Message from Green Island Mayor Ellen M. McNulty-Ryan

Welcome to Green Island, New York

Our village is unique in that it couples the benefits of a close-knit, value oriented community with the richness of industry. Our history shows that we have always been at the forefront of economic growth. Green Island was once home to locomotive and railroad manufacturing plants as well as a Ford Motor Company manufacturing plant. Even though many years have passed since they were operational, Green Island continues to be a village of economic and cultural prosperity.

Today the Green Island Power Authority owns and operates a hydroelectric power plant on the Hudson River, underscoring our commitment to social responsibility by supplying clean, environmentally friendly power. Our Village's Industrial Business Park provides many opportunities for growing businesses, making Green Island the essential location for development, while our close knit community makes Green Island the ideal location to live and raise a family.

Here at Green Island, you can find a home, a community, and a future.

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Green Island Holiday Schedule

Village, GIPA and Town Offices and the DPW Garage will be closed on Monday, December 24th, Tuesday, December 25th, Monday, December 31st and Tuesday, January 1st in observance of the Christmas and New Year Holidays.

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!

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GARBAGE COLLECTION CHANGED DUE TO HOLIDAYS

Just a reminder that GARBAGE that is normally picked up on Tuesday, December 25th and Tuesday, January 1st will be picked up on Thursday, December 27th and Thursday, January 3rd due to the Christmas and New Year holidays. Garbage normally picked up on those two Wednesdays will remain the same. Pickup will return to normal schedule starting on January 8th, 2019. Christmas trees will be picked up with regular garbage starting on December 26th.

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NYSDOT I-787 Project: Notice of Additional Ramp Closures on October 31st

In addition to the ramp closures posted recently, the following ramps will be closed on 10/31.

(I-787 NB Exit 9W, I-787 NB to Rt. 7 WB)
-Continue I-787 NB, Left on Spring St. to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on Tibbets Ave., Right on I-787 SB to Exit 9W (Rt. 7 WB)

(Rt. 7 EB to I-787 SB)
-Continue Rt. 7 EB to the I-787 NB ramp
-Continue I-787 NB, Left on Tibbets Ave. to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 SB

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Annual Food Drive

The Annual Food Drive to benefit the Green Island Food Pantry will be this Saturday, October 20th, starting at 10:00 a.m. Residents are asked to contribute whatever they can to help the needy families in our community. (Please refrain from donating expired items). We are in need of ALL items at this time, in addition to the traditional items for the upcoming holiday baskets; stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, peas, green beans, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, turkey gravy. THERE WILL BE NO BAG DROP OFF. Please use whatever bag you deem necessary to handle your donations and leave them on your porch for pick up. We thank you in advance for your generosity and support.

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UPDATED 10/19/18: NYSDOT Proposed Schedule for I-787 Construction Project 10/21 to 10/30

UPDATED October 19, 2018: The previous ramp closure schedule sent on 10/18 has changed due to the cold weather. The following ramp will be closed tomorrow 10/19 from 8 PM to 6 AM:

Ramp J (Rt. 7 WB to I-787 NB)
-Use ramp to I-787 SB to Exit 8
-Left on 23rd St. to the ramp to I-787 NB

The I-787 southbound Exit 7W ramp will not be closed this Sunday (10/21).

October 18, 2018: An updated ramp closure schedule will be forwarded in the near future.
Attached is the ramp closure schedule with detour routes for the re-paving of I-787. The ramps will be closed from 8 PM to 6 AM. Please be advised that the work is weather permitting.

10/21 – Ramp C (SB Exit 7E, I-787 SB to Rt. 378 WB)
-Continue on I-787 SB to Exit 7E (ramp for Rt. 378 EB)
-Use I-787 NB ramp to the NB Rt. 378 WB ramp (clover leaf detour)

10/25 – Ramp E (Rt. 7 EB to I-787 SB)
-Continue Rt. 7 EB to the I-787 NB ramp
-Continue I-787 NB, Left on Tibbets Ave. to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 SB

10/25 – Ramp I (NB Exit 9W, I-787 NB to Rt. 7 WB)
-Continue I-787 NB, Left on Spring St. to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on Tibbets Ave., Right on I-787 SB to Exit 9W (Rt. 7 WB)

10/28 – Ramp A (Rt. 378 WB to I-787 NB)
-Continue on Rt. 378 WB to Rt. 32 SB
-Take ramp to Rt. 378 EB to ramp to I-787 NB

10/29 – Ramp F (SB Exit 9W, I-787 SB to Rt. 7 WB)
-Continue I-787 SB to Exit 9E
-Use ramp to I-787 NB to Exit 9W for Rt. 7WB (clover leaf detour)

10/30 – Ramp HB (SB Exit 8, I-787 SB to 23rd St.)
-Continue on I-787 SB to Exit 7E (ramp for Rt. 378 EB)
-Use ramp for I-787 NB, continue NB to Exit 8 (23rd St.)

10/30 – Ramp HD (23rd St. to I-787 NB)
*From 23rd. St. EB
-Continue EB on 23rd St. / Hudson Ave.
-Left on Albany Ave. / 25th St. to Rt. 32 NB
-Right on Tibbets Ave.
-Left on Rt. 787 NB OR Right on I-787 SB to Exit 9 E or W

*From Lower Hudson Ave. WB
-Continue WB on 23rd St. to Rt. 32 NB
-Right on Tibbets Ave.
-Left on Rt. 787 NB OR Right on I-787 SB to Exit 9 E or W

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Green Island Police Department Warns of Scams

From Police Chief Christopher Parker:

We have received a few reports in Green Island recently of a phone scam commonly referred to as the “Grandparent Scam”.

This is how the grandparent scam typically plays out: You get a call from someone pretending to be your grandchild. The person explains that he is in trouble, with a story that goes something like this: “There’s been an accident and I’m______ (in jail, in the hospital, stuck in a foreign country), and I need your help.” The caller adds enough details about how, what or where the emergency happened to make the story seem plausible. And the distraught caller, you think to yourself, does sort of sound like your grandson or granddaughter.

Often the caller tells you that a third person, such as a lawyer, doctor or police officer, will “explain everything to you” if you call him or her. This makes it seem more real when you call and talk to the authority, Then the caller asks you to send or wire money immediately, with the kicker, “Please, don’t tell Mom and Dad!”

There are a number of things we can do to avoid becoming a victim:

1) With most phones now having caller identification you can choose not to answer from any number that you are not familiar with. Of course, by doing that you run the risk of missing a legitimate call every now in then. However, a legitimate caller will most likely leave a message on voice mail which can be returned promptly if proved to be authentic.
2) If you do talk to a potential scammer you can ask personal information about the supposed caller to try and determine if the caller is really who they say they are. Questions that only he/she would know.
3) Never give out personal information over the phone.

Further information about the Grandparent and others scams is available at https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2018/grandparent-scam-scenarios.html.

In the past, our department has also been contacted by concerned residents that have been solicited by email, phone, door to door and US Mail about such items as bail money for a relative they know, Internal Revenue Service (IRS), utility insurance, gas and electricity suppliers, contractors and even the Nigerian Bank scam.

Even though some of these may be legitimate businesses (the Nigerian Bank is not, bail money is normally not legit, IRS does not solicit information by phone), we again emphasize to you to never give personal information out to anyone by email, mail or phone unless they have been checked out as legitimate. Do not answer your door unless that they have proper identification with them and it is visible. Any person soliciting a product or service door to door must also have a permit from the Village Clerk’s office with them at all times. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to immediately report it to our Police Department by calling 9-1-1. They have no objection coming and checking on your home or business. You can also check out websites for scam prevention information and tips from the Better Business Bureau at http://www.upstateny.bbb.org or the NYS Consumer Protection Board at http://www.dos.ny.gov/consumerprotection. Both sites have a “scam alert” button on their home page.

Again, please report to the police anytime (call 911) that you think you have either been scammed or received an attempt at being scammed.

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NYSDOT PROPOSED SCHEDULE FOR I-787 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

RAMP CLOSURE SCHEDULE

Proposed ramp closure schedule and associated detour routes on I-787. The ramps will be closed from 8 PM to 6 AM. Please be advised that the closures are weather dependent.

10/15 – Ramp HA (23rd St. to I-787 SB)
*From Hudson Ave. WB
-Continue WB on 23rd St. to Rt. 32 NB
-Right on Tibbets Ave., Right on I-787 SB
*From 23rd. St. EB
-Continue EB on 23rd St. / Hudson Ave.
-Left on Albany Ave. / 25th St. to Rt. 32 NB
-Right on Tibbets Ave., Right on I-787 SB

10/15 – Ramp HC (NB Exit 8, I-787 NB to 23rd St.)
-Continue I-787 NB to Tibbets Ave.
-Left on Tibbets Ave., Left on Rt. 32 SB to 23rd St.

10/16 – Ramp G (SB Exit 9E, I-787 SB to Rt. 7 EB)
-Continue I-787 SB to Exit 8, Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 NB
-Continue I-787 NB to Exit 9E (Rt. 7EB)

10/16 – Ramp H (Rt. 7 EB to I-787 NB)
-Use ramp for I-787 SB to Exit 8
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 NB

10/17 – Ramp X (Rt. 7 WB to I-787 SB)
-Use ramp to I-787 NB, continue I-787 NB
-Left on Tibbets to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 SB

10/18 – Ramp J (Rt. 7 WB to I-787 NB)
-Use ramp to I-787 SB to Exit 8
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 NB

10/22 – Ramp C (SB Exit 7W, I-787 SB to Rt. 378 WB)
-Continue on I-787 SB to Exit 7E (ramp for Rt. 378 EB)
-Use I-787 NB ramp to the NB Rt. 378 WB ramp (clover leaf detour)

10/23 – Ramp HD (23rd St. to I-787 NB)
*From 23rd. St. EB
-Continue EB on 23rd St. / Hudson Ave.
-Left on Albany Ave. / 25th St. to Rt. 32 NB
-Right on Tibbets Ave.
-Left on Rt. 787 NB OR Right on I-787 SB to Exit 9 E or W

10/24 – Ramp E (Rt. 7 EB to I-787 SB)
-Continue Rt. 7 EB to the I-787 NB ramp
-Continue I-787 NB, Left on Tibbets Ave. to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on 23rd St. to ramp to I-787 SB

10/24 – Ramp I (NB Exit 9W, I-787 NB to Rt. 7 WB)
-Continue I-787 NB, Left on Spring St. to Rt. 32 SB
-Left on Tibbets Ave., Right on I-787 SB to Exit 9W (Rt. 7 WB)

10/25 – Ramp HB (SB Exit 8, I-787 SB to 23rd St.)
-Continue on I-787 SB to Exit 7E (ramp for Rt. 378 EB)
-Use ramp for I-787 NB, continue NB to Exit 8 (23rd St.)

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UPDATE-Emergency Power Outage

UPDATE:Unfortunately, we have had further difficulty with GIPA equipment that occured when power was temporarily restored. GIPA shut power off again so as to avoid further damage. GIPA is presently working to restore service to customers. They hope to be able to restore service again soon. We are sorry for any further inconvenience.

We have just been informed by National Grid that there is an issue with their system that will require a power outage for GIPA customers. This outage will happen shortly and there is no timetable for when it will be restored at this point. We will try to update you when information becomes available. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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Maplewood Water/Sewer Customers

Due to a water main break, there is no water service on Alden Street in Maplewood, until approximately 1pm. Repair crews on site and updates will be provided as necessary. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Green Island Hometown Heroes Banner Program

We are excited to announce the Green Island Hometown Heroes Banner Program, which will honor and recognize Green Island servicemen and women who have served or given their lives to our country in the United States Armed Forces. Please visit the Green Island Hometown Heroes page for the guidelines and application. Applications are also available in the Village and Town offices and are due by January 31, 2019.

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