Village of Cambridge, NY

Clerk (518) 677-2622

Police (518) 677-3044

D.P.W.  (518) 677-3252

Court (518) 677-8297

In Case of Emergency DIAL 911

WELCOME TO CAMBRIDGE

Nestled within the surrounding foothills of the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains, Cambridge is located in Southern Washington County. It takes but only one leisurely stroll around the Village of Cambridge to realize everything this small, yet strong, community has to offer. From its historic sites to its idyllic tree-lined streets, from its eclectic artistic community to its thriving small family-owned businesses, there is so much to discover and fall in love with. We hope you find out for yourself just what the Village of Cambridge has to offer. Welcome!

Cambridge New York Train Station

Laws, Forms and Documents

INFORMATION

MEETINGS

Village Meetings are held Monthly at 7:00PM

  • Board of Trustees - 1st Wednesday
  • Planning Board - 2nd Wednesday
  • Zoning Board of Appeals - 4th Wednesday

NEWS

4-24-20 Public Notice

April 24, 2020

OFFICIAL NOTICE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that in accordance with NY Village Law 5-508, the Village of Cambridge Board of Trustees will hold their Budget Approval vote on the 2020-21 Village of Cambridge Budget at a Special Board Meeting on Wednesday April 29, 2020 at 6PM. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the hearing will take place via videoconference. The public will be able to attend at the link: www.cambridgeny.gov/live


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CLEAN ENERGY COMMUNITY

New Trends That Help Clean Energy Come To Cambridge.
Total Community Electric Consumption
July-December 2018 = 
6234 MWh

Today 8:00 am - 12:00 pmTuesday

Monday8:00am - 12:00pm

Tuesday8:00am - 12:00pm

Wednesday2:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday8:00am - 12:00pm

Friday8:00am - 12:00pm

SaturdayClosed

SundayClosed

Frequently Asked Questions

Cambridge New York Fire Department Circa 2008

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FIRE DEPARTMENT

The Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department provides continuous fire protection and rescue operations to the Village and surrounding area. The towns of Cambridge, Jackson, White Creek and Arlington contract with the Village for fire service protection. The Department maintains 5 pieces of fire apparatus, two engines and a fully equipped rescue vehicle. In addition to fire response, the Department provides vehicle extrication and other rescue services, and fire prevention. The Department is always looking for more volunteers. To learn more about volunteering, contact Chief Tom Gray by email firechief@cambridgeny.gov

Registrar of Vital Records

The Village Clerk also performs the role of Registrar of Vital Records for the Village. The Registrar is responsible for issuing birth and death certificates in the Village. Our Registrar maintains the records of all births and deaths recorded at Mary McClellan Hospital.

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George Bell Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony

CAMBRIDGE POLICE

Cambridge's Police Department, which through its relationship with our sister village, Greenwich, is half of the Cambridge-Greenwich Police Department. This pairing is a shared services agreement between our municipalities which allows us to maximize the use of resources and enhance the capabilities of both departments. We are proud of this relationship, and look forward to continuing to protect and serve.

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VILLAGE OFFICIALS

Mayor Carman Bogle

CARMAN BOGLE
Mayor
mayorbogle@cambridgeny.gov

Trustee Stephen Robertson

STEPHEN ROBERTSON

Deputy Mayor

trusteerobertson@cambridgeny.gov

Trustee Amy Mantzey-Walsh

AMY MANTZEY-WALSH

Trustee

trusteewalsh@cambridgeny.gov

Trustee Alex Dery Snider

ALEX DERY SNIDER

Trustee

trusteederysnider@cambridgeny.gov

Trustee Stephen Hallock

STEPHEN HALLOCK

Trustee

trusteehallock@cambridgeny.gov

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS (DPW)

DPW performs street and sidewalk maintenance throughout the year. Services include snow and ice removal on Village streets and sidewalks, street paving and repair, sidewalk repair and replacement, maintenance of Village parks, street cleaning, Village building maintenance, lawn waste pick up in the Spring and Fall, pick up of holiday trees around the first of the year and a host of other services around the Village.
Contact Matt Toleman (518) 677-3252 or (518) 361-9734. mtoleman@cambridgeny.gov

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DPW Staff with New Tractor

VILLAGE STAFF

Clerk
Lance Allen Wang

(518) 677-2622
clerk@cambridgeny.gov
Treasurer
Lester Losaw

(518) 677-2622
treasurer@cambridgeny.gov
Police Sergeant
Robert Danko
(518) 677-3044
sgtdanko@cambridgeny.gov
Fire Chief
Tom Gray

(518) 677-2622
firechief@cambridgeny.gov
D.P.W. Superintendent
Matt Toleman
(518) 677-3252
mtoleman@cambridgeny.gov
Justice
Hon. Scott Lucey
(518) 677-8297

Associate Justice
Hon. Richard Molea
(518) 677-8297

Court Clerk
Lisa Austin-Cuddihy
(518) 677-8297
courtclerk@cambridgeny.gov
Library Director
Christina Becker

(518) 677-3252
cam-director@sals.edu
Assessor
William McCarty
(518) 677-2622
assessor@cambridgeny.gov
Zoning Enforcement
William Reagan
(518) 677-2622
zeo@cambridgeny.gov
Historian
Mary Anne McAvoy
(518) 677-2622
historian@cambridgeny.gov
Youth Director
Lindsay Shaner
(518) 531-6268
youth@cambridgeny.gov

YOUTH DEPARTMENT

The Youth Commission provides programs for school-aged youth throughout the area throughout the year. 2020 Summer Day Camp Registration Contact the director Lindsay Shaner at 518-531-6268 or e-mail youth@cambridgeny.gov

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Youth Commission kids making apple fritters

VILLAGE HISTORY

The Village of Cambridge was incorporated in 1866, combining the hamlets of Cambridge and North White Creek. About one-third of the Village is in the Town of Cambridge, and two-thirds in the town of White Creek.

The Village was a quiet rural community until 1855, when the Albany & Rutland Railroad connected it to Rutland VT, to the north and New York's Capital District to the South. The Jerome B. Rice Seed Co. developed by Civil War veteran Jerome B. Rice, Sr. was a major employer and at one time was the second-largest seed company in the nation. The Cambridge Fair held from the late 19th century until World War II, drew thousands annually on special excursion trains. The Washington County Fair in nearby Easton, one of the largest agricultural fairs in the northeast is it's descendant. The village today is still home to a Victorian train hotel, The Cambridge Hotel, a Victorian era Opera House, Hubbard Hall, plus many other businesses housed in historic buildings. Agriculture continues to thrive in the area, including many dairy farms, organic meat and vegetable producers plus fiber and fruit growers.

Hot Air Balloons Over Field With Tractor

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CAMBRIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Our Library is funded primarily by Village taxes. Additional revenue is obtained by a School District Proposition and money from the County and Towns. Our Library is chartered to serve a population of 1906. The Library has a special collection of Local History. The newspaper, The Washington County Post is on microfilm beginning with the date 1849.


12 West Main Street
Cambridge, NY 12816
(518) 677-2443


Contact Library Director, Christina Becker by email. cam-director@sals.edu or visit The Library's Website.

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Public Library Cambridge NY
View of Cambridge Valley (Decorative Element)

TAX ASSESSMENT

The Village Assessor determines the value of each property in the village for the purpose of determining the tax amount for the property owner. The Assessor also maintains all records of the assessments and other appropriate documentation. More information on the role of the assessor and assessment in general can be found here... Contact William McCarty by e-mail assessor@cambridgeny.gov or call 677-2622.

WATER

The Cambridge Water system is run by a private company, New York American Water. They have a 24-hour customer call center at (877) 426-6999.  The last posted Water Quality Report for the Village of Cambridge is: http://www.amwater.com/ccr/cambridge.pdf

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NY American Water New Line Opening Ceremony