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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update – August 18

Our weekly COVID-19 update as Rockland County has now been in Phase #4 for over six weeks now as part of the FORWARDNY reopening plan. Gyms and Bowling Centers have been brought on board with limitations, while others such as theaters ...
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Storm Response

Storm Response

Next week we are scheduling an executive level meeting with Orange and Rockland Utilities to discuss their insufficient and inadequate response to Tropical Storm Isaias. As a Legislator I sponsored this same type of meeting in 2012 with O&R after ...
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COVID-19 update

COVID-19 Update – August 11

Our weekly COVID-19 update as Rockland County has now been in Phase #4 for over a month now as part of the FORWARD NY reopening plan. That said, there are some notable exceptions and downright frustrations as gyms, bowling alleys and ...
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Financial Tsunami

Financial Tsunami

As we first began contemplating the shuttering of businesses and our economy back in March, I made clear that we were facing a financial tsunami. Months of reduced sales tax revenue and funding cuts from New York State have made ...
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Made in Rockland

Made In Rockland

Rockland County is once again leading the way during a time of crisis. Pfizer, whose research and development is mainly conducted right here in Pearl River, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) placed a $1.95 ...
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Fighting for Justice

Fighting for Justice

Recently I signed a Change.org petition to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a National Historic Landmark in Selma, AL, after the late Congressman John Lewis and I encourage you to join me. John Lewis marched across the span on March ...
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Covid-19 Update

COVID-19 Update – July 14

Our weekly COVID-19 update as Rockland County has now been in Phase #4 for a second week of the FOWARDNY reopening plan. That said, there are some notable exceptions. We are fighting for those industries that are still on the sidelines and ...
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COVID-19 update

COVID-19 Update – July 8

Our bi-weekly update to residents on the local response to COVID-19, including a variety of current and breaking topics. Our weekly COVID-19 update as Rockland County has moved into Phase #4 of the FORWARDNY reopening plan. Watch the County Executive's COVID-19 ...
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Reopening Safely

Reopening Safely

By now you have all heard our motto, Safety First, People Always, and it is being enacted not just within Rockland County government but by each and every business that is in the process of reopening. Each business that reopens ...
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Help Is Available

Help Is Available

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This initiative first began in 1949 to raise awareness and reduce stigma by educating the public about mental illness, providing insight into living with mental illness and providing strategies for achieving wellness. This May ...
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