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The Villages: Halloween Festivities Begin

This week in the villages: Things are getting spooky around town. The ghouls and goblins participating in the annual Nyack Halloween parade will take over village streets on Saturday starting at 5:30p. Scarier, it will be tough for motorists to get around this week, as continued roadwork and signage improvements require lane closures and an overnight closure of the Thruway exit 10 southbound on-ramp. River Hook Park opens to the public. Upper Nyack and the Town of Orangetown are holding public hearings. It’s leaf season, so be sure to follow your locale’s rules for leaf removal.

Village of Nyack

Halloween Parade

The 32nd annual Nyack Halloween Parade steps off from Memorial Park at Depew and Piermont Aves on Sat, October 26 at 5:30p and proceeds down Piermont Ave, taking a right on Cedar Hill, a right onto Broadway, a left onto Main St, and a left onto Franklin, turning into the Main Street Municipal Parking Lot. Expect street closures, crowds, and Batman.

Part-time Code Enforcement Officer Wanted

The Village of Nyack is looking for a part-time Code Enforcement Officer. This position is required to perform inspections to determine if there is compliance with local codes and, if not, to take action to bring about compliance. Learn more about the requirements for the position and how to apply at

Leaf Season 2019

The DPW will be picking up loose leaf piles from October through December 8, 2019 (or the first snowfall–whichever comes first). Leaf pick-up will occur during the work week, but generally not on Mondays or Thursdays. Learn more about how to prepare you leaves for removal at

Village of South Nyack

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

The Village of South Nyack will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Sat, October 26 from 10a to 2p at the South Nyack/Grandview Police Department, 282 S Broadway.

Leaf Collection

Loose leaves will be picked up in the village from Tue, October 15 through Fri, December 13 (weather permitting). Loose leaves should be placed in the gutter in a wind-row for pick-up by the DPW vacuum. The leaves must be free of sticks, rocks, and trash. It’s homeowners’ responsibility to inform their landscape contractor of village requirements.

Political Campaign Signs

Per the South Nyack Zoning Code, political campaign signs may be mounted on private property only, and shall be removed within 10 days after the election day to which they are related. Any signs placed on village property will be removed.

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Village of Upper Nyack

River Hook Opening Weekend

River Hook is opening to the public on Sat, October 26 and Sun, October 27 from 10a to 2p. Mayor Karen Tarapata and members of the Village Board of Trustees will be on hand to welcome you. The big door will be open to the Old Stone Barn and refreshments will be served. There will be walking tours from the N Midland entrance at 10a and from the N Broadway entrance at 11a both days. Thereafter, River Hook will be open to walkers every day from dawn to dusk. There is no parking at River Hook at this time, so please walk or bike.

Special Board of Trustees Workshop Meeting

The Board of Trustees Workshop meeting on Thurs, October 24 at 7p will be a special meeting to to discuss and set a Public Hearing for a temporary moratorium on new special permit applications pending review, completion, and amendment or adoption of a comprehensive plan with attendant zoning code laws and regulations. There will also be a presentation by the Green Committee regarding proposed leaf blower regulations.

Town of Orangetown

October 22, 2019 Public Hearings

The Town Board of the Town of Orangetown will hold the following public hearings on Tue, October 22, 2019:

  • At 8p, a public hearing will be held for the purpose of considering contracting with the Blauvelt Volunteer Fire Company to provide fire protection services to and throughout the Blauvelt Fire Protection District within the town.
  • At 8:10p, a public hearing will be held for the purpose of considering contracting with the Blauvelt Free Library, the Orangeburg Library, the Palisades Free Library, and the Tappan Free Library to provide library services to and throughout the Orangetown Library District, as well as to the residents of Sparkill.
  • At 8:20p, the Town Board will review the preliminary 2020 budget and a public hearing will be held. At the hearing, any person may be heard in favor of or against the preliminary budget. A copy of the preliminary 2020 budget may be found at

Rockland County

Free Paper Shredding

The last free paper shredding event of the year will be held at Germonds Park, 165 Germonds Rd, West Nyack on Sat, October 26 from 8a to 12p. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for local pantries. For more information, visit

Mario Cuomo Bridge News

Southbound Lane And Ramp Closures Near Bridge This Week

Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) is scheduled to continue realigning lane control signage on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge this week. TZC is also scheduled to conduct roadway improvement operations on the southbound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) next week. The work requires an overnight closure of the Thruway exit 10 (Nyack – South Nyack – US Route 9W) southbound on-ramp during the overnight of Wed, October 23. A map of the detour may be found at

At least one lane will remain open in both directions except when State Police stop and temporarily hold traffic during the early morning hours of Thurs, October 24 and Fri, October 25. Traffic will be held for approximately 15 minutes each morning for the safety of the public. Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.

Lane and Ramp Closures Near the Bridge

Mon 10/21 8p – Two left lanes
11p. – Three left lanes
5a, Tue 10/22 Southbound (I-87/I-287)
From exit 10 to exit 9
Tue 10/22 8p – Two left lanes
11p – Three left lanes
5a, Wed 10/23 Southbound
From exit 10 to exit 9
Wed 10/23 8p – Two left lanes
11p – Three left lanes
5a, Thurs 10/24 Southbound
From exit 10 to the bridge
Wed 10/23 11p – Ramp closure 5a, Thurs 10/24 Southbound
Exit 10 on-ramp
Thurs 10/24 8p – Two left lanes
11p – Three left lanes
5a – Fri 10/25 Southbound
Across the bridge

Bicycle/Pedestrian Path

Construction of the shared bicycle and pedestrian path continues at the Rockland Landing, along the side path and the path’s underpass at South Broadway. Additionally, roadway improvements at Rt 9W and Hillside Ave are taking place.

Here are the municipal events in Upper, South, and the Village of Nyack for the week of 10/21.

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 10/22, 5p: Justice Court
  • Wed 10/23, 7p: Nyack NAACP Meeting (Nyack Center)
  • Thurs 10/24

9:30a: Justice Court
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 10/21, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 10/22

6p: Police Board Meeting
7:30p: Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

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Village of Upper Nyack

Thurs 10/24, 7p: Board of Trustees Workshop – Special Meeting

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

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