Ed’s Blog

Fueling Our Economic Engine

Fueling Our Economic Engine

We recently announced a total of $212,000 in tourism grants to 32 local organizations. This funding is another step towards continuing to improve and enrich life in our community. This would not have been possible without the efforts of Jeremy ...
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Bravery in Action

Bravery in Action

Rockland County is truly blessed to have such a strong local tradition of volunteerism. Not only do volunteers in the fire and emergency services risk their lives on a daily basis to keep us safe but they are some of ...
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Our County Is Strong

Our County is Strong

Earlier this month I delivered my seventh State of the County Address since taking office in 2014. Gathered with almost 200 people, I spoke to the amazing transformation that has overtaken County Government with the help of our many talented ...
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Our Future Is Bright

Our Future Is Bright

Day after day and year after year I am so impressed by the quality and spirit of young people here in Rockland. I had the great privilege of meeting with Brownie Troop #40549 from Link IB World School as they ...
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Albany, We Have a Problem

Albany, We Have a Problem

Here in Rockland, every year, more than the equivalent 51% of our Property Tax Levy, $66.7 million to be exact, goes to funding Medicaid. On the State level rising Medicaid costs are driving a $6.1 billion budget gap. Governor Cuomo ...
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Driven By You

Driven by You

As they have done each year, our Commissioner on Human Rights, Constance Frazier, and the Commission on Human Rights recently detailed their short and long-term strategies to combat crimes of hate, racism, violence, bias and vandalism here in Rockland. I ...
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A Time for Change

A Time for Change

Many people this time of year are resolving to change things in their lives. Whether it be quitting smoking (like I did in 1994), eating healthier, exercising more, saving more money or even learning a new skill or language; these ...
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We Must Do Better

We Must Do Better

Brutal, horrific, savage, vicious, barbaric; all these words and more describe the attack that happened this week at the home of a Rabbi during Hanukkah. It serves as a stark reminder that even in a community as good and serene ...
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Shape Up or Pay Up

Shape Up or Pay Up

New Jersey Transit is finally being held accountable for their poor service. Metro-North President Catherine Rinaldi told NJ Transit President Kevin Corbett last month in a letter that she intends to withhold 15% of the commuter rail's monthly payments to ...
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The Spirit of the Season 2019

The Spirit of the Season

This week we have a very symbolic confluence of holidays as Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanza all fall within days of each other. This is an important reminder that though we may worship in different ways, this time of year we ...
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