Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 25 - 4:00 pm

Tax Grievance Day


Pursuant to Sections 506 and 526 of the Real Property Tax Law:

  1. Notice is hereby given that the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Hillsdale is completed and a copy thereof may be seen at the Hillsdale Town Hall during normal business hours until May 25, 2017.
  1. Notice is hereby given that an Assessor will be in attendance with the Tentative Assessment Roll for the Town of Hillsdale at the Town Hall on May 18 & 20, during the hours of 4 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, May 18, and from 9 am-1 pm on Saturday, May 20.
  1. Notice is hereby given that the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Hillsdale will meet to hear and examine all properly filed complaints in relation to assessments of Real Property at the Town Hall, 2609 Rt. 23, Hillsdale NY on May 25, 2017 during the hours of 4:00 to 8:00 pm.
  1. A publication containing procedures for contesting an assessment is available at the Assessor’s Office, at the Columbia County Real Property Office as well as online at:


Pamela Cook, Assessor

Town of Hillsdale


Saturday, May 27 - 8:00 am

Hillsdale Flea Market

Hillsdale’s Hamlet Committee will host a flea market on May 27, the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, marking the return of an event that in years past drew hundreds of shoppers to the center of the town.

The flea market will feature over 40 vendors selling goods ranging from toys, kitchenware, furniture, plants and clothing to antiques, jewelry and collectibles. Several artisans will be on hand with heirloom quality wooden bowls, upcycled birdhouses, hand tooled jewelry, and tote bags made from vintage fabrics.

“The Hamlet Committee hopes the flea market draws both residents and visitors for what promises to be a fun community activity,” said Bart Ziegler, chair of the Hamlet Committee. “Shoppers can expect a huge variety of goods from a variety of sellers who are eager to share their items with bargain hunters.”

The flea market will take place in the Hillsdale Hamlet Park, located just southwest of the intersection of N.Y. Routes 22 and 23 at the traffic light.

The market will open at 8 am for early-bird shoppers, at a charge of $10 per person. Free attendance will begin at 9 am. The market will end at 3 pm. As this is an outdoor event, a rain date for severe weather is set for Sunday May 28, with the same times.

More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page,  www.facebook.com/HillsdaleNYFlea or by emailing  email hidden; JavaScript is required

Food and beverages will be offered for purchase at the market, while a variety of eateries in the hamlet will be open as usual for breakfast and lunch. A professional appraiser will be available from 11-1 under the large tent, charging $10 for up to 2 items. There will be a raffle for 2 valuable prizes; you can buy your raffle tickets in advance at the Hillsdale General Store, if you would like.

The Hamlet Committee is a volunteer community group that works to enhance the quality of life in the town’s core, both economically and aesthetically, under the auspices of the Hillsdale Town Board. Proceeds from the flea market will be used to further the committee’s mission.





Saturday, May 27 - 6:00 pm

Memorial Day Weekend Barbeque



Monday, May 29 - 11:00 am

Memorial Day Parade: Ancram

Photo B Docktor – Memorial Day 2016

The parade lines up at 10:30 am at the Ancram Town Hall, steps off at 11 am and ends at Blass Memorial Field, where the Ceremonies take place.  Following the Ceremonies, refreshments will be served at the Ancram Fire House.

All welcome!

Wednesday, May 31 - 6:00 pm

NYS Public Service Commission Hearing


NYS Public Service Commission Hearing

Public Comment Requested

A petition has been filed for Consolidated Communications of Illinois to acquire Fairpoint Communications

The NYS PSC is holding a public hearing and requests public comments. Please come and voice your concerns.

Wednesday, May 31st
6 pm – Information Session
6:30 pm – Public Statements

Columbia-Greene Community College
4400 State Route 23
Room 206
Hudson, NY 12534

As a town Hillsdale is seeking the terms of the acquisition to include the following:

– Upgrade existing wireline infrastructure to the most modern specifications, e.g. Fiber to the Home.

– Offer Fairpoint’s high-speed internet service to all customers by 2020, meeting the state¿s minimum requirements for broadband speeds.

– Offer low-income households 30 Mbps @ $14.99/mo.

– Plan for providing higher speeds in future years (as has been required of Charter and Altice).

– Commit to a specified level of customer service (i.e. on-site visit within 24 hours, reduction of consumer complaints, etc).

Please attend. You don’t have to say anything, or you can comment during the public session. Your presence will make all the difference. We will provide a short paragraph that you can read if you wish. If you wish to sign up for carpooling please email Broadband Committee Chairperson Tod Wohlfarth at email hidden; JavaScript is required

This is VERY important for the town. We are asking the state to impose conditions upon the sale of Fairpoint to Consolidated Communications of Illinois. We need an upgrade of the infrastructure to fiber or similar to bring better telephone and high-speed broadband to the entire town. If we can get that then we will have reached a high-point in the process to get broadband for everyone in town. There are other conditions we want as well including a low-cost plan for low-income folks, and a promise to maintain the lifeline that telephone is for many of our seniors and vulnerable residents.


If you cannot attend please consider commenting online here: http://documents.dps.ny.gov/public/MatterManagement/CaseMaster.aspx?MatterCaseNo=17-00087&submit=Search

Click “Post Comments” at the bottom of the page


Saturday, June 3 - 10:00 am

Ag Day at Columbia Greene Community College



Saturday, June 3 - 1:00 pm

“4” Art Exhibit and Sale

“4” is a one weekend “Pop Up” art exhibit and sale organized and curated by the four local participating artists, Keith A. Batten, Tim Ebneth, Joseph Stabilito, and Tom McGill in cooperation with Gallery at 46 Green Street & 46 Green Street Studios at Joe’s Garage Catskill, 443 Main Street, Catskill, NY. The Opening Event is an opportunity to enjoy refreshments, music and art; to meet the artists in a festive, upbeat atmosphere.

Having exhibited together in the past in association with Gallery at 46 Green Street in Hudson, Keith, Tim, Joe, and Tom conceived “4” to show their work together in a large space in which they could explore the resonance they had with each others’ work. They found Joe’s Garage, a wonderfully restored events space in Catskill, with two high ceilinged 60′ walls and an outdoor exhibition space, to be an ideal location to explore showing large work and small pieces in series.  The event is in 3 parts: An early showing “Preview” 1-4PM  Saturday afternoon for buyers and collectors; an “Opening Event” Saturday evening 5-7PM with wine,  music, and food available to purchase from  Lekker 209‘s Food Truck on site at Joe’s Garage Catskill . DELICIOUS !!!!;  and “Sunday Second Chance” showing with more wine and piano accompanist 1-4P. Check out Gallery @ 46 Green Street Facebook page and click “events” or website: www.46greenstreetstudios.com/4.html for more information.

Artists’ Websites:

Keith Batten: http://www.keithbatten.com/
Tim Ebneth: http://www.timebneth.com/
Joseph Stabilito: http://www.josephstabilitopaintings.com/
Tom McGill: http://tommcgillart.com/



Saturday, June 3 - 3:00 pm

The Fiery Sword of Justice Benefit for RJL

“The Fiery Sword of Justice”, a critically acclaimed comedy about how one business woman’s compulsive truth-telling torpedoed her career, will be staged at the historic Ancram Opera House on Saturday, June 3, at 3 pm as a benefit for the Roeliff Jansen Commuity Library.

The play is written and performed by Lauren Lettelier. After a decades-long career in New York as an award-winning communications executive, Lauren is now a Hillsdale-based writer, actor, and voice artist as well as a volunteer at the library both at the circulation desk and on committees.

“The Fiery Sword of Justice” received rave reviews at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, where critics called it “Bold, funny, wise and brave … cannot be missed!” (StageBuddy.com); “An enlightening piece of work … wicked, sharp and funny!” (T2Conline.com) and “The most original piece … at the Fringe” (NYTheaterGuide.com).

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online HERE or by check at the library.

Sunday, June 4 - 10:00 am

Remember the Titans 5K in Roe Jan Park

Time:  Registration at 10 am & Race Begins at 11 am

Where: Roe Jan Park in Hillsdale, NY

Cost: Pre-registration$20 & $25 the Day of the Event

Contact Joe Raco (518) 929-9960 if you’d like to participate or volunteer.  Pre-registration checks should be made out to “TH Dollars for Scholars” & can be sent to Joe Raco at Taconic Hills DFS at PO Box 44, Hollowville, NY 12530.

TitansRunners, Walkers, and Teams welcome!  Don’t want to Walk or Run?  Come and watch or volunteer you time for a great cause!

All proceeds will be donated to Dollars for Scholars toward scholarships in honor of Titans we’ve lost.


Thursday, June 15 - 6:00 pm

Tick Awareness Workshop



Saturday, June 24 - 10:00 am


NOTICE: There will be a Public Hearing to review Local Law#2: Solar Energy Law at 10 am on Saturday, June 24.

Look for a revised draft here soon.

Hillsdale Town Hall