Update: noon Friday
The morning 7 a.m. meeting was canceled. At a Nyack Village meeting Friday morning, Village Trustee Mary Lorenzini said that she was told the National Guard will be coming in Friday night
One thousand members of the National Guard will be in Rockland Friday for at least two meetings.
The National Guard will have 1,000 members meeting with Orange & Rockland Utilities Friday in groups of 500, one group meeting at 7 a.m. and the other at 7 p.m. O&R will brief the troops on the situation locally. Both meetings will take place at the Crowne Plaza in Suffern, where O&R has 100 rooms booked for workers, according to Robert Wilson, the hotel’s general manager.
Wilson said it might get a little crowded Friday morning, as 7 a.m. is also usually when all the O&R workers at the hotel head out for the day. He said he hasn’t heard how the National Guard units are arriving, where they will be working or what they’ll be doing.