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The Villages: Safe Routes to School

This week in the villages: Nyack will make walking and biking to school safer for the children attending  Nyack Middle School by upgrading sidewalks and installing pedestrian flashers thanks to a $4.3 million grant from the NYS Dept of Transportation. This week, paving of sections of the Shared Use Path’s side path will begin, along with water main flushing in the Nyacks. And volunteers are needed to plant lilac bushes in River Hook Park in Upper Nyack. 

Village of Nyack

Message from Nyack Mayor Don Hammond

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has awarded the Village of Nyack $4.3 million for funding the “Safe Routes to School Project” for Nyack Middle School under the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) – Congestions Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ). The funding from this grant will allow the village to create a multi-use ADA-compliant sidewalk system for pedestrians and cyclists on the roads in the southwest section of the village leading to the Nyack Middle School. The village plans to install new sidewalks at sections where none currently exist and replace deteriorated sidewalks and install curb cuts at all intersections for handicapped accessibility. The project will also include pedestrian flashers in the immediate vicinity of the Nyack Middle School, which is vital for our children’s safety and all the residents of this densely populated neighborhood. Additionally, the project will make walking and biking to school safer for the children attending  Nyack Middle School who have no bus service.

This “Safe Routes to School” project will also enhance the walking and cycling experience through the addition of green infrastructure with new trees protected with bicycle safe grates and permeable sidewalks to allow drainage to replenish the ground moisture instead of emptying into storm drains. This will improve the stormwater management in the neighborhoods. The improvements from this award also further the implementation of the village’s Master Plan for Bicycling and Pedestrian Safety. The Village of Nyack was selected through a competitive process and is pleased to accept this grant award. — Nyack Mayor Don Hammond

Water Main Flushing

The Village of Nyack Water Department will flush water mains throughout the entire water distribution system, beginning at 9p as follows:

  • West Nyack and Central Nyack – Monday, May 6, Tuesday, May 7, and Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
  • Nyack College Area of South Nyack – Thursday, May 9, 2019.
  • Nyack and Remainder of South Nyack – Monday, May 13, Tuesday, May 14, Wednesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Flushing will take place between the hours of 9p and 6a. As a result of the flushing, your water may be temporarily discolored and you might experience a temporary reduction in water pressure. If you have any questions, please call (845) 358-0641 or (845) 358-3734, or email

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.

Village of Upper Nyack

May 2019 Green Committee Newsletter

The May 2019 Upper Nyack Green Committee Newsletter shares some of the highlights of last Saturday’s Arbor Day celebration.  The newsletter also has information about tree species, noise reduction, leaf blowers, community choice aggregation, and more. To get more earth friendly news, sign up to receive Nyack News and Views’ Earth Matters newsletter delivered to your mailbox every Thursday.

Volunteers Needed

The village was given 16 lilac bushes for the Hester Haring Cason Preserve now christened River Hook Park. Mayor Tarapata is looking for volunteers Saturday, May 11 at 11a to help plant them on the property. Meet at the Broadway entrance.

Town of Clarkstown

How to Help Victims of the Mountainview Condos Fire

On April 14, there was a devastating fire affecting 16 families at the Mountainview Condos in Valley Cottage. The Rockland County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (RCVOAD) is helping the displaced residents of Mountainview with food, clothing, and counseling, and they have set up and opened the Rockland County Disaster Relief Fund to collect money for the victims of the fire. One hundred percent of the funds collected will go directly to the victims of the fire. To donate, visit United Way’s website ( and click on “donate” or call the organization at (845) 358-8929.

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/hour, $14 with Water Safety Instruction. For more information, and for an application, call (845) 639-6200, or visit

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 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.

Mario Cuomo Bridge News

Paving of Side Path in South Nyack Scheduled for Next Week

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to continue work near the bridge landings in Rockland and Westchester counties, including the construction of the shared bicycle and pedestrian path, the Thruway Authority maintenance facility, and State Police building.
At the Rockland Landing, the section of Esposito Trail from Clinton Avenue and South Franklin Street to South Nyack Village Hall is scheduled to close Monday, May 6, and Tuesday, May 7, for the paving of the side path, weather permitting. The side path is adjacent to the Esposito Trail, which will remain unpaved. Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured to South Broadway and through Elizabeth Place Park.
Additionally, crews will continue to construct new curb and sidewalk from Lowland Drive approximately 500 feet north of South Franklin St. Extension.

Here are the municipal events in South Nyack and the Village of Nyack and the Nyack Public Schools meetings for the week of 5/6. There are no meetings scheduled in Upper Nyack this week. 

Village of Nyack

  • Mon 5/6, 7p: Planning Board Meeting
  • Tue 5/7

9a: Mayor Hammond’s Monthly Meeting
5p: Justice Court

  • Thurs 5/9

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 5/6, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 5/7, 7:30p: Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Wed 5/8, 7:30p: Planning Board Meeting

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Nyack Public Schools

Tue 5/7, 7:30p: Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education Meeting will be held at Nyack High School, 360 Christian Herald Road, Upper Nyack.

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