Not Resting on Laurels

Two seismic events shook Rockland County this week and both have profound impacts on our shared future. The first I’m sure you’ve heard: The people of this county honored me by overwhelmingly voting to give me a second term as County Executive. The second might have...

Getting Best Value for Rockland’s Taxpayer

Every month, Rockland County spends $12,000 on cell phones – a vital tool in this age of instant communication. It’s a necessary cost, but we very easily could be paying $2,000 less for the same service every month. That would save $24,000 a year of your money. Now...

Action for Aging in Place

There’s one thing we know for sure about Rockland County’s future – we’re getting older. I have made a priority of making sure that our older residents – the ones who built this community, worked hard, raised their families and served their country...

Ramapo’s Planning Failures Come Home to Roost

You need look no further than a Rockland ballpark to see the results of a total failure of municipal planning in the county’s largest town, Ramapo. More than 400 children, some as young as five-years-old, are attending classes inside a baseball stadium. How is this...

Rockland Non-profits to the Rescue

It took the people of Rockland County just four days to fill four tractor-trailer trucks to the brim with relief supplies for fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. As proud as I am of our County government staff, particularly my Deputy County Executive Guillermo Rosa for organizing...

Rockland Non-profits to the Rescue

It took the people of Rockland County just four days to fill four tractor-trailer trucks to the brim with relief supplies for fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. As proud as I am of our County government staff, particularly my Deputy County Executive Guillermo Rosa for organizing...

An Era of Renewal

Imagine a parallel universe where your Rockland County tax bill went up a staggering 35 percent to pay for a bloated $926.5 million budget. It could have happened – but it didn’t. Those were the predictions made in a multi-year budget plan done by the county in 2013,...

An Era of Renewal

Imagine a parallel universe where your Rockland County tax bill went up a staggering 35 percent to pay for a bloated $926.5 million budget. It could have happened – but it didn’t. Those were the predictions made in a multi-year budget plan done by the county in 2013,...

The Mass Transit Dream

When the State started creating plans in 2000 to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge, many of us in Rockland County thought we would finally get the mass transit options that much of the New York metro area already enjoys. In the 17 years that it’s taken to make the new bridge a...

The Mass Transit Dream

When the State started creating plans in 2000 to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge, many of us in Rockland County thought we would finally get the mass transit options that much of the New York metro area already enjoys. In the 17 years that it’s taken to make the new bridge a...