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

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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:

Events all events

For a detailed listing of events and to see the event calendar, please check out the Events Page.

To have your Village events added to the calendar, please contact the webmaster.

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.

Village Offices

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

Phone number:

24 Main Street
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

911 or 518-686-7900

This website is in development. Areas may be temporarily blank or unavailable. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

Board Meetings: 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 next meeting is June 13, 2017. The agenda will be posted on the Village Board page as it becomes avaialable.

PUBLIC NOTICE re: Legal Representation

May 19, 2017The Village Board is announcing a series of Meetings and Executive Sessions to discuss and interview candidates for the purpose of considering selection of outside environmental counsel.  There will be no decisions made at any of these meetings, and no additional business will be discussed at these meetings.

Special Meeting Schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, May 22nd at 6:15PM at the Village Hall.
  • Thursday, May 25th at 6:15PM at the Village Hall.
  • Tuesday, May 30th at 6:15PM at the Village Hall
  • Thursday, June 1st at 6:15PM, location TBD.
  • Additional meetings are in the process of being scheduled.

After advertising the need for environmental counsel, the Village received several letters from interested attorneys for the Board's review.   Each interview will be conducted in Executive Session, and no decisions will be made in Executive Session or at any of the meetings.

After the last meeting/interview is complete, the Village will schedule an additional meeting.  The purpose of this meeting will either be to hold a 2nd round of interviews, or to discuss the choice in Executive Session, come out of it, and vote in open session.  Whichever choice is made, the Village will make sure get the scheduled time and purpose of this final meeting out to the public.

If any additional changes or updates come, we will post them here.


May 19, 2017—FROM THE MAYOR: I would like to provide the community with updates on the recovery efforts from last night's powerful storm.

  1. National Grid hopes to have most everyone's power on by the late morning/early afternoon. At its peak, there were 40,000+ people impacted by this power outage.
  2. If your property (home or vehicle) were damaged during the storm, make sure to reach out to your insurance provider sooner, rather than later.
  3. The Village is working hard on cleaning up after the storm. The immediate priority right now is working with National Grid on the few roads that remain closed due to downed power lines and poles. After that, cleanup for the entire Village will begin immediately, with a focus on the area where tomorrow's race will be.
  4. We are formulating a plan for using the transfer station for disposing branches and brush from the storm, and will have more information on this late Friday or on Saturday. Please don't bring anything there yet - wait for more specific details to be released.

I want to personally commend the amazing response from our emergency responders. As a music teacher, I spend most of my time working on making a large group of people, all with different instruments, work and play together seamlessly. That is exactly what I saw last night. The crews worked together exceedingly well, not just because of the experience they bring to the table, but because of the preparation they have put in year after year, planning for emergency situations like last night's event.

Special thanks go out to Bob Ashe and the Village Police Officers, Al Bornt and the North Hoosick Fire Department, Paul Aleksonis and the Hoosick Falls Fire Department, Niel Stowell and the Highway Department, Bill Gaillard and the Rescue Squad, and the other groups involved, including West Hoosick Fire Department, Hoosick Fire Department, and Kelly Paslow and the Rensselaer County Bureau of Emergency Services.


May 17, 2017—The large recycling bin placed behind the Municipal Building will be relocated to the Village Highway Garage on May 25, 2017. The Highway Garage is located on Waterworks Road across from the Town Little League Fields.

Village of Hoosick Falls Receives $222,00 to Assist with Costs Related to PFOA Contamination

May 12, 2017—The New York State Environmental Facilities Corp. has given the Village of Hoosick Falls $220,000 to help cover costs associated with the discovery of the toxic chemical, PFOA, in the municipal water supply. The money comes to the village thanks to support from Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Read more…

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


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.


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


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.


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