Dr. Richard L. Thurston
Wappinger Town Supervisor
Welcome to the Wappinger area! Located in New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley, just 70 miles north of New York City, sits the Town of Wappinger. Boasting a Hudson River shoreline, Wappinger is home to 28.5 square miles of quiet neighborhoods, five-star dining, premier shopping amenities, breathtaking natural sites, fascinating history, exceptional schools, and so much more!
We hope to promote our residents’ and business’ connections to and interests in the affairs of our Town. Your interest in what we are trying to accomplish is the bedrock on which ongoing changes and a better future of Wappinger can be achieved. This guide helps connect the dots for the projects and initiatives that are being worked on in Wappinger.
Bringing better quality water and sewer services to our residents and businesses, including inter-municipal cooperation and grant funding; initiating various Town Code and related reforms including ethics code, local laws for zoning, code enforcement; improving highway services, and emergency services. Improving communications with Town residents including the use of social media, Town Website, Recreation Department Website, etc. We are enhancing our programs for promoting social initiatives including opiate addiction, harassment, resident safety, woman’s intercultural association, etc.;
We will continue to address aging infrastructure, including authorizing the re-paving of approximately 7 miles of Town roads; building and grounds improvements such as the Brexel-Schlathaus Park, Highway Department Facility, Wappinger Town Hall, Carnwath Farms Historic Site & Park; replacing dilapidated signs and adding new gateway signs at the entrances to the Town; authorizing the purchase of new capital equipment for our Highway and Buildings and Grounds Departments, etc.;
Ignored for too long is the promotion of greater economic development that will, directly and indirectly, improve the quality of life throughout our town, and focus on inspiring a different attitude and new community pride. This will enable us better to brand our community in the eyes of outsiders and to be friendlier to those new opportunities in business, social and cultural events, as well as improving the morale of our Town personnel.
Whether it’s to live, work, or visit we are so excited that you have chosen Wappinger and we hope you enjoy your time in this Hudson River Valley Greenway Community.
Dr. Richard L Thurston, Esq.
Richard L. Thurston
Wappinger Town Supervisor
Secretary to the Supervisor: Sandra Vacchio
Wappinger Town Hall
20 Middlebush Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590