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 17, 9-11 a.m. Admission is free. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Senior Time holiday party Dec. 22

Posted 11/28/16

The Stillwater Senior Time holiday party will be held on THURSDAY, Dec. 22, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Stillwater Area Community Center. Please join us for a fun filled afternoon of holiday activities that includes lunch, games, a grab bag, and please bring a wrapped gently used gift and one dozen of cookies for our cookie exchange. Stillwater High School band and chorus will also be putting on a holiday concert. Any questions, please call Judy at 664-2008. Senior Time is sponsored by the Village and Town of Stillwater.

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

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

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 11/8/16

Long-Time Official, Mayor Rick Nelson, Hangs up His Whistle
In his three decades as a sports official Rick Nelson dealt with his share of sideline hecklers and coaches who were determined to make their point. FULL STORY

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 10/5/16

October 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 9/23/16

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

Posted 8/21/16

USDA Offers Loans/Grants To Low Income Homeowners
Do you or someone you know own a home in need of repairs? Considering a new heating system because of high fuel costs? Looking to replace your old windows with energy efficient windows? Is your home in need of any residential energy efficiency improvements? USDA Rural Development may be able to help. MORE INFORMATION

Posted 8/21/16

NYCOM Calls on Goveror/Lawmakers to 'Make The Tax Cap Work' For All
The New York State Conference of Mayors is calling on Gov. Cuomo and the NYS Legislature to make changes to the state "tax cap" to make it work for both muncipalities and homeowners. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

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