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"Information is the currency of democracy." - Thomas Jefferson


"It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority." - Benjamin Franklin


“Without vision, the people shall perish.” - Proverbs 29:18


“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives. A popular government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or tragedy or perhaps both.” - James Madison, August 4, 1822


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."
The Declaration of Independence - The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration


"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
The Constitution of the United States - The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration


"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Amendment I - The Bill of Rights - The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration




The just published Fall 2019 Piermont Newsletter along with many past issues are now available here.



Sunday Oct. 13 2019 - The Turning Point and Piermont PAL Music Festival



July 4, 2019 - American Independence Day

Celebrating What Made America Great!




Independence Day (United States)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.....

Independence Day is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Similar to other summer-themed events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors. Independence Day is a federal holiday, so all non-essential federal institutions (like the postal service and federal courts) are closed on that day. Many politicians make it a point on this day to appear at a public event to praise the nation's heritage, laws, history, society, and people.....

Independence Day (colloquial: the Fourth of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the United States on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies were no longer subject (and subordinate) to the monarch of Britain and were now united, free, and independent states. The Congress had voted to declare independence two days earlier, on July 2, but it was not declared until July 4.

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.

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Rockland County July 4 fireworks 2019: Town by town list of celebrations


With Independence Day a week away, towns in the Hudson Valley are planning their annual celebrations full of entertainment, food and, of course, fireworks.



Piermont Celebrates July 4, 2019 - American Independence Day

Schedule of Events in Piermont

Main Street Parade - None Scheduled

Fire Department Carnival - None Scheduled

Piermont Fireworks at the Pier - None Scheduled

Historical Society Events - Station Days
July 14, 2019 from 12 - 3 p.m

Piermont Chamber of Commerce Events
Piermont Bastille Day - Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 12:00pm 10:00pm

On July 13th from noon to 10 p.m., Piermont Avenue will be closed to traffic for the village's annual Bastille Day celebration. French flags will flap along the avenue where restaurants and shops will have outdoor tables. The streets will fill with live music and the pleasant aromas of traditional French, Italian, Continental, Mexican, Irish and American cuisine served by local restaurants. Witness a re-enactment of the storming of the Bastille. There will be a guillotine on display, albeit with a wooden blade.

Parking for Piermont's Bastille Day on Saturday July 13th, is available in various locations around Piermont Avenue where the event takes place. The Piermont Police are responsible for the parking and will direct people to parking locations. For all questions, please write to info@piermontbastilleday.org




Celebrating What Made France Great!

Bastille Day is the name given in English speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on the 14 July 1789, as well as the Fête de la Fédération on the 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held all over France.

The ordinary people of Paris decided they no longer wanted to accept the absolute power of the king.

It was during this time of turbulence that the famous motto 'liberté, égalité, fraternité', which the French are so proud of, came into fashion. Each year, Bastille celebrations on July 14 make sure to embrace this notion of liberté, égalité, fraternité with convivial parties that encourage people to let loose until dawn.

It wasn't until 1880 that an annual national holiday on July 14 was voted into law by the Assembly and Senate, but it's been a key date in the French calendar, with celebrations taking place without fail, ever since.

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Mental stress on rise as coastal towns confront surging ...

"One of the harshest realities about climate change is that the future will never be as safe ... and you will never be able to build the way your grandparents did"

NEW YORK, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When community leaders in the town of Piermont, just north of New York City, ask residents, "How long do you want to live here?" the question is more than a personal one.

Piermont, parts of which are set on a narrow peninsula that juts out into the Hudson River, is hugely at risk from rising sea level rise linked to climate change, and may become one of the early U.S. communities that need to retreat to higher ground.

Right now, flood walls can buy time. But in Piermont, "retreat has been on the agenda for a long time", said Kristin Marcell, who has helped residents discuss the idea as part of her job with the New York State Water Resources Institute.

As seas steadily swallow coastal land around the world, hundreds of experts gathered this week in New York for a first-of-its-kind global gathering on climate migration linked to land loss.

At the top of the agenda was a tough question: How soon will people want to move on when their homes and communities are at huge risk but not yet gone?

Full article ....




Memorial Day (United States)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Memorial Day (or less commonly called Decoration Day) is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring people who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The holiday is observed on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day was previously observed on May 30 from 1868 to 1971.

Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of the summer vacation season in the United States, while Labor Day marks its end on the first Monday of September.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day, particularly to honor those who died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Two other days celebrate those who serve or have served in the U.S. military: Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans; and Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance celebrated earlier in May, specifically honoring those currently serving in the U.S. military.

In 2019, Memorial Day falls on May 27, 2019

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Piermont's Veterans Memorial Day parade steps off at 10 am Monday, May 27, from the firehouse, marching down Main Street and winding up for ceremonies in Kennedy Park.




Vietnam Veterans of America Annual Watch Fires

May 29th 11:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Memorial Day watch fires sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America are held annually throughout Rockland County to remember soldiers who are in service abroad and the troops who didn't return from war.

05/29/19 to 05/30/19

11:00 PM to 11:00 PM

1. Bowline Park, Haverstraw

2. Eugene Levy Memorial Park on Route 45 in Pomona

3. The top of Clausland Mountain in Orangeburg

4. East end of the Piermont Pier

See attached flyer for locations and additional information.

POC: Jeremy Honey 845-596-4089

The Veterans Watchfire at the end of the Piermont pier will be lit before midnight on Wednesday, May 29.




The just published Spring 2019 Piermont Newsletter along with many past issues are now available here.



July 4, 2018 - American Independence Day

Celebrating What Made America Great!




Independence Day (United States)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.....

Independence Day is a national holiday marked by patriotic displays. Similar to other summer-themed events, Independence Day celebrations often take place outdoors. Independence Day is a federal holiday, so all non-essential federal institutions (like the postal service and federal courts) are closed on that day. Many politicians make it a point on this day to appear at a public event to praise the nation's heritage, laws, history, society, and people.....

More.....




Piermont Celebrates July 4, 2018 - American Independence Day

Schedule of Events in Piermont

Main Street Parade - None Scheduled

Fire Department Carnival - None Scheduled

Piermont Fireworks at the Pier - None Scheduled

Historical Society Events - Station Days
July 8, 2018 from 12 - 3 p.m

Piermont Chamber of Commerce Events
Piermont Bastille Day - Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12:00pm 10:00pm

On July 14th from noon to 10 p.m., Piermont Avenue will be closed to traffic for the village's annual Bastille Day celebration. French flags will flap along the avenue where restaurants and shops will have outdoor tables. The streets will fill with live music and the pleasant aromas of traditional French, Italian, Continental, Mexican, Irish and American cuisine served by local restaurants. Witness a re-enactment of the storming of the Bastille. There will be a guillotine on display, albeit with a wooden blade.

Festival goers are encouraged to show up in period clothes- think 18th-century raiment for a costume contest and the reenactment of the Bastille Day march. Last year's event was a huge success and this year's event is sure to be bigger and better.

Celebrating What Made France Great!

Bastille Day is the name given in English speaking countries to the French National Day, which is celebrated on 14 July each year. The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on the 14 July 1789, as well as the Fête de la Fédération on the 14 July 1790. Celebrations are held all over France.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency - Disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, education, and references.


Disaster survivors can register for help from the Federal government online at DisasterAssistance.gov following all presidentially declared disasters that have been designated for individual assistance.

Seventeen Federal agencies contribute to the user-friendly portal, which offers you applications for and information about over 70 forms of assistance.

It also provides information on local resources available to disaster survivors.


From The Office of Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand - A Guide to Disaster Assistance and Relief Funding - How to Navigate the Disaster Assistance Process.


From the Office of Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand -

Hurricane Sandy - a guidebook that outlines available disaster assistance programs.

Federal Emergency Management Agency - FEMA.gov

American Red Cross , disaster relief, CPR certification, donate blood

County of Rockland, New York - Home Page

County of Rockland, New York - Storm Update

Town of Orangetown - Orangeburg, New York

Update from Orangetown Town Hall - Andy Stewart

Orange & Rockland - Storm Center

United Water - Emergency Operations Center

News - Rockland County, New York - Journal News

News - Nyack-Piermont, NY Patch

New York State Thruway - Real Time Traffic Alerts

Palisades Interstate Parkway - Advisories

New York City - Department of Environmental Protection Homepage

US Environmental Protection Agency - Homepage

US Environmental Protection Agency - Hurricane Sandy Response & Recovery

Environmental Protection Agency - in New York

New York City - Department of Environmental Protection Homepage

FEMA: Mapping Information Platform: Home
Transitioning from Flood Map Modernization to Risk Mapping,
Assessment, and Planning for multi-hazard risk management.

Weather Forecast from Weather Underground

NOAA National Weather Service - Area Forecast Discussion

NOAA National Hurricane Center - Hurricane Preparedness - Be Ready

Weather Forecast - from the National Weather Service

Weather Forecast - from the Weather Underground


Hurricane Sandy time-lapse animation from Space -
29 October 2012 Last updated at 11:50 ET


Nasa has released a time-lapse animation
showing the movement of Hurricane Sandy on Sunday.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration GOES-14 satellite captured
images of Sandy every minute from 11:15 GMT to 22:26 GMT on 28 October.


Village of Piermont - Piermont Police Department
Empire Hose Company # 1 - Piermont Fire Department
Piermont Highway Department - Piermont DPW
The Journal News Online - Rockland
The Nyack Patch - Meet Piermont's 'Captain Paradise'
Riverkeeper - NY's leading clean water advocate
LDEO Public Lectures - March 29, 2009 - New York’s Piermont Marsh:
A 7,000-year Archive of Climate Change, Human Impact and Uncovered Mysteries
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory's Tide Predictions for Piermont Pier
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory - A Day in the Life of the Hudson River
New York State Thruway Authority: Traveler Information: Traffic Cameras
Piermont Weather Forecast from The Weather Channel
Piermont Weather Forecast from Weather Underground

 




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