Ed’s Blog

Rockland Renaissance

Rockland Renaissance

We have spent the last 4 years fighting our way back from the brink of bankruptcy. We have paid off the $138 million deficit, that existed when I took office, much faster than anyone thought possible. The renaissance of Rockland ...
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Extra Eyes on the Books

Extra Eyes on the Books

Something happened in early 2007 that would have far-reaching consequences for Rockland County - consequences that helped lead to near disaster. In April of that year, the County's auditor retired. Normally the retirement of a single employee does not impact ...
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Expecting School Safety

Expecting School Safety

When my children were little, I would put them on the bus in the morning with every expectation that they would be safe and cared for in school. Safe from physical hazards, safe from dangerous conditions, safe from fire, safe ...
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Dividends for Taxpayers

Dividends for Taxpayers

A New Year and new opportunities to make good on a vow that has been a centerpiece of my administration - economic development. Attracting business - clean industry - is tied to our way of life and your pocketbook. Keep ...
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The Spirit of the Season

The Spirit of the Season … All Year

We've decorated the Christmas tree, lighted all eight candles on the menorah, cooked, cleaned and shopped 'til we dropped. Now, during this month of holidays, we can pause for a moment to reflect on what these celebrations are really about ...
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Don't Let the Terrorists Win

Don’t Let the Terrorists Win

Once again, we have seen someone who hates our way of life try to wreak death and destruction on innocent people at the height of the holiday season. And once again, that terrorist didn't succeed. That's in large part due ...
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Getting it Done Together

Getting it Done Together

It's been at least a decade since a budget submitted by the County Executive won the unanimous approval of the Legislature. The fact that the $684.29 million spending plan I submitted in October made its way through weeks of reviews ...
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Keeping the Dark Days Away

Keeping the Dark Days Away

Can you imagine putting a bunch of politicians in a room and they have nothing to argue about? That's the happy position we find ourselves in as the Rockland County Legislature prepares to vote this Tuesday on the 2018 County ...
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Lights off at the Sain Building

Lights Off at the Sain Building

It's especially fitting that as my first term as County Executive comes to an end and I plan for the second, we are getting ready to turn the lights off at the Sain Building. It's fitting because the Sain Building ...
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Warmth and Safety

Warmth and Safety

Thanksgiving is almost here and we can rejoice this year knowing that all in Rockland County can have a roof over their head and a warm place to sleep as winter sets in. Our new Warming Center just opened at ...
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