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Month: March 2021




Dutchess County encourages residents to complete its Vaccination Information Request Form for residents to receive a notification when a vaccine appointment is available to them, based on eligibility, at a County Point of Dispensing (POD) site. Those who sign up will also receive updates about vaccine availability at other providers around Dutchess County, including hospitals, medical practices and pharmacies. The form is available on the County’s vaccine information page:


The County has two POD locations — one at the former JCPenney store at the Poughkeepsie Galleria at 2001 South Road Route 9, Poughkeepsie, and the former CVS at 3081 Route 22, Dover. These sites are by appointment only.


Those without internet access can call the Dutchess County Coronavirus Information Line at 845-486-3555 to hear weekly updates about vaccine availability in the county by selecting Option 1. Those over 65 years old can then choose to be connected with the Office for the Aging to be added to notification lists about appointment availability.


New York State also has established its own mass vaccination sites across the state, and residents can go to to check their eligibility and see if appointments are available. They also can call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline (1-833-697-4829), which is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., for scheduling appointments at New York State-run vaccination sites.

Attention all Seniors! Pancakes in the Park!

Attention all Seniors! On Friday, Match 26th, Dutchess County Office for the Aging will host a “Pancakes in the Park” free drive-through event at Bowdoin Park. The park has a stand of syrup -producing maple trees, and seniors who take part will have the opportunity to enjoy a taste. Space is limited so please register by calling 845 486 2555 by March 19th. The event will be from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Bowdoin Park 85 Sheafe Rd Poughkeepsie

Demolition of Old Highway Garage to Begin this week!!!

I am  pleased to announce that the demolition of the Old Highway Garage is finally happening!  Work will begin either this Thursday, March 16th or Monday the 22nd.  The building has been derelict since 2017, and will no longer be a hazard or an eyesore.  The project all consists of putting up a wall to shore up the metal pole barn and erecting a safety fence at the top of the property!

We will work to honor the origin of the building, when it was the Bordens Dairy

Big Rock’s 2021 Farmer’s & Market Fair

Big Rock is hosting a 2021 Farmer’s & Makers Fair on April 24th from 11 am – 4 pm!

This event will be centered on their front lawn but the rest of town is encouraged to join in with ourdoor displays & promotional activities.  A few of Stanford’s farmers and makers will be setting up booths behind tables with pop-up tents.  There will be plenty of space & picnic tables. With so many new residents this event can be the perfect opportunity to interact with the community & convince them to #ShopStanfordville!

Please address any questions to Adele Craven

Supervisor’s 5 Year Strategic Plan

Supervisor’s 5 Year Strategic Plan

I have created this as a fluid document, to articulate a mission statement and set goals and actions to accomplish this vision.

My greatest hope has been to help unify the Stanford Community.  I view my role as Supervisor as broader than being the C.F.O. of the Town – which includes stabilizing our taxes and being an honest and transparent steward of our tax payers funds, along with the Town Board.  I post this document with the hope that it will be read, and that we can answer your questions and take your suggestions at our Town Board Meetings.  We are here to serve this Community, and I take that responsibility very seriously.

Stanford Supervisor’s Five Year Strategic Plan 3.3.21