The following is from the Village of Nyack
Update — 11/2/12 at 14:00
The Village has revised it’s alcohol ban to allow local residents dinner and drinks until ten pm in those businesses with electrical power. Alcohol and food may be served today from six am until ten pm.
The Village is encouraging compliance with the County essential travel ban and hopes that, for safety reasons, residents stay local.
Original Post — 10/31/12 at 15:43
The Mayor and Village Board has ordered that the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages (as defined by Section 3 of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law, but not included in patented medicines) is prohibited within the Village until further notice.
This is due to the fact there are no street lights and excessive demands on the police force to handle priority issues in the aftermath of the hurricane.
This policy was effective as of 1pm on Oct 31, 2012.
The Village of Nyack has some partial restoration of power. Nyack Hospital is fully operational. FEMA made a visit yesterday to survey our damage as well as representatives from the Governors office, Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee. The Mayor participated in a call with President Obama and Governor Cuomo last night. They have asked that all residents and businesses who have sustained damage and loss(including of business)register with FEMA by calling 1800621FEMA or using the website disasterassitance.gov. The Small Business Administartion will be monitoring FEMA claims and FEMA will advise additional actions as the crisis lessens and recovery begins. They also noted that there is fuel in NY Harbor awaiting offloading. Debris and damage have hampered that ability but offloading is expected to begin today which should reduce the gas crunch.
The downtown remains largely without power and a ban on alcohol sales remains in effect until street lights and traffic signals are functional and police numbers can be increased. Restaurants with power will be serving food for residents without power until ten pm. They have also offered their places of business for charging of electronic devices. A County wide order remains in place asking that only essential travel take place. Orange and Rockland is reporting a completion of repair to all substations and almost all transmitters. Power restoration is still slow and the focus remains on priority spots such has hospitals, sewage and water plants, housing for seniors, hospice and schools. Nyack remains among the most seriously damaged for power operations in this portion of the County.
The front door of Village Hall is posted with all pertinent information regarding open businesses, gas stations, grocery stores. The library remains closed however the post office is open for PO box holders. Mail delivery is resuming slowly. This morning there will be a question and answer session on the front steps of Village Hall at eleven with the Mayor and other public officials.