Zika – A Call to Action

Every year since 1999 when West Nile virus was first found in our area, Rockland has been aggressive about mosquito control. This year is no different. But the stakes are even higher.As we all know, the Zika virus has become a worldwide public health concern. The virus is...

Rockland Means Business

Look what happens when you make it known that Rockland is open for business: Chinese tour operators spend the day visiting and word of all that Rockland has to offer reaches back to their native land. Golden Krust Bakery, a company founded by Jamaican immigrants, moves its...

A Good Deal For Taxpayers – A Good Deal All Around

The Sain building in New City has become an uncomfortable place for the county employees who work there and a money pit for taxpayers. But now we have a chance to sell this albatross and use the profits to help right the county‘s financial ship. It’s an opportunity...

Slumlords Lose – Rockland County Wins

One year ago I told the people of Rockland County that we were going to do something about the slumlords that prey on tenants who live in dangerous and sometimes disgusting conditions. I am happy to report that we have been successful. We have taken on the slumlords –...

Pay Up!

By now you know my administration has taken major steps to restore the Rockland County’s fiscal health. The tough choices we’ve made have changed our downward trajectory. During the past two years, we’ve been successful in building a smarter, leaner, more...

Do Children Have To Die?

Even now, nearly 20 years later, I can still picture the two tiny bodies huddled in a closet where the toddlers had taken refuge to escape flames engulfing the locked room. It was 1998 and I was a New York Police Department detective commander in the 47th precinct in the...

Rockland’s Water- Our Most Precious Resource

There are good reasons why water has been called the most precious resource: without it there are no communities, no businesses, no people, no life. Here in Rockland we are blessed with several water sources, including water from deep underground and water that collects in...

State Budget: NOT ENOUGH FOR ROCKLAND

This year’s state budget has some – but not enough – good news for Rockland. The $155 billion fiscal agreement lowers personal income tax rates, which keeps more money in the hands of people who earn it and helps our economy. And it finally ended a fiscal...

Unity in Economic Development

It should come as no surprise that Rockland County is a highly sought-after location for companies looking to expand. We have worked very hard to show Rockland as the gateway to the Hudson Valley, with our towns and villages offering the quality of life that people and...

Fighting the Good Fight

I spent a few hours this week visiting Rockland County’s Regional Investigative Resource Center, a new facility under the auspices of our District Attorney Tom Zugibe. Staffed with an expert team of crime analysts and sworn law enforcement members, the RIRC is a...