It’s the ultimate “no news is good news.” Don Hammond reports that the Village of Nyack 2017/18 budget has been passed with no increase in taxes. Nyack Hospital holds an information meeting for the public on their proposed expansion. All three villages and the school district have received funding to develop a Greater Nyack Bike/ Walk Master Plan which will be completed before the new Tappan Zee Bridge Shared Use Path opens in 2018.
by Melody Partrick, Village of Nyack Recreation Dept
Vrrooming engines. Squealing brakes. Cheering crowds on their feet. On May 13, the Village of Nyack Rec Dept and the Cub & Boy Scouts hosts a car race with only one of those three sounds.
Come to the Nyack Center and rekindle your Cub Scout memories of the Pinewood Derby. Or start new memories for a new generation of girls and boys whittling your way to four wheeled, non-motorized victory. Or just a great shared experience for moms, dads and kids of all ages.
As Washington backtracks on its commitment to the health of the planet, local green initiatives are becoming more important. This Earth Day is a reminder that what we do locally makes a difference — and that it sends a message beyond our community.
Nyack’s 5th annual Earth Day celebration will be held on Sat April 22 from 12n-5p at the Main Street Gazebo at Cedar Street.
It’s also a day where you can turn your angst into action by joining a Keep Rockland Beautiful Community Cleanup event, helping to plant new trees in Nyack, or recycling that old computer in the basement.
It’s the time of year that every political wonk lives for: budget season. Last week, the New York Senate passed the 2017-18 state budget and on Thursday the annual budgets for Nyack and Upper Nyack will be on the agenda.
Attention tree huggers and Earth lovers: Volunteers needed on Sat April 22! Turn your admiration into action by picking up a shovel and helping to plant 19 new trees in Nyack.
This Week in The Villages. Spring? It’s on. Don Hammond says new trees are coming to Midland and 5th Ave. Memorial Park got a spring cleaning last weekend.
Attn motorists: Tappan Zee Bridge construction will cause Wed evening and overnight interruptions. Next Saturday brings the annual Easter Egg roll. And Congresswoman Nita Lowey opines on last week’s Trump administration moves.
This week in The Villages: The Nyack Chamber has a birthday. The village gets a new trustee. Want to get some dirt on Nyack? You’ll need a shovel. And maybe a pickup truck. Volunteers are needed to help plant new trees.
by India Perez-Urbano
The opioid epidemic isn’t a problem that happens somewhere else. It’s happening here in Rockland County — and even in Nyack, too.
Last year, Rockland County lost 35 lives to opioid overdose, an 875% increase since 2003. Among 8th and 10th grade students in the Nyack School system, the use of prescription drugs for non-medical purposes is more than double the county average.
It’s Spring and planners and architects are almost as busy as birds and bees with new construction projects. Last week the Nyack Village Board and Planning Board held a joint meeting on the TZ Vista condo project on the Hudson; this week Nyack Hospital hosts a Q&A about their expansion plans on Midland Ave. Nyack Schools invite the public to their Thursday night Innovation Now showcase; Clarkstown holds another meeting to discuss the future ward system for local elections. Local elections in South and Upper Nyack last week produced no surprises as all six elected candidates ran unopposed.
Nyack Hospital plans to build a two-story, 16,300 square feet addition, which will include an expansion to its emergency department and construction of a medical village. The project will also renovate and reconfigure the current facilities including the hospital lobby and adjacent corridors. Nyack Hospital will hold an informational meeting on this project for the public at Nyack Village Hall Tuesday on March 28 at 7p.
Mostly Music will ride again, but with a different sponsor in the saddle. It’s TZ Vista time again: the Nyack Village Board and the village’s planning board will hold a joint meeting program on Wed March 23 regarding the planned condo apartment complex on Gedney St at the Hudson River.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey says the GOP Health Plan and the Trump Administration’s proposed budget is bad news for New York State and the Hudson Valley. Plus a rundown of this week’s municipal meetings in the Nyack River Villages and information on the March 27 Rockland County Water Task Force meeting.