Save the Date – Souper Supper to benefit the Hartford food bank

4:00 to 6:30 PM
AT: United Methodist Church​​​
47 Hartford Main St., Hartford NY
$3​​Children 12 – 5
Free Children under 5​
Menu: HOMEMADE variety of soups, bread, crackers, beverage, ice cream sundaes
The Hartford United Methodist Church The Hartford Yoked Parish

2017 Budget letter

Dear Hartford Taxpayer,

You should have already received your 2017 Town and County Property Tax bill. This bill is made up of three different property tax levies. These three levies are; County levy, Hartford Town levy, and the Hartford Fire Protection levy.

On the reverse side of this letter is a graph showing the recent history of the Hartford Town Tax Levy. A picture is worth a thousand words, or in this case a graph is worth a thousand words. My first budget as Supervisor, for the fiscal year 2011, the Board and I reduced the levy by 15% and have managed to keep it fairly flat since then.

Here are some items of information as a sort of ‘Year in Review’;
• Last year, the Town and School entered into an Intermunicipal Agreement whereas the payment of School tax is now made at the Town Hall. This past fall was the first year for this and hopefully a majority of you felt that this was more convenient for you.
• The Town was awarded a $50,000 grant with the help of Assemblywoman Woerner to assist with the rehabilitation of the Civil War Enlistment Center and Museum. The foundations and structural members of these buildings are crumbling away and this will help us to preserve the only remaining Civil War Enlistment Center in all of New York State. The money has yet to show up, and there is a lot of continuing paperwork attached to it, but hopefully we will be able to do this work in 2017.
• The Town was awarded a $6,000 grant from Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District to provide hydro-seeding of the Youth Commission’s upper recreation field at the school. This seeding will be done this coming spring and then the construction of a youth soccer field and youth baseball diamond will be done. To date a tremendous amount of volunteer work has been performed there. Hartford’s Youth Commission Programs are vibrant and healthy while at the same time many surrounding towns are withering on the vine.
• Broadband: The Verizon 4G Cell Tower will be constructed this year on the west side of Dick Hill Rd. On Shine Hill Rd, the Hudson Valley Wireless Internet Tower is almost complete. Both of these projects will greatly enhance the quality of life in Hartford.
• Town Website: Our website was recently upgraded to become more modern and user friendly. Please go to it, navigate around and provide me your feedback. I feel we have the best and most informative town website of anyone around.
• The Town Barn is now heated in the winter with a wood boiler while using the old oil heat as a back up. The Highway Department now harvests all of the wood from the 50 miles of Town maintained roads. Because of this, the Town has not had to purchase any heating oil since the Fall of 2015. This savings in heating costs has really helped our finances.

As always, please call me at 632-9178 or email me at if I may be of any assistance to you. If you wish to be included in my “Hartford Group” email list for periodic Hartford type news, please let me know.

Dana Haff

Revamped Town Website

Hartford Town Government Revamps Website.

The Town of Hartford, announced the official launch of their new town website at the town council meeting held on Tuesday, January 10th. has been completely redesigned with beautiful photography of local scenes and is fully responsive allowing for all mobile devices to load the new site more easily and faster. New navigation design makes it much simpler to locate and access the variety of information that is available including all the codified town laws, town officials, departments, property assessments and much more.

The project was a collaboration with Jeremy Iaquinto, Orange Olive Design, Bob Dillon, Adirondack Strategic Marketing, and long time Hartford webmaster, Glen Batchelder, of iPress2000. Original photography for the site was shot by Hartford native, Charles Cornell of Ascent Film Studios, who also shot and produced the video of the 2017 Memorial Day parade using his drone for the spectacular aerial shots of the annual parade.

Hartford is the “Heart of the County”, located in central Washington County, NY.

Hartford Blood Drive – Give the Gift of Life

The Hartford United Methodist Church is sponsoring a RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE this Monday January 16 at the Hartford Fire Company located at the intersection of State Route 40 and 149.
Time is 1-6 pm. The NEED for all blood types is is CRITICAL!
Please help make a difference in saving people’s lives.
All presenting donors will receive a $5 Dunkin Donuts card.
You can register by clicking on the link below and enter 12838
OR Call 1-800-REDCROSS OR 518-632-5326

Moving into the 21st century

Hartford’s move into the 21st Century got a boost with some fresh news this week.

The Verizon 4G Cell Tower planned for the west side of Dick Hill Rd expects construction to start next month with a completion date expected by mid 2017.

The Hudson Valley Internet Tower on Shine Hill is almost complete and will be online very soon. The tower has power to it and antennas are being hung. This tower works by line of sight so if you can see it, you can subscribe for internet from it. If you cannot see it, maybe your roof top can?

Snowplow safety for children

Highway Superintendent Greg Brown came up with a good idea that is in the Post Star newspaper. Dana


The snow fort accident that killed a boy in Greenwich has led to a safety program in nearby Hartford.

Hartford firefighters have always brought a firetruck to the Hartford Elementary School so that students can enjoy climbing on it and exploring it. The event is used to give them fire safety information.

Now, town plow drivers will also bring a plow truck to the school, Supervisor Dana Haff said.

“We’ll let them sit in the truck and we’ll tell them about plow safety,” he said. “We never would’ve thought of this without (the Greenwich) tragedy.”

The lesson will include emphasizing that children should play far from plow trucks.

“Stay away, because these things can take down mailboxes,” Haff said.

— Kathleen Moore

Hartford’s Veteran’s Day ceremony

Hartford’s Veteran’s Day ceremony started at Monument Square on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with the ringing of church bells, Boy Scout Troop 40 flag ceremony, and the Ft. Ann American Legion post prayer. The recognition of our Veterans helps to make Hartford a special place. veterans-day-2016

Busy Saturday in Hartford

This Saturday will be pretty busy in Hartford with three events;
1) Hartford Pta Vendor Fair in the school gymcafetorium 10am-4pm. 2) Haynes House of Hope – Hospice basket raffle at the Hartford Firehouse doors open 11am with winning ticket drawing starting at 1pm. 3) Methodist Church Turkey Supper eat in or take out 4pm – 630 pm.

County Route 30 to be reopened by Nov 18th

The construction work on County Route 30 has had a delay in the completion. Washington County DPW now anticipates that the road will be reopened by Nov 18th.

Hartford PTA Fall Vendor Sale

Hartford PTA Fall Vendor Fair – Next Saturday
The Hartford PTA will host a Fall Vendor Fair & Craft Show on Saturday, November 5th from 10:00am – 4:00pm in the school cafeteria and gymnasium.
Hartford Central School
State Route 149, Hartford NY
Vendors and Items available (will be updated often)
* Jennifer Livingston – Handmade ornaments, hair accessories, jewelry, Tutu’s, and magnets.
* Hartford Girl Scout Troop – bake sale
* Tonya Bradway – It’s a Wrap!
* Tonya Bradway – 31 Gifts
* Amber Raye Gentry-Zeno – Dove Chocolate Discoveries
* Stella Gangsaa – LuLaRoe
* Taryn Ashe – Premier Jewelry
* Wendy Herrold – holiday wreaths
* Deborah Labombard – jewelry, scarves, bags and headwear
* Charlene Dubuque – Usborne Books $5 book sale with 25% of all sales returning to HCS to purchase new books for our library
* Terri Kuzma – Young Living Essential Oils
* Brittany Coulter – Arbonne Products
* Veronica Saville – knitted products and handmade jewelry
* Hartford Central School Booster Club
* Selene Whittman – Jewelry & Gift Items
* Mandy Benson – Handmade dog toys
* Lucinda Vrooman – Beachbody & Shakeology Programs
* Fred Wilson – Handcrafted soy candles
* Tinkers Treasure Box – face painting, hair bows and accessories
* Ellie Roberts – Lila Rose Hair accessories
* Kristen McKernon – Tupperware
* Nicole Hermance – Holiday items, signs, wreaths and baby doll items
* Sheri Apple – Pampered Chef
* Jean Marie Lundgren – whimsical jewelry, birds and Aunt Riahs Creations
* Karen Majewski – Jellies, kitchen accessories, hand pies and carrot cake
* Sue Peck – Recycled crafts, mittens, dog toys, bags and stockings
* Jennie McReynolds – Paparazzi jewelry
* Deborah Austin – photographic prints, jewelry, knit and crochet items
* Mary Remsen – Avon Products
* Ashley Yole/Country Lane Creationz – Home decor, canned items and more
* Jessica Bogart – Younique Products
* Betty McFarren – crochet and wooden items
*Peg Semanscin – fleece blankets, pillows, scarves and jewelry
* Linda Duval – wood burned art
* Marie Phillips – painted wood holiday decor
* Sue Dufour – Assorted gift items
* Kristal Crandall – handcrafted knit items
* Randi Norton – In Home Wine Tastings
All vendor spaces will be assigned on a first come first serve basis. Send your payment in as soon as possible to guarantee your space.
Take a walk up Main Street and check out the vendors and crafters at As Time Goes By and Stella Rose B&B.
If you have any questions please call Jen (429-4396 /