Ed’s Blog

Justice for Paula

Justice for Paula

Justice has been stolen. Ripped from the hearts of the friends and family of Paula Bohovesky. Torn away from the Pearl River and Rockland community. The New York State Parole Board has decided to release Richard LaBarbera; one of the ...
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The Future is Green

The Future is Green

Every year in Rockland, for the last 28 years, our Department of Environmental Resources (DER) asks 5th Grade students from local schools to compete in the Eleanor Burlingham Earth Day Essay and Poster contest. This year the students answered the ...
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A Story of Success

A Story of Success

In May of this year, we passed an extremely important milestone; the four-year anniversary of the start of the Rockland Codes Initiative (RCI). Brought about by an idea from County Attorney Tom Humbach and overseen by Deputy Commissioner of Health ...
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Betty Meisler

The Power of Age

This week in Rockland County I had the opportunity to speak to a knowledgeable, experienced and motivated group of people. Over 400 local seniors joined our Office for the Aging and me in the Fieldhouse at RCC to celebrate all ...
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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

As we approach what I view as the most solemn holiday of the year, I want to take the time to remind everyone of the true importance of Memorial Day. It isn't about retail sales or an excuse for a ...
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We Are One

We Are One

Earlier this week our community was targeted with robocalls and flyers inviting residents to a "highly informative night of science and discussion." Outsiders from across the country, including discredited former British doctor Andrew Wakefield who was teleconferenced in, came here ...
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Help End The Stigma

Help End the Stigma

1 in 5 people will experience a mental health issue at some point in their life. People don't choose to experience a mental health issue just as they don't choose other health issues. Genetics, a history of abuse, trauma, unforeseen ...
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End Non-Medical MMR Exemptions

End Non-Medical MMR Exemptions

As you all know by now, here in Rockland we have tried every strategy we can think of, and that the courts will allow, to combat our measles outbreak which has now entered its 8th month. We have had enough ...
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Protecting Rockland's Beauty

Protecting Rockland’s Beauty

Here in Rockland County we are surrounded by natural beauty; from the flowers, trees, streams and rivers to the mountains and valleys that always defined this County. This week I had the pleasure of presenting the 22nd annual Rockland County ...
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We Will Not Wait

We Will Not Wait

29 weeks; for more than half a year we have been combatting the measles outbreak here in Rockland and despite case totals continuing to increase we have seen success. 18,824 MMR immunizations have been given county-wide over the last 6 ...
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