On Friday May 17, and Saturday May 18, from 9 to 2 pm, the Highway Department
will be accepting bulk items, white goods, scrap metal, sofas, chairs, carpets, windows,
wastes from illegal dump site cleanups and similar items from the Town of Colesville Residence only.
Please note that there is a charge of $2.00 per tire collected.
Memorial Day Ceremonies and Services
Sponsored by, the Harpursville American Legion Post #1596.
Monday, May 27th begins at the Post Home at 6 am;
At 7 am; A Flag lowering ceremony will take place at our Sergeant Lester R. Stone Jr. War Memorial, then continue to the center of Town for a Flag lowering ceremony and then on to the cemeteries where services will be held.
A parade in West Colesville begins at 9 A.M., at the West Colesville Fire station.
A parade in Harpursville will form at 10:30 A.M., to start promptly at 11:00 from the Harpursville School Campus.The parade will continue to The American Legion where Post Everlasting and Memorial Day ceremonies to be conducted for our departed comrades at The Sergeant Lester R. Stone Jr., War Memorial.
The reason the major Memorial Day Services will be held at our War Memorial is because of the growing traffic hazards in the center of town.By having the main services at The American Legion Post will insure safety for everyone.
Stay and enjoy our chicken barbecue sponsored by The American Legion Post
Ofiices for the Town of Colesville are located in the Town Hall at 780 Welton Street, Harpursville, NY. The Town Garage is located across the street from the Town Hall.
The Town of Colesville lies in the northeast part of Broome County and is bounded on the north by Chenango County, on the east by the Town of Sanford, on the south by the Town of Windsor, and on the west by the Towns of Kirkwood and Fenton. The town was formed on April 3, 1821, from the Town of Windsor. Harpursville is the largest hamlet in the town although it is not incorporated.
Colesville derives its name from pioneer Nathaniel Cole, a revolutionary soldier. He settled here in 1795, on a hill south of Harpursville, known as Coles Hill. He built a tavern there which was in operation as early as 1800. It was the first tavern between Albany and Binghamton.
Broome County's Nathaniel Cole Park was opened in the town in 1974 and is located about two miles from the site of its namesake's tavern.