Ed’s Blog

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 Community Services of ...
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The Road We've Traveled

The Road We’ve Traveled

We have come far. In 2014 we faced a $138 million budget deficit that I inherited when first taking office which nearly brought about the fiscal collapse of county government. By the end of 2020, we had completely reversed our ...
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Help Is Here

Help Is Here

The remnants of Hurricane Ida drenched Rockland, New York City and parts of the Hudson Valley with incredible amounts of rain back on September 1st. Roads, cars, basements, homes and businesses were flooded and damaged; many in areas that rarely ...
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CARES Funding

CARES Funding

Help is available! Our Office of Community Development recently started accepting applications for $3.5 million in Federal CARES Act grant funding for small businesses, non-profits, and rental relief. These funds must be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to ...
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Honoring Thurgood Marshall

Honoring Thurgood Marshall

Last week it was my true honor to take part in the Unveiling Ceremony for the Rockland County Thurgood Marshall Human Rights Monument. The statue is cast in bronze and stands in front of a black marble wall with these ...
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2022 Budget Address

The 2022 Budget Address

With hard work, we have turned the corner and are now embarked on securing the renaissance we promised coming into office. Listen to a lot of good news beginning with a 0% property tax increase. I detailed many of the ...
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Tackling Hunger

Tackling Hunger

Two million pounds of food! That’s how much has been distributed to local food pantries and meal programs since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of 2020. This was accomplished by an incredible partnership between County government, local ...
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The State of Our Economy

The State of Our Economy

We have faced challenges that no one expected, and we have met them head on. Time and time again the people of Rockland and our dedicated team in County government have stepped up. Upon taking office in 2014 we faced ...
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Uncommon Heroism

Uncommon Heroism

We are truly blessed here in Rockland County. The efforts of our all-volunteer Fire Departments, EMS agencies, Police Departments and our Radio Operators and Emergency Dispatchers were nothing short of heroic during last week’s storm. Day after day these people ...
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Back to School Safety

Back to School Safety

Rockland’s students are returning to in-person instruction, and many rely on school buses to get them to and from school safely. From back in the day, when I was the PTA Health & Safety Committee Chair, this issue was an annual ...
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