Message from Green Island Mayor Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan

Welcome to Green Island, New York

Our village is unique in that it couples the benefits of a close-knit, value oriented community with the richness of industry. Our history shows that we have always been at the forefront of economic growth. Green Island was once home to locomotive and railroad manufacturing plants as well as a Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant. Even though many years have passed since they were operational, Green Island continues to be a village of economic and cultural prosperity.

Today the Green Island Power Authority owns and operates a hydroelectric power plant on the Hudson River, underscoring our commitment to social responsibility by supplying clean, environmentally friendly power. Our Village's Industrial Business Park provides many opportunities for growing businesses, making Green Island the essential location for development, while our close knit community makes Green Island the ideal location to live and raise a family.

Here at Green Island, you can find a home, a community, and a future.

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National Grid Gas Main Project Update & Schedule for April 20th & 21st

Parking restrictions on Thursday 4/20 & Friday 4/21

West side of High St (entire street)

Street blocks will be closed except for local traffic while they are working in the area.

Vehicles must be moved so that damage does not occur. If you have any questions, please call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272.

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Chief Bourgeois Warns all of New York State Burn Ban through May 15th

Fire Chief Robert Bourgeois is alerting all residents to the current New York State burn ban which will run through May 15th. Exceptions will be made for those that are cooking on a grill provided that the flame is no higher than 6” from the burner source and the cooking grill is equipped with an attached fire proof cover. All other fires are banned during this time. Chief Bourgeois stated, “We are at a very critical time over the next few weeks where the Spring conditions in place now with a dry atmosphere including low humidity and wind put us at the highest risk of fire. We need to do whatever we can to alleviate that risk, which is why I am emphasizing the ban on all outdoor fires.”  Mayor Ellen McNulty-Ryan added, “Green Island is a community where many of the homes are located in close proximity to each other and the risk of fire from backyard burning during these dry times is too great to allow it to happen. I commend Chief Bourgeois for recognizing this and making the decision to reinforce the ban.” Bourgeois has also stated that even after May 15th he will extend this ban on burning during any period in the future in which the National Weather Service has issued a “Red Flag” fire advisory for Eastern Albany County. As always, in case of emergency dial 9-1-1 immediately. Other suggestions from Chief Bourgeois: 1. Those cooking should never leave the grill unattended. 2. Make sure the grill is a safe distance away from your home, deck railings or other structures that can ignite. 3. If the grill flame flares up, try to safely close the cover to smother the flame. 4. Have a source such as a fire extinguisher or baking soda ready to extinguish the grill in case it flares up and out of control (do not use water on a cooking fire). 5. Keep the garden hose ready and nearby in case a structure is accidently ignited while cooking (and call 9-1-1).

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National Grid Gas Main Project Update & Schedule for April 17th & 18th

Parking restrictions for next week:

Monday 4/17:

Intersection of West Street and Arch Street
West side of High Street from Tibbits Avenue to Arch Street

Tuesday 4/18:

West side of West Street from Tibbits Avenue to Bleeker Street
West side of High Street from Tibbits Street to Arch Street

They will be working south down High Street toward the middle to end of next week.

Street blocks will be closed except for local traffic while they are working in the area.

Vehicles must be moved so that damage does not occur. If you have any questions, please call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272.

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National Grid Gas Main Project Update & Schedule for Wednesday 4/12, Thursday 4/13 & Friday 4/14

Parking restrictions:

Wednesday 4/12:

Bleeker Street from West Street to Cohoes Avenue;
Cohoes Avenue from Bleeker Street to Arch Street;
West side of West Street from Bleeker Street to Arch Street;
and the intersection of Arch Street and West Street.

Thursday 4/13:

West side of West Street from Bleeker Street to Arch Street;
Intersection of Arch Street and West Street;
and Bleeker Street from West Street to James Street.

Friday 4/14:

Intersection of Arch Street and West Street;
and Bleeker Street from West Street to James Street.

Street blocks will be closed except for local traffic while they are working in the area.

Vehicles must be moved so that damage does not occur. If you have any questions, please call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272.

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Offices and DPW garage closed at 12 noon on Good Friday

The Village, Town and GIPA offices and DPW Garage will all close at 12 noon on Friday, April 14th in observance of Good Friday. The DPW and GIPA garages will re-open at 7am on Monday, April 17th at 9:00 am. Offices will re-open on Monday at 9:00 am.

Best wishes for a Happy Easter to all.

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Another Water Break on West Street

10:45 am-Due to repair of a third water line break, there is no water service on West Street from Tibbits Avenue to Arch Street. The Water Department is working as quickly as possible and hopes to have service restored within the next few hours. We apologize again for any inconvenience.

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National Grid Gas Main Project Update & Schedule for Friday 4/7 & Monday 4/10

National Grid gas main replacement project update:

Wednesday 4/5:

Intersection at West St and Bleeker St complete

100Ft of main installed going down West St from Bleeker St

Thursday 4/6:

No work due to rain. 

The following parking restrictions will be in place on Friday 4/7 and Monday 4/10:

Friday 4/7 – West side of West St from Bleeker St to Arch St

This block will also be closed except for local traffic only. 

Monday 4/10 – 

West side of West St from Bleeker St to Arch St

This block will also be closed except for local traffic only. 

Bleeker St from West St to Cohoes Ave 

Cohoes Ave from Bleeker St to Arch St

These blocks will be closed except for local traffic only. 

In addition to the parking restrictions, Bleeker Street from West Street to Cohoes Avenue and  Cohoes Avenue from Bleeker Street to Arch Street will be closed except for local traffic tomorrow.

Vehicles must be moved so that damage does not occur to your vehicle. If you have any questions, please call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272.

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Water Service Interruption on West Street Due to Break

10:15 am-Due to repair of a water main break, there is no water service on West Street from Tibbits Avenue to Arch Street. The Water Department is working as quickly as possible and hopes to have service restored within the next few hours. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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National Grid Gas Main Project Update & Schedule for Wednesday 4/5 & Thursday 4/6

National Grid gas main replacement project update:

On Tuesday (4/4/17) 240 feet of gas main was installed on West Street to finish the block between Tibbits St and Bleeker St.

On Wednesday (4/5/17) National Grid will be working in the intersection of West Street & Bleecker Street. Once they are through with the intersection they will continue to install main down West Street between Bleecker Street and Arch Street.

The following parking restrictions will be in place on Wednesday and Thursday:

  • No parking on the West side of West St from Bleecker Street to Arch Street
  • No parking on Both sides of Bleecker Street from West Street to Cohoes Avenue

In addition to the parking restrictions, West Street from Bleeker Street to Arch Street will be closed except for local traffic tomorrow on Wednesday, April 5th.

Vehicles must be moved so that damage does not occur to your vehicle. If you have any questions, please call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272.

Please watch for updates at www.villageofgreenisland.com.
 

 

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National Grid Gas Main Replacement Project Schedule for Saturday and Monday

Due to the National Grid gas main replacement project, the following parking restrictions will be in place on Saturday and Monday:
 
Saturday, April 1st
 
There will be no parking on the WEST SIDE of West Street from Tibbits Avenue to Arch Street
  
Monday, April 3rd
 
There will be no parking on the EAST SIDE of Cohoes Avenue from Bleecker Street to Arch Street
 
There will be no parking on BOTH SIDES of Bleecker Street from West Street to Cohoes Avenue
 
Vehicles must be moved so that damage does not occur to your vehicle. If you have any questions, please call National Grid at 1-800-642-4272.

Please watch for updates at www.villageofgreenisland.com.

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