Ed’s Blog

Taking Action

Taking Action

In 2018 there were a total of 38 drug-related deaths in Rockland County, down from 40 each in 2017 and 2016. This is unacceptable. I recently signed a resolution approving an agreement with Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC to take ...
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The State of the County 2019

The State of the County

The state of Rockland is strong and becoming more robust; with great progress being made over the five years I have been in office, despite significant challenges. I am required by the Rockland County Charter to update the Legislature once ...
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Buffalo Soldier

Buffalo Soldiers

Every year during February we present the Buffalo Soldiers Award to an outstanding African-American veteran who resides in Rockland County. A "Buffalo Soldier" is the nickname first given to members of African-American cavalry regiments of the U.S. Army who served ...
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Visit Rockland

Visit Rockland

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Penguin Rep Theatre in Stony Point to announce $211,650 in tourism grants to two dozen Rockland County nonprofit organizations. The Penguin Theatre is a beautiful example of what our county has ...
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MLKs Legacy

MLK’s Legacy

Last week, we again paused to commemorate the life and legacy of a revolutionary figure. I had the privilege to speak at ARC of Rockland's annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. As some of you may know, ...
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Preserving Benefits

Preserving Benefits

Rockland County's employees have once again gone above and beyond in the service of those most in need. Earlier this week we announced that most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their full February benefits early, ...
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Beginnings and Endings

Beginnings and Endings

As we prepare to bid farewell to one of the final pieces of the old Tappan Zee Bridge as it is demolished this week; it is well past time to begin thinking seriously about the future of the new bridge ...
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I Resolve

I Resolve…

Many people this time of year are resolving to change things in their lives. Whether it be quitting smoking, eating healthier, exercising more, saving more money or even learning a new skill or language; these are all worthwhile goals. However, ...
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Staying on Track

Staying on Track

As another year draws to a close, it is important that we all pause and reflect on the things we did well or not so well throughout the year. It is also important to thank those who may have helped ...
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Key to the County - Katelyn Tuohy

Key to the County

Last week I had the honor to present the Key to the County Award to North Rockland High School student athlete Katelyn Tuohy. As you may know, the Key to the County is awarded to a person who makes a ...
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