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Month: July 2020

Saints of Swing Concert

The Stanford Business Association is Co-Sponsoring  the first Summertime Concert Series in the Park featuring The Saints of Swing !  The event will take place on Saturday, August 29th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  Please pre-register HERE.  The event will take place on the lawn around the Rec Pavilion and family ‘pod’ circles will be painted on the grass.  The “pods” will provide social distancing and masks must be worn into the park and when moving around the aisles.  We are SO grateful to the Stanford Business Association for working with the Town to bring community together through music.  See you there!

The Sale of Hunting Licenses

The Sale of Hunting Licenses begins on August 10th.  To accommodate the public, Town Hall will be open to anyone wanting to purchase a license.  Masks must be warn and there will be markings on the floor to indicate six foot social distancing.  Please remain outside when the hallway to the Town Clerk’s office is occupied, until the line moves up.  We want to make it as easy on the public as we can, and keep Town Hall a COVID-FREE Zone.  

For all other offices, please continue making an appointment in advance.

Thank you.

Wanted: A Volunteer Liaison to the Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights

The Town of Stanford is looking for a Volunteer Liaison to the Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights. This person would:

  1. Represent the Town to the Commission and provide input and perspectives to the Commission as may be beneficial
  2. Communicate to the Town Board on a frequently basis concerning the nature, purpose, goals and activities of the Commission and the responsibilities of its members.
  3. Invite members of the Commission who reside in eastern Dutchess County to attend meetings of the Town of Stanford to speak about their membership on the Council and its work.
  4. Provide information to the Town Board and the public regarding events sponsored by the Commission [and recommended resource organizations] and invite participation of Stanford residents.
  5. Attend monthly meetings of the Commission as may be practicable and report to the Town Board and public
  6. Consider participation in one of the Commission’s Work Groups as a Town Liaison volunteer.

The commitment of time for this volunteer position s is anticipated to be 5-8 hours per month.


Now Hiring

The Town has several positions open:

Secretary to Master Plan Review Committee – attends bi- monthly meetings and writes up minutes of the meetings. Research for Committee Members may be involved.  Part-time hourly work, salary $16.00 per hour. 

Secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals [Z.B.A.] – attends monthly meetings and take minutes.  This is an in office position for up to 6 hours a week, to answer queries from citizens in need of appearing before the Z.B.A., providing necessary documents and materials, and interacting with the Secretary of the Planning Board when projects intersect. Part-time hourly work.  Salary $16.00 per hour.

Volunteer Liaison to the Dutchess County Human Rights Commission – this is a volunteer position that we are hoping to fill.  The Dutchess County Human Rights Commission meets monthly and are doing important work that involves working with groups within Dutchess County to combat discrimination and civil rights abuses.  We would like for the Town of Stanford to be involved with this Commission, and the Liaison would be our connection to that organization.

Please contact our Town Clerk, Ritamary Bell, at if you are interested in applying for any of these positions.

We’ve Got Signs!

In an effort to make Route 82 safer for our pedestrians, the DOT has put up Pedestrian Crossing Signs at the Post Office as well as the north end of the McCarthy’s parking lot.

Trauma Helpline is Available

If you or your child has experienced trauma and would like to speak with a counselor from the Dutchess County HELPLINE, that service is available to you 24/7.  Please reach out if you need help.  Our entire community supports you.

The Rec Park will Open on Wednesday, July 8th


The waterfront at the Rec will be opening on July 8th. Operating hours will be 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Waterfront passes will be given to Town of Stanford Residents only.   Please use the link below for registration. We are encouraging online registration and payment via check to minimize contact at the gate. If you must use cash, please use exact change when possible. Your pass will be ready for pick-up on opening day and you can pay at the gate when you arrive. Check the Stanford Recreation Facebook page for more updates, COVID rules and additional information or email with questions. 

Gov. Cuomo mandates a 14-day Quarantine for NY Residents who visit the Following States

On June 24th, Governor Cuomo mandated a 14-day quarantine for New York residents who visit the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi 
  • North Carolina
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah

Obviously there will be no enforcement agent for this new policy, but if you have come from one of the states named above please follow the mandate and help protect our Community.  

Please check HERE for a current and updated list.