Bulletin Board, May 2020

Need Help?
During this time of sheltering at home, if you need help with an errand or non-emergency issue, e-mail PCC@palisadesny.com. There are neighbors who are willing to lend a hand!

Documentary Airs on PBS
On April 6 Roger Weisberg’s latest documentary film, “Broken Places” aired on PBS. The film explores why some children who experience early adversity are severely damaged while others are able to thrive. He describes it as a “hopeful story about building resilience in the face of adversity.”

Rockland Coach Suspends Service

Beginning April 3 Rockland Coach (including many national Coach USA buses) suspended services “for the safety of our passengers, employees, and the well-being of our service following this pandemic.” Service is anticipated to resume sometime in May. To sign up for their alerts or for specific info, e-mail Rockland@coachusa.com.

Alice Gerard Honored
On March 22, the Town of Orangetown honored Alice Haagensen Gerard with the 2020 National Women's History Month Award for her decades of historic preservation activities.

David Shire Honored
On March 7, composer David Shire and his writing partner Richard Maltby were awarded the highest honor of Lifetime Achievement at the 35th Annual Bistro Award in New York City celebrating their 50 plus years of musical accomplishments spanning Broadway, television, film and music.

Lamont Doherty Director Stepping Down
Sean Solomon will step down as Director of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on June 30, 2020. For the past eight years, Sean’s leadership of Lamont has demonstrated devotion to scientific excellence, institutional identity and fiscal prudence. Sean will continue his involvement at Lamont as a Special Research Scientist and Director Emeritus. Maureen Raymo will lead Lamont as Interim Director.

Note to the 10964 Community
Recently, a car was reported stolen in Palisades and fortunately was found in Newark. With people looking for places to walk, many have noticed increasing numbers of strangers walking through their neighborhoods. While you are safeguarding your health, here are a few suggestions to safeguard your home:
• Lock your doors. The Orangetown Police recommends you keep your homes and cars locked and put timers on your outside and inside lights to go on just before sunset so it looks like someone is home.
• If you are away for extended time, cancel your newspaper and have the Orangetown Police add you to their “Away” list. 845-359-3700
• Start a Neighborhood Watch. Exchange email addresses with your neighbors and keep each other posted if you see something suspicious or if there’s an incident.