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Tucked away in the beautiful Hudson Valley of Upstate NY

Welcome To Ghent

Named for a peace treaty that brought the War of 1812 to a close and reestablished America’s independence from Great Britain, Ghent, NY, has ever since been a peaceful town where independence and community have coexisted for two hundred years.

In 1818, the town of Ghent was founded from parts of the towns of  Chatham, Claverack and Kinderhook.

Ghent is a town in Columbia County, New York, United States, with a ZIP code of 12075. The population was 5,402 at the 2010 census. Ghent is centrally located in the county and is northeast of the city of Hudson. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 45.4 square miles.

 

Upcoming Meetings

Apr
13
Mon
6:00 pm Canceled – Ghent Town Court (Por... @ Ghent Town Hall
Canceled – Ghent Town Court (Por... @ Ghent Town Hall
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm
The Ghent Town Court is a part time Court held on the first and second Mondays of the month (excluding holidays).
Apr
16
Thu
6:00 pm Town Board Workshop @ Ghent Town Hall
Town Board Workshop @ Ghent Town Hall
Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please see details about Zoom meeting.
7:00 pm Town Board Meeting @ Ghent Town Hall
Town Board Meeting @ Ghent Town Hall
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm
Please see details about Zoom meeting.
May
4
Mon
6:00 pm Ghent Town Court (Bruno) @ Ghent Town Hall
Ghent Town Court (Bruno) @ Ghent Town Hall
May 4 @ 6:00 pm
The Ghent Town Court is a part time Court held on the first and second Mondays of the month (excluding holidays).

Most Recent Articles

April Workshop and Regular Meeting of the Ghent Town Board

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on April Workshop and Regular Meeting of the Ghent Town Board

Due to the mandatory statewide response to the Novel Coronavirus, the April workshop and regular meetings of the Ghent Town Board will be held via the “Zoom” online meeting platform.

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Notice to Ghent Residents: 2nd Distribution of Hand Sanitizer

Posted by on Apr 3, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on Notice to Ghent Residents: 2nd Distribution of Hand Sanitizer

The Town has a limited amount of LIQUID hand sanitizer to distribute for free to Ghent residents who have been unable to obtain it elsewhere. The hand sanitizer will be distributed on Saturday, April 4th, from 12:00 pm – 2:00pm (or until we run out) in the parking lot of Ghent Town Hall.

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Two New COVID-19 Response Funds Launch in Columbia County, N.Y.

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on Two New COVID-19 Response Funds Launch in Columbia County, N.Y.

Two new emergency funds to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations and small businesses as they respond to the impact of the coronavirus have been established in Columbia County.

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Notice to Ghent Residents re Hand Sanitizer Distribution

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on Notice to Ghent Residents re Hand Sanitizer Distribution

The Town has a limited amount of LIQUID hand sanitizer to distribute for free to Ghent residents who have been unable to obtain it elsewhere. The hand sanitizer will be distributed on Wednesday, April 1st, from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm (or until we run out) in the parking lot of Ghent Town Hall.

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Be Prepared. Not Scared.

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on Be Prepared. Not Scared.

This is an unsettling time for our country and our community, as we are in a public health emergency due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Your elected leaders and public health officials are working around the clock to slow the spread of the virus and provide care to those who need it. It is important to remember that we need to be prepared, not scared. Heed the advice of public health experts who agree that the most effective way to “flatten the curve,” or slow the spread of the virus, is to practice social distancing.

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Coronavirus Update – March 19, 2020

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on Coronavirus Update – March 19, 2020

Ghent Town Hall is closed to the public. Please call 518.392.4644 during...

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Notice to All Litigants of Ghent Town Court

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Public Notices | Comments Off on Notice to All Litigants of Ghent Town Court

Due to the recent Coronavirus Pandemic, this court will not be in regular...

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