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The Villages: Farewell, Mayor Jen Laird White

This week in the villages: Two public events this week to say goodbye to two public servants: Nyack Mayor Jen Laird White and Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart. Nyack chooses a consultant to conduct a Bike/Walk study for the river villages and school district. Destruction of the 1955 Tappan Zee Bridge continues while construction of the 2017 Mario M. Cuomo Bridge resumes.

Village of Nyack

NFBD, bike, bicycle, Memorial ParkFitzgerald & Halliday Inc (FHI), a firm with transportation, community design, environmental and stakeholder outreach skills, has been selected to design a Greater Nyack Bike/Walk Master Plan (GNBWMP) that covers the three river villages and the Nyack School District.
“We have a reputation as a walkable village. We are also a popular cycling destination,” said Nyack Mayor Jen Laird White. “Through a generous grant from the New NY Bridge Community Fund, we will be able to harness the expertise of Fitzgerald & Halliday to design a transportation network that makes it easier to get around the villages without a car.” Anyone who wants to join the mailing list to be “in the loop” about this project should email with the subject line GNBWMP Committee.
Speaking of the mayor, the public is invited to a reception for Jen Laird White as she retires from eight years in public office serving as trustee (two years) and mayor (three terms). It’s Sat Dec 9 from 4-7p at the Rockland Fencers Club, 40 Lydecker Street.

Town of Orangetown

Everyone is invited to a celebration of Andy Stewart’s six years as Town Supervisor on Wed Dec 6 from 12-6p in Court Room 1 of the Town Hall. Stop in for a few minutes or mingle for a while. Please RSVP to Kim in the Supervisor’s office at 845-359-5100 x2261 or at

Tappan Zee Bridge News

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to resume girder assembly installation on the new bridge’s second span next week. TZC will utilize mobile cranes to raise and place the girder assemblies at the Rockland approach.
The assemblies are large sections of structural steel, composed of girders measuring up to 12 feet tall. The installation follows the dismantling and removal of the old bridge’s roadway near the Rockland and Westchester shorelines.
On Wed 12/6, NYS Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) hosts a Consumer Protection Forum on Cashless Tolls at the Nanuet Public Library at 12n. Representatives from the Thruway Authority, EZ Pass, The Port Authority, the MTA and other related organizations to discuss fair and efficient toll collection practices. The public is invited and will be able to speak and ask questions.  The Nanuet Public Library is located at 149 Church St in Nanuet.

Here are the municipal events in South Nyack and the Village of Nyack for the week of 12/4. There are no scheduled meetings in Upper Nyack this week.

Village of Nyack

  • Mon 12/4, 7p: Planning Board Meeting
  • Tue 12/5

9a: ‘Downtown’ Meeting
5p: Justice Court

  • Thur 12/7, 9:30a: Justice Court

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 12/4, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 12/5, 7:30p: Zoning Board of Appeals

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.

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