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The Villages: Nyack Public Schools Land Purchase Approved

This week in the villages: On Friday, voters overwhelmingly approved the purchase of land adjacent to Nyack High School. The villages of Nyack, South Nyack, and Upper Nyack will hold Board of Trustee meetings and workshops. The New York Thruway Authority is looking for vendors for the Cuomo Bridge Bike/Walking path. And it’s time to order Military Tribute banners for your loved ones.

Nyack Area COVID Update for January 23

23-Jan 16-Jan 9-Jan 2-Jan 26-Dec 19-Dec
Active cases by community
Nyack 96 81 73 69 84 94
Valley Cottage 76 86 71 67 61 56
West Nyack 61 89 61 44 43 42
Piermont 13 8 5 10 10 10
Rockland County
7 day postivity rate 6.8% 7.0% 7.9% 7.8% 6.1% 6.2%
Active cases 2,514 2,786 2,449 2,293 1,929 2,130
Hospitalized 89 89 106 75 100 86
COVID-19 deaths (total) 821 806 790 771 755 739

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 1/23/2021

Village of Nyack

Mayor Don Hammond will hold his weekly Communication Meeting via Zoom on Thurs, Jan 28, 2021 at 9a.

And the Village Board of Trustees will hold a pre-meeting workshop via Zoom on Thurs, Jan 28 at 7p. Then, Zoom into the Village Board meeting at 7:30p.

Military Tribute Banners

It’s time to order your Military Tribute Banners for 2021. These banners make a beautiful tribute to honor your veterans, active-duty, reserve, and National Guard members. Banners will be displayed from Memorial Day to Veterans Day in the village downtown area. For more information, contact Ann Marie Tisty at 845-358-0548 or at

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.

Village of South Nyack

The Police Board will meet on Tue, Jan 26, 2021 via Zoom at 6:30p.

The Board of Trustees will also meet on Tue, Jan 26, 2021. Read the full agenda before Zooming into the meeting at 7:30p.

Village of Upper Nyack

The Board of Trustees will hold a workshop on Thurs, Jan 28, 2021 at 7p. More info at

Village Board Workshop Recordings Available

In case you missed them, video recording and transcript are available for the January 14 Workshop of the Village Board of Trustees and for the January 21 Regular Meeting of the Village Board of Trustees and Public Hearing.

Nyack Public Schools

Land Purchase Proposal Passes

With the community’s support, on Friday, the Nyack School District’s proposal to purchase the 1.1-acre site at 366 North Highland Ave, Upper Nyack for $687,500 won approval by 840 votes to 131. The District looks forward to sharing plans for future development of this property.

Town of Orangetown

Military Tribute Banners

This week, orders for the Town of Orangetown Military Tribute Banners will open up. If you previously subscribed, you can renew at any time. Feel free to email or call (845) 359-5100 x 2293 for more information.

Christmas Tree Pickup

The Orangetown Highway Department is currently picking up Christmas trees from the town right-of-way. Residents are advised to place their Christmas trees out on the right-of-way, not on the paved road surface, as soon as possible. The pickup will be completed on Fri, Jan 29, 2021. For further information, please contact the Orangetown Highway Department at (845) 359-6500 or at

Town of Clarkstown

Business Loan and Grants Webinar

In case you missed last week’s Business Loan and Grants Webinar, you may view it on the Town of Clarkstown YouTube Channel.

Rockland County

Local Vendors for Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Bike/Walking Path Needed

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking local vendors interested in selling food, beverages, and other services at the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s bike/walking path. The Thruway Authority is inviting qualified local vendors to provide high quality, unique, and diverse menu items, including non-alcoholic beverages, over the course of 2 years at the path’s Westchester and Rockland landings, and bicycle rentals at the Westchester landing. Each vending season will run from the beginning of spring through October. Beginning this year, vendors will also have the option of providing refreshments at the Painters Point overlook, which is located at the mid-point of the path. Services at the landings must be provided at least 5 days a week, including weekends, and during daylight hours. In addition to a proposal, those interested must provide detailed information about their business, experience, and at least 2 references. Preference will be given to local vendors and Taste NY Farm Market participants.

The Westchester landing, located off South Broadway in Tarrytown, features 2 truck stalls for food trucks, trailers, or mobile bike rental/repair stations. Each stall has access to electric outlets. Additionally, its plaza has space for a pop-up tent. The Rockland landing, located within Interchange 10 of the New York State Thruway in South Nyack, features a truck stall with access to electricity. The landing also includes space for one pop-up tent adjacent to the path. The Painters Point overlook has access to electricity and room for a portable chiller.

A vendor solicitation form and more information may be found on Proposals are due by Feb 12, 2021.

Help Scheduling a COVID-19 Vaccination

For those in need of help setting up an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, the NYS Department of Health has set up a NYS COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at (833) 697-4829. You may also call the Rockland County Office for the Aging at (845) 364-2110, (845) 364-2115, or (845) 364-2108.

Barstool Fund

Barstool Sports has created the Barstool Fund  powered by the 30 Day Fund to help small businesses survive. If you are a small business or would like to nominate a small business to get financial assistance you can apply at www.barstool

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