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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Sewer Repair Work on Arch Street

Due to sewer repair work, there will be NO PARKING on both sides of Arch Street – between James Street and High Street – on Thursday, December 8th from 7am-4pm. We appreciate your cooperation.

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Green Island Festival of Trees

Pictures from the annual Green Island Festival of Trees which was held on Saturday, December 3rd at the Green Island Gazebo (GIG) River Park. Thank you to Mark Ryan for the photographs.

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Understanding Heroin, Addiction and the Brain Program

It is no longer a matter of IF opiate or heroin addiction will touch someone you know and love, it’s WHEN. Click on link below for an event flyer for the Understanding Heroin, Addiction and the Brain program to be held on December 12, 2016 at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College. This presentation will feature some of the leading experts in the field talking about an issue that is very close to all of us. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend this event and learn from current information about one of the most important societal issues we face today, opiates/heroin and addiction.

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Green Island Gets Greener with LED Street Light Pilot Program

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The Green Island Power Authority has initiated a pilot program recently where they are transitioning some of our old street lights over to new Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) heads when they need replacement. If all works as planned, more and more will be transitioned to the new lighting over time. Unfortunately, the expense to replace all of our lights at once would be too costly unless grant funding becomes available. LED lighting is much more energy efficient and uses the lowest energy consumption of any light product to date (resulting in decreased power cost to the Village).

There are many other benefits including:

  • Less environmental concerns as they contain no mercury
  • Work well in cold weather
  • Instant start up, no warm-up time needed
  • More durable (plastic as opposed to glass) and last as long or longer than present bulbs
  • Light quality is equal to or greater than existing

Thank you to our hard working GIPA and DPW employees who have taken charge of this program and are shown above installing the latest street light head at George and Swan Streets.

Please let us know what you think and whether or not you notice a difference.

 

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Green Island Bridge Closed on Thanksgiving Morning

The Green Island Bridge will be closed on Thanksgiving morning due to the running of the annual Troy Turkey Trot. The bridge will be closed from approximately 7:30am to 12 noon. Note that there will be detours and non participants are advised to avoid the area during that time.

Turkey Trot participants and spectators entering from Green Island must be parked legally or they will run the risk of a ticket and/or tow from both public and private areas. Thank you for your cooperation.

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National Grid Planned 5-minute Power Outage

National Grid has a planned 5-minute power outage for all Green Island residents and businesses on Wednesday, November 23rd at 8:00am. They do not expect any further interruptions after that. This is a National Grid project so please direct any power related questions to them. Anyone with special medical needs should contact the Fire Department at 273-1041 before the outage or if it is an emergency call 911 immediately.

National Grid thanks you for your cooperation.

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Village Schedule for Election Day and Veteran’s Day

Just a reminder that the Village Offices will be closed on Tuesday, November 8th for Election Day and Friday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day.

The Department of Public Works will be open on Election Day so garbage will be picked up as regularly scheduled, but they will be closed on Friday, November 11th and Monday, November 14th.

The Police, Fire and Water/Sewer Departments will be open as always.

Please remember to exercise your right to vote on Election Day and thank our Veterans for their service on Friday (and everyday).

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Green Island Senior Citizens Chicken Parm Fundraiser

The Green Island Senior Citizens will be hosting a Chicken Parm fundraiser today, Friday November 4th, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at the Michael A. Cocca Community Center, 5 George Street. Cost of dinner is S10.00 which includes Chicken Parm, ziti, salad & dessert. Delivery is available for Green Island residents, call 272-7262 to place your order.

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Green Island Bridge Closed Wednesday morning for Routine Maintenance

From the New York State Department of Transportation:

For Immediate Release: Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
Contact: Bryan Viggiani | bryan.viggiani@dot.ny.gov | (518) 485-7768 |

Green Island Bridge Closed Wednesday for Routine Maintenance

Motorists are advised that the Green Island Bridge, connecting Troy, Rensselaer County, and Green Island, Albany County, will be closed Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for additional routine maintenance.

Motorists should plan accordingly to use other Hudson River crossings.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit www.511NY.org, or our new mobile site at m.511ny.org.

Follow New York State DOT on Twitter: @NYSDOT. Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/NYSDOT. For tweets from New York State DOT Region 1 (covering the Capital Region), follow @NYSDOTAlbany.

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GIPA Power Outage Update

GREEN ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY CUSTOMERS

THIS IS A REMINDER THAT THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY POWER OUTAGE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2016 AT 5:00 AM FOR APPROXIMATELY 16 HOURS.  THIS OUTAGE WILL AFFECT ALL GREEN ISLAND POWER AUTHORITY CUSTOMERS.

THE COMMUNITY CENTER,  LOCATED AT 5 GEORGE STREET, WILL OPEN AS A SHELTER AT 5AM TO PROVIDE HEAT AND ELECTRICITY ONLY. YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN FOOD AND DRINKS.

PLEASE CONTACT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AT 518-273-1041 IF YOU HAVE POWER RELATED MEDICAL NEEDS.

PLEASE CONTACT 911 FOR ANY EMERGENCIES THAT OCCUR DURING THE OUTAGE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT THIS OUTAGE, PLEASE CONTACT GIUSEPPE CASALE AT 518-274-5125.

The Department of Homeland Security has a great website and offers tips for before, during and after an outage. Click on https://www.ready.gov/power-outages for information.

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