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Please call  (845) 486-2555 to register for BINGO by car on November 5th, at the upper Rec Parking lot. You will be called back to confirm the 1:00 pm time and also alerted if there is a cancellation and rain date.  COME PLAY BINGO! ! !


Bingo at the Rec Park on November 5th

We are very pleased to announce that we are partnering with Dutchess County and our Sister Town, Pine Plains, to host an afternoon of Bingo at the Rec. The time will be determined, but most probably it will begin at 1:00  Players will be in their cars, and the Bingo Master, who may be Marc Molinaro, will be calling out numbers from a microphone.

The rain date will be November 6th.

Stay tuned for more information to come!

9/11 Memorial Flag Video

The Stanford Historical Society, using funds from a grant it received for recording interviews and documentations, sponsored the created of this video by Michael Churton.  

Click HERE to view the video

Be prepared to shed some tears…..



First, the Census Bureau has decided to tighten what was thought to be the deadline to complete the form. As a result of the COVID-19 crises, the Census had pushed back the response deadline from mid-August to the end of October. The Bureau has now announced it will October 31,2020. In our area, census workers are now starting to go door to door to help finish the count. But people don’t need to wait until a census worker comes knocking on their door. They can fill out the form now at “” Census assistance numbers are: 844-330-2020 for English; 844-468-2020 for Spanish.

As a reminder, it only takes a few minutes for people to fill out the Census. The final numbers will determine how federal funding gets divided across the country. Congressional and legislative districts will be redrawn based on the figures as well.

Please help spread the word via your municipality’s social media, newsletter, reminders at board meetings, word of mouth etc.

Here are few links: The County Executive just published this news release that has all the pertinent information:

Also, this is great link about to expect when Census workers come to your door. This includes safety and identification protocols.




Big Rock Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin carving at Big Rock Farm Market is great family fun and this year it’s happening for an entire week! From October 24th right up through Halloween night, there will be pumpkin carving the market’s front yard.  Pumpkin Festival hours are daily, 4 p.m. until the market’s closing time. Carving tools will be supplied, and cider and doughnuts will be served.  Reaching out to the youngsters, the Festival will also feature a maze built with hay bales. The Festival is good fun for all ages.  Costumes welcome all week long!

Fire Prevention Week Proclamation October 4-10

Town of Supervisor’s Proclamation

2020 Proclamation

WHEREAS, the town of Stanford in New York State is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting Stanford, and

WHEREAS, fire is a serious public safety concern both locally and nationally, and homes are the locations where people are at greatest risk from fire; and

WHEREAS, home fires killed more than 2,630 people in the United States in 2017, according to the National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®), and fire departments in the United States responded to 357,000 home fires; and

WHEREAS, cooking is the leading cause of home fires in the United States where fire departments responded to more than 173,200 annually between 2013 and 2017; and 

WHEREAS, two of every five home fires start in the kitchen with 31% of these fires resulting from unattended cooking; and

WHEREAS, more than half of reported non-fatal home cooking fire injuries occurred when the victims tried to fight the fire themselves; and

WHEREAS, children under five face a higher risk of non-fire burns associated with cooking than being burned in a cooking fire

WHEREAS, Stanford’s residents should stay in the kitchen when frying food on the stovetop, keep a three-foot kid-free zone around cooking areas and keep anything that can catch fire away from stove tops; and

WHEREAS, residents who have planned and practiced a home fire escape plan are more prepared and will therefore be more likely to survive a fire; and

WHEREAS, working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half; and

WHEREAS, Stanford’s first responders are dedicated to reducing the occurrence of home fires and home fire injuries through prevention and protection education; and

WHEREAS, Stanford’s residents are responsive to public education measures and are able to take personal steps to increase their safety from fire, especially in their homes; and

WHEREAS, the 2020 Fire Prevention Week theme TM, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!” effectively serves to remind us to stay alert and use caution when cooking to reduce the risk of kitchen fires.

THEREFORE, I, Wendy Burton, Supervisor of the Town of Stanford, do hereby proclaim October 4-10, 2020, as Fire Prevention Week throughout this state, and I urge all the people of (TOWN) by checking their kitchens for fire hazards and using safe cooking practices during Fire Prevention Week 2020, and to support the many public safety activities and efforts of Stanford’s fire and emergency services.

Wendy Burton, Supervisor

Town of Stanford


The Town of Stanford’s First Photograph Contest is now ready for Submissions!

The Community Events Committee has launched its first public project, and it is designed to be fun and stimulating.  We invite all members of the community who enjoy taking pictures to submit their photographs.

The theme for the Fall Contest is ‘What I love about Stanford”.  It can be anything!  Please spread the word. The winning photographs [five] will be posted on the Town Website.

Click HERE to enter the website.