Rockland Bus Fares Waived And More Warming Centers Open

One polling location moved in advance of Tuesday’s elections


Updated information from the Rockland County Executive’s office regarding free transportation, shelters and warming centers, dry ice distribution, boil water advisory, Tuesday's election, checking workers' identification and reopening of parks.

The county announced no bus fares will be collected Monday on TOR, TZx and TRIP routes.  All service is free. For more bus information, call 845-364-3333 or visit www.rocklandbus.com 

The Village of Spring Valley is providing transportation from the police department to the shelter at Rockland Community College. Several warming centers have opened around the county to assist residents.

Orangetown Town Hall at 26 Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg

Nyack Village:
Hotline: (845) 358-5626
YMCA on Broadway open as warming/charging center
Nyack Library open as warming/charging center
Nyack Center may be offering services

South Nyack Village:
South Nyack Village Hall open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
South Nyack residents unable to cook can get meals at Village Hall.

Congers Community Center open 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Residents can sleepover but must bring their own cots and/or sleeping bags, food and personal items. These three community centers will open Monday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Street Community Center, Central Nyack Community Center and Pascack Community Center.

Stony Point:
First United Methodist Church at 249 W Main St, Stony Point
Stony Point Center at 17 Crickettown Road, Stony Point

Dry ice will be distributed on Monday by Orange & Rockland from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Orangetown.

According to the Rockland County Board of Elections, the Wood Glen Elementary School in New City will not be open as a polling site for Tuesday’s vote. Repairs to the school’s driveway and parking lot at 121 Philips Hill Road will not be completed in time and so all residents who normally vote at that site are instructed to vote at the New City Elementary School at 60 Crestwood Drive in New City.  This location change affects Clarkstown Election Districts 40, 53, 60 & 69.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6.   Get more information at http://rocklandgov.com/departments/board-of-elections or call 845-638-5172.

This is part of a statement issued by Board of Elections on Sunday, Nov. 4

Rockland County Voters should be advised that our goal is every polling place will be open Tuesday November 6th 2012.

Also be advised that we do not need electricity to vote or conduct the election. You as a voter will merely sign the poll book, be given a paper ballot to fill in your choice of candidates (fill in the ovals), and place you ballot in the Emergency Ballot box/slot to be counted later in a bipartisan manner. The ballots will be scanned through the system later when electricity is available should this occur.

In other words this is the same manner of voting as always utilized if there is a machine breakdown and the machine cannot be fixed immediately. Some voters feel uncomfortable with this process but everything is done in a bipartisan manner and the ballots are secured at all times. 

We have received generators from State and Local Emergency operations for sites without power.

November 6th, Tuesday is the date of the election and it will not be changed.

Our office is open Monday until 5:00 P.M. for normal business.

Here is a list of polling locations in the county.  

The boil water order for West Nyack has been lifted. The boil water order for Piermont and Grand View continues. For specific questions , residents can call 845-623-1500 and press #.

Residents should be aware that if any uniformed person, whether a utility worker, FEMA employee or National Guard member requests information or access to your home, you should always request I.D.  Always be cautious. You should call the utility company to confirm they are employees. An authorized person will not ask for money.

Portions of Kennedy Park, Demarest Kill, Dutch Gardens and Kakiak Park have reopened.

rockland community foundation November 05, 2012 at 02:21 PM
MOBILIZINGING TO SUPPORT ROCKANDLERS - The Rockland Community Foundation has activated an emergency fund to provide grant support for individuals and non-profits struggling as a result of Sandy. Donations are needed to help our neighbors rebuild. Grant applications and donation information can be found at www.rocklandgives.org. Please help us help.


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