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Congratulations to the Winners of our Spring Photo Contest

First Place Winner – Philip Cohen  Weeping Cherry Tree

Second Place Winner – Kathy Stanley  Koi Easter Parade

Third Place Winner – Philip Cohen  American Goldfinch

Fourth Place Winner – Helene Sellerberg  Why Aren’t You Feeding the Birds?

Fifth Place Winner – Gregg Smith  Gliding Over the Pond

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Pickle Ball Court now Open!

We are thrilled to announce that the new pickle ball court is open for use!

We are asking that it only be used for pickle ball, and that skate boarders use the lower

court, adjacent to the Highway Garage, instead of our new court.  Thank you!


Come Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of our Grange ! Sat July 10th

The community is cordially invited to join Stanford Grange #808 at its 125th Anniversary celebration on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at 2 p.m.  The celebration will take place on the recreation fields behind the Stanford Grange Hall.  Noted guest speakers and presenters include:
Phil Prelli, Vice President of the National Grange
Stephen Coye, President of the New York State Grange
Marcus Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive
Gregg Pulver, Chairman of the Dutchess County Legislature
Wendy Burton, Town of Stanford Supervisor
Grange Membership Awards will be presented to Louise Woodcock (40 years) and Purdy Halstead and Bill Darling (65 years). Entertainment will be provided by the Stanford Junior Grangers, Stanford Grange Youth, and the Stanfordville Swingers. Refreshments will be served following the celebration.
Reservations are encouraged, but not required.  RSVP to Grange Secretary Ryan Orton at (845) 868-7869.

NYS Department of Taxation and Finance on Assessments and Taxes

To further clarify the relationship between the Town Assessor’s property value Assessments and your Taxes, here is a document produced by the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance which I hope puts this issue to rest.

Your assessment could increase, and your tax bill could decrease

Your assessment could increase and your tax bill could stay the same

Your assessment could decrease and your tax bill could increase.

In Person Town Board Meeting June 10th Seating Capacity is 35

Due to the New York State, County and CDC guidelines, our first in person meeting will be held in the Town Board Auditorium /Gymnasium and seating capacity is limited to 35, so that there is 3′ of distance between each chair.  Unfortunately, this is the largest space we have.  As always, there will be two Privileges of the Floor and we ask citizens to keep their comments to 2 minutes.

Please read the Revised Draft Comprehensive Plan Document

The Comprehensive Plan Review Committee will hold a Public Hearing on the Draft Comprehensive Plan on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 7 PM in the Town Hall.

You can view and download the Draft Comprehensive Plan here :_Stanford Comp Plan Book_web version.

Paper copies of the plan are available at the Stanford Free Library and the Town Clerk’s office at the Town Hall.  These are for use on-site only.

Oral comments can be made at the public hearing, or written comments can be submitted by email to

or by mail to

Stanford Comprehensive Plan Review Committee, Stanford Town Hall, Stanfordville, NY 12581