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The Villages: Goodbye 2020

This week in the villages: It will be a quiet end to a rather challenging year with closures and transportation changes on New Year’s Day. The only scheduled meeting is a Village of Nyack Zoning Board meeting. Pick up your Nyack Fan Card for local shopping discounts in 2021.

Keep safe when you celebrate the end of this chaotic year: Rockland County’s 7 Day Coronavirus Positivity Rate is hovering at just above 6% for the second straight week. Party hearty, safely spaced in small groups. Virtual hugs all around, this New Year’s which will make real hugs next year that much better.

Nyack Area COVID Update for Dec 26

26-Dec 19-Dec 12-Dec 5-Dec 30-Nov
Active cases by community
Nyack 84 94 83 66 48
Valley Cottage 61 56 53 48 32
West Nyack 43 42 42 48 48
Piermont 10 10 8 8 6
Rockland County
7 day positivity rate 6.1% 6.2% 5.6% 5.6% 4.1%
Active cases 1,929 2,130 2,216 1,953 1,478
Hospitalized 100 86 73 52 65
COVID-19 deaths (total) 755 739 716 707 695

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 12/26/2020

New Year’s Day Bus, Train Schedules

Hudson Link will run its weekend schedule on New Year’s Day, Fri, Jan 1, 2021. Metro-North Hudson Line trains will operate weekend service on New Year’s Day.

On New Year’s Eve, Thurs, Dec 31, Transport of Rockland (TOR) will operate a regular weekday schedule and TRIPS paratransit buses will operate regular service.

On New Year’s Day, Fri, Jan 1, Transport of Rockland (TOR) buses 59, 91, 92, 93, Loop 1, Loop2, and Loop 3 will operate on a Sunday schedule; there will be no service on buses 94, 95, and 97; and bus 91 will not serve New City, Yeager Health Center, or Helen Hayes Hospital. TRIPS paratransit buses will operate A.D.A. service only.

Further information for New Year’s holiday transportation schedules may be found on

Village of Nyack

The Mon 12/28 Zoning Board Meeting will consider two revised site plans. Read the full agenda at before Zoom-ing into the meeting at 7p.

Trash and Recycling Schedule

DPW and recycling will be on the regular schedule of Monday and Thursday this week.

For 2021, no postcards will be mailed with changes to the trash and recycling schedule. All changes will be posted on There is also a printable trash and recycling schedule on

Nyack Homeless Project

The Nyack Homeless Project is collecting donations of money, new clothes, and non-perishable food. Please help feed and clothe your Rockland neighbors in need. Visit to donate or send a check to Nyack Homeless Project, PO Box 164, Nyack, NY 10960. For a list of drop off locations for non-perishable food, visit

Nyack “Fan Card”

Nyack has a new initiative to help make next year a little less tough on the local businesses we all know and love. It’s called the Nyack Fan Card, and the idea behind it is simple: For $20, you get a shopping card (purchasable online, or at 15 participating establishments listed here) that gives you significant discounts at participating shops and restaurants–savings well beyond the $20 cost of the card. The cards go live on January 1, 2021 and remain valid until March 31, 2021.

Nyack Farmer's Market

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