While our wild beauty is timeless, we also have the modern world available.

The community recently completed the Keene Town-Wide Broadband Access Project.

Many businesses are proud to service the area.



Town Court

The Town Court handles ticket summons, small claims, misdemeanors or lower cases.

Beginning March 5, 2018, Town Court will commence on Monday evenings at 5:00 PM (except for Legal Holidays).

Phone 576-4556

Fax 576-9020

If you receive a ticket and do not wish to appear in person, you may respond by mail by signing the ticket (guilty/not guilty) & mailing it to the following address:

Town Court

PO Box 89

Keene, NY 12942

The Court will respond to you with instructions. Fines can then be paid by certified check or money order

You must come into court if you are paying in cash. If a Judge is not there, leave a message and they will return the call ASAP



Town Clerk

Ellen Estes, 518-576-4444

email -

Visit the Town Clerk's Office, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM,  to:

  • to purchase a sporting license
  • to obtain a marriage license or get a certified copy of a past marriage record
  • to register your dog
  • to obtain certified birth or death certificates for births and deaths that have occured in the Town of Keene
  • to purchase transfer station punch cards
  • to purchase a cemetery lot or find location of cemetery lots in Norton Cemetery




Health Officer

Robert Andrews 518-576-9011


Animal Control Officer
Yvette Tillema 518-576-4251



Keene Valley Congregational Church UCC has an active congregation with an ongoing calendar of events and many current programs.

St Brendan's Catholic Church, Church Street in Keene, is a continuing parish which shares a priest with St. Agnes in Lake Placid.

All Souls Episcopal Chapel, St Huberts, holds summer Sunday services.


Internet and TV Services

The area can get cable/modem service which reaches 95% of town residents. There are seasonal packages, and access to five WIFI hotspots around town.

Keene Valley Video & Internet, 518-576-4510

The Keene Public Library, and the Keene Valley Library, offer computer terminals and wifi for public use.



HughesNet Internet Services


NYSEG 800-572-1111


Verizon 800-256-4646

Verizon Wireless

Vonage 877-386-2192


HomEnergy Services 518-891-1616

Hyde Fuel 518-891-3151

Pyrofax Energy 518-585-2658

Residential Solar



We have many options available.

Our local medical center is open weekdays 9-5.

Mountain Health Center, Keene, 518-576-9771

Weekends, there is an urgent care center open from 10am-6pm.  Walk-in patients are welcome!

Mountain Medical Urgent Care, Saranac Lake, 518-897-1000

There is a 24/7 emergency room 15 minutes away along NY Route 9N.

Elizabethtown Hospital, Elizabethtown, 518-873-6377


For information regarding senior living resources for the elderly, check out the following website:

Banking & Financial

Big or small, we can meet your finance needs.

Full Service Banking

Champlain National Bank, Keene, 518-576-9515

Financial Services

Ameriprise Financial, Keene, 518-576-9759

ATM locations

Stewart's Shop, Route 73, Keene

Post Offices

Both are easily found along Route 73.

Keene Valley, village Post Office

Keene, 518-576-9966 - Full service



The Keene/Keene Valley school is a K-12 public school known for high achievement, small class sizes, and committed community support.

Keene Central School, 518-576-4555

There is a pre-school program that run 5 days a week at the Keene Community Center

Little Peaks, 576-2041 or 946-2662

Home & Garden

Community Gardens

The Keene Community Garden is located on the south end of Marcy Field, across from the swimming hole. The Town provides the space and the water. The people using the space organize together to get the common work done. Each person gets a plot and you can grow your own with cooperative help to do things like watering when you are away for a few days. Dues are $10 dollars per plot. This is a great alternative for new garderers since there a people around to answer questions, and it is perfect for people who don't have a nice sunny garden spot at their home in the forest. If you would like a plot or have any questions,

For information about joining, email Jim Herman, (

The Keene Central School has a garden, maintained by students, for use in the school cafeteria. When school is out in the summer, the garden still needs care, and families can "adopt" the garden for a week of watering and weeding, in exchange for the produce that ripens that week.

For information about joining, email Julie Holbrook, (

Animal Shelters

The area has two no-kill shelters with many volunteers and local support.
Tri-Lakes Humane Society, Saranac Lake, 518-891-0017

North Country SPCA, Westport, 518-962-8604


Keene Public Library

10982 NYS Route 9N, Keene


Fax:  (518) 576-2200

1796 Route 73, Keene Valley
Check hours on the monthly Town Calendar.