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Town of Clay HIstorian News

Town Historian Dorothy Heller

The week of July 9, 2012, seven girls and seven boys  from around town made some wonderful memories,  Under the direction of Cindy Redhead, chairman of this year’s History Camp, and nine volunteers and helpers, they were kept  very busy for five days learning about the Civil War as it related to Clay.

The first day they learned...

On June 23, The Pine Plains Cemetery in Clay celebrated its 200th anniversary with a ceremony attended by over 60 people of all ages. Richard Williams, president of the Cemetery Association, hosted the ceremony with the Rev. Richard Yost rededicating the cemetery. The importance of the cemetery was acknowledged by County Legislator Casey Jordan, and representatives from the offices of State...

Cub Scout 620 with the help of boy scouts and leaders cleaned the Clay Historic Park for the fourth year in a row. They raked leaves pulled weeds, picked up dead branches and cleaned flower beds. This was in conjunction this year with the Parks and Trails of New York State’s first “I Love My Park Day.” 620 adopted the park four years ago and clean every year. They packed many large...

HISTORY OF CLAY POLITICAL PARTIES

The earliest recorded mention of political parties since the founding of Clay was from a New York State Legislature report on its naming. The citizens of Clay in 1827 petitioned the State Legislature to create a town from the western portion of Cicero to be called “Bolivar,” probably after the famous South American revolutionary general, Simon Bolivar...

On April 29, 2017 the Town of Clay honored former Town Highway Superintendent and longtime Councilor Bill Weaver by dedicating the highway department garage in his honor. Read the full article below.

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