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New City: Restoration After Hurricane Sandy

Updates on programs and events as life slowly returns to normal in New City and Rockland County. Share your information in the comments.

  • Clarkstown North High School has cancelled Parent Teacher Conferences on Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6. A notice regarding rescheduling will be sent in the near future. If parents have any particular questions regarding their child's progress, contact the child's teachers.    Let others know about this cancellation in case they are unable to receive messages.
  • Retro Fitness on South Main Street in New City is allowing nonmembers to take free showers.
  • Suffern Village Hall at 61 Washington Ave. will be open 24 hours a day as a warming center.  Residents are advised to stop by if they need to warm up and/or charge their cell phone. 
  • No transit fares collected for all rides on all TOR, TZx and TRIPS services thru end of service on Sunday, November 4, 2012. The County is providing emergency based transportation for those that need to travel to the Red Cross Emergency Shelter located at RCC. Call 845-364-8747 to inquire. 
  • Orange and Rockland will be distributing dry ice Saturday at Rockland Lake State Park, 299 Rockland Lake Road, Valley Cottage, in the North Parking Lot from 11am to 1pm. 
  •  Cable Beverages—"Just letting you know that we are open for business. We sell ice as well as beer and water."—(845) 623-7645 | 176 Route 304, Nanuet, NY 10954—4 p.m. Friday
  • The drawing and HGTV sweepstakes event at Leader Carpet has been postponed.
  • Arcade2Go Tournament at Palisades Center is back on for Saturday 
  • The Spring Valley Rotary 1st annual Poker Run committee has decided to postpone our event until the Spring. (date to be determined). 
  • For Spring Valley residents who need health care in the aftermath of the storm, Refuah Health Center is currently open and offering a full range of primary care services at their two locations in Spring Valley: 728 N. Main Street and 5 Twin Avenue. All patients are welcome and will be served regardless of their ability to pay. Even with power outages in Spring Valley, Refuah has been able to continue to offer services through four of their mobile medical vans at the their site on N. Main Street and their Twin Avenue health center, which had power stored quickly. Contact: Chanie Sternberg, Preseident and CEO at845-216-9300 or Nechama From at 845-558-4709.
  • The New York Sports Clubs that are open are allowing people to come in for showers and to charge up, according to a NYSC rep
  • An initiative has been taken to create a North Rockland Disaster Recovery Fund through The Rockland Community Foundation.  This Fund has been started to help the residents of North Rockland who have been devastated by Sandy. Rockland Community Foundation http://www.rocklandgives.org/
  • Meals on Wheels had to cancel the Wags for Wheels dog walk for this Sunday due to the hurricane situation. They hope to reschedule the walk in the spring
  • Religious School classes at Beth Am Temple will follow our regular schedule this Sunday (November 4). Please note that as of Friday morning, the Temple does not have heat. Please send your children wearing warm clothing and jackets. If bringing your child to school causes you any difficulty due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy, realize that while attendance is encouraged, it's optional for this Sunday. The Temple has internet access and electrical outlets where you can charge your electronic devices, so we invite parents inside for these amenities as well as for light snacks and hot drinks that will be available.
  • Due to the effects of Sandy, Keep Rockland Beautiful's Annual Awards Gala has been rescheduled to Friday, December 7th, 7-10pm at the Rockland Country Club. If you have purchased a table and are bringing guests or if you know of any guests who may not be on our e-mail list, please notify them of this change. Please call Keep Rockland Beautiful at (845)708-9164 if you have purchased tickets but will not be able to attend on this new date. The Gala promises to be a terrific night! We will be honoring individuals and organizations who have contributed to keeping Rockland beautiful (see list below). Enjoy music by The Richard Sussman Trio. We have over 60 wonderful raffle and silent auction items. 
Ellen Brown November 03, 2012 at 05:54 PM
I love how O&R insisted on the phone yesterday that power was restored to my house. After convincing them that I have not had power since Monday and that no trucks have been by to even look at the very large tree that pulled down all the power lines and the lines sitting in the middle of the road we are now listed on the website as one of areas that are still without power - unbelievable!
Debbie V November 03, 2012 at 09:19 PM
I live on Rosewood Drive in New City and a neighbor told me that on O&R 's website, my street is listed as "not affected ". Meanwhile NOT ONE person on my street has had power since Monday evening. We've been trying to call O&R , if and when we get cell phone service, but we only get to listen to a machine. So frustrating!!!
Culpsa November 03, 2012 at 10:55 PM
I live on Old Route 304 in New City and we still don't have power restored. A down tree blocking my driveway for a couple of days with wires wrapped around it. No one assessed the situation from O&R.even though my husband is registered as disabled.Can't get through to O&R.
Don Sinovoi November 04, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Live on Glenmere Road, New City. Sunday, Nov. 4 and still have no power. O&R has the street listed as having power. Called many times. Also called local politicians! What a disgrace!!!

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