Ed’s Blog

Key to the County

Key to the County

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of presenting the Key to the County award to Cole Donnellan. As you may know, the Key to the County is awarded to a person who makes a special contribution to Rockland. We ...
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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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Our Strength is Diversity

Our Strength is Our Diversity

During my inauguration, I pledged to increase my efforts in support of uniting our beloved county. Much of Rockland's strength comes from our diversity. A diversity of cultures, religions and ideas that when properly focused can bring us all closer ...
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Severe Shortcomings

Severe Shortcomings

Last week NJ Transit surprised Rockland County commuters with yet another unfair and unwarranted elimination of services. NJT announced that two of Rockland's express trains on the Pascack Valley Line would be cut to facilitate the installation of PTC (Positive ...
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No Parole for Clark

No Parole for Clark

Last week the emotional wounds of the past were once again ripped open. New York Supreme Court Justice John Kelley ordered that Judith Clark receive a new parole hearing. In his ruling, he said that the State Parole Board "acted ...
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Opening The Door

Opening the Door

As Rockland County continues forward with our revitalization, repurposing and renaissance we must ensure that the opportunities presented are available equally to all our residents. In that vein, I have positive news that I would like to share. Earlier this ...
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Renaissance in Progress

Renaissance in Progress

We are making progress. Over the last few weeks, your County Government has taken major strides towards reinvigorating itself and the services we provide for you. Earlier this week I signed four bond resolutions to continue the methodical repurposing and ...
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Farewell

Farewell

Last week we laid to rest a patriot; a true American hero who gave all for country and to our returning combat veterans. Personally, I was blessed to both know him and work with him. Jerry Donnellan served the county ...
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Dubious Propositions

Dubious Propositions

When I reviewed the proposed Governor's Executive Budget, it included, among other items, an Early Voting initiative. Given the fact that some years back when this was last proposed, the proposed cost of implementation would have occupied approximately three quarters ...
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Rockland Recovers

Rockland Recovers

It's been said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This year it's more true than usual. Rockland has been pounded with three serious nor'easters over the last two weeks. These storms have brought ...
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