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The Villages: New Mayor at Nyack Village Hall

This week in the villages: A new political era starts in the Village of Nyack as mayor-elect Don Hammond is sworn in. For those looking to give back this holiday season, Upper Nyack and the Town of Clarkstown are organizing drives for various items. One southbound lane of River Road will be closed for most of the workday on Tuesday to facilitate abutment work. Drainage work will require lane closures on the New York State Thruway northbound/westbound at night on Monday and Tuesday.

Village of Nyack

Don Hammond will be sworn in as the next mayor at Village Hall on Thurs Dec 21 at 6:30p. Cocktails will follow the ceremony across the street at 8 Broadway (cash bar).

Village of Upper Nyack

The Village of Upper Nyack website has been completely redesigned and is much more user friendly. Take a look at
The village is also collecting items to be donated to the People to People Food Pantry and the Hi Tor Animal Care Center Monday through Friday, from 9a -12n, until Jan 5. For a wish list of items needed visit

Town of Orangetown

Preliminary results from the Orangetown Bicycle Study say 76% of residents say they are in favor of more bike lanes and rail trails and cars and cyclists should learn how to get along better.  Recommendations will be presentation to the public at a Feb 8 public meeting at Orangetown Town Hall. See the infographic and learn more at Street Beat: Orangetown Bike Study Project Update.

Town of Clarkstown

Clarkstown Cares Coat Drive
The Town is collecting coats for kids and adults with the help of three local dry cleaners. The cleaners will clean the coats free of charge, and then forward them to three distribution agencies (Martin Luther King Center, People to People, and Advocates for Change). The program runs through December 22.
Coats may be dropped off at the following dry-cleaners:

  • Touch of Class, 377 S Main St, New City, 639-9019
  • Cleanique Cleaners, 53 Bardonia Rd, Nanuet, 623-6680
  • Personal Touch Cleaners, 301A N Main St, Spring Valley, 425-3313

Anyone in need of a coat should contact any of the following organizations:

  • Martin Luther King Center, 110 Bethune Blvd, Spring Valley, 425-8910
  • Advocates for Change, 461-0523
  • People-to-People of Rockland, 121 West Nyack Rd, Nanuet, 623-4900

Tappan Zee Bridge News

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) will close one southbound lane on River Road in South Nyack/Grandview on Tues Dec 19 between 5a and 6p to pour concrete for the second span of the Mario M Cuomo Tappan Zee Bridge. TZC will provide flagging support to provide access in both directions. School buses will be given priority throughout the closure period.
Steel girder installation is expected to continue on the second span next week. TZC will utilize mobile cranes to raise and place the girder assemblies at the Rockland and Westchester approaches.

TZC is also scheduled to perform drainage work near the new bridge, requiring overnight lane closures on the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) northbound/westbound lanes on the night of Mon Dec 18 and southbound/eastbound lanes on the night of Tues Dec 19. Lane closure times and locations are listed in the chart below.

Lane Closures Near the Bridge

Mon, 12/18 7 p.m. – One right lane
8 p.m. – Two right lanes
6 a.m. – Three lanes open
7 a.m. – All lanes open
from exit 9 to exit 10
Tues, 12/19 6 p.m. – One right lane 7 p.m. – Two right lanes 5 a.m. – Three lanes open
6 a.m. – All lanes open
From exit 11 to exit 9

Here are the municipal events in Upper, South and the Village of Nyack for the week of 12/18.

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 12/19, 5p: Justice Court
  • Wed 12/20

7p: Nyack Art Collective
7p: Architectural Review Board

  • Thurs 12/21

9:30a: Justice Court
6:30p: Don Hammond Swearing In Ceremony

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

Wed 12/20, 7:30p: Planning Board

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

Tue 12/19, 8p: Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N 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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