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.
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Thomas Slavin Steps Down From Town Board
December 19, 2014
Thomas Slavin who has had a long career on the Poestenkill Town Board resigned his position on Wednesday, December 17th. as he prepared to become the new Town Justice who will replace Pat McKenna who went on to take a positon with the state that negated his finishing his term. Mr. Slavin will serve a full four year term as Poestenkill Town Justice.
Eagle Scout Eden S. G. Faliveno honored by Town Board
November 18, 2014
The Poestenkill Town Board recently honored Eden S.G. Faliveno for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Eden is a member of Troop 525 of the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to earning the highest scouting rank of Eagle Scout. Eden has also earned many other awards including 79 merit badges, the Honor Camper Award, the World Conservation Award, the International Spirit Award, The World Scouting Fund Award, the Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award, an interpreter strip in French, the NOVA awards in the four STEM areas, and all three Veterans Service Ribbons.
The Poestenkill Town Board recognizes and applauds Eden Faliveno on his extraordinary achievements and accomplishment and congratulates him on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.
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