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The Villages: Wednesday Candidates Night and Lane Closure Update

This week in the villages: With the general election a few weeks away, hear from local candidates Wed night at the Nyack Center.  The Village of South Nyack needs your help deterring vandalism at the new Franklin St Park tennis courts. And if you can’t wait to put on a costume, the Town of Clarkstown is having a Halloween Festival on Saturday.

Fatal car crash in Pearl River Oct 13, 2019. Photo Credit: NJTFatal Sunday Afternoon Crash Car Crash on Rt 304 in Pearl River

A two car collision on a Rt 304 overpass in Pearl River which took the lives of two area teens and briefly closed NJ Transit train service to Nanuet and Pearl River on Sunday.

Orangetown Police say that at approximately 3:26p, the collision in the vicinity of the Crooked Hill Road in Pearl River caused one of the vehicles to fall from an overpass and flip over near the train tracks below, killing two teenagers and severely injuring another.

Aisha Radoncic, a 17-year old from Orangeburg, was severely injured in the crash. Saniha Cekic, a 15-year old Brooklyn female teenager and 17-year old Altin Nezaj male teen from Pearl River, were killed in the crash.

Village of Nyack

Nyack Center. Photo Credit Dave ZornowWed Night General Election Candidates Forum

Hear from the candidates running for office on Wed Oct 16 from 7-8:30p at the Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave at S BWay. Sponsored by the Nyack NAACP. The following candidates are scheduled to participate:

  • Orangetown Town Justice Candidate: Patrick Loftus
  • Village of Nyack Trustee Candidate Joe Carlin
  • District Attorney Candidates: Tom Walsh and Mike Diederich
  • Sheriff Candidate: Lou Falco
  • Legislative District 10 Candidates: Harriet Cornell and Eric Meier
  • Legislative District 14 Candidates: Aney Paul and Agin Antony
  • Legislative District 17 Candidates: Nancy Low-Hogan and James Foley
  • Clarkstown Supervisor Candidates: Nicole Doliner and George Hoehmann

Halloween Week Festivities

In a few weeks, the Village of Nyack will become Halloween City with the 32nd Annual Nyack Chamber of Commerce Halloween Parade set to kick off on Sat, October 26 at 5:30p. Join in the festivities and register now for the Best Decorated House & Lawn contest, the Best Costume contest, and the Best Float contest.

Village of South Nyack

Franklin Street Park Tennis Court Vandalization

Your help is needed. In September, the Franklin Street Park Tennis Court were reopened after a $78,000 renovation, part of a project designed to upgrade the park’s amenities. Unfortunately, in the few weeks that it has been open, the tennis court has been repeatedly vandalized. On one occasion, the new door was forced open, breaking the lock. On another, the new net crank was sheared off, perhaps by people bouncing on the wire. In addition, the new tennis court surface is now defaced by bicycle tire skid marks.

At the October 8 Board of Trustees meeting, various options for countering the vandalism were considered. In the short term, access to the tennis court will be restricted to only a limited number of hours each day and will be locked at all other times. For the longer term, we are seeking a resource-efficient, cost-effective solution.

The tennis court is reserved exclusively for playing tennis or tennis-like sports. If you see any other type of activity taking place on the tennis court at any time, please immediately call Police Dispatch at 845-359-3700 (ask for a South Nyack police response). We hope that, together, we can eventually restore full access to the tennis court. — The Village of South Nyack Board of Trustees

Town of Clarkstown

Halloween Festival

Can’t wait to get into your Halloween costume? The Town of Clarkstown is having a Halloween Festival on Sat, October 19 from 11a-2p at Congers Lake Memorial Park. There will be hayrides, a costume contest, bouncy houses, refreshments, and more. From 9:30-10:30a, your family dogs can get into the act with a K-9 Costume Contest at the K-9 Corrals at Congers Lake Memorial Park. The Town Clerk will be onsite for dog license registrations.

Mario Cuomo Bridge News

Overnight Lane Closures

Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) is scheduled to continue roadway improvement operations on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge this week. The work requires overnight closures of northbound and southbound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) traffic lanes.

Lane Closures Near the Bridge

Tue 10/15 9p – Two left lanes
11p – Three left lanes
5a, Wed 10/16 Both directions (I-87/I-287)
Across the bridge
Wed 10/16 6a – One left lane 3p Northbound
Across the bridge
Wed 10/16 9p – Two right lanes
11p – Three right lanes
5a, Thurs 10/17 Both directions
Across the bridge
Thurs 10/17 10a – Left shoulder 5p Northbound
Across the bridge
Thurs 10/17 9p – Two right lanes
11p – Three right lanes
5a, Fri 10/18 Both directions
Across the bridge
Fri 10/18 6a – One right lane 12p Northbound
Across the bridge
Fr 10/18 10a. – One right lane 4p Southbound
From exit 11 to the bridge

Here are the municipal events in Upper, South, and the Village of Nyack and the Nyack Public Schools meetings for the week of 10/14.

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 10/15, 5p: Justice Court
  • Wed 10/16, 7p: Architectural Review Board
  • Thurs 10/17, 9:30a: Justice Court

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Tue 10/15, 6:30p: Police Board Meeting
  • Sat 10/19

9a: Mayor’s Meet and Greet
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 10/15, 8p: Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Wed 10/16, 7:30p: Planning Board Meeting

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

Nyack Public Schools

Tue 10/15, 7:30p: Board of Education Meeting

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

Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.

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