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Village Senior Time program resumes on September 26

Posted 9/8/14

The Village of Stillwater's Senior Time program will resume on Friday, September 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Stillwater Area Community Center (room next to Historian's office - use main entrance). Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon of activiites to include BINGO, a light lunch (bring a sandwich); a side will be served along with beverages and yummy desserts and our craft of the month — a fall fabric wreath. We hope you all had a wonderful summer and look forward to seeing you. Call Judy at 664-2008 if you have any questions.

September is Preparedness Month

Posted 9/6/14

Governor Cuomo has proclaimed September Preparedness Month and announced new Citizen Preparedness Corps training sessions across New York State. Interested in attending a Citizen Preparedness Corps training session in your area? Visit to register and view the full list of courses, which are updated regularly. FULL STORY

Letter from Mayor Martin regarding GE settlement, negotiations with town and October EDU water payments

Posted 8/20/14

The village will most likely be forced to continue its EDU water charges to residents in October due to the Town of Stillwater's refusal to release money held in escrow from the General Electric lawsuit settlement, says Mayor Ernest Martin. VIEW MAYOR'S LETTER (PDF)

Button SteamerFire department's 1871 Button Steamer truck featured in national publication

Posted 8/14/14

The historic 1871 Button Steam truck, long a part of the Newland-Wood Fire Company fleet in Stillwater, was featured this month in the national trade publication Fire Apparatus & Emergency Equipment. VIEW ARTICLE

New apartments proposed for former American Linen Co site

Posted 8/12/14

A local developer is seeking approval from the village Board of Trustees to construct luxury apartments at the old American Linen property on North Hudson Avenue. Dennis DeGennaro of Camelot Associates pitched a proposal at the board’s July meeting to erect five, two-story apartment buildings on the long-vacant factory land, each building containing eight one- or two-bedroom modern living units. FULL STORY

Jeff Mahar back in familiar spot as village fire chief

Posted 8/7/14

Longtime firefighter and officer Jeff Mahar resumed duties as Chief of the Newland-Wood Fire Company No. 59 this spring. FULL STORY

Mayor speaks out on GE settlement issue, calls on Stillwater village residents to demand town release funds now

Posted 7/15/14

On June 25, the Village of Stillwater held a meeting with the Town Board of Stillwater. This meeting was held for the purpose of drafting a Memorandum for the Town to give its ok to the Village to have funds release from the General Electric settlement, which is presently held in an escrow account, so the Village can pay off its water debts to the USDA and the EFC. (new pipe line and old water plant debt). FULL LETTER

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

Posted 6/18/14

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

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

Posted 6/10/14

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

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

Posted 6/7/14

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

patriot little girlStillwater holds annual Memorial Day parade and observance

Posted 5/25/14

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

Cat excavatorVillage Trustees approve funding for new DPW mini excavator

Posted 5/22/14

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

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

Posted 4/27/14

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

Village Board passes 2014-15 budget with no tax increase

Posted 4/18/14

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

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

Posted 3/30/14

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

Village Trustees discuss abandoned properties problem

Posted 3/24/14

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

St. Patrick's theme of February Senior Time

Posted 3/2/14

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

Village to fund additional sewer system improvements with no interest loan

Posted 2/26/14

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

Village Trustees change zoning law to expand business district

Posted 2/19/14

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

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

Posted 2/16/14

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

January Senior TimeValentine's Day theme of Senior Time event

Posted 2/4/14

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

2013 remembered as year of accomplishment for Village of Stillwater

Posted 1/30/14

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

Stewarts shopStillwater Stewart's Shop proposes lot expansion

Posted 1/28/14

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

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

Posted 1/11/14

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

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Posted 9/10/14

Breast Cancer Benefit Fundraiser October 4
Please support Roctober Fest VIII, a a benefit to raise money for breast cancer awareness and research in memory of Michele Minick Simoncavage. $20 donation includes food, live music, raffles, fireworks and more. The event will be held October 4, noon-6 p.m., at the Stillwater American Legion Post 490. VIEW FLIER (PDF)

Posted 9/9/14

Village Water Meter Readings Underway
Water meter readings have begun in the Village. Residents should call in their meter readings if they get a tag left on their door saying “sorry we missed you.” Last day to call in is September 15 or your meter reading will be estimated.

Posted 9/3/14

Discounts Available For LifeLine Service
Discounts are available for eligible residents for LifeLine service through the New York State Department of Public Service. MORE INFORMATION (PDF)

Posted 7/21/14

Village Sending Out Second Notices For Past Due Taxes
The village is now sending out second notices for past due taxes. The absolute last day to pay is October 15 before they are sent to the county for relevy. Use this link to look up your tax bill online. VIEW YOUR TAX BILL

Posted 6/12/14

Stillwater Hosts Annual Family Days Event
Stillwater hosted its annual Family Days event in June. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY FROM TOWN SITE

Posted 5/13/14

Stillwater Blockhouse Announces 2014 Schedule
The Stillwater Blockhouse has opened for the season. SEASON SCHEDULE (pdf)

Posted 11/13/13

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