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The Villages: NY Eliminates Non-Medical Vaccination Exemptions

This week in the villages: Last week the NY State legislature passed and Governor Cuomo quickly signed into law a bill which removes non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. Upper Nyack invites everyone to celebrate the Summer Solstice with a garden themed concert on Friday.

Village of South Nyack

Save the Date – Public Hearing on Village Code – Tue, June 25

There will be a public hearing on the updated Village Code on Tue, June 25 at 7:30p. A draft of the updated Village Code is available to view on

Village of Upper Nyack

Summer Solstice Concert – Fri, June 21

Flutist Stefani Starin and pianist Heidi Upton will perform compositions with a garden theme by Faure, Couperin, Messiaen, Paquito D’Rivera, Bach, and more. This event was originally scheduled to be performed at River Hook, the Hester Haring Cason Preserve, but due to the ongoing remediation of the property, it has been moved to the Old Stone Meeting House, 347 N Broadway at 7:00p. Events will be held at River Hook as soon as it is safe to do so.

June 2019 Green Committee Newsletter

The June 2019 Upper Nyack Green Committee Newsletter has some food for thought regarding the sounds and smells of gas mowing and blowing around the village. For more eco-friendly tips sign up to receive Nyack News and Views’ Earth Matters newsletter.

New York State

New York Eliminates Religious Exemption for Vaccinations

Last week, the NY State legislature passed and Governor Cuomo quickly signed into law a bill which removes non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children.
“This is a great step forward in protecting the public health here in New York. This law should lead to a substantial increase in vaccination rates and to improved protection of our most vulnerable residents–infants, the immunocompromised, and those who have legitimate medical issues. With Rockland being an epicenter of the current measles outbreak, we greatly appreciate that our advocacy and local efforts were heard and acknowledged. I thank the sponsors of this bill, our local State Representatives who worked to see it passed, and Governor Cuomo for understanding its importance and signing it so quickly,” said Rockland County Executive Ed Day.
“For the past eight months, I have led the Rockland measles outbreak response and witnessed the effects on our community, including multiple hospitalizations, including ICU admissions and even a premature birth caused by this disease. Ending non-medical exemptions to vaccination will lead to significantly improved health outcomes for our residents and for everyone across New York State. This bill will make a world of difference for those who need it the most,” said Rockland Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert.

Here are the municipal events in Upper, South and the Village of Nyack and the Nyack Public Schools meetings for the week of 6/17. 

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 6/18

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

  • Wed 6/19

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

  • Thurs 6/20, 9:30a: Justice Court

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Tue 6/18, 7p: 5-10 Year Budget Workshop
  • Sat 6/22, 9a: Mayor’s Meet and Greet

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

Tue 6/18, 8p: Zoning Board of Appeals

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

Nyack Public Schools

Tue 6/18, 7:30p: Board of Education Meeting

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

Nyack Farmer's Market

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