Please sign up HERE to reserve your place for the Stanford Rec’s first Community Night movie, free to all residents of Stanford, at 7:00 pm, Saturday the 19th. The movie will follow the fabulous annual Chicken BBQ put on every Community Day by Stanford Grange #808. Please check in with the Grange to see how many dinners are still available.
At 7:00 the Grange will present their Citizen of the Year Award which is always a heartwarming and meaningful event, and then on to the movie ONWARD and free ice cream courtesy Stewart Shops.
See you on Saturday!!!
Click HERE to see the extraordinary video footage taken by Jeff Galm of the Milan Fire District. Bagpipes were played by Will Moriarty, Stanford Fire Company
The members of the Stanford Fire Company will be honoring their 343 fallen firefighting brothers who were lost on that terrible day, 9/11/2001. They commemorate, as well, all of the brothers that were lost from the injuries sustained from 9/11, including Stanford’s own beloved Dennis Gilhooly. Here is a letter written by Ed Zick, a 30 year member of the Stanford Fire Company:
Severe Storms Bringing Strong Winds, Heavy Rain Could Cause Electric Service Interruptions
Central Hudson Gas & Electric is advising local residents to prepare for severe thunderstorms that have the potential to bring damaging winds, hail and heavy rain to the area on Thursday afternoon and into the evening. These conditions could cause electric service interruptions.
“Preliminary forecasts suggest these storms could bring wind gusts of over 55 mph, large hail and heavy rains to the area,” said Ryan Hawthorne, Assistant Vice President of Electric Engineering and Operations at Central Hudson. “We will continue to closely monitor the weather conditions and prepare for any potential outages that could result from storm damages by readying equipment and personnel, and maintaining contact with regional utilities and local emergency responders.”
Sustained winds and strong wind gusts can cause trees and limbs to fall on power lines, causing hazardous conditions. Residents are reminded to stay at least 30 feet away from downed power lines, remembering that lines can be hidden within fallen limbs, and to assume that any downed line is live, Hawthorne said.
“With families working and schooling from home, we know how critical electrical service is to stay connected,” Hawthorne continued. “Our crews will continue to adhere to CDC and state guidelines and practice social distancing while restoring electric service as safely and efficiently as possible.”
Hawthorne recommended ways in which customers can prepare for the storm and potential electric service interruptions by:
· Paying attention to weather advisories, storm outage updates and/or shelter information;
· Charging electronic devices in order to connect with https://StormCentral.CenHud.com;
· Keeping handy a flashlight and fresh batteries;
· Having a battery-powered radio to remain informed of restoration efforts;
· Confirming adequate packaged or canned foods that require no refrigeration or cooking, and if shopping in advance of storms limiting quantities of perishable food;
· Avoiding opening a refrigerator unnecessarily during outages, so that food lasts longer;
· Having a non-electric can opener;
· Keeping an emergency supply of bottled water on hand for drinking and washing; and
· Filling bathtubs with water as added reserves.
In addition, customers are advised to keep safety in mind, especially during service interruptions:
· Never use outdoor gas or charcoal grills indoors, as they pose a fire hazard and over time can give off carbon monoxide gas;
· Beware of fallen trees and limbs, and use caution or traveling;
· Avoid the use of candles for illumination due to fire hazards;
· Follow the manufacturer’s safety instructions on the use of emergency generators, and be sure to shut off the main breaker when in use and operate the units outdoors;
· Operate cars and motor vehicles outdoors only, and never inside the garage; and
· Avoid travel along roadways as hazardous conditions may cause driving accidents, including those involving utility poles which may cause power interruptions.
Customers can stay informed of storm and restoration conditions in the following ways:
· By text messaging: Customers should enroll in Central Hudson’s Texting Program to use text messaging to report their power condition and to obtain repair status. To enroll, visit CentralHudson.com/Alerts or text REG to 236483;
· On the Web: Visit CentralHudson.com/Storms to report outages and obtain restoration updates;
· Via smart phones: A mobile version of the Central Hudson’s website can be accessed by web-enabled cell phones and mobile devices at https://mobile.CenHud.com. Free Central Hudson mobile applications for Android and Apple and are also available by logging onto CentralHudson.com/mobileapp;
· By phone: Call the Central Hudson PowerLine at (845) 452-2700 or 1-800-527-2714, and please use the automated system to report or monitor your power condition.
Please observe these COVID protocols while entering, enjoying, and exiting Saturday’s night performance.
There will be 2 lines formed with 2 volunteers ready to process your admission. There will be 6 foot social distancing markers at the entry point. Please abide by the 6 foot social distancing rules.
There will be volunteers seating attendees. Attendees should only take their masks/face coverings off at their designated seating areas. Masks/face coverings are to be used when moving around the grounds at all times.
When leaving your designated seating area, please wear your mask/face covering. As you approach the restroom, a volunteer will guide you to make sure that social distancing rules are followed. No more then 2 people should be in the bathroom at one time. Please wash your hands and practice good hygiene before exiting.
Exiting the Concert:
Before leaving your designated seating area, please wear your mask/face covering and follow the 6 foot social distancing rules.
Do’s and Don’ts:
Do wear a mask/face covering
Do use hand sanitizer
Do abide by the 6 foot social distancing rules
Do respect the volunteers
Do have a great time!
Do not attend the concert if you have tested positive for COVID in the last 14 days
Do not attend the concert if you feel ill or have any COVID symptoms
Do not forget to being your mask/face covering or you will be denied entry
Do not bring alcoholic beverages
The 62nd Annual Stanford Community Day will be like no other. The chosen theme is perfect : “We’re All in This Together!”
The COVID-19 pandemic changed our world and our daily lives: all in the light of hoping to keep everyone safe from this new worldwide health crisis.
However, in the midst of this pandemic, people came together to help those in need: The Grange’s new Little Food Pantry which so many people have generously contributed to, the sewing of masks, the Town’s Community Hotline are just a few examples. People checked on family and neighbors, delivered food, and offered other assistance either personally or through an organization of their choice.
While Community Day this year looks very different from what we’re used to, we still wanted to plan something to celebrate our Town and bring us together safely as a community. A lot of heartfelt discussion went into the planning of this year’s Community Day for the last 4 months. With proper precautions, guidance and being “New York Smart”, we hope this year’s Community Day will be remembered in a positive way.
We will emerge from this pandemic stronger and more resilient. We will get through this together?
62nd ANNUAL STANFORD COMMUNITY DAY SCHEDULE
Annual Lloyd Woodcock Memorial Chicken Barbecue
Sponsored by Stanford Grange #808
Donation $15 per dinner
All Dinners are Take Out Only
For Reservations, call Ryan Orton at 845 868 7869
or 845 868 1700 (Day of Dinner Only)
Presentation of the 2020 Community Citizen Awards
Town of Stanford Movie Night
with Free Ice Cream Social at the
Town of Stanford Recreation Area
Sponsored by the Town of Stanford , The Stanford Recreation Commission, The Stanford Grange #808
and Stewart’s Shops
More information to come
TOWN OF STANFORD HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT is now accepting applications for a Heavy Motor Equipment Operator [HMEO]. A CDL license is required. Send or deliver resumes on or before August 21, 2020 to:
Town of Stanford Highway Department ATT: Jim Myers, Superintendent of Highways
11 Creamery Road Stanfordville, New York 12581
or call 845 868 7804 for more information