Visit Rockland

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Penguin Rep Theatre in Stony Point to announce $211,650 in tourism grants to two dozen Rockland County nonprofit organizations. The Penguin Theatre is a beautiful example of what our county has to offer to those coming to visit. With...

Beginnings and Endings

As we prepare to bid farewell to one of the final pieces of the old Tappan Zee Bridge as it is demolished this week; it is well past time to begin thinking seriously about the future of the new bridge. And how we are going to be able to afford to cross it. “Tolls on […]

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...

Dividends for Taxpayers

A New Year and new opportunities to make good on a vow that has been a centerpiece of my administration – economic development. Attracting business – clean industry – is tied to our way of life and your pocketbook. Keep in mind that every cent of the taxes paid...

Making Rockland Work Again

Three years ago when I was running for office, I described my goals for Rockland as a three-legged stool. Our core priories were and – still are – stabilizing Rockland’s finances, preserving our quality of life and, critically, making Rockland work again. When I...

Hopes for a New Year

As we turn the page on 2016, let’s look at the accomplishments we made together in this great county over the past year and set a path forward to continue on a promise I made when I took the oath of office … “Today we embark upon an era of renewal.” I...

Turning the Financial Corner – Promises Kept

When I took office less than three years ago, Rockland’s bonds were rated just one step above junk as the extent of the county’s financial meltdown became all too apparent. We were $138 million in the hole and it investors were rightly reluctant to take a risk...

Turning a Fiscal Corner

When I took office just three years ago, this county was on the brink of financial disaster. We were a mere $42,000 away from default and had the worst score in New York on the state Comptroller’s list of most fiscally stressed municipalities. Rockland’s score then...

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...

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...

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