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The Villages: Thanksgiving Dinners for Vets

This week in the villages: Nyack and Upper Nyack are holding Board of Trustees meetings. There will be a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Nyack Middle School for anyone age 12 and over. Elijah Reichlin-Melnick is holding a Senior Fair at Rockland Community College. And the Towns of Orangetown and Clarkstown are giving free Thanksgiving Dinners to veterans.

Nyack Area COVID Update for November 13

13-Nov 6-Nov 30-Oct 23-Oct 16-Oct 9-Oct
Active cases by community
Nyack 12 7 7 13 24 18
Valley Cottage 16 11 6 12 19 11
West Nyack 18 13 15 9 5 6
Piermont 4 7 4 7 5 6
Rockland County
7 day postivity rate 1.5% 1.4% 1.4% 2.2% 2.0% 3.4%
Active cases 653 655 757 812 983 999
Hospitalized 8 15 13 8 21 25
COVID-19 deaths (total) 998 993 990 989 988 985

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 11/13/2021

To schedule an appointment for a 1st dose, 3rd dose (for immunocompromised), or booster 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.

Village of Nyack

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

The Architectural Review Board will meet on Wed, Nov 17, 2021 at 7p to consider requests for an awning replacement, for exterior changes, for a merger of two buildings to create one with a vertical addition, for window replacement and deck repair, and to demolish existing buildings and fuel pump canopy and relocate on site. Read the full agenda at Nyack-NY.gov.

The Village Board of Trustees will hold a workshop on Thurs, Nov 18, 2021 at 7p via Zoom followed by a Village Board Meeting at 8p via Zoom.

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Leaf Collection

autumn leaves

Residents imust keep leaves out of roadways to comply with town codes and state traffic laws.

Loose leaf piles should be placed on homeowner’s property and not on sidewalks or in the roadway. DPW will be picking up leaves now through Dec 10, 2021. Leaves may be placed in biodegradable paper bags or left loose in a pile on homeowner’s property. Consider mulching leaves as a sustainable approach to landscaping.

Other residential yard waste may be dropped off at the Clarkstown Yard Waste Facility, 166 S Rt 303. This facility is open to all.

Village of South Nyack

Notice of Public Hearings

A Public Hearing will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of South Nyack at Village Hall, 282 S Broadway on Tue, Nov 23, 2021, at 7:30p regarding a Local Law related to: Amending Article VII Section 310 of the Code of the Village of South Nyack to Impose a No Parking, No Standing, and No Stopping Restriction on Cedar Hill Ave, North Side, West of South Franklin St. The full text of the proposed law is on file in the Village Clerk’s office and may be reviewed by interested persons on southnyack.ny.gov and is posted on the outside bulletin boards at Village Hall. The Board of Trustees will hear at said time and place all persons in support of this local law and any objections thereto. Interested parties may appear in person or by agent or representative.

There will also be a Public Hearing which will be held by the Board of Trustees of the Village of South Nyack at Village Hall, 282 S Broadway on Tue, Nov 23, 2021, at 7:45p regarding a Local Law related to: Amending the Zoning Map of Chapter 330 of the Zoning Law of the Village of South Nyack to Change the Zoning District of Certain Property in the Village of South Nyack. The full text of the proposed law is on file in the Village Clerk’s office and may be reviewed by interested persons on southnyack.ny.gov and is posted on the outside bulletin boards at Village Hall. The Board of Trustees will hear at said time and place all persons in support of this local law and any objections thereto. Interested parties may appear in person or by agent or representative.

Village of Upper Nyack

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Tue, Nov 16, 2021. Read the full agenda at uppernyack-ny.us before Zooming into the meeting at 8p.

The Planning Board will meet on Wed, Nov 17, 2021. Read the full agenda at uppernyack-ny.us before Zooming into the meeting at 7:30p

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Upper Nyack will hold a regular meeting on Thurs, Nov 18, 2021 at 7p via Zoom.

Upper Nyack Clean Energy Program

The Village of Upper Nyack is proud to be a founding member of a collaborative municipal program called Rockland Community Power. You may have received a mailing from the Village about the program. Residents and small businesses are encouraged to take advantage of the benefits of the program, which include electricity powered by clean energy and low, guaranteed rates.

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Whether or not you are new to the program, you can learn more at an online Information Session on Wed, Nov 17, at 7p. You may register and join the online Information Session at jouleassetsinc.my.webex.com. You can always get more information on the program through the help line at 845-859-9099 option 1 or online at RocklandCommunityPower.com. The helpline is available Monday to Friday, 9 to 5.

Village Board Meeting Recording Available

In case you missed it, a video recording is available for the November 11 Village Board of Trustees Workshop.

Public Notice of Village of Upper Nyack Election Offices to Be Filled

Two two-year trustee offices are vacant at the end of the current official year and are to be filled at the Village election to be held on Tue, Mar 15, 2022.

Nyack Public Schools

The Board of Education will meet on Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 6:30p at the Central Administration Building, 13A Dickinson Ave, Nyack. It will also be made available on Zoom. Read the full agenda at go.boarddocs.com.

COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic

The local Health Department is working with Montefiore Nyack Hospital in collaboration with Nyack Middle School to host an on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students. This vaccine clinic will take place on
Fri, Nov 19, 2021 at Nyack Middle School in the gymnasium. These vaccines will be provided at no charge to families and available to anyone age 12 and over.

A consent form has been emailed to Parents/Guardians who have middle and high school children. If you would like your child to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, please sign the consent forms giving us permission to vaccinate your child and send back to your school nurse by Tue, Nov 16, 2021. Additional information about the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic is included in the consent form (English, Spanish, Haitian Creole).

Town of Orangetown

Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner Bags

All veterans and active duty military members are welcome to receive a Thanksgiving dinner bag from the Town of Orangetown on Sat, Nov 20, 2021 from 9:30-11:30a at the Orangetown Town Hall, 26 Orangeburg Rd, Orangeburg. Please RSVP at veteran@orangetown.com or at 845-359-5100 x2293. Walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis, while supplies last. Please practice social distancing and wear a mask. Bags will include turkey, potatoes, vegetables, and dessert.

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Town of Clarkstown

Veterans Thanksgiving Dinner Bags

All veterans and active duty military members are welcome to receive a Thanksgiving dinner bag from the Town of Clarkstown on Sat, Nov 20, 2021 from 9-11a at the Street Community Center, 31 Zukor Rd, New City. Please RSVP at supervisor@clarkstown.org or at 845-639-2050. Please bring a Veterans ID card. Bags will include turkey, potatoes, vegetables, and dessert.

Rockland County

Senior Fair

On Thurs, Nov 18, 2021 from 10a-3p, New York State Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick ( 38th District) will host a Senior Fair at the Rockland Community College Eugene Levy Fieldhouse, 145 College Rd, Suffern. The event will feature over 50 vendors and exhibitors, resources for living on a fixed income, representatives from local, state and federal government, guest speakers, FREE food, and more. COVID booster shots and flu shots will also be offered. For more information, call 845-623-3627.

Flu Vaccine Clinic

The Rockland County Health Department is holding flu vaccine clinics for the 2021-2022 flu season on various dates and locations. This clinic is for everyone 6 months and older.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome at all clinics. There is a $20 fee for those 6 months through 64 years old: cash or check accepted. For those with private health insurance, we will provide you with a receipt to submit to your health insurance for possible reimbursement. To make the process quicker, please print and bring the completed 2021-2022 FLU VACCINE FORM with you.

The vaccine is free of charge if you:

  • are 65 years and older (please bring identification with proof of age)
  • have Medicare or Medicaid (please bring your card)
  • are uninsured or underinsured

The Health Department is giving the quadrivalent flu vaccine, which does not contain preservatives, including thimerosal. For more information about the flu and the flu vaccine clinics visit rocklandgov.com or call 845-364-2534.

Foster Families Needed

For the tenth year in a row, staff from the Rockland County Department of Social Services’ (DSS) Children’s Services Unit will join with local Wendy’s locations in Nanuet and West Haverstraw to celebrate National Adoption Month and to increase awareness of the need for foster families. During the month of November, Wendy’s restaurants in Nanuet and West Haverstraw will provide free meals to foster and adoptive families in Rockland County in honor of Dave Thomas. The adoption celebration will be held on Nov 17, 2021.

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Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Rockland County foster and adoptive families are invited to pick up their food from either the Wendy’s in Nanuet or West Haverstraw on Nov 17, 2021. Families will participate in a virtual support group facilitated by Trudy Kent, MSW. Mrs. Kent is a Rockland County adoptive parent, as well as a Family Support Worker at the Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York. In addition, an informational session on how to become a foster parent in Rockland County will be facilitated virtually by Demetrius Travis at 5p. Interested parties should contact either ana.duran@dfa.state.ny.us or demetrius.travis@dfa.state.ny.us to confirm their attendance.

And in conjunction with National Adoption Month, Rockland County has launched a new web site and online portal at fosterrockland.com which modernizes the foster parent licensing process and will help match foster children and teens with the best foster family. This new portal makes it possible for families and/or individuals to seek information about fostering and adopting in Rockland and apply online, resulting in quicker and easier access to the application process while providing more choices of potential homes for Rockland youth.

The online portal streamlines the certification and approval process for prospective foster parent applicants (as well as for renewal of licenses). In addition to applying online, perspective foster parents can track the process of their application and certification. The entire application process is mobile-friendly, so applicants and agency staff can navigate the software using a computer, tablet, or mobile device.

In addition, the portal is an educational tool allowing prospective families to learn about the important need for foster care, the impact a foster parent has on the lives of children and information on becoming a foster parent.




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