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The Villages: The Great Mascot Debate Continues

This week in the villages: The Nyack School Board is holding a vitual meeting on Tuesday to discuss a potential change for the name of the school mascot. The Town of Clarkstown is holding a blood drive on Monday, and its Summer Concert Series continues on Wednesday. And get those trash cans out early: the Nyack DPW will begin collecting trash at 5a this week due to the expected heat wave.

Village of Nyack

Early Morning Trash Collection

Due to this week’s expected heat wave, DPW will start trash collection at 5a on July 27 and July 30, 2020. Please have your trash out early.

Nyack Schools Special Board Meeting

On Tue, July 28, 2020 at 6p, there will be a special virtual meeting of the Nyack School Board to discuss changing the name of the mascot. Please register at

Two Nyack High School graduates from two different generations opine on this issue in Why Is Nyack Still Calling Its Teams the Indians? and Nyack Indians Team Name Inspires Shame, Not Pride.

Public Hearing Regarding Nyack Marina

Renovated Marina, May 2016

The Nyack Village Board will hold an Aug 13 public hearing regarding the fines associated with improper boat launching from the Nyack Marina. A full copy of the text of the proposed amendment of the Nyack Village Code may be reviewed at the office of the Clerk of the Village of Nyack, 9 N Broadway, Nyack during regular business hours. Additional information may be found on

Employment Opportunities

The Village of Nyack has job openings for a part-time Code Enforcement Officer and a DPW laborer. Details on the jobs and how to apply may be found on

Kids Eat Free Summer Food Program

The Village of Nyack Summer Food Program is providing free meals when school is out at Waldron Terrace and the Nyack Center. Breakfast and lunch are provided at no charge to all kids under age 18. No sign-up, registration, or ID required. Hours and additional information may be found on

Town of Orangetown

Movies in the Park … Coming Soon

Get ready for some family friendly movies in Veteran’s Memorial Park beginning on Wed, Aug 5, 2020 with The Incredibles. Pre-registration is required. Registration opens on Mon, July 27, 2020 at 6p on

Town of Clarkstown

Blood Drive

The NY Blood Center is holding a blood drive at Town Hall, Rm 301, 10 Maple Ave, New City on Mon, July 27, 2020 from 9a to 8p. Registrations are preferred but walk-ins are welcome if space permits to allow for appropriate social distancing. All must wear a mask. Temperatures will be taken.

Town of Clarkstown Summer Concert Series

The Town of Clarkstown 2020 Summer Concert Series continues this week on Wed, July 29, 2020 with The Benjamins at the Lake Nanuet ball field. The concert will take place from 7:30-9p. Appropriate spacing will be maintained and it is suggested for masks to be worn. The town will have masks available upon entrance for those who need them. In case of inclement weather, all concerts will be held indoors at the Pascack Community Center at reduced capacity. Residents should bring their own chairs.

2020 Comprehensive Plan Update

The Town of Clarkstown thanks all those who participated in the four Town of Clarkstown Comprehensive Plan Teleconference Workshops. If you missed the workshops, comments are still being accepted through the end of the summer on

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program Status Update

Clarkstown, Orangetown, and the Nyack river villages are pooling their electricity demand to leverage the collective buying power of their residents. Rockland Community PowerRockland Community Power is a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that enables participants to pay less for renewable energy than they’ve historically paid for traditional (or “dirty”) electricity.

Official letters from each community will be mailed to all households in early September. Please be aware that any letters that residents have received about energy contracts are not from the Rockland CCA program, which does not require any action to participate. If you have any questions about something you have received or have been offered, call the Rockland Community Power phone hotline at (845) 859-9099, or email the Community Coordinator at, or visit

Rockland Community Power is inviting residents and businesses in the villages, Clarkstown and Orangetown to enroll in their 100% renewable Community Solar program to save up to 10% annually on their electric bills. Community Solar is available to anyone with a residential or small business utility account. For every enrollment in this program, a $50 donation will be made to the Rockland Community Foundation which is providing relief through grants to combat COVID-19 challenges in Rockland County. Learn more at the Community Solar page at

Rockland County

Child Care Subsidy Program Now Accepting Applications

The Rockland County Department of Social Services Child Care Subsidy program is now open and accepting applications for low income Rockland households. The Child Care Subsidy program provides payments to safe and reliable licensed day care programs on behalf of families. The program covers full-time, part-time, after school, summer, and non-traditional hours.

To be eligible for subsidies families must have at or below 200% of the federal poverty threshold as shown in the chart below and the parent(s)/caregiver(s) must be working a minimum of 20 hours per week earning at least minimum wage.

To apply for a Child Care Subsidy, please call (845) 364-3797 to be prescreened and to receive an application. For additional information or general information about the program, call (845) 364-3797, email, or visit

Vincent’s Village Senior Housing

Vincent’s Village, a recently built affordable senior housing complex located on Convent Rd in Nanuet, is accepting applications and holding a housing lottery. Applications must be received by Aug 31, 2020. The lottery drawing is scheduled for Sept 9, 2020 at 2p. The application and more information can be found on If you have questions, please call (845) 624-4477.

Free Mosquito Dunks

To help Rockland County residents reduce the number of mosquitoes on their property, free mosquito dunks will be offered to keep pools and outdoor spas mosquito free. Mosquito Dunks® are small, donut-shaped objects that float on the water’s surface and release bacteria that kill mosquitoes in their larval stage in water before they become flying, biting adults. They are for use in closed or unused private swimming pools and spas and are effective for approximately 30 days. A single dunk will treat an area of about 100 square feet.

Mosquito Dunks® will be available free of charge for curbside pickup at the Robert L. Yeager Health Complex, 50 Sanatorium Rd, Pomona. The giveaway takes place every Tuesday from 2-3p and every Friday from 10-11a until Oct 30, 2020, or while supplies last. Visit for additional information about the program.

Nyack Farmer's Market

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