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Welcome to Cairo!
Established in 1803...We are Cairo and we Care...
From our breath-taking views, extraordinary our cultural and economic expansion with the New Town Library, Hannaford Supermarket, Town Park...come visit's not just a visit, it's an experience!

As the Crossroads of the Catskills, Cairo is a rural community in Greene County, located about 35 miles South of Albany and ten miles West of the Hudson River.  Formed as Canton on March 26, 1803 from parts of Coxsackie, Catskill, and Freehold, then re-named Cairo on April 6, 1808.

Visit, explore, and live in Cairo amidst the Great Northern Catskills of New York in Greene County!

"I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright." Henry David Thoreau

What's Coming Up for Cairo...A Small Town with a BIG HEART!
On September 14th, Monday at 6:30pm, the Town Board will have its monthly General/Regular meeting in the Town Hall. On September 10th, Thursday at 9am, the Town Board will meet for a budget session, labor negotiations, & any other business in Town Hall.

Congratulations to Supervisor Banta...
On August 17, 2015, Supervisor Banta was appointed to the New York State Fire Prevention & Building Code Council to be the Town representative for the Council in the State of New York.

Music Under The Stars...
Thank you to the Cairo Chamber of Commerce, The National Bank of Coxsackie, & the Town of Cairo for "Music Under The Stars"-the Summer Concert Series 2015. Play on...!

The Cairo Market Days...At Town Hall...
Biggest Little Flea Market in Town every Wednesday from July 1st to the end of September from 9am to 2pm on the Town Hall front lawn. Free Parking & Free Admission. Contact the Cairo Chamber of Commerce for more info @ 518-622-3939 or @

Our Accomplishments & Goals for the Town of Cairo 2012 - 2016...Click Here...
"Restoring Cairo One Street, One Repair, & One Policy at a Time"
We are improving infrastructure
We are improving Town standards, policies, & laws
We are improving Code Enforcement
We are governing transparently, efficiently, & responsibly
We are fiscally responsible
We are advancing our strategies & goals
We are supporting our local organizations: Cairo Historical Society, Cairo Chamber of Commerce, Greene County Chamber of Commerce, Cairo Durham Little League, American Legion, Boy Scouts Troop 43, Greene County Department of the Aging, Greene County Pop Warner, The Rip Van Winkle Soccer Club/Northern Catskill Youth Association, Columbia Greene Community College, Cairo-Durham Scool District

ZONING for the Town of Cairo...
For zoning information & downloads go to:

Our Hometown Heroes...
Proudly, the Cairo Historical Society will continue their "Town of Cairo Hometown Heroes Banners Program" this May. It's a living tribute to the servicemen and women from the Town of Cairo who served our country from the Revolutionary War to the present day. Each banner will honor a specific Town of Cairo former or present serviceman or woman and will include their picture, branch of service, & military conflict in which they served. The banners will be displayed from May to September. The banners will be hung on lampposts that line Main St. & Mountain Ave, as well as other streets. God Bless our servicemen & women and their families!
Click here for an application for 2015: Cairo Historical Society website
Click here for a 2015 Trail Guide for Our Hometown Heroes: 2015 Hometown Heroes Trail Guide

Thank you Volunteers of the Year for 2014!
It's been a great privilege & pleasure to witness the extraordinary amount of volunteerism in the Town of Cairo.  Our sincerest appreciation to the many volunteers who donate time and money to improve & enhance our quality of life in Cairo. We have acknowledged John & Gail Kargoe as Volunteers of the Year for 2014. John & Gail have selflessly and tirelessly volunteered as members and officers of the Cairo Historical Society and the Cairo Chamber of Commerce.  They have participated in many endeavors for those respective organizations and the Town, they have generously donated their time and money to support various events and endeavors, and have offered their time for other events and tasks in Town as well. Thank you for your outstanding and exceptional volunteer service and commitment to the Town of Cairo. Congratulations!

Employees of the Month for January - April 2015...
Congratulations to Brian Feml-Animal Control Officer as the Town of Cairo's Employee of the Month for January 2015!
Congratulations to Tara Rumph & staff-Town Clerk's office as the Town of Cairo's Employee of the Month for February 2015!
Congratulations to Mike Lamanec-Water & Sewer Administrator as the Town of Cairo's Employee of the Month for March 2015!
Congratulations to Rich Hilgendorff-Building Department Inspector as the Town of Cairo's Employee of the Month for April 2015!

We are a Climate Smart Community...
The Town of Cairo has made the Pledge to be a Climate Smart Community and engage the Climate Smart Strategy for alternative, green energy sources. For more information on Climate Smart Communities go to their website: CDRPC

Need Help, Answers, or Resources...?
The United Way of Columbia & Greene Counties provides resources and agencies through United Way 2-1-1 Northeast Region.  Just dial 211 on your phone and you will be connected or go to: 211NENY for more information and to get connected.

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