24 Main Street
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
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.
Inspiring Since 1827
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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.
24 Main Street
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
The June Village Board meeting will be held on Wednesday the 15th at 6:00pm, as the regularly-scheduled date is a holiday. The meeting will be held at the Rensselaer County Senior Building on Church Street.
May 24, 2016—There will be a joint informational session with representatives from the Town and Village Boards present on Tuesday, June 7th from 6:00-7:30 pm. The meeting will be held in the Town Hall in the Armory. This open meeting is being held to discuss the possibility of extending water and sewer lines beyond Village limits, and other proposed infrastructure projects. The public is encouraged to attend.
May 19, 2016—Based on the latest science, EPA released drinking water health advisories to provide the most up-to-date information on the health risks of PFOA and PFOS. These advisories will help local water systems and state, tribal and local officials take the appropriate steps to address PFOA and PFOS if needed. EPA’s assessment indicates that drinking water with individual or combined concentrations of PFOA and PFOS below 70 parts per trillion is not expected to result in adverse health effects over a lifetime of exposure. These levels reflect a margin of protection, including for the most sensitive populations.
Beginning May 31, 2016 through June 17, 2016 the Village is planning a curb-to-curb sweep of all streets. It is asked that residents DO NOT rake or put lawn debris or other yard waste in the gutters or streets. The sweeper is not designed to pick up lawn or yard waste. The crew will go around piles of lawn debris that have been placed in the street, meaning your street will not be fully swept.
Streets will be swept on an odd-even schedule. If you live on the even side (addresses ending in even numbers) when the even side is being swept (even-numbered calendar days), you must park in your driveway or on the odd side of the street where parking is permitted. On odd days, do the opposite. Please watch the calendar to see what days you'll need to keep your side of the street clear.
Sweeping will start in the 4th Ward, then the 3rd Ward, then the 2nd Ward, and finally, the 1st Ward. Questions, please cal the Highway Garage at 518-686-7431.
The newspaper of record for the Village of Hoosick Falls is the Eastwick Press. Public notices will be posted in the paper.
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!
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!
Did you know? The Village Water Department does pool filling. If you would like to use a hydrant to fill your pool, contact them at 518-686-0200. The rate is $100 for hooking up to the hydrant and monitoring the fill plus the water rate per thousand gallons, $4.50. This will save you time and money over alternative pool-filling services.
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.
Regulations for open burning in the village have been adopted and can be viewed here.
The Village of Hoosick Falls 2011 Water Quality Report has been completed and is available here.
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.
All 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.
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.