On this date 147 years ago, in 1875, the New York State legislature officially created the “Town of Wappinger”. Residents of what was then the northern portion of the Town of Fishkill petitioned the State to create its own separate Town. Wappinger, the youngest and yet second largest Town in Dutchess County has seen much growth, heroism, and success over the course of our history.
On behalf of Supervisor Richard L. Thurston, Deputy Supervisor William H. Beale, Councilwoman Angela Bettina, Councilman Christopher Phillips, Councilman Al Casella, Town Clerk Joseph P. Paoloni, Superintendent of Highways Michael J. Sheehan, Town Historian Joseph D. Cavaccini, and all the officials and employees of the Town; Happy 147th Birthday Wappinger!!