Our thanks to all of the volunteers who helped with our roadside cleanup today, removing over 30 bags of trash and debris from three one-mile stretches of road leading to the traffic light in the center of the hamlet.
The Claverack Republican Club has been conducting the cleanups since partnering with the the NYS Department of Transportation "Adopt-A-Highway" program several years ago.
Special thanks to Kippy Weigelt, Claverack Town Supervisor, Stephen Hook, Claverack Town Councilman and candidate for Claverack Town Council Doug Colwell for attending and helping out.
Claverack is working!
We are profoundly sorry to learn of the passing of Rich Ostrander.
Rich served his community in many ways; a career in law enforcement, decades of volunteer service with the Philmont Fire Company and for many years as a Claverack Republican Committeeman.
Rich was a pillar of the Philmont community, a loving husband and father, and a terrific friend. He will be deeply missed.
Services are with the Sacco Funeral Home in Greenport.
Rest easy, Big O.
The Claverack Republican Club will conduct a roadside cleanup of trash, litter and debris Saturday, May 22, 2021 in the Claverack Hamlet.
A number of years ago the group “adopted” three one-mile stretches of road leading to the traffic light in the center of the hamlet and each spring members and volunteers, in conjunction with the NYS Department of Transportation, pick up the trash that has accumulated along the sides of those three stretches.
Volunteers from the Claverack Republican Club, many of them senior citizens, have conducted this clean up (all volunteer work - no pay or recognition) for years. The only "perk" has been the coffee, donuts and fellowship that the group enjoys prior to the day's work.
Unfortunately, in recent years, the "new" (downstate) Claverack Democratic Committee tried to derail our tradition of picking up litter and trash by lodging a complaint with the State Department of Transportation. We were dumbfounded. Who would complain about someone cleaning up our roadways? Well, they did.
Needless to say, they were unsuccessful.
Please join us on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM as we continue our long tradition of cleaning up the roadways in Claverack. We'll meet in the A.B. Shaw Firehouse parking lot (volunteers must be at least 12-years old). Volunteers need not be a member of the Claverack Republican Club.... all are welcome!