Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Our Waterford community suffered a tragic loss on September 16th with the passing of my dear friend Dick Hurst. Dick served our community in many roles. He was a former Town Supervisor, Town Councilman, and Town Highway Superintendent. Dick made a tremendous impact on our community in all of those roles.
Many of you may know Dick from his position as Harbor Master at the Waterford Visitors Center. Dick was appointed Harbor Master in 2000, and he served in that position for 17 years right up until his passing. He was intricately involved in managing the many festivals and events at the Visitors Center, and he was admired and respected by everyone involved in those efforts.
Dick was also very well known by boaters from around the country. His friendly personality made everyone feel welcome when docking their boats in Waterford while traveling through the New York State Canal system.
Dick loved Waterford, and spent much of his life making Waterford a great place to live and raise a family. He will be sorely missed, but his impact on our community will never be forgotten.
Our Hearts and prayers are with our Troops all over the world!
The Town of Waterford Deploys Ping4 Inc.’ s Hyperlocal Citizens Alerts App To Keep Citizens Safe.
The Town of Waterford becomes the First Agency in New York to Use “Location-Based” Smartphone App, ping4alerts!, to Deliver Highly-Targeted Public Safety Alerts to Residents and Visitors. The Town of Waterford Police Department announced today that it has deployed Ping4 Inc’s Hyperlocal Citizens Alerts app, ping4alerts!, to instantly notify citizens of public safety concerns. “Using Ping4’s alerts technology, we are able to notify people within our jurisdiction be they local residents or part of a seasonal influx of transient populations of visitors from outside our region of immediate dangers and emergencies, and enlist their help when needed,
The Town of Waterford is situated in the southeastern corner of Saratoga County, 12 miles north of Albany at the junction of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, and the junction of the Erie and Champlain Canals. It is the home of the “Waterford Flight”, the highest set of lift locks in the world.