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The Villages: Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications Due Today

This week in the villages: The deadline for qualified eating establishments to apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund is tonight at 8p E.T. Nyack, South Nyack, and Upper Nyack are all holding Board of Trustee meetings or workshops. It’s time to get ready for the summer. Registration for the Town of Clarkstown summer recreation programs is open and the town is looking for lifeguards and water safety instructors.

Nyack Area COVID Update for May 22

22-May 15-May 8-May 1-May 24-Apr 17-Apr
Active cases by community
Nyack 6 7 18 33 61 77
Valley Cottage 4 10 20 23 25 29
West Nyack 7 5 16 20 21 25
Piermont 2 2 0 2 6 13
Rockland County
7 day postivity rate 0.9% 0.7% 1.4% 1.6% 2.1% 3.6%
Active cases 186 276 419 567 938 1,331
Hospitalized 8 8 15 21 17 32
COVID-19 deaths (total) 957 955 952 949 949 941

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 5/22/2021

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) is posting 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 and like or

Village of Nyack

The Nyack Business Council will hold a meeting via Zoom today (Mon, May 24, 2021) at 4p.

The Village Board of Trustees will hold a workshop via Zoom on Thurs, May 27, 2021 at 7p. Then, Zoom into the Village Board meeting at 7:30p.

Village of South Nyack

The Joint Police Board will meet on Tue, May 25, 2021. Read the full agenda at before Zooming into the meeting at 6:30p. This will be followed by a Board of Trustees meeting. Read the full agenda at before Zooming into the meeting at 7:30p.

The South Nyack Dissolution Steering Committee will hold meeting #4 via Zoom on Wed, May 26, 2021 at 8a.

Village of Upper Nyack

The Board of Trustees will hold a workshop on Thurs, May 27, 2021 at 7p. More info at

Village Board Meeting Recording Available

In case you missed it, a video recording and transcript is available for the May 13 Workshop Meeting of the Village Board of Trustees.

Overview of the Tree Preservation Law of 2021

At the recent public hearing on the Tree Preservation Law of 2021, several residents asked for a summary of the law’s provisions. An overview, which should provide answers to any outstanding questions, may be found at The full text of the law can be also be found at or a copy may be obtained from the Village Clerk.

Town of Clarkstown

Memorial Day Ceremony

To honor all veterans who have fallen in defense of our Country, the Town of Clarkstown will be hold their Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Fri, May 28, 2021, beginning at 11a at the Street Community Center, 31 Zukor Rd, New City. The guest speaker will be Mark Woods, Deputy Director of the Rockland County Veterans Service Agency. The event will also be streamed live on the Town of Clarkstown Facebook Page.

Registration Open for Summer Recreation Programs

Registration is now open for all summer programs including camps, aquatics, and birthday parties. You must have a verified Community Pass account to register. If you need to create an account, you must come into the Recreation Administration Building to prove residency.

Lifeguards Needed

The town is looking for certified lifeguards and water safety instructors to work at the Clarkstown pools this summer. The pay rate for lifeguards is $14 per hour and the pay rate for water safety instructors is $15 per hour. Applicants must be 16-years-old. An application may be found on or you may call 845-639-6200.

2021 Comprehensive Plan Update

The 2021 Town of Clarkstown Comprehensive Plan Update & Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) is now posted on A public hearing is scheduled for June 1, 2021 at 7p in Clarkstown Town Hall. Comments will be accepted until 10 days after the close of the public hearing. Please send your comments on the document via email to Comments may also be mailed to Principal Planner Joe Simoes at the Planning Department, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, NY 10956. Hard copies of the document are available for viewing at the Town Clerk’s Office and Planning Department in Town Hall, as well as the Valley Cottage, West Nyack, Nanuet and New City Libraries.

Federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund Applications Deadline Today

The Town of Clarkstown and the Rockland Small Business Development Center hosted a webinar about what you need to know in applying for a share of the new $28.6 billion federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund. If you missed it, the webinar may be viewed on the Town of Clarkstown Youtube channel. The deadline for applications for qualified eating establishments is today (Mon, May 24, 2021) at 8p E.T.

Save the Date – Town of Clarkstown Clean Energy Program Information Session

If you received a packet of information recently about Clarkstown’s new clean energy program, there will be another online Info Session on May 26, 2021 to learn more and get answers to your questions. Information on how to join these information sessions may be found on

Yard Waste Pick Up

The Clarkstown Highway Department has started its Yard Waste Pick Up Program for the spring 2021 season. Information about proper waste placement and a schedule may be found on

Rockland County

Mosquito Control Products Available

Free mosquito control products are now available for the 2021 season. Mosquito Dunks® can be picked up by appointment only at the Center for Environmental Health office, 50 Sanatorium Rd, Building D, Pomona for the treatment of closed or unused private swimming pools. Details about the program may be found on If you are concerned about a property or area of standing water breeding mosquitoes, you may file an online complaint on

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