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Open Town Board Seat

We are looking to fill the seat on the Town Board vacated by Councilman Pepe this month. If you are interested in being considered for the position, which will run through December 31, 2023, please send your letter of interest and a resume to or send the information to me at 26 Town Hall Rd. Stanfordville, NT 12581. We are interested in filling this seat as soon as we can. This position will be on the ballot this coming November 2023 to serve for four years beginning in 2024.

Register for Hazardous Waste Disposal

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Registration Open for Sept. 17th Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event

Dutchess County, NY sent this bulletin at 08/17/2022 09:31 AM EDT

Registration Open for Sept. 17th Household Hazardous
Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event

Paint no longer accepted, can now be disposed of at local retailers year-round

Poughkeepsie, NY … Registration has begun today for the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management’s next Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17th from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Dutchess County Department of Public Works, located at 626 Dutchess Turnpike in the Town of Poughkeepsie; residents can access the event by taking Route 44 East to Burnett Boulevard. The collection is open to Dutchess County residents only.

Residents can register online or by calling (845) 463-6020. Registration is limited to the first 380 households; pre-registration is required for this event, and there is a $10 registration fee. The fee can be paid online using a credit card or paid by check; registration often reaches capacity quickly, so residents are encouraged to register promptly. Checks should be made payable to “Dutchess County Commissioner of Finance” and mailed to or dropped off at the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management at 96 Sand Dock Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. This popular event is first-come, first-served, and residents should expect to experience wait times when they arrive at the location due to high demand.

County Executive Marc Molinaro said, “Dutchess County’s popular Household Hazardous Waste Disposal and Electronics Recycling Events give residents an easy opportunity to make an impact on our environment – a responsibility in which we all play a vital role. Dutchess County is proud to offer these events, which help us preserve our planet for future generations, and we encourage residents to register to join us on Sept. 17th.”

This will be the final of Dutchess County’s three 2022 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Events, which provide residents with a safe and responsible way to discard a diverse range of household items that cannot be disposed of through regular recycling or garbage bins. Acceptable items include television sets, computer monitors, telephones, pesticides, pool chemicals, and more. A complete list of acceptable items to bring to this disposal day is included below. Hazardous waste in containers larger than 10 gallons will not be accepted.

Dutchess County will no longer be accepting paint at its Household Hazardous Waste Events, as paint can now be recycled year-round at local participating retailers through New York’s PaintCare program. Residents can learn more at

More information about the Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management’s Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Events is available online.

Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event

Acceptable Items:

Product Containers Marked: “Warning,” “Hazardous,” “Flammable,” “Poisonous,” “Corrosive”

Photo chemicals, non-latex driveway sealer, pool chemicals, creosote, kerosene, flammable liquids, metal polish, turpentine, strippers, thinners, lead based paint, gasoline/oil mixture, brake fluid, antifreeze, auto fluids, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, adhesives, resins, solvents, propane tanks, mercury containing devices, button cell batteries for watches & hearing aids, computer monitors, CPUs, fax machines, printers, TVs, stereos, telephones, lithium & sealed lead acid batteries, fluorescent tubes (please tape together or put in box to prevent breakage)

Do Not Bring:

Ammunition or explosives, asbestos products, latex driveway sealer & latex paint, oil- or latex-based paint, stains, varnishes, building or construction debris, tires, furniture, medical waste, pharmaceuticals, air conditioners, radioactive materials, smoke detectors, scrap metal, metal drums or empty containers, motor oil, car batteries, alkaline or rechargeable batteries

Town wide Yard Sale

Reminder: Town of Stanford’s 2nd Annual Community-Wide Yard Sale Event this Saturday!

This year’s event – sponsored by the Stanford Business Association in collaboration with the Stanford Grange #808 – will be held on this coming Saturday, July 2nd from 9am – 3pm (rain or shine). There are 2 options available to those who still want to participate. If you want to sell your wares at your own location (or join up with several families), we will be happy to include you on this year’s map of “sales” locations that will be handed out to visitors. If you don’t have your own spot, you have the option to bring your “stuff” to the Grange property (limited space available, first come first serve). In either case, to participate – please contact Katie Fallon @ no later than Wednesday June 29 so that we can make sure your spot is secured and you are listed on the map of locations.

June 28th Primary – Early Voting


Early Voting Sites: June 18th to June 26, 2022

 You may vote in any location on any of the early voting dates:

 Rhinebeck Town Hall                         80 Market Street, Rhinebeck, NY

Fishkill Town Hall                              807 Route 52, Fishkill, NY

Boardman Road Library                     141 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY

Cornell Cooperative Center                2715 US-44, Millbrook, NY

Mid-Hudson Library Auditorium       105 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY

East Fishkill Community Library       348 Route 376, Hopewell Junction, NY

Hours of Early Voting: June 18th to June 26, 2022 at any location

Saturday, June 18th                9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, June 19th                   9 AM to 5 PM

Monday, June 20th                 9 AM to 5 PM

Tuesday, June 21st                  Noon to 8 PM

Wednesday, June 22nd           9 AM to 5 PM

Thursday, June 23rd               Noon to 8 PM

Friday, June 24th                    9 AM to 5 PM

Saturday, June 25th                9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, June 26th                   9 AM to 5 PM

Playground Safety Inspection Report

Stanford Recreation Park Inspection Report

The Stanford Recreation Capital Fund Raising Committee paid to have a full inspection done on the Sparc Park playground. I have attached the report and hope many of you will take the time to read it. We need to make a critical decision about trying to repair this beloved-hand-built-by-volunteer structure, or to replace it with a new one.

There are many factors to consider. Many of the recommendations that cite safety hazards come with the solution of replacement and or removal. Upkeep would be continual, and the treated wood that currently is in use does contain arsenic. Currently our playground is not A.D.A. compliant.

We need as much feedback from the community a possible. You can write to me at and I will announce shortly if we are to hold a Public Hearing.