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The Villages: Election and Vaccine Pop-Up

This week in the villages: On Tuesday, Upper Nyack is holding its village election for Mayor and 2 Board of Trustee positions at the Old Stone Meeting House. The Towns of Clarkstown and Orangetown would like the public’s input on police reform plans. There will be a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site in Nyack. And Rockland County will have registration links to make appointments for vaccinations on its website.

Nyack Area COVID Update for March 13

13-Mar 6-Mar 27-Feb 20-Feb 13-Feb 6-Feb
Active cases by community
Nyack 50 59 48 54 69 84
Valley Cottage 28 38 39 27 41 66
West Nyack 60 42 32 33 33 42
Piermont 8 12 10 11 11 14
Rockland County
7 day postivity rate 6.1% 5.2% 5.0% 5.1% 5.2% 5.6%
Active cases 1,909 1,648 1,432 1,592 1,743 2,092
Hospitalized 41 39 33 50 59 78
COVID-19 deaths (total) 901 896 887 872 858 845

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 3/13/2021

Rockland County COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Beginning today (Mon, Mar 15, 2021) at at 10a, the Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) will post registration links for the COVID-19 vaccine on the COVID-19 webpage. The links to make appointments will remain on the COVID-19 webpage to make it more accessible for residents to book new appointments whenever they become available and when cancelations occur. For up-to-date alerts on when the RCDOH COVID-19 vaccine appointments become available, follow/like or

Village of Nyack

The Nyack Business Council will hold a meeting via Zoom today (Mon, Mar 15, 2021) at 4p.

The Wed 3/17 Architectural Review Board will consider requests for signage at 3 locations, and a request for window replacement. Read the full agenda at before Zoom-ing into the meeting at 7p.

Mayor Don Hammond will hold his weekly Communication Meeting on Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 10a.

Nyack COVID-19 Vaccination Pop-Up Site

The Village of Nyack is partnering with Refuah Health to host a pop-up clinic for those who are 60 or older, essential workers, and those with qualifying comorbidities on Mar 18, 2021 at the Nyack Senior Center, 90 Depew Ave, Nyack.

If you are interested in receiving the vaccine at the Nyack pop-up clinic:

  • Print out the Refuah Health Patient Information Form. You must provide identification and/or documentation proving your eligibility when submitting the paperwork.
  • Drop the form and appropriate ID and paperwork to Village Hall, 9 N Broadway, Nyack from 9a – 5pm; or scan to or fax to 845-358-1480

A member of the vaccine staff will contact you to schedule an appointment. Capacity is limited, so please register your interest as soon as possible. Nyack Seniors may call the Village of Nyack Administrators Office from 8:30a – 3p at 845-358-3581 if help is needed filling out the form. The form is also available by stopping at Village Hall from 9a to 5p.

Requirements for participating in the pop-up clinic:

  • You will need to bring your driver’s license or other form of government-issued identification proving your date of birth, along with documentation proving eligibility if under age 60.
  • You will need to bring your insurance or Medicare card.
  • You will be asked to complete a Vaccine Consent Form.

The COVID-19 vaccine pop-up clinic in Nyack will be based on appointments only. If you do not have an appointment, you will NOT be able to receive the vaccine. Filling out the registration form DOES NOT guarantee you an appointment. Capacity is limited for this pop-up clinic. You will only be contacted if given an appointment. Please help  get the word out to seniors. If you know someone age 60 or older who would like to receive the vaccine and has not been able to secure an appointment, have them fill out this form. Please visit for more information.

Save the Date – Public Information Session About Our Water

The Village of Nyack will hold an information session about our water at a public workshop on Thurs, Mar 25, 2021, time TBD. In the meantime, view a video presentation, PFAS Chemicals in Rockland Water: What are the Risks and What Needs to Be Done, which was recorded in January by Rockland Water Coalition and 7 environmental groups. The speakers included: Professor Robin Bell, Judith Enk, Dan Shapely, and Robert Hayes.

Village of South Nyack

The Board of Trustees will hold a  continuation of the Budget Workshop via Zoom on Wed, Mar 17, 2021 at 9a.

Village of Upper Nyack

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 8p. More info at

The Planning Board will meet on Wed, Mar 17, 2021. Read the full agenda at before Zoom-ing into the meeting at 7:30p.

Village Election – Tue, Mar 16, 2021

Voting for the Village Election will be held in the Old Stone Meeting House, 347 N Broadway, Upper Nyack on Tue, Mar 16, 2021 from 12-9p.

The following person(s) were nominated for the Office of Mayor, with one to be elected to a term of 2 years.

– Karen Tarapata

The following persons were nominated for the Office of Trustee, with 2 to be elected for a term of 2 years:

– R. Michael Esmay
– Laurie Dodge

150th Anniversary Committee Members Needed

Upper Nyack will be 150 in 2022 and is looking for committee members to help make the occasion special. The village would like to collect oral and video histories and install some historical signage around the village. And any other ideas will be appreciated. If you would like to serve on the Sesquicentennial Committee along with Win Perry, email Mayor Tarapata at Meetings will probably begin in April.

Nyack Public Schools

The Board of Education will meet on Tue, Mar 16, 2021. Read the full agenda at before Zoom-ing into the meeting at 6:30p.

Town of Orangetown

Orangetown Draft Police Reform Plan

On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 6p, the Town of Orangetown will have a Police Reform Public Meeting to gain more feedback regarding the committee’s preliminary report which is available on It will be open to the public via GoToMeeting.

United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
One-touch: tel:+18773092073,,929115453#

Access Code: 929-115-453

Public comments about the plan may also be submitted to

Free Easter/Passover Dinner Bags for Veterans

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 from 12:30-2p, military and veteran families can pick up free Easter/Passover dinner bags at Town of Orangetown Town Hall, 26 W. Orangeburg Rd, Orangeburg. Please RSVP to Supervisor Teresa Kenny’s Office at 1 845-359-5100 x2293 or email

Military Tribute Banners

Orders may now be placed for the Town of Orangetown Military Tribute Banners. If you previously subscribed, you can renew at any time. Feel free to email or call (845) 359-5100 x 2293 for more information.

Town of Clarkstown

Police Reform Public Meeting

On Tue, Mar 16, 2021 at 5:30p, the Town Board of Clarkstown invites the public to share their ideas and suggestions to create a stronger relationship between the police and the community.

You may dial in at 1 845-639-2150 or 1 845-207-0875 . Press 0 to leave a comment. To view online, go to for video only. Please follow the call in instructions to listen.

Outdoor Dining Permits

The Clarkstown Town Board has recently voted to renew outdoor dining permits for restaurants. Owners who previously applied for a permit need to obtain renewed permission from your landlord. For more questions, please contact the Building Department at 845-639-2100 or Economic Development at 845-639-2063.

Free Easter/Passover Dinner Bags for Veterans

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 from 10a-12p, there will be a drive thru pick up for free Easter/Passover dinner bags for military and veteran families at Street Community Center, 31 Zukor Rd, New City. Please RSVP to Supervisor George Hoehmann’s Office at 1 845-639-2050

Rockland County

County to Receive $9.6 Million Emergency Rental Assistance Grant

Rockland County will soon receive a $9.6 million grant from the US Department of the Treasury as part of the CARES Act Emergency Rental Assistance program. Funds from this program will be paid directly to landlords on behalf of tenants who have experienced unemployment or a reduction in household income; or incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the COVID-19 pandemic. The tenant must also demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability and demonstrate the household income does not exceed 80% of Area Median Income (AMI)

The funds received will be used for rent and utility arrears; and rent and utility assistance, to be paid to landlords on behalf of persons who have experienced unemployment or a reduction in household income; or incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due directly or indirectly to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program goal is to stabilize housing by minimizing homelessness and prevent housing loss for Rockland County tenants.

If you are a tenant and wish to be informed when program updates are available, please complete the Tenant Contact Form and you will receive by email and/or text messages all future information.

If you are a Landlord who has tenants that may have experienced financial hardship, due directly or indirectly to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are in arrears on their rent, please complete the Landlord Contact Form and updates on the program will be emailed to you as they become available.

Emergency Operations Center Activated to Assist in Managing the Senior COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist

Rockland residents age 65+ can sign up for the Senior COVID-19 Vaccine Waitlist by calling the Rockland County Office for the Aging at 845-364-2110, Mon-Fri (except holidays), 8a-5p. In addition, residents can sign up at

ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship

The application for the 2021 ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship program is now available to graduating female students in Rockland County. The ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship recognizes Rockland County high school female seniors who, through their actions or beliefs, embrace the principals of ML by Maria Luisa: civic and community involvement, commitment to social justice, social equality, and environment/eco-friendly lifestyles.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded: one to a promising woman who is a senior attending a private or public Rockland County high school (must be a Rockland County resident) and one to a promising woman who is a senior attending Nyack High School. Candidates who identify as women will be considered regardless of sex assigned at birth. The scholarship will assist with costs in attending a college of the students’ choice. The application deadline is March 31, 2021.

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