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The Villages: Veterans Day 2021

This week in the villages: Thursday is Veterans Day, honoring the service of all those who have served in the United States armed forces. In Nyack, Hezekiah Easter Veterans Memorial Square will be dedicated. All village halls will be closed in observance of the holiday. Most local transportation systems are running on a regular weekday schedule with the exception of TRIPS paratransit buses which are operating A.D.A service only. South Nyack and Upper Nyack are holding Board of Trustees meetings. And the Town of Orangetown is holding a Drive-By Lunch for veterans.

Nyack Area COVID Update for November 6

6-Nov 30-Oct 23-Oct 16-Oct 9-Oct 2-Oct
Active cases by community
Nyack 7 7 13 24 18 15
Valley Cottage 11 6 12 19 11 28
West Nyack 13 15 9 5 6 12
Piermont 7 4 7 5 6 3
Rockland County
7 day postivity rate 1.4% 1.4% 2.2% 2.0% 3.4% 2.3%
Active cases 655 757 812 983 999 913
Hospitalized 15 13 8 21 25 29
COVID-19 deaths (total) 993 990 989 988 985 981

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 11/6/2021

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 To search for additional COVID-19 vaccination opportunities nearby visit

Village of Nyack

The Nyack Business Council will hold a meeting via Zoom today (Mon, Nov 8, 2021) at 4p.

Dedication of Hezekiah Easter Veterans Memorial Square

The public is welcome to attend the dedication of Hezekiah Easter Veterans Memorial Square at the corner of Main St and Cedar St on Thurs, Nov 11, 2021 at 9:30a.

Village of South Nyack

The Board of Trustees will meet on Tue, Nov 9, 2021. Read the full agenda at before streaming the meeting on the Village of South Nyack Facebook page at 7:30p.

The Planning Board will meet on Wed, Oct 10, 2021 at 7:30p. Read the full agenda at

Street Paving

There will be street paving on Tue, Nov 9 and Wed, Nov 10, 2021 on S Broadway between Cedar Hill Ave and Cornelison Ave and on Piermont Ave between Clinton Ave and Mansfield Ave. No parking is allowed in the areas on S Broadway and Piermont Ave noted above during this road work. Cars will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Village of Upper Nyack

The Architectural Review Board will meet tonight (Mon, Nov 8, 2021) at 6p.

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Upper Nyack will hold a workshop meeting on Thurs, Nov 11, 2021 at 7p via Zoom.

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.

Town of Orangetown

Veterans Drive-By Lunch

All veterans and active duty military members are welcome to receive a boxed lunch from the Town of Orangetown on Thurs, Nov 11, 2021 from 11:30a-1:30p at the Orangetown Town Hall, 26 Orangeburg Rd, Orangeburg. You must RSVP by Tue, Nov 9, 2021 at with your order and bring your email confirmation.

Lunch choices include: Italian Combo Club, Chicken Cutlet with Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Peppers Club, Tuna Salad with Lettuce and Tomato Club, and Eggplant with Fresh Mozzarella and Roasted Peppers Club.

Town of Clarkstown

Veterans Day Ceremony

On Thurs, Nov 11, 2021 at 11a the Nanuet Civic Association and the Naurashank American Legion will hold an outdoor Veterans Day Celebration at Ernest F Giraudin Memorial Park on Prospect St in Nanuet (by the Nanuet Train Station).

Rockland County

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 or call 845-364-2534.

The Rockland County Warming Center is Now Open

The Rockland County Warming Center will operate beginning today (Nov 1, 2021) through April 30, 2022. The center will open each night regardless of the temperature and remain open during the day when the temperature, including wind chill, is 32 degrees or below.

“In order to be in compliance with COVID protocols, we have modified the facility and established safety practices to ensure adherence to NYSDOH COVID-19 safety guidelines. All staff and guests will be appropriately screened (including temperature checks), wear masks and practice social distancing. Appropriate PPE has been secured and will be made available to staff and guests,” said Commissioner Silvestri.

The center offers showers and laundry facilities. Dinner and breakfast are provided for overnight guests and lunch is served during the day when the center is open. There is security on-site when the warming center is operational. In Nyack, there will be pickups at 4:25p and 8p in front of the First Reformed Church of Nyack at S Broadway and Burd St.

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.

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 or to confirm their attendance.

Anyone interested in becoming a foster parent can visit

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