518 Area Code will soon run out of numbers

The 518 area code will run out of numbers by the beginning of 2019.

There are two options being offered on how to address it and there will be a meeting put on by the NYS Public Service Commission at Glens Falls Crandall Library on Tues July 26th 5pm information meeting 6pm Public opinion hearing.

Option 1 Overlay: Overlay a new area code on top of the existing 518 area. Everyone that has a 518 number will keep it but all new numbers will have a new area code. But since there are two area codes servicing the same area everyone will have to dial the full 10 digit number with area code to call anyone else in the area. If you have 518 and your next door neighbor has 518, you will to dial 518 to call them. No matter who you call in our area you will have to use an area code.

Option 2 Geographic split: Split the 518 area and create a new area with a new area code based upon geography. This draws a line that runs SW to NE and runs through the southern portion of WashCo. This would have Salem in the northern portion with one area code and Greenwich/Cambridge in the southern portion with another area code. You would have to dial long distance to cross the line and they do not say yet who would keep 518 and who would be a new area code.

I plan on attending the meeting, so please reply back which you prefer option 1 or option 2 so I can voice our collective opinion.

Here is a link to see. Go down to appendix C to see the split on option 2



Summer of 2016 Civil War Enlistment Center and museum schedule

Here is the schedule for the summer of 2016 Civil War Enlistment Center and Museum hours.


Memorial Day Parade 6pm Monday 5/30/16

Parade 2016

Town Wide Clean Up Day!


Lost dog Bella has been found.

I have heard a report that the missing Chihuahua named Bells (Pope Hill and Coach Rd area) has been found.

Hartford’s Internet Tower is up

Hartford’s Internet Tower (Hudson Valley Wireless Internet Service Provider) is up! It is a 120′ tall mono-pole type of tower. The next phase will be to get power to it which most likely will take about 30 days.


Free smoke alarms for Hartford citizens

Below is information about a ‘Home Fires’ program from the Adirondack Chapter of the American Red Cross that would result in a free smoke alarm installed in your home. Call the American Red Cross at 518-694-5121 or visit www.redcross.org/eny/homefires


Please help to find Bella, the missing Chihuahua

Please help find Bella. Here is a notice put out by its owner.

dog Pope&CoachLOST dog Argyle/Hartford….Coach Rd. and Pope Hill Rd.

Please spread the word.

Missing Coach Rd. and Pope Hill Rd. Argyle Hartford area please help us find her, she is a 4 pound chihuahua around 7 months old goes by Bella she took off 2 nights and we have been looking since there is a 300 dollar reward for her return ty all PM me or call 538-3139 ty all

Assemblywoman Woerner to hold a ‘Town Hall’ style open office in Hartford

Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner will hold a ‘Town Hall’ style of open office hours at the Hartford Town Hall on Sunday Feb 21 from 1-3pm. Please stop by if you have any concerns or issues you would like assistance with.

Carrie Press Release

County farmer workshop to be held in Hartford

Attention County farmers,

This is a reminder about a County Farmer workshop to assist in drafting a County Ag and Farmland Protection Plan.

Hartford was selected as a central meeting spot for all of the farmers in central and northern Washington County.

When: Monday Feb 8th Noon to 2pm (light lunch will be served)
Where: Hartford Town Hall
RSVP: 692-7285 or renee@agstewardship.org

Here is a press release describing the workshop. Dana

HARTFORD – W a s h i n g t o n County is in the process of updating its Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan. The goal of the update is to generate a new list of goals and strategies to strengthen and support the local ag sector. We hope a few great ideas will rise to the top and we can pursue state funding to implement them. The Plan is only as good as the input received, so we truly need your ideas, challenges and possible solutions. The workshop is being held on: Monday, February 8th at Hartford Town Hall from noon until 2pm. A complimentary light lunch will be provided. All county farmers will be asked to participate in a brief survey asking for help to prioritize the identified goals and strategies that come out of these workshops, discussions and interviews. Everyone, including the general public, will have an opportunity to comment on the draft plan which is expected to be available later in 2016. The County received a state grant to update its plan and contracted with Agricultural Stewardship Association (ASA) to implement the grant. Please RSVP to ASA by emailing renee@agstewardship.org or by phone at 692-7285 at least a day before the workshop. For those farmers that cannot attend the meeting but would like to participate in either a phone or in-person interview or a brief survey, please contact Renee at ASA.