Farewell

Last week we laid to rest a patriot; a true American hero who gave all for country and to our returning combat veterans. Personally, I was blessed to both know him and work with him. Jerry Donnellan served the county and countless veterans as chief of Rockland’s Veterans...

Dubious Propositions

When I reviewed the proposed Governor’s Executive Budget, it included, among other items, an Early Voting initiative. Given the fact that some years back when this was last proposed, the proposed cost of implementation would have occupied approximately three quarters of the...

Rockland Recovers

It’s been said that March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. This year it’s more true than usual. Rockland has been pounded with three serious nor’easters over the last two weeks. These storms have brought to light deficiencies in the coordination...

Destination Rockland

Today marks the beginning of this year’s Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, a week I look forward to every year, not just because of the great food available at our local restaurants but because this week brings with it a golden opportunity. The opportunity to attract new...

Keeping Moving

My administration recognizes the importance of improving our mass transit infrastructure. An area where unfortunately Rockland has been behind the eight ball for many years. However, we are making progress, in August 2017 the County’s Tappan Zee Express launched its...

Reusing and Renewing

As I mentioned in the State of our County address earlier this month the state of our county is healthy, energized and invigorated. We are ready and eager to meet the coming year and thereafter. One of the new ways we are striving to meet our goals is through the Rockland...

Healthy Homes, Healthy Families

As I have said time and again, the health and safety of all residents in Rockland County is the highest priority of my administration. Surveys have found that while citizens know public health is important to them, they aren’t always exactly sure what it is or how it has...

State Of The County

It was with great pride that I recently presented my “State of the County” address to the people of Rockland. Beyond the miraculous path we have taken to not only come back from the brink of bankruptcy but also move full speed ahead towards prosperity, one over...

Always Forward

We are moving forward, remaking our government, making it more effective, more streamlined, less costly. We have moved 150 employees, out of the deteriorating and decrepit Sain Building, into renovated and spacious offices in Building A at our Pomona Campus. Rockland County has...

Rockland Renaissance

We have spent the last 4 years fighting our way back from the brink of bankruptcy. We have paid off the $138 million deficit, that existed when I took office, much faster than anyone thought possible. The renaissance of Rockland County is well underway. Today we take our next...