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The Villages: Public Hearing on Upper Nyack Comprehensive Plan

This week in the villages: There will be a public hearing on the Upper Nyack Comprehensive Plan at the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday. The Village of Nyack is looking to fill a vacancy on its Board of Water Commissioners. The Towns of Orangetown and Clarkstown continue their summer concert series. And learn how to save a life with free Narcan training at the New City library.

Nyack Area COVID Update for August 14

14-Aug 7-Aug 31-Jul 24-Jul 17-Jul 10-Jul
Active cases by community
Nyack 28 20 10 7 5 1
Valley Cottage 13 8 4 7 9 3
West Nyack 17 7 4 4 4 5
Piermont 2 1 0 0 0 0
Rockland County
7 day postivity rate 2.2% 2.5% 1.7% 0.6% 0.7% 0.9%
Active cases 733 461 239 156 129 96
Hospitalized 16 11 5 4 4 3
COVID-19 deaths (total) 970 969 968 968 967 967

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 8/14/2021

To schedule an appointment for a 1st dose COVID-19 vaccine from any Rockland County Department of Health Clinic visit To search for additional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities nearby visit

Village of Nyack

Board of Water Commissioners Vacancy

There is currently a vacant seat on the Village of Nyack, Board of Water Commissioners. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month at 4:30p. Board members must be residents of the Village of Nyack. Candidates for commissioner must be familiar with cash flow statements, revenue and expense reports and other financial statements, have the ability to make financial decisions that reflect good judgment for the Village residents and the operational needs of the Water Department, be available for meetings other than those regularly scheduled, and understand Village and Water Department policies and procedures.

For those interested in serving an unexpired term (through 12/31/23), please forward a letter of intent and a resume to Barbara Kunar, Village of Nyack Water Department, 9 N Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960 or email to by Sept 1, 2021. Candidates will be interviewed by the Board of Water Commissioners at their meeting on Sept 9, 2021 or Oct 14, 2021. Please call (845) 358-0641 with any questions.

School Supply Drive

State Assemblyman Mike Lawler, in conjunction with the St. Charles AME Zion Church in Sparkill, is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to collect school supplies for needy families and students across the 97th Assembly District. Supplies may be dropped off at Nyack Village Hall, 9 N Broadway, at Orangetown Town Hall, 26 Orangeburg Rd, or at several other locations.

Supplies needed include: backpacks, lunch boxes, no. 2 pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, highlighters, crayons, glue sticks colored pencils ballpoint pens, zippered pencil bags, 12” rulers, protractors, blunt tipped scissors, 3×5 index cards, 5×7 index cards, wide ruled loose leaf paper, spiral notebooks, subject dividers, 1” 3-ring binders, and pocket folders without fasteners.

Summer Food Program

Just a reminder: Nyack’s Summer Food Program is offering FREE breakfast and lunch to ANY child under 18 each weekday through September 3. There are two locations: Waldron Terrace and The Nyack Center. There is no sign-up, no application, no income requirement, and no identification needed. Masks are required.

Village of Upper Nyack

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Upper Nyack will hold a regular meeting and public hearing on the adoption of the Upper Nyack Comprehensive Plan on Thurs, Aug 19, 2021 at 7p. Read the full agenda at

Public Hearing on Village of Upper Nyack Comprehensive Plan Adoption

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Upper Nyack will hold a public hearing on Thurs, Aug 19, 2021 at 7:30p at the Upper Nyack Village Hall, 328 N Broadway, to consider the adoption of the Village of Upper Nyack Comprehensive Plan. The full text of the Comprehensive Plan is available on All interested parties are entitled to appear in person, or by agent, and speak on the subject matter at the public hearing. Comments and questions can also be provided via email before the meeting to Heather Candella, Village Clerk at

Town of Orangetown

”Rock the Park” Summer Concert Series

Join Orangetown’s Parks & Recreation Department for their “Rock the Park” Summer Concert Series in Veteran’s Memorial Park on Fri, Aug 20, 2021 at 7:45p featuring Chicago 9, performing the hits of Chicago.

Town of Clarkstown

Free Narcan Training

State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick and the New York State Office of Addiction Services is sponsoring Free Narcan Training on Tue, Aug 17, 2021 from 6-8p at the New City Library, 220 N Main St. Registration is required.

Summer Concert Series

Join the Town of Clarkstown for two Summer Concert Series shows both at 7:30p.  The show on Tue, Aug 17, 2021 will be at Congers Station Park and will feature Sheridan Ruitin performing Celtic rock and traditional Irish Folk Songs. And then on Wed, Aug 18, 2021, Carnaby Street performs songs from the 60’s at the Lake Nanuet Ballfield, 1 Lake Nanuet Dr and Blauvelt Rd. Residents should bring their own chairs or blankets.

Congers Pool Closed and Life Guards Needed

The Town of Clarkstown is facing a lifeguard shortage and is still looking to hire certified lifeguards. Due to the shortage of lifeguards, Congers Pool is now closed for the season. Lifeguard applicants must be 16 years old. Applications can be found at the Recreation Administration Office located at 31 Zukor Road, New City, on, or you may call 845-639-6200. Germonds pool in West Nyack and Lake Nanuet remain open.

Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.

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