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The Villages: Holiday Transportation Changes

This week in the villages: It will be a quiet week in the river villages with holiday closures and transportation schedule changes due to the Christmas holiday. The South Nyack Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting. The Nyack Public Schools vaccine clinics for students ages 5-11 continue this week. The Town of Orangetown has started a food scrap recycling program and the Town of Clarkstown is holding a flashlight candy cane hunt.

Nyack Area COVID Update for December 18

18-Dec 11-Dec 4-Dec 27-Nov 20-Nov 13-Nov
Active cases by community
Nyack 71 39 36 23 17 12
Valley Cottage 70 53 29 28 27 16
West Nyack 23 24 26 19 18 18
Piermont 5 3 3 3 3 4
Rockland County
7 day postivity rate 3.2% 2.9% 2.5% 2.0% 1.5% 1.5%
Active cases 1,669 1,306 1,002 802 727 653
Hospitalized 35 23 20 15 15 8
COVID-19 deaths (total) 1,006 1,004 1,002 1,001 1,000 998

Source: Rockland County Health Department / NYS Health Department, 12/18/2021

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

Read County Executive Ed Day’s Statement on Omicron Precautions.

Christmas Holiday Bus, Train Schedules

Hudson Link will run its regular schedule on Christmas Eve, Fri, Dec 24, 2021 and Metro-North Hudson Line trains will operate its Saturday schedule, with extra morning and evening trains.

On Christmas Day, Sat, Dec 25, 2021, Hudson Link will run its weekend schedule and Metro-North Hudson Line trains will operate an hourly schedule with extra morning trains.

On Christmas Eve, Fri, Dec 24, Transport of Rockland (TOR) will operate a regular weekday schedule and TRIPS paratransit buses will operate regular service.

On Christmas Day, Sat, Dec 25, Transport of Rockland (TOR) buses 59, 91, 92, 93, and Loop 3 will operate on a Sunday schedule; there will be no service on buses 94, 95, and 97; and Loop 1 and Loop 2. TRIPS paratransit buses will operate A.D.A. service only.

Further information for Christmas holiday transportation schedules may be found on

Village of Nyack

Nyack Homeless Project

The Nyack Homeless Project food and clothing drive has gone virtual and needs your help to buy food and winter clothing for those in need. Visit their Virtual Drive page and donate what you can.

Village of South Nyack

The Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting today (Mon, Dec 20, 2021) at 3p. A livestream of the meeting will be available on the Village of South Nyack Facebook page.

Village of Upper Nyack

The Zoning Board of Appeals will meet on Tue, Dec 21, 2021. Read the full agenda at before Zooming into the meeting at 8p.

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

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

Nyack Public Schools, in partnership with TruCare Pharmacy, is hosting a series of  on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics for students. These vaccine clinics will take place on the following dates and locations from 12-4p:

Nyack Middle School Gymnasium (for eligible 11 year olds)
2nd Dose: Fri Jan 7, 2022

Liberty Elementary School Gymnasium
1st Dose: Mon, Dec 20, 2021 / 2nd Dose: Mon, Jan 10, 2022

Upper Nyack Elementary School Gymnasium
1st Dose: Tue, Dec 21, 2021 / 2nd Dose: Tue, Jan 11, 2022

Valley Cottage Elementary School Gymnasium
1st Dose: Wed, Dec 22, 2021 / 2nd Dose: Wed, Jan 12, 2022

These vaccines will be provided at no charge to families and available to students ages 5-11 years old. The child’s parent /guardian MUST accompany the child when the vaccine is administered. Parental consent forms are available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. If you need assistance with the consent forms or have questions about the Vaccine Clinics, please call 845-353-7046 or 845-353-7042 (English or Spanish),  or 845-353-7044 (Haitian Creole).

Town of Orangetown

Town of Orangetown Food Scrap Recycling Program

Orangetown has opened the first Food Scrap Recycling Program in Rockland County. Most people do not know that food scraps are valuable materials that if properly collected and composted can greatly help reduce methane, a greenhouse gas, which is considered to be more damaging than carbon dioxide. Visit to learn more about this new program.

Town of Clarkstown

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt

Rumor has it that Santa is about to hide hundreds of candy canes around Congers Station Park, Burnside Ave, Congers. Bring your flashlights and a bag on Thurs, Dec 23, 2021 at 6:45p and search for the hidden candy canes. Enjoy cookies and cocoa after the hunt.

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.

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