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The Villages: Honoring the Labor Movement and Victims of 9/11

This week in the villages: It’s Labor Day, a federal holiday to honor the American labor movement and the contributions of laborers. Government offices, banks, and post offices will be closed. Today, HudsonLink buses will run on a weekend schedule–and there are other transportation schedule changes due to the holiday. And on Saturday, we pay tribute to those lost in the Sept 11 terror attacks 20 years ago. Also, there will be a Village of Nyack Board of Trustees of workshop and meeting.

Nyack Area COVID Update for September 4

4-Sep 28-Aug 21-Aug 14-Aug 7-Aug 31-Jul
Active cases by community
Nyack 15 11 19 28 20 10
Valley Cottage 16 10 11 13 8 4
West Nyack 21 13 15 17 7 4
Piermont 4 4 1 2 1 0
Rockland County
7 day postivity rate 2.9% 2.6% 2.2% 2.2% 2.5% 1.7%
Active cases 689 641 731 733 461 239
Hospitalized 18 17 17 16 11 5
COVID-19 deaths (total) 973 970 970 970 969 968

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 9/4/2021

To schedule an appointment for a 1st dose COVID-19 vaccine from any Rockland County Department of Health Clinic visit rocklandgov.com/departments/health/. To search for additional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities nearby visit vaccines.gov.

Labor Day Transit Schedule Changes

On Mon, Sept 6, 2021 HudsonLink buses will operate on a weekend schedule; Transport of Rockland (TOR) buses 59, 91, 92, 93, 94, and Loop 3 will operate on a Saturday schedule; Loop 1 and Loop 2 will operate on a weekday schedule; there will be no service on TOR 95 and 97; and Metro-North will operate on a  Sunday schedule. Further information on transit schedule changes may be found on rocklandgov.com.

Village of Nyack

The Village Board of Trustees will hold a workshop via Zoom on Thurs, Sept 9, 2021 at 7p. Then, Zoom into the Village Board meeting at 7:30p.

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Hometown Heroes Remembrance

On Sat, Sept 11, 2021 at at 6:30p in Memorial Park there will be an observance to remember those who lost their lives in the terror attacks of Sept 11, 2001 and to 9-11 related illness.

Milling and Paving Rescheduled for This Week

Milling and Paving on the following streets is now scheduled to begin on Thurs, Sept 9, 2021:

  • Front St- 6th Ave to northern border
  • West End Ave – 6th Ave to dead end
  • Central Ave – 6th Ave to dead end
  • Hart Pl – 5th to 6th Ave
  • Anna St- Cedar Hill Ave to Depew Ave
  • Crosby St- Depew Ave to dead end

If you have any questions regarding paving, please contact the Department of Public Works at dpw@nyack-ny.gov or call 845-358-3552. All phone messages and emails will be returned. Further information about the 2021-2022 Road Paving Schedule may be found on nyack-ny.gov.

Free Haircuts for Boys in K-8

For Our Kids NY, Inc. presents Jake Of Fades a Back to School initiative encouraging boys to read while waiting at the barbershop for that fresh cut. Fun, kid-approved books will be distributed to each barbershop to keep in house to encourage the boys they serve to read while they wait. In Nyack haircuts will be given at Yogi’s Plus, 298 Rt. 59  today (Sept 6, 2021) at 3p.

Boys should arrive ready to enjoy their day. All participants will be asked to check in at the registration table. They will be escorted to the game truck or other activities while they wait for their turn in the barber’s chair. The truck will be limited due to proper spacing because of COVID. When inside the shop each young man will select a book to read while he is getting his haircut. In addition all participants will be given reading materials to take home to start off their own personal libraries.

Temporary Bus Layover Downtown

Due to the construction of the supermarket at the Riverspace building on Main St, there will be a temporary layover for the displaced busses on Cedar St, the west side of the street adjacent to Veterans Park. This will be in effect until Oct 18, 2021.

Nyack Library Community Survey

The Nyack Library is developing a new long range plan and needs your help to gather data about the library’s role, collections and services as they plan for the future. Please consider taking a 15-20 minute survey about how you use and view the Nyack Library. Your participation is anonymous, although you will have a chance to share your contact information if you would like. The deadline to take the survey has been extended until Sept 6, 2021.

Village of South Nyack

Request for Proposals

The Village of South Nyack is seeking bids for Replacement of Concrete Curbs, Sidewalks, and Handicap Accessible Ramps in various locations within the Village of South Nyack. Sealed bids will be received in the office of the Village Clerk of the Village of South Nyack until 11a on Sept 8, 2021. General instructions to interested bidders may be found on southnyack.ny.gov. The Village of South Nyack is also seeking bids for Chain Link Fence Removal and Installation in the Village of South Nyack. Sealed bids will be received in the office of the Village Clerk of the Village of South Nyack until 10a on Sept 8, 2021. General instructions to interested bidders may be found on southnyack.ny.gov.

Town of Orangetown

9/11 Memorial Ceremony

The Town of Orangetown will hold a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Sat, Sept, 11, 2021 at 5:30p on the lawn at Town Hall, in front of the Memorial.

Tappan 9/11 Memorial Dedication

There will be a dedication of the new 9/11 Memorial at Tappan Green, 16 Old Tappan Rd, on Sat, Sept 11, 2021 at 8:30a.

Town of Orangetown Feline Spay/Neuter Voucher Program

The Town of Orangetown is partnering with the Hudson Valley Humane Society (HVHS) to provide discounted spay/neuter vouchers for companion felines as well as community cats for all Orangetown residents. For $30, the voucher includes: one feline spay/neuter surgery, a rabies vaccine valid for one-year, a nail trim, a dose of antibiotic, ear cleaning, and an abdominal tattoo.

The Hudson Valley Humane Society has joined with The Animal Rights Alliance, Inc. (T.A.R.A.) to provide the feline spay/neuter service. On the first Thursday of each month, the HVHS hosts the hospital at its headquarters at 200 Quaker Road, Pomona. Orangetown residents can purchase a voucher by credit card at orangetown.com or visit the Town Clerk’s office to pay by cash or check. For more information or questions about making an appointment, please call or text the HVHS at (917) 701-3870 or (917) 703-0072

Town of Clarkstown

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

On Sat, Sept, 11, 2021 at 5p, the Town of Clarkstown will hold a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Town Hall, 10 Maple Ave, New City to reflect 20 years later.

Rockland County

Rockland County September 11th Memorial Ceremony

The Rockland County September 11th Memorial Ceremony will take place on Sat, Sept 11, 2021 at 8:30a at Haverstraw Bay County Park, 21 Gagan Rd, Haverstraw. County officials will join family members, clergy, first responders and others to mark the 20th anniversary of terrorist attacks. Those planning to attend the event should arrive by 8:15a.

As part of the commemoration, family members will read the names of the Rockland County victims. There will be a tolling of the bell followed by a moment of silent prayer at 8:46a in remembrance of the attack on the North Tower of the World Trade Center, and again at 9:03a in memory of the attack on the South Tower. Four more bells will toll in remembrance of the attack on the Pentagon, the collapse of the South Tower, the crash of flight 93 into Shanksville, PA, and the collapse of the North Tower.

For those unable to attend the event in person, it will be live streamed on the Rockland County Government Facebook page and will be posted for viewing to the Rockland County Government YouTube page upon completion.



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