Town Of Poestenkill

 The next Town Board meeting will be held May 21, 2015 @ 7pm. Watch for public hearing notices. Town of Poestenkill seeking a Planning Board Alternate. Rabbies Clinic see news items for details.


Quiet, safe, and far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern urban society, Poestenkill is a quaint community located in Rensselaer County, New York, with a population just over 4,500 in 2010. As a "gateway" to the Rensselaer Plateau, we offer residents and visitors a unique opportunity to experience a wealth of outdoor recreation activities and easy access to some of the Plateau's most celebrated state parks, forests, and natural landmarks. Our town is home to a number of unique shops, diverse dining, and community events.

Letter from the Supervisor,

Whether you have lived in Poestenkill your whole life, are a recent resident or seeking to become a resident, we hope that you will find our website helpful. I know that our folks at Town Hall are always willing and happy to serve and assist you. Our community is proud of our small town atmosphere and our special heritage anchored in agriculture and forest products. We are proud to be a "Right to Farm" community that has enjoyed modest growth without sacrificing our small town feel and ample open spaces.


Do you have a question? Can't find something on the website? Or have a suggestion on how this site can better serve the public? Stop by our historic Town Hall, give me a call or send me an email, I would love to hear from you.



Dom Jacangelo



"The Town of Poestenkill  is an equal opportunity employer and provider of municipal services." 

Dominic Jacangelo
Rabies Clinic
May 20, 2015
Chet Roberts Passing
May 11, 2015

It is with great sadness we report the passing of Chet Roberts our Town Bookkeeper and Accountant.  The Town Board and everyone at the Town of Poestenkill wishes the Robert's family our deepest sympathies. 

The funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10 AM at the Our Lady of Assumption Church in Latham.  Calling hours are Monday from 4-7PM at the Dufresne Funeral Home, 216 Columbia Street, Cohoes, NY 12047.  


Eagle Scouts Scott Gundrum Jr. and Eric Snyder Honor
April 20, 2015
The Poestenkill Town Board Recently honored Eagle Scouts Scott Gundrum Jr. and Eric Snyder by adopting Town resolutions noting their outstanding achievement in Scouting.   The Scouts are members of Troop 528 Poerstenkill and were recognized at a Court of Honor on April 19, 2015 held at the Poestenkill Fire House.  "Two young men of outstanding character and notable achievements." 
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