Ed’s Blog

Keep Warm This Winter

Keep Warm This Winter

As the days darken and temperatures begin to dip, I want to make every Rockland family aware of the help and resources that are available through our Department of Social Services (DSS). Families with low incomes can apply for grants ...
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Clean Bill of Health

Clean Bill of Health

I have good news to share with you in respect to the 2021 Proposed Budget. The New York State Comptroller's Office reviewed the proposed $721.7 million 2021 spending plan, which matches the New York State property tax cap while avoiding ...
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Rockland Goes Green

Rockland Goes Green

Here in Rockland County government we are not only committed to respecting and preserving our local environment but doing so in a way that saves your taxpayer dollars. Our Purchasing Director, Paul Brennan, worked with the Rockland County Sewer District ...
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A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

Each year from November 1st through April 30th our Department of Social Services (DSS) works with a local provider to operate our Warming Center for homeless single adults. This year we are again working with Catholic Charities to help the ...
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The Referendum

The Referendum

On Tuesday, November 3rd Clarkstown voters are being asked to weigh in on an important issue, lifting the restrictive covenant on the Palisades Center Mall. Let me be clear about one thing first. When this mall was being built, I ...
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In the Zone

In the Zone

Last week, much to my surprise, Governor Cuomo called me directly, asking me during nearly a half hour conversation to offer thoughts and strategy on an enforcement plan designed to stop this virus cold. I made clear I supported the approach ...
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Active Cases

Active Cases

It is concerning that the number of active cases continues to increase throughout Rockland and has significantly increased within two zip codes - Spring Valley and Monsey - within the Town of Ramapo. However, there are cases in every community ...
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COVID-19 update

COVID-19 Update – September 23

Our weekly update on COVID-19 and we are most proud of our new active case map. It affords all the current information regarding COVID-19 and allows us the ability to immediately identify and respond to upticks and clusters of new ...
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Resilience

Resilience

Last week I joined with fellow Rockland residents, my friends, my neighbors, my brother and sister first responders and the families of those who were taken from us to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks. Reopening ...
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Covid-19 Update

COVID-19 Update – September 16

Our weekly update on COVID-19 and we are most proud of our new active case map. It affords all the current information regarding COVID-19 and due recognition to our Health and Planning Departments on their successful collaboration. Rockland County has ...
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