Shredding Bins Available at Town Hall

December 2nd, 2019

December 2-December 13

 

 

Shredding Bins Available at Town Hall

September 19th, 2019

September 9-September 20

December 2-December 13

 

 

Shredding Bins Available at Town Hall

June 10th, 2019

June 10-June 28

September 9-September 20

December 2-December 13

 

 

Shredding Bins Available at Town Hall

March 18th, 2019

March 18-March 29

June 10-June 28

September 9-September 20

December 2-December 13

 

 

Ecology Walk at Overmountain

March 16th, 2019

Join the Farmscape Ecology Program for an Ecology Walk at Overmountain Conservation Area, Ancram, Saturday, March 16 rom 1 – 3 pm.  They plan to explore both field and forest to see where insects might be spending the winter, which plants we can identify in their “off season”, and which ones might be turning the page on winter. This walk is free, but please register with email hidden; JavaScript is required to reserve your space and get directions for the meeting place.

 

 

 

March Town Board Meeting

March 12th, 2019
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Accept minutes
  3. Announcements/Correspondence (Cipkowski)
  4. Public Comments
  5. County Update (Cipkowski)
  6. Highway Superintendent’s Report (Briggs)
  7. Town Clerk’s Report (Doolan)
  8. Fire District (Hanselman)
  9. Tax Collector (Hanselman)
  10. Town Board Reports: Human Resources (Tiger), Infrastructure (Ward), Parks (Sims), Zoning/Planning (Carty)
  11. Committee Reports: Broadband (Dash), CAC (Lewis), Clean Energy (Carty), Development and Marketing (Carty/Ward) Housing (Levy), Safe at Home (Lapenn)
  12. Old Business/New Business
    • Town Board Schedule
  13. Amendments
  14. Public Comments
  15. Pay Bills
  16. Next Board Meeting: Tuesday, April 9 @ 7 pm

 

Farming our Future Conference

February 24th, 2019

The Fifth Biennial Farming Our Future “Enhancing Agricultural Literacy in the Community” Conference will take place Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Taconic Hills Central School Performing Arts Center, Craryville, from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. The conference will focus on the importance of knowing where our food comes from as well as looking at sustainability, best management practices, land use, community engagement and farming techniques.

Jessica Ziehm, former Executive Director of the New York Agriculture Animal Coalition, will open with a keynote address that will be followed by a variety of one hour-long workshop offerings. A lifelong agriculture advocate, Ziehm grew up on a dairy farm in eastern New York. She has marketed livestock feed for Cargill, promoted milk in the Southeast through the dairy check-off program, worked on member publications for the New York Farm Bureau, and served as the sole spokesperson for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for twelve years.

Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the New York Animal Agriculture Coalition, a group dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness and understanding of modern animal agriculture. In this role, Ziehm empowered farmers to tell their story, while enticing consumers to learn about the industry she loves and lives. One way she accomplished that was through the creation of the Dairy Cow Birthing Center at the New York State Fair that brings together more than 300 dairy industry volunteers and attracts over 300,000 people annually.

Conference attendees will be able to take part in two workshops following Ziehm’s keynote address as well as mingle and network with a variety of agriculture-related exhibitors. Workshops will address such topics as food system interconnectedness, agricultural resiliency, agricultural mediation, NY Grown & Certified and more. Confirmed exhibitors include Columbia-Greene Community College, Columbia Land Conservancy, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columba and Greene Counties, and Columbia County Farm Bureau.

The conference is designed to attract a diverse audience from the community including established farmers, beginning farmers, interested non-farmers, suppliers, educators, community officials, industry leaders, and students. A $25 registration fee will cover the cost of breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

The conference is being sponsored by Berkshire Ag Ventures, Columbia-Greene Media, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties, Columbia Land Conservancy, Farm Credit East, and Taconic Hills Central Schools. For more information on the conference, contact steering committee members Steve Hadcock at email hidden; JavaScript is required or Sandra Gardner at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

The Taconic Hills Central Schools Performing Arts Center is located at 73 County Route 11A, Craryville, NY 12521. Individuals can register online at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Farmfuture_210 .

Contact: Theresa Mayhew (email hidden; JavaScript is required) or 518-828-3346, x-217

 

 

Whole Lot of Love Dinner

February 16th, 2019

 

Town Board Meeting Minutes 1/8/19

February 15th, 2019

Town Board Meeting Minutes 1/8/19

Concert at St. John in the Wilderness

February 10th, 2019

Dance-inspired piano music by Granados and Satie, love-arias from Handel operas, contrapuntal voices creating harmony when they cross the aisle by Honneger; What do these have in common?

On February 10, 2019 at 3 pm at Church of St. John in the Wilderness in Copake Falls these pieces will be expanded into exciting new textures from their original instrumentation when arranged by the five players of Winds in the Wilderness Ensemble. There will also be solos on the program, including a performance on the Indian sarod and, as always, jazz.

Winds in the Wilderness Concerts is an award-winning organization known for the range and scope of its repertoire and the versatility of its musicians that is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2019!

We approach every concert with re-invigorated enthusiasm for sharing our creative, innovative, joyful and educational programs – mixing classical and jazz, traditional and contemporary, eastern and western music.

 

 

Unearthing the History of an African-American Cemetery

February 10th, 2019

Unearthing the History of an African-American Cemetery in Kinderhook will be shown at Roe Jan Community Library on Sunday, February 10 at 2 pm.

In rural Upstate New York, the cleanup efforts of a few villagers of stone markers in an overgrown field led to the rediscovery of a forgotten, “slaves’ cemetery” in which hundreds of African Americans were buried during the 1800s. A portal to the past lives of Kinderhook’s lesser-known non-white population, the documentary explores Black History and the efforts of some Hudson Valley residents to restore respect to the Persons of Color Cemetery.

The one-hour documentary features the archaeological dig and a Ground Penetrating Radar Survey conducted at the site. Moving excerpts from the 2017 cemetery rededication ceremony and a dramatization involving oral history and the Underground Railroad are included.

Filmmaker Barbara Reina is a writer, photographer and videographer.  Born and raised in Ulster County, she has been an FM radio newscaster/reporter and has written for various newspapers She is also the author of a Science Fiction/Romance novel.

 

 

Ecology Walk at Hand Hollow State Forest

February 9th, 2019

Join the Farmscape Ecology Program for an Ecology Walk at Hand Hollow State Forest, New Lebanon, Saturday, February 9 from 1 – 3 pm.  They plan to explore both field and forest to see where insects might be spending the winter, which plants we can identify in their “off season”, and which ones might still be green and happily soaking up the sunlight… This walk is free, but please register with email hidden; JavaScript is required to reserve your space and get directions for the meeting place.

 

 

Transferability Workshop

February 4th, 2019

Join the Preservation League of NYS and other professionals as they navigate the intricacies of one of their advocacy initiatives this session, the “direct transfer” of historic tax credits. This proposed enhancement to state historic tax credit will provide a greater return on New York State’s tax credit dollar, which in turn will drive more investment into economic development rehabilitation projects.

More here

Masonic Temple, Albany

1-4 pm

Palmer Quartet will Perform at Library

February 2nd, 2019

The newly-formed Palmer Quartet will perform on Saturday, February 2nd at 5pm at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library.

The first half of the concert pairs Schumann’s lively Piano Quartet in E flat Major with the moody and autumnal Phantasy of British composer Frank Bridge.   The second half, will feature Faure’s intense Piano Quartet No. 2 in g minor, a monumental work of late French Romanticism.

The Palmer quartet is led by pianist Noah Palmer, and includes violinist Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry, violist Charlotte Malin, and cellist Lucas Button.

Pianist Noah Palmer is Assistant Director for Albany Pro Musica, the Capital Region’s leading choral ensemble and Assistant Conductor of the Broad St Chorale and Orchestra in Kinderhook, NY.  He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and China.

Australian-American violinist Irene Fitzgerald-Cherry is an active freelancer in the New York City area and across the US. She is a member of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. She substitutes regularly with several orchestras across the United States and also performs chamber music with national and international artists.

Charlotte Malin recently became Principal Viola of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and also plays with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Charlotte has played with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the New World Symphony in Miami. She was a three time fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Syracuse native Lucas Button, Cellist, is also a three time Tanglewood Music Center Fellow.  A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, he is currently a member of The Orchestra Now at Bard College and performs regularly at Bard’s Fisher Center,and at Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center and other venues in NYC.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

 

 

Ecology Walk at Drowned Lands Conservation Area

January 26th, 2019

Join the Farmscape Ecology Program for an Ecology Walk at Drowned Lands Conservation Area, Ancram, Saturday, January 26 rom 1 – 3 pm.  They plan to explore both field and forest to see where insects might be spending the winter, which plants we can identify in their “off season”, and which ones might still be green and happily soaking up the sunlight… This walk is free, but please register with email hidden; JavaScript is required to reserve your space and get directions for the meeting place.

 

 

 

Concert for Children and Families with “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins

January 26th, 2019

Roe Jan Library will present popular performer Seth Travins in concert on Saturday, January 26 at 11:30am.  The concert is for children and their families.  Seth will alternate between guitar, ukulele, and banjo as he shares the music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and others from the American folk tradition.

“Sauerkraut” Seth Travins is a singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist who has resided in Columbia County for 20 years. He has been singing folk songs to children, particularly those by Woody Guthrie, since his time as a student at Bard College.  He also plays in a band called the Wiyos that has played many children’s concerts over the years including numerous at Carnegie Hall as well as some outer boroughs through the Carnegie Kids Program.

For several years, Travins has been hosting his own, old-style roots-music revues at Club Helsinki Hudson. At these events, Travins has been described as a one-man marvel of old-time country, Western swing, honky-tonk, and early rock ‘n’ roll styles.

When not performing, “Sauerkraut” Seth Travins can often be found making organic lacto-fermented sauerkrauts and kimchee under his own label in Hudson. Seth’s original sauerkraut is served on the bar menu at Helsinki Hudson.

 

 

Student Science Research Presentations

January 25th, 2019

 

Planning Board Minutes 12/10/18

January 25th, 2019

Planning Board Minutes 12/10/18

Hillsdale Town Historian Speaks on The Columbia Turnpike at Library

January 19th, 2019
Chris Atkins, Hillsdale Town Historian will discuss the history of Columbia Turnpike on Saturday, January 19 at 4 pm.  The Columbia Turnpike was the 1799 Toll Road that connected Massachusetts with the Hudson River during the 19th Century. A portion of the East Gate Toll House still stands on Route 23 in Hillsdale and Atkins is a member of a group working to preserve the structure.

The presentation will include Atkins’ findings after a yearlong investigation into the original path of the Turnpike. Many people believe that the turnpike followed the path of today’s State Route 23, but in fact, as Atkins will demonstrate, the original turnpike diverged from today’s RT. 23. Those who attend will receive an 11”x17” copy of the map, which also includes information about many of the historic structures that still exist on the original turnpike path.

 

Planning Board Minutes 11/12/18

January 15th, 2019

Planning Board Minutes 11/12/18

Town Board Meeting Minutes 12/11/18

January 15th, 2019

Town Board Meeting Minutes 12/11/18

Town Board Meeting Minutes 11/13/18

January 15th, 2019

Town Board Meeting Minutes 11/13/18

2019 Organizational Meeting

January 2nd, 2019

Please be advised that the Town Board of the Town of Hillsdale will hold its 2018 Organizational Meeting on Wednesday, January 2 at 4:30 pm at Town Hall.

 

Santa at RJL

December 16th, 2018

Breakfast with Santa

December 15th, 2018