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The Villages: Overnight Parking, Scholarships, An Election

This week in the villages: As of February 20, overnight parking restrictions have been lifted on certain nights on North Franklin Street. The application deadlines are approaching for a few scholarship opportunities for high school seniors. Nominations have been announced for the Village of Upper Nyack elections on March 19.

Village of Nyack

Message from Nyack Mayor Don Hammond

Nyack has some new parking regulations for the new year. The Village Board approved overnight parking in areas which previously restricted parking between the hours of 3a and 6a. New signage has been installed on the street with details. As of February 20th, 2019, overnight parking is allowed on North Franklin Street as follows:

  • North Franklin Street, from High Avenue to Sickles Avenue on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday nights;
  • North Franklin Street, from Sickles Avenue to 5th Avenue, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday nights;
  • North Franklin Street, from 5th Avenue to 6th Avenue, on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday nights.

— Nyack Mayor Don Hammond

RFP to Design and Build South Franklin Bicycle/Pedestrian Path

The Village of Nyack has been awarded a grant from the New NY Bridge Project’s Community Benefits Program to design and build a bicycle and pedestrian shared use path adjacent to the Nyack Community Garden, along the west side of South Franklin Street between Hudson and Depew Avenues. The section of the bicycle/pedestrian path is part of the Shared Use Path connecting the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to downtown Nyack. The Request For Proposal invites companies with experience in pedestrian and bicycle transportation planning and construction to submit proposals to design and build the bicycle/pedestrian path with a completion date of August 1, 2019.

Village of Upper Nyack

Village Elections

The Upper Nyack Village Elections will be held at Village Hall on Tue, March 19, 2019 from 12-9p. There will be no separate registration day. You must register with the Rockland County Board of Elections by March 8, 2019.

The following person(s) were nominated for the Office of MAYOR;
ONE (1) to be elected for a term of two years:
Bell Tower Party:
Karen Tarapata, 127 Castle Heights Ave., Upper Nyack, NY 10960

The following persons were nominated for the Office of TRUSTEE;
TWO (2) to be elected for a term of two years:
TRUSTEE:
Bell Tower Party:
R. Michael Esmay, 17 Van Houten St., Upper Nyack, NY 10960
Laurie Dodge 349 North Broadway, Upper Nyack, NY 10960

Town of Orangetown

Operator for Batting Cages at Veterans Memorial Park Wanted

The Town of Orangetown is seeking an operator for its outdoor batting cages at Veterans Memorial Park in Orangeburg. Having been unused for several years, these batting cages require updates in order to be operated, but for many years prior saw substantial usage from local baseball and softball players. The Parks and Recreation department is seeking an operator who will not be charged any rent for the space, so long as they fix it and operate it as required. The town is aiming to have it up and running for the upcoming season. Potential operators are invited to view and respond to the Request for Proposal with a deadline of March 7, 2019 at 10:30a. If you have any questions, email supervisor@orangetown.com or call 845-359-5100 x 2293.

Town of Clarkstown

Memorial Day Essay Contest and Scholarship

One $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who wins the essay contest with the topic: What does Memorial Day mean to you? (1000 words or less). The application deadline is March 29, 2019.

Rockland County

ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship

The application for the 2019 ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship program is now available to graduating female students in Rockland County. The ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship recognizes Rockland County high school female seniors who, through their actions or beliefs, embrace the principals of ML by Maria Luisa: civic and community involvement, commitment to social justice, social equality, and environment/eco-friendly lifestyles.
Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded: one to a promising woman who is a senior attending a private or public Rockland County high school (must be a Rockland County resident), and one to a promising woman who is a senior attending Nyack High School. The scholarship will assist with costs in attending a college of the students’ choice. The application deadline is March 16, 2019.

SUEZ Scholarship

SUEZ and the National Association of Water Companies will award five $3,000 scholarships to Rockland and Westchester students who are pursuing careers in science, engineering, or anything related to the environment. The winners will be recognized at a dinner at West Point. Completed applications must be submitted by March 31, 2019.

Mario Cuomo Bridge News

Lane Closures Scheduled

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to continue roadway improvements near the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge next week. The work requires single-lane closures on the Rockland-bound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287).

Lane Closures Near the Bridge

DATE: CLOSURES BEGIN: CLOSURES END: LOCATION:
Mon. 2/25 6a  – One left lane 3p Northbound
from exit 8 to exit 10
Tue. 2/26 6a – One left lane 3p Northbound
from exit 8 to exit 10
Wed. 2/27 6a – One left lane 3p Northbound
from exit 8 to exit 10
Thur. 2/28 6a – One left lane 3p Northbound
from exit 8 to exit 10
Fri. 3/1 6a – One left lane 1p Northbound
from exit 8 to exit 10

Bicycle/Pedestrian Path

At the Rockland Landing, a new traffic pattern is in place for motorists exiting the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) at exit 10 (South Nyack). Local traffic to the Nyacks now use a new ramp connecting to Hillside Avenue/Route 9W northbound.
Additionally, a section of the Esposito Trail from Clinton Avenue and South Franklin Street to South Nyack Village Hall remains closed for the construction of the side path. Pedestrians and cyclists are being detoured to South Broadway and through Elizabeth Place Park. Crews will continue construction of a retaining wall along Hillside Avenue, necessitating temporary lane closures. Flag persons will keep traffic moving by alternating the directional flow between east and west. Crews also are constructing a highway noise barrier at Elizabeth Place Park.


Here are the municipal events in South Nyack and the Village of Nyack for the week of 2/25. There are no meetings scheduled in Upper Nyack this week.

Village of Nyack

  • Mon 2/25, 7p: Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Tue 2/26

5p: Justice Court
6:30p: Nyack Housing Authority (Depew Manor)

  • Wed 2/27

7p: Nyack NAACP Meeting (Nyack Center)
7p: Parks Commission Meeting

  • Thurs 2/28

9:30a: Justice Court
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

Tue 2/26, 7:30p: Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.


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