Ed’s Blog

Checking In

Checking In

Right now, the top priorities for my administration and the employees here in Rockland County Government are getting more vaccine from New York State for residents, helping folks get appointments to be vaccinated and getting shots into arms however we ...
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Vaccine Update

Vaccination Update

There is still considerable confusion regarding this New York State vaccination process which is completely understandable given the frequent changes in rules and guidance announced by the state and the Governor without any local consultation or awareness. We appreciate your ...
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Changing Rules

Changing Rules

COVID-19 vaccine is scarce; that is an undeniable fact. The vaccine rollout by the State has been rightfully deemed a near disaster by elected officials of all parties. The number of people eligible to receive it has far outpaced the ...
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Vaccinations Vexation

Vaccinations Vexation

Frustration and worry. These are emotions we are all likely feeling right now. Frustration that vaccination appointments aren’t available and worry that our loved ones who are most at risk won’t be able to get the vaccine in time to ...
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Generosity of Spirit

Generosity of Spirit

Each year our Department of Social Services (DSS) holds a Toy and Clothing Drive for children in foster care, those staying in our family shelter and other children we are helping to ensure they all have gifts to open during ...
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Caring for Children

Caring for Children

The holidays can regularly be a difficult time for many people and this year they may be even harder than usual. With the concerns of our loved one's health and safety on our minds, we may be celebrating a little ...
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Vetoed

Vetoed

This week I vetoed several Legislative Budget Amendments to the 2021 Proposed County Budget. The good news is that no matter what happens next the average Rockland taxpayer will see an increase of ONLY $1 per month - down 66% ...
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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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