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The Villages: Data Center, Marina Sludge, No Cigs

Rockland County Executive Ed Day with Tappan Zee HS students signing bill to prohibit cigarette sales at pharamacies

Orangetown considers a JP Morgan Chase proposal to build a data center at the former Rockland Psych Center. Nyack has a special meeting Wed about sludge in the marina. Clarkstown releases its first cut of a “ward system” for voting. And Rockland became the first county in New York State to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies. The bill was signed into law on Feb 3 by Rockland County Executive Ed Day at Tappan Zee High School. TZ HS students were instrumental in  lobbying for this initiative.

Clarkstown Releases Ward Boundaries

Clarkstown’s proposed ward boundaries are now online at Town.Clarkstown.NY.US. The next public hearing on where the ward boundaries will fall will be held on Feb 28 at 7:30p at Clarkstown Town Hall. Upper Nyack and other Clarkstown residents can also share their views by writing to

Orangetown To Sell Rockland Psych Center Land to Datacenter

The Orangetown Town board is discussing selling 60 acres of the former Rockland Psychiatric Center to JP Morgan Chase for the development of a datacenter site. There will be a public hearing on March 14 on the proposed zone change for the town-owned portion of the RPC site.

The JP Morgan Chase January 31 and February 7 presentations to the town board can be viewed on Orangetown’s YouTube Channel (Hint: the good stuff starts at 30 minutes into the Jan 31 video and at about three minutes into the Feb 7 presentation).
Here’s what’s on the municipal calendars in Nyack, South Nyack and Upper Nyack this week:

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 2/14, 5p: Justice Court
  • Special Meeting, Wed 2/15, 7:30p: Resolution of the Nyack Village Board approving the Revenue Anticipation Note (RAN) adjustment for work relating to the Sediment Removal Project at the Nyack Marina.
  • Wed 2/15, 7p: Nyack Art Collective
  • Thurs 2/16, 9:30a: Justice Court

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 2/13, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 2/14, 7:30p: Board of Trustees
  • Wed 2/15, 7:30p: Planning Board

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

  • Mon 2/13, 6p: Architectural Review Board
  • Wed 2/15, 7:30p: Planning Board
  • Thurs 2/16, 7p: Village Board Meeting

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N. Broadway.

Rockland Youth Bureau’s 2017 Summer Program

The Rockland County Youth Bureau is accepting applications for the 2017 Rockland Conservation & Service Corps (RCSC).  Conservation Corps members will perform a variety of outdoor, environmental community service projects throughout Rockland. Responsibilities include educating the public about ecological conservation and environmental health issues, conducting field research, building and maintaining nature trails, teaching environmental education, planting gardens, patrolling streams, facilitating clean ups and implementing recycling programs.
To be considered, students must be at least 18. Members are required to serve 350 hours between June 1 and August 11 at local sites including the Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources, the Clarkstown Planning Department, the Town of Ramapo, the Rockland County Drainage Agency, Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority and Cornell Cooperative Extension, among others.
Applications are accepted until positions are filed.  Candidates can request an application by phone at (845) 708-7307/7308 or can email

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