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The Villages: The Tax Man Cometh

This week in the villages: Today is the deadline for filing individual tax returns for 2018 or for requesting an extension. For procrastinators who need help preparing their tax forms, a representative from the AARP Free Tax Aide program will be available in the Nyack Library from 9:15a-2p. There are various summer employment opportunities, including internship positions right here at Nyack News and Views.

Village of Nyack

Summer Food Program Employment Opportunities

The Village of Nyack Summer Food Program is accepting applications for a Summer Food Program Site Supervisor and two Summer Food Program Helpers for the program at Waldron Terrace, Valley Cottage Elementary, and Nyack Center. The program will run Monday – Friday 7:30a-1:30p from July 1-August 30. Different sites have slightly different hours and dates. Visit the Village of Nyack Facebook page for job requirements and more information.

Spring 2019 Recreation Programs

Registration is still open for the Spring 2019 Recreation Programs, including Field Games with Max, Spring Conditioning with Nyack Kids Wrestling Club, Nyack “Little Ninjas” Kung Fu, Beginning Piano with Rivertown Music, Skateboarding, and Beginning Tennis. For registration forms, please visit or email

Village of South Nyack

Here is a construction update for the village:

  • Esposito Trail: The section of the Esposito Trail from Clinton Avenue to Elizabeth Place Park is expected to re-open beginning this weekend. Intermittent closures may occur for activities such as paving the side path or the installation of fencing, but the Thruway Authority is working with its contractor to limit those and maintain access as much as possible.
  • SUP Side Spur behind Village Hall: The side path retaining walls behind Village Hall are also progressing. The contractor will be wrapping up stone work on the lower portion of the retaining wall behind Village Hall by the end of the month. This means there will soon be some parking relief at Village Hall, which will free up spaces on South Broadway and side streets for a few weeks.
  • Roadway Work: Work continues at Hillside Avenue and Franklin Street Extension. The turning radius for buses and larger vehicles has improved exponentially with the widening of the shoulder. Drainage work near Hillside Avenue and Shadyside Avenue is underway. It is part of the construction of the new intersection at Route 9W that will provide access to the Thruway in both directions. The final roadway work in that area will continue for several months.

Village of Upper Nyack

Mike Hays’ weekly column Nyack People & Places this week featured Mayor Karen Tarapata. “Tarapata is excited about the future of the village as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2022,” Hays writes, detailing what Tarapata has done in her tenure and what she still plans on doing.

Town of Clarkstown

Lifeguards Wanted

The Town of Clarkstown is looking to hire lifeguards for the 2019 summer season. Applicants must be at least 16 years old and have current Lifeguarding and CPR/AED certifications. Pay rate: $12.00/hour, $14.00 with Water Safety Instruction. For more information and an application call 845-639-6200 or visit

Town of Orangetown

Orangetown Military Banner Program

Honor a veteran, active-duty, reserve, or National Guard member with a beautiful, patriotic military banner to be displayed on Orangeburg Road, in downtown Pearl River and Sparkill Depot Square from May through November 2019. The 18″ x 36″ full-color double-sided banner features a beautiful patriotic design with your family/business name printed as a proud sponsor. The sponsorship rate is $150.00 per banner. Visit for more information.

Request for Proposals for the Potential Town Hall Expansion

The Town of Orangetown is seeking proposals from qualified architectural firms for comprehensive architectural and engineering services, including structural, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, civil engineering, and other specialty services, such as IT and AV consulting. Interested firms are invited to view and respond to the Request for Proposal by the deadline of May 1, 2019 at 10:30a.

Rockland County

T.E.E.N. Works Program Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Summer Session

The Rockland County Youth Bureau is now accepting applications for the 2019 summer session of the T.E.E.N. Works (Teen Employment Education Network) program. T.E.E.N. Works is a workforce preparation and placement program that combines summer work experience with career and life skills training. Designed for youth between the ages of 15 and 20, the four-week program offers pre-employment training and a possible job placement upon successful completion. The mission of T.E.E.N. Works is to assist our teens and young adults in growing into successful, contributing members of our local workforce with strong goals for their future.
Applications for T.E.E.N. Works are currently available at, at the offices of the Rockland County Youth Bureau in Pomona, or can be requested by emailing The deadline for submitting an application is June 10, 2019. For more information about T.E.E.N. Works, visit or contact the Rockland County Youth Bureau at (845) 364-2929.

News from Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s Office

Congressional Internship Stipend

Financial barriers often prevent many college students from applying for a congressional internship position. This summer, Congresswoman Nita Lowey’s office will offer the opportunity for one college student, who might otherwise not be able to pursue a D.C. internship because of costs, to apply for an intern stipend of $1800/month. If you are a college student from New York’s 17th Congressional district and have finished your freshman year but have not yet graduated, apply by April 22, 2019 at Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to spend a summer in the nation’s capital learning the ins and outs of the House of Representatives and working on behalf of the Lower Hudson Valley.

2019 Congressional Art Competition

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in each congressional district. Each spring, students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their districts and at an annual awards ceremony in June in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.
All entries must be submitted to Congresswoman Lowey’s New City office by Monday, April 29, 2019. Students may submit their two-dimensional artwork and release form by mail or in person on weekdays between the hours of 9a and 6p The competition is open to high school students who live in the 17th Congressional District only. The judged competition will take place Monday, May 6. In addition to having their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol, the first-place winner will also be invited to attend a reception in Washington, DC, and to meet with Congresswoman Lowey and other nationwide winners. More information and guidelines about the competition may be found at

Here are the municipal events in Upper, South, and the Village of Nyack and the Nyack Public Schools meetings for the week of 4/15.

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 4/16

5p: Justice Court
6:30p: Tree Committee Meeting (Nyack Library)

  • Wed 4/17

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

  • Thurs 4/18

9:30a: Justice Court
7p: Pavion Apartments Information Meeting

  • Sat 4/20, 10a: Mayor’s Update Meeting

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Fri 4/19, Village Hall CLOSED
  • Sat 4/20, 9a-12p: Electronic Waste Collection ( DPW Garage, 65 Brookside Ave)

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

  • Tue 4/16, 8p: Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Wed 4/17, 7:30p: Planning Board Meeting

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

Nyack Public Schools

Tue 4/16, 7:30p: Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education Meeting will be held at the Central Administration Building, 13A Dickinson Ave, Nyack.

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