Ed’s Blog

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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Building One Rockland County

Building One Rockland County

A special moment in time not only nears but also provides for opportunity to clearly see that much joins us in our beautiful county. The confluence of two major faith's holy seasons - Easter and Passover. With Good Friday, Easter ...
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State of Emergency

State of Emergency

We are making progress in the outbreak of measles, the longest in the entire Nation. Our latest numbers show that 17,654 MMR vaccinations have been given since the beginning of the outbreak in October 2018. That number has increased by ...
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Fix the MTA

Fix the MTA

Recently the Governor, as part of the budget process unfolding in Albany right now, unveiled his "10-Point Plan to Transform and Fund the MTA." While I agree that the MTA is in severe need of transformation, the plan as it ...
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The Necessary Step

The Necessary Step

This week we faced another new challenge as part of our ongoing measles outbreak. A group of parents from the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge filed a lawsuit and sought an injunction against the orders imposed by our ...
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Freedom Award

Freedom Award

This week we had the honor and privilege of presenting Congers resident Angela Woods with the seventh annual Rockland County Freedom Award for her outstanding service to our nation during her 27 years of service in the United States Army ...
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We-Want-A-Contract

We Want a Contract!

It's time to settle. I am actively working with my administrative teams to review the 2019 financials and look for any financial opportunities that may result in potential modest increases on the base and/or lump sum payments to avoid contracts ...
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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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