Town Of Poestenkill



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
Town of Poestenkill Halloween Party
October 07, 2014

The Town of Poestenkill will be holding a Halloween party October 25,2014 @ 12pm at the VFW Post. Halloween Parade will start from the Town Hall @11:45 and proceed to the VFW.

Any who would like to join in the fun contact Katie Anthony at 518 283-5100 ext.107

"0" Tax Increase for 2015 Proposed
October 06, 2014

At it's October 2, 2015 workshop the Poestenkill Town Board adopted a preliminary budget for public comment that includes no tax increase for the combined Town of Poestenkill tax levy.  The highlights of the preliminary budget are 1. No increase in the aggregate town levy; 2. A reduction in spending for both town general purposes and highway purposes; and 3.  A reduction in dependency on the unallocated town reserves.  Town Supervisor Dominic J. Jacangelo stated;  "This is the fifth town budget that I am pleased to present to the public for comment that involves no increase in the overall Town tax levy despite increasing costs for health insurance, highway maintenance materials and supplies  and other expenses."  The public is invited to present comments at a public hearing scheduled for 7PM, October 16, 2014 at the Poestenkill Town Hall. 

Poestenkill Ambulance Out of Service
July 19, 2014

The Poestenkill Fire Company has announced that it will not longer be providing ambulance service through the Fire Company because of number of factors.  Service will be provided through Mohawk Ambulance Service which also provided advanced life support.  The Poestenkill Fire Company will provide First Response Basic Life Support.  The Fire Company will respond to all EMS calls in the town and provide patient care until an ambulance arrives. 

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