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The Villages: Patriot Day 2017

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This Week In The Villages: It’s a somber day across New York State.  Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. There will be remembrances of those who were lost and celebrations of those who acted heroically across Rockland County today. Here’s a list of Rockland Patriot Day events:

  • Nyack – 7p: Hometown Heroes Celebration – Veterans Memorial Park, 15 Cedar St, Nyack.
  • Clarkstown – 5p: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony – Town Hall, 10 Maple Ave, New City.
  • Orangetown – 6p: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony – Town Hall, 25 W Orangeburg Rd, Orangeburg.
  • Stony Point – 7p: 9/11 Memorial Service – Town Hall, 74 E Main St, Stony Point.
  • Suffern – 8a: 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony – Rockland Community College, 9/11 Memorial Garden, 145 College Rd, Suffern.
    – 7p: 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony – Donna Hallet Park, Lonergan Drive, Suffern.

And, Tuesday, September 12 is Primary Election Day. Polls are open from 6a to 9p. There are four candidates for two Nyack Village Board Trustee seats. Read their closing arguments on Nyack News And Views. Need to know where you go to vote? Visit the Rockland County Board of Elections.

Village of Nyack

Blood Drive
There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Nyack Library on Wednesday, September 13 from 11:30a to 4:30p. Please make an appointment at
Great Nyack Get-Together
The Great Nyack Get-Together is a free event that will take place in Memorial Park and on the Hudson River on Saturday, September 16 from 12n to 6p to celebrate the greater Nyack community and share info about the range of services provided by over 40 non-profits and volunteer groups. There will be two stages of live music, a Human Foosball Game, an iron pour and local authors and artists. Also: ride the BIG Ferris Wheel Overlooking the Hudson River. Ferris Wheel rides start Friday night; visit the vendors and events on Sat at 12n.
Midland Avenue Project
Alternate side of the street parking is suspended during construction on Midland Avenue between High Avenue and Haven Court. Please contact the Village of Nyack at 845-358-3552 with any questions.
Gas Main Replacement
Orange & Rockland Utilities is replacing the gas main on Piermont Avenue and Spear Street, from Main Street to Cedar Hill Avenue. In addition to the gas main, all individual gas service lines to all the homes and buildings on these streets will be replaced. The paving and sidewalk rebuilding is slated to be completed in the Spring of 2018. Orange & Rockland was delayed months in the start of their work. Time is needed to allow for any settling of the road surface prior to milling and paving the road. It is the intention of the Village of Nyack to rebuild Piermont Avenue, including village-owned sidewalks, once this work is complete–from Cedar Hill Avenue to Main Street.
Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP)
The Village of Nyack has draft copies of the LWRP available for public review. They are available at the Village Clerk’s Office (9 North Broadway) and at the Nyack Library Adult Reference Desk (59 South Broadway). The Public Hearing for the Draft LWRP will be held on Thursday, September 28 at 7:30p at Village Hall (9 North Broadway). The Draft LWRP is also available on the village website (

Town of Clarkstown

Community Tag Sale
The Town of Clarkstown is holding a Community Tag Sale on Saturday, September 16 from 9a to 2p at Germonds Park (185 Germonds Road, West Nyack). If you have considered having a yard sale, this is a great place to sell your items. Sellers may arrive at 8a and must supply their own table. The fee is $30 for sellers. It is free for all to attend and shop. In addition to the tag sale, there will be a concert from 11a to 12:30p and a mini golf challenge from 11:30a to 1:30p. A $4 per person fee applies to the mini golf challenge. Call Recreation and Parks for more information (845-639-6200).
Help the Victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Monetary Donations can be sent to the United Way of Rockland County (35 Main Street, 2nd floor, Nyack, NY 10960). Write #HurricaneHarvey on the check.
Also, Hi Tor Animal Care Center is accepting pets from the flood zone and needs foster families to help those animals. In addition to cash, here are some of the things Hi Tor needs: blankets, towel, sheets, fans, bowls, leashes, pet beds, toys, cotton balls, rubber gloves, paper towels, bleach, garbage bags, rubbing alcohol, anti-bacterial soap, newspapers, dish soap, laundry detergent, sponges, brooms, mop heads, shovels, pooper scoopers, and cleaning supplies.
A local West Nyack resident is driving a truck of donated supplies down to help the victims of Hurricane Irma. Donations of personal hygiene, feminine hygiene, baby formula, stuffed animals, books, crayons, and coloring books for children can be made by calling the Supervisor’s office (845-639-2050). The truck is leaving for Florida on Tuesday, September 12.

Tappan Zee Bridge News

The next to last section of structural steel was installed on the eastbound bridge’s main span last week. A pair of stay cables will connect the steel section to the bridge’s 419-foot towers.
Landings Preparations
Tappan Zee Constructors will work near the Rockland and Westchester landings this week in preparation for the shift in Westchester-bound traffic to the new bridge, scheduled to occur this fall.
Upcoming landing operations include installation of barriers, foundational slabs for the barriers, drainage, temporary asphalt preparation in Rockland, and completion of concrete pavement in Westchester.

Here are the municipal events in Upper, South and the Village of Nyack and the Nyack Public Schools meetings for the week of 9/11.

Village of Nyack

  • Mon 9/11 – Patriot Day

7p: Planning Board Meeting
7p: Hometown Heroes Celebration

  • Tue 9/12, 5p: Justice Court
  • Thurs 9/14

9:30a: Justice Court
4:30p: Board of Water Commissioners
6:30p: Village Board Pre-meeting Workshop
7:30p: Village Board Meeting

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 9/11, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 9/12, 7:30p: Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
  • Thurs 9/14, 7:30a: Comprehensive Planning Board

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

  • Mon 9/11, 6p: Architectural Review Board
  • Thurs 9/14, 7p: Village Board Workshop

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

Nyack Public Schools

Tue 9/12, 7:30p: School Board Meeting

The Nyack School Board Meeting will be held in the Central Administration Building.

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