Stanford’s Whitlock Preserve, located off of Route 82 on Knight Road, has two short trails for walking and bird watching. This spring both trails were blocked by overgrowth, but not the west trail has been cleared and is hikeable. The eastern trail will be next, as well as clearing tree debris off the western footbridge. The Preserve is a gem. Please bring mosquito repellent!
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.
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.