Ed’s Blog

Accessible for All

Accessible for All

Rockland has taken another step forward in our mission to serve and provide for all our residents. We just cut the ribbon on a handicapped-accessible kayak launch and replacement docks at Haverstraw Bay County Park. I was joined by our ...
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Our Bridge, Our Future

Our Bridge, Our Future

Last week the Thruway Authority announced the formation of a Toll Advisory Panel to review toll rates, potential resident and commuter discount programs and commercial vehicle rates over the Tappan Zee Bridge. I have expressed concern for how the new ...
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Race to the Top

Race to the Top

Shortly after I took office, our assessment rolls hit a low point; just under $35 billion, down $13 billion from their peak in 2008. Big taxpayers like Lovett, Mirant, Novartis and others left the County. But one of the promises ...
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The Right Way

The Right Way

Here in Rockland we expect people to do things the right way. Paying your taxes on time, looking out for your family, friends and neighbors, and following the laws like everyone else. One of the reasons I am so proud ...
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Sharing Space, Saving Money

Sharing Space, Saving Money

We are building on our progress of renewing, refocusing and reimagining county government. We recently announced an exciting new shared space initiative; a way to streamline the delivery of services to residents and save taxpayer dollars by providing non-profits space ...
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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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