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The Villages: Gun Reform Rally 8/18

This week in the villages: Just in time for back-to-school shopping, merchants in the Village of Nyack invite you to step away from your computers for some real brick-and-mortar browsing. The Nyack Center and the Town of Clarkstown are looking for school supplies donations. And on Sunday, there’s a rally in Nyack to support common sense gun reform.

Village of Nyack

Summer Sidewalk Sale

On Sun, August 18, from 12 to 7p, shoppers are invited to shut down their computers for some real brick-and-mortar browsing. Great deals will be available from dozens of village retailers and restaurants. The sale takes place rain or shine.

Nyack Center Back to School Drive

Nyack Center is holding a School Supply Drive for children in Nyack Public Schools. Donate or drop off your donation of supplies at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Monday through Friday, from 10a-4p. For more information, email or call 845-358-2600.

Rally to Demand Common-sense Gun Reform

On Sun, August 18 at 4p at Veterans Memorial Park, 15 Cedar St (corner of Main St), Nyack, volunteers with the New York chapter of Students and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will gather in response to mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, as well as to honor the 100 Americans who are shot and killed every day and hundreds more who are wounded. The rally will honor the lives cut short by gun violence and demand common-sense gun reform.

Summer Food Program

Reminder: Nyack’s Summer Food Program offers FREE breakfast and lunch to ANY child under 18 each weekday through August 30. There are two locations: Waldron Terrace and The Nyack Center. There is no sign-up, no application, no income requirement, and no identification needed. For hours, text “summer meals” to 97779. Visit or call 845-358-0548.

Request for Proposal for Tree Maintenance/Arborist Services due September 6, 2019

The Village of Nyack is seeking an arborist, certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, to provide tree maintenance on its trees in the public parks and right of way. The project will require tree pruning, tree removal, and stump removal in the public right of way in the Village of Nyack. The village engaged Davey Resource group to conduct an inventory and produce a map of public trees within Nyack in 2015 and reviewed the inventory in 2019 to develop a list of trees to be addressed in this project. The contractor will have access to the searchable inventory map in pdf format. For this proposal, applicants will evaluate the list of trees to develop a prioritized list and bid. The project proposal should include the following work to be addressed within the project budget of $48,500: pruning or removal of a final prioritized list of trees, and removal and grinding of all existing stumps and stumps of trees removed as part of the project.
There will be a mandatory pre-proposal conference on Fri, August 16, 2019 at 9a at Village Hall to ensure project understanding and to gain familiarity prior to providing the proposal. Additional information on the Request for Proposal may be found at All questions relating to this RFP should be addressed to James Politi at

Village of South Nyack

Updated Village Code

South Nyack has updated its village code. The village thanks Deputy Mayor Alain Leinbach, Trustee Andrew Goodwille, and Village Attorney Jim Birnbaum for their contributions to this project

Town of Orangetown

News from Town Clerk and Receiver of Taxes Rosanna Sfraga

  • All four major credit cards are now accepted to pay tax bills or other services in person or online.
  • The Town Clerk’s office is open late on Thursday evenings to 7pm and the last Saturday of the month from 9a-12p. The Tax Office will have the same extended hours but only during the Tax season.
  • You can now request copies of Vital Records (birth, marriage, death) online or in person along with Dog licenses and parking permits. Other services must still be done in person, such as; handicap permits, marriage licenses, fishing and hunting licenses.
  • Records are now being recorded digitally to cut down the use of paper and to help save our environment.

Town of Clarkstown

Back to School Drive

The Town of Clarkstown is collecting school supplies to help two local not-for-profit organizations, Advocating for Change, Inc. and People to People, distribute supplies to students before the start of the school year. The town is asking employees and residents to consider donating supplies from the following list in an effort to help families in need: book bags, three subject notebooks, five subject notebooks, marble notebooks, binders (1.5” or larger) and dividers, loose leaf paper, index cards, scientific calculators (new/used – in working condition), pens/# 2 pencils, crayons, colored pencils, and markers, pencil cases, pocket folders, rulers, scissors, glue sticks, pencil sharpeners, and highlighters. A donation box is located in the lobby at Clarkstown Town Hall, 10 Maple Avenue, New City until Fri, August 16.

Summer Concert Series

The Town of Clarkstown Summer Concert Series continues on Wed, August 14 at 7:30p at Germonds Park, 185 Germonds Rd, West Nyack with The Cameos, playing your favorite oldies. Bring the family out for a fun night of music in the park. If it rains, the concert will be moved indoors to Felix Festa Middle School.

New City Chamber of Commerce Family Movie Night

On Tue, August 13 at 8p, bring the whole family to watch Beauty and the Beast outdoors on the New City Courthouse lawn. Free to all.

Lifeguards Needed

The Town of Clarkstown is looking to hire lifeguards for the remaining 2019 summer season. Must be at least 16 years old and have current lifeguarding and CPR/AED certifications. Great for anyone working summer camp who wants to get more hours. For more information, visit or call 639-6200. Pay rate: $12/hour or $14 with Water Safety Instruction (WSI).


Nita Lowey Announces $1.4M Federal Grant For Child Care And Early Childhood Education

Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced that Head Start of Rockland, Inc. in Haverstraw, NY, has been awarded a $1,483,132 federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to offer Early Head Start and Head Start services to more than 1,200 children at 25 sites in Rockland. With this grant from the Administration for Children and Families/Office of Head Start, Head Start of Rockland, Inc. is able to provide child care for an additional 112 infants and toddlers, ages six weeks to three years old.

Mario Cuomo Bridge News

Overnight Lane Closures
Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) is scheduled to begin mainline improvements near the bridge this week. The work will require multiple overnight lane closures in Tarrytown.
The installation of an overhead gantry near exit 9 in Tarrytown will require overnight lane closures on the northbound Thruway during the overnight of Mon, August 12. At least one northbound lane will remain open during the overnight of Mon, August 12, except during three temporary traffic holds near exit 9 (Tarrytown – Sleepy Hollow – US Route 9), beginning at midnight. Each traffic hold is anticipated to last approximately 15 to 30 minutes, allowing TZC to install the overhead gantry and move equipment. Additional 15-minute traffic holds near exit 9 are scheduled to occur this week during early morning hours, allowing TZC to move equipment for mainline improvement operations.
Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.

Lane Closures Near the Bridge

Mon 8/12 9p – Two left lanes 7a, Tue 8/13 Northbound
near exit 9
Tue 8/13 8p – Two left lanes
11p – Three left lanes
5a, Wed 8/14 Southbound
near exit 9
Wed 8/14 8p – Two left lanes
11p – Three left lanes
5a, Thurs 8/15 Southbound
near exit 9
Thurs 8/15 10p – Two left lanes
11:59p – Three left lanes
7a, Fri 8/16 Northbound
near exit 9
Fri 8/16 10p – Two left lanes
11:59p – Three left lanes
8a, Sat 8/17 Northbound
near exit 9

Bicycle/Pedestrian Path

Construction of the shared bicycle and pedestrian path continues. At the Rockland Landing, work to install a traffic signal at the intersection of Clinton Avenue and South Franklin Street is underway and is scheduled to continue in the area for several weeks.

Here are the municipal events in South Nyack and the Village of Nyack for the week of 8/12. There are no meetings scheduled in Upper Nyack this week.

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 8/13, 5p: Justice Court
  • Thurs 8/15, 9:30a: Justice Court
  • Sat 8/17, 10a: Mayor Hammond’s Update Meeting

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 8/12, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 8/13, 7:30p: Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
  • Wed 8/13, 7:30p: Planning Board Meeting

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

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