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The Town of Claverack, incorporated in 1788, sits in the middle of beautiful Columbia County, with easy access to Albany, Boston and New York City. There are just over 6000 residents spread out over almost 50 miles of the town, which makes us the second most populated township in the County. Included in the township of Claverack is the Village of Philmont, which has its own municipal structure ( and was incorporated in 1892. We are proud of our rural, academic and industrial history and cherish the small town and rural atmosphere that is fundamental to our community.

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February Town Board Workshop Location Changed

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The February 26, 2018 Town Board workshop will now be held at the Town Hall, 836 State Route 217, Mellenville, NY 12544.  The meeting is scheduled for 6pm.

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February Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Cancelled

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Due to a lack of business the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting for February has been cancelled.

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Town Court Clerk Opening

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Announcements, Public Notices | 0 comments

The Town of Claverack Court is seeking a well-organized, detailed oriented person to work 15 to 20 hours per week to help maintain court records.  Person must have good office skills, including data entry, dealing with the public and collection of monies.  The 15 to 20 hours per week includes set day-time office hours and Tuesday evenings for Court.  Please send letter of interest and resume’ to:  Court Clerk, Town of Claverack, P. O. Box #823, Philmont, New York 12565....

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Attention Gardeners/Plant Lovers

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Announcements, Public Notices, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Town of Claverack is looking to spruce up the small town-owned memorial park in the hamlet (by the Post Office and former Claverack Food Market). We are hoping to tap into the plant/garden expertise of town residents to help us look at the current plantings in the memorial park and offer suggestions and a plan to improve and enhance the park. If you are interested in helping out on this project, please contact Councilwoman Katy Cashen at or 518-851-7678....

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Stroke Survivor & Caregiver Monthly Support Group

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Announcements | 0 comments

The Pines at Catskill and CMH (Columbia Memorial Hospital) Are please to present:   Catskill monthly support group flyer Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Monthly Support Group Held every 2nd Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. At The Pines at Catskill Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation 154 Jefferson Heights Catskill, New York 12414 Learn more about the following topics in a relaxed and caring environment Overview of strokes Signs, symptoms and types Adaptive equipment and their uses Coping skills – caregiver burn-out Open forum – sharing ideas, thoughts...

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