Since the 1980s, military veterans have received property tax exemptions. In December 2013, New York State passed legislation to extend such tax exemptions to school taxes: The Alternative Veterans’ Tax Exemption. The AVTE authorizes school districts to grant veterans a partial exemption from school taxes.
Don’t wait for the Tappan Zee Express Bus on Thanksgiving Day — you will be waiting until Friday, when regular service resumes. On Thursday November 26, there will be no service on TZx buses. TOR buses will operate on Sunday schedules, however, TOR bus routes 91, 94, 95, and 97 will not be running.
Metro-North Hudson Line trains will operate a Sunday schedule, plus special service to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
On November 10th, The Arts Council of Rockland (ACOR) is hosting a gathering for artists and art lovers at the Nyack Boat Club. Through this forum, moderated by Janey Tannenbaum (Arts Council of Rockland) and Bill Batson (Nyack Sketch Log), ACOR is seeking your participation in their mission to enhance and expand our vibrant local arts scene.
by the Rockland Sierra Club
Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart and Rockland Country Legislators Harriet Cornell (Upper Nyack) and Nancy Low-Hogan (South Nyack) have received a (green) thumbs up from The Rockland Sierra Club based on their proven records of protecting the environment as well as the health and safety of their constituents.
Things to know on this Election Day:
- All polling places will be open from 6a-9p.
- You can look up your polling place online at the Rockland County Board of Elections
- If you live in the Village of Nyack, here’s a sample ballot of what you will see when you go into the voting booth (or voting cubicle!)
For over a century, our region has been home to extraordinary artists. Local Arts Index highlights the work of individuals who continue our community’s rich creative legacy.
Meet United States Air Force veteran Michael Rogozik.
“I use art as a therapeutic measure. It heals me and helps me gain strength.”
Banned books seem like a strange thing for a library to celebrate. But every year, hundreds of libraries and bookstores across the US hold events to celebrate our freedom to read.
On Tues Sept 29, local celebrities, community members, Nyack Library Trustees and staff members will read excerpts from a banned or challenged book of their choice at the library from 5-8p to draw attention to the problem of censorship.
Nyack, July 21 8p — Tonight’s violent thunderstorm has caused power outages in the southwestern part of the village, from Main St to the South Nyack border. The traffic lights on South Broadway are also offline. A large tree that fell on power lines near Memorial Park is the source of these outages.
Orange and Rockland says about 215 customers are affected and they hope to have the situation corrected by 12m.
The Village of Nyack requests that people navigate around South Broadway and Piermont Ave until power is restored
H. James Simpson, 72, a geochemist who pioneered important studies of PCBs impact on the Hudson River, died on May 10. He had been affiliated with Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory for 50 years.
Looking for something to do this summer where you can hone your writing, marketing, photographic, Web development or Wordpress skills and change the world? Sure, that’s a big promise. But like many opportunities, it can be what you make of it!
It’s a unique summer job with flexible hours that let’s you earn some publishing cred while making a little extra cash. This year we’re looking for writers, wannabe Wordpress wunderkinds and marketing interns, too.
Here are a few examples of what some of our interns have produced in the past. Maybe this will be inspiration for what you can do this summer, too.