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The best way to deal with harassing telephone calls is to simply stay calm and hang up when they occur. The caller usually wants a reaction. Just hanging up will usually stop the calls. Also, don't talk about the calls other than to report the incident. There is a chance that the caller is an acquaintance and may be encouraged by your anxiety.
If the calls do not stop or if the calls are obscene or threatening you should act.
You should contact local law enforcement and your local telephone company to file a report with them, and upon request, they may block the caller. Be sure to maintain a log of the calls. Write down the following, immediately - you may forget, if you wait:
For more information, please contact:
Emergency Management Director
Phone: (518) 564-4950
Fax: (518) 564-7986