Flashback Friday Archive 2021-22: Flashback Friday: Week of May 27

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May 25, 1872 – 150 YEARS AGO
Rockland County Journal

      How a man can afford to be idle when a dose of strychnine only costs six cents, is more than we can understand.
      The size of loaves is being reduced in New York. Should our bakers follow suit, a microscope will be handy.
      “We think the village of Nyack has the poorest sidewalks of any along the river.” —Messenger.  Ay! but we don’t have to pay five or six per cent taxes.
      The attendance at the dedication of the Clarkstown Reformed Church, on Thursday, was very large, and the services deeply interesting A full report will appear in our next.

May 26, 1932 90 YEARS AGO
Rockland County Evening Journal

(Special to the Journal)
[Image: Post Office building, Nyack, ca. 1935. Postcard, Dexter Press, Pearl River.]
       WASHINGTON, May 26 — Construction will be under way on the new Nyack postoffice before the end of June, it was promised today at the Supervising Architect’s office of the Treasury.
       With the construction contract awarded, an order to proceed with the work will be delayed only as long as is necessary for the Treasury’s legal department to approve the bond which the contractor furnishes to guarantee satisfactory completion of the job, officials said.
       Award of the contact was announced Wednesday. The work is to be done by Charles Anderson, of Fort Montgomery, NY, whose bid of $92,000 was the lowest of 25 submitted on the job.
       Work will be rushed during the Fall and Winter, and the building is to be ready for occupancy by the Summer of 1933. A definite time limit of 360 days from the date of notice to proceed is included in the contract.

May 28, 1972 50 YEARS AGO
The Journal News

       More than 700 children showed up for free immunization shots against measles and rubella at a special Health Department clinic session in Summit Park Wednesday.
       Health Commissioner Boris A. Vanadzin said the large turnout was pleasing, but that his department has scheduled "last-chance" clinics to make sure no child is missed.
       The shots, recommended for all children aged one to 12 and mandatory for school entry, will be available between 3 and 6 p.m. at extended well-baby clinics in six local communities.
       Sickle cell anemia tests will also be available to those families who want them.
       Dates and locations for the immunizations and tests are:
       Sloatsburg – Thursday, June 1, at the village clerk's office, 96 Orange Turnpike.
       Spring Valley – Tuesday, June 6, at the IRC building, 34 Rose Avenue.
       Haverstraw – Wednesday, June 7, at the ROCAC office, 1 Broadway.
       Nyack – Thursday, June 8, at the Community Room of DePew Manor, DePew Avenue.
       Suffern – Tuesday, June 13, at Washington Avenue Elementary School.
       Piermont – Tuesday, June 27, at the Clerk's office, Village Hall. Piermont Avenue.
       These will be the only days on which this service will be made available, Dr. Vanadzin said. He emphasized that this will be the last opportunity before school opening this fall to receive free immunizations
       Dr. Vanadzin said those who miss this opportunity should be vaccinated by their private physicians by the end of the summer.

This Week in Rockland (#FBF Flashback Friday) is prepared by Clare Sheridan on behalf of the Historical Society of Rockland County. To learn about the HSRC’s mission, upcoming events or programs, visit or call (845) 634-9629.


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