Town Of Poestenkill

Poestenkill Easter Party Saturday, March 28, 2015.  The next Town Board meeting will be held April 16, 2015 @ 7pm.


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
Library Market Day May 2, 2015
March 24, 2015

The Friends of Poestenkill Library announce spring Market Day on the town green will be Saturday, May 2, 2015 (rain date Sunday, May 3) with books, baked goods, jewelry, and collectibles for sale.  Market Day Chair Marcia Hopple added "It is a late spring but we also hope to have plants for sale.  While browsing our tables, stop to buy a raffle ticket for one of the beautiful theme baskets."  Parking is available at Town Hall and the Library.  Come welcome the month of May with the Friends of the Poestenkill Library!


Contact:  Marcia Hopple, 283-5353 or the Library at 283-3721.

January 22, 2015

At the January 15, 2015 meeting of the Town Board, Poestenkill Supervisor Dominic J. Jacangelo delivered the 2015 State of the Town.  The Supervisor provided information on the Town's sound financial picture and the need to continue to press for natural gas service into the Poestenkill Hamlet.  He touched on a number of accomplishments of the Town Board and his administration and the responsibility of the Board to find future financial efficiencies.  This has been the 6th year in a row that Town taxes have been held steady.  A full copy of the 2015 State of The Town is found in the "News" section of this website. 

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