The official website of the Village of Hoosick Falls, NY—the Grandma Moses Discovery Village. Located on the Hoosic River, among the bucolic foothills of the Green Mountains in the town of Hoosick, in northeast corner of New York's Rensselaer County. Home of the historic Walter A. Wood Mowing and Reaping Machinery Company—once the largest company of its kind in the world. The former factory town is now a picturesque quaint village with scenery that still inspires artists like it did with Grandma Moses in years past.

Hoosick Falls Water Website

Village Offices

Hours:
8:30am-3:30pm M-F

Phone number:
518-686-7072

Address:
24 Main Street
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

POLICE:
911 or 518-686-7900

Economic Development

Hoosick Rising Hoosick Rising is the economic development initiative of the
Village of Hoosick Falls.
Contact our Economic Development Director
Brighid "Briggs" Buzzell
by email or phone:
603-957-7279

Events

A Waypoint Community in Lakes to Locks Passage Hoosick Falls, and the Town of Hoosick is a waypoint community of Lakes to Locks Passage. If you'd like to post your business, an event, or any points-of-interest on the interactive geotourism MapGuide, you can enter them after registering here. Populating the MapGuide will help travelers discover Hoosick. Register and add some info today! Learn more about Lakes to Locks Passage and adding sites to the Geotourism MapGuide.


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Next Board Meeting:
September 12, 2017

The Village Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm at the Municipal Building at 24 Main Street, unless a special meeting, postponement, or alternate location is necessary. The agenda will be posted on the Village Board page as it becomes avaialable.

EPA Officially Designates Saint-Gobain's McCaffrey Street Location to the National Priorities List

July 31, 2017—The Mayor's official statement:

We are very grateful to have today's designation, and are glad to have EPA join the work already done by New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation on behalf of the community of Hoosick Falls, NY. EPA will bring additional resources and experience so that the situation in Hoosick Falls can be fully investigated and fully remediated.

PFOA, as well as PFOS and all the PFCs, create a very difficult situation for communities affected, as it bioaccumulates in the body, it doesn't biodegrade, and its toxicity has led to several of these chemicals being linked to very serious health concerns, including cancer. These chemicals are being discovered in more and more drinking water sources across the nation. I hope that our investigation and remediation can lead to a greater awareness of the dangers of these chemicals. Our experience points out the need for stronger regulations so that other communities can avoid the problems that we have experienced.

Read the official EPA announcement.

DEC & DOH Announce Preliminary Results of PFCs in Fish in Hoosic River and Thayer's Pond

July 24, 2017—The New York State Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation announced the results of their work done measuring PFCs in fish in the Hoosic River and in Thayer's Pond. Read the full press release.

Important takeaways:

  • DOH has issued a catch and release advisory for Thayer's Pond, based on the PFC numbers of some of the fish there.  Signs will be posted around the pond the morning of July 25th.
  • The Hoosic River remains unchanged (but still has an advisory in effect for Brown Trout greater than 14" - those should only be consumed once a month).  See the complete details on river advisories.
  • We are working to get and post the data on the fish in their locations, as well as a grid on how different states classify their advisories of fish that have PFCs in them.

NYS DEC Officially Designates Two More State Superfund Sites

As DEC officials mentioned in the June 2017 Community Meeting held at HFCS, both the Saint-Gobain Liberty Street site and the Former Oak Materials John Street site have been officially designated a State Superfund site.  Click the links below for the official Public Notice documents.

Liberty Street Superfund Designation
John Street Superfund Designation

The newspaper of record for the Village of Hoosick Falls is the Eastwick Press. Public notices will be posted in the paper.

Community

Volunteer Opportunities in Hoosick

Local Girl Scout Samantha Brewer has created a Volunteer Opportunities booklet as a resource for those looking for information about community organizations in Hoosick. The project was for her Girl Scout Gold Award. This is a great resource for anyone looking for a way to help out the greater Hoosick community. The booklet can be downloaded here. Thank you Samantha!

Things To Do

Hoosick Barn Quilt Trail

The Hoosick Barn Quilt Trail is ready! A community-wide celebration of art and rural culture in Hoosick created by members of the community. 31 barn quilts have been hung throughout the Hoosick area, all built, painted and hung thanks to a coordinated community effort. Maps are available at the HAYC3 Armory to drive the route and view the quilts among our pastoral countryside. If you drive the trail, be sure to take a selfie and share it on your social networks using the hashtag #BQSelfie!

A printable version of the map is available to download.

Waste Water news

Public Notices

Emergency: Dial 911
911 is the quickest way to receive help from the Police, Fire Department or Rescue Squad in an emergency. In non-emergency situations, dial the police at 686-7900. If the desk officer is on patrol, your call will be rolled over to 911 automatically and County Dispatch will forward your request to the Village Police.


The Village Board meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm in the Municipal Building.


Water and Solid Waste information can be found under the Village Departments tab.

Regulations for open burning in the village have been adopted and can be viewed here.

The Village of Hoosick Falls Annual Water Quality Report is available here.

Notice

yard waste

Spring/Summer Yard Debris

Leaves and yard waste will NOT be picked up curbside. Village leaf pick-up only happens in the fall. Leaves and yard waste must be brought to the transfer station. Placing yard waste in the gutter causes road hazards, and may clog the storm drain system.

Did You Know?

CO Be Aware

Bottle Redemption for the HACA Food Pantry.

If you take your empty bottles and cans to Nickel Back Redemption at 25 Carey Avenue you can donate the money to the Hoosick Area Church Association (H.A.C.A.) Food Pantry? This money would go toward purchasing food for the pantry, preparing Thanksgiving baskets, and outfitting and supplying backpacks to children at the start of the school year. Every nickel counts!

Did You Know?

CO Be Aware

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is the “invisible” killer. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas. Every year more than 100 people in the United States die from unintentional exposure to carbon monoxide associated with consumer products. To read more about CO poisoning, and what you can do at home to prevent it, read the literature below from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The Invisible Killer

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Notice

Used Clothing Drop-off now at the Transfer Station

drop-off signAll USABLE clothing and fabric items such as; clothing, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, table linens, and stuffed toys will be accepted. (Please, no rags, fabric scraps, pillows, plastic toys, or non-fabric household items.) Your donations will not be cut up or shreaded, but will be used to help people in need.

  • Send clothing to people who can use it all over the US and the world.
  • Help the environment by keeping usable clothing out of landfills
  • Receive a tax deduction for your donation (forms are at the drop-off location)
Please help us keep your donation clean and dry by putting items in sealed plastic bags.

Hoosic River Greenway logo
The Hoosic River Greenway is a joint project between the Village of Hoosick Falls, the Hoosic River Watershed Assn. (HooRWA), and a committee of volunteers. The mission is to develop a greenway along the east bank of the Hoosic River with hiking and biking trails, river access, and other recreational amenities.

The steering committee is always looking for new members. Meetings are held monthly at 6:00 pm in the Village offices. The meeting dates are posted on the Village calendar.