Keeping Our JCC Safe Amid Threats Nationwide

I was part of an event at the JCC in West Nyack this week that, I’m proud to say, was a testament to the diversity and unity of Rockland County. I joined other community leaders to show our support of the JCC at a time when attacks on similar organizations throughout the...

Following the Rules

A few years ago, I put a small addition onto my house so I could expand my kitchen. Before I did, I applied for and received a permit from my town, hired licensed contractors and, when it was just about done, had the work – plumbing, electrical, construction –...

School’s Open … Drive and Walk Carefully

When my kids were young and I was Chairperson of the PTA Health and Safety committee at Little Tor Elementary School, one of my jobs was to stress the importance of bus and pedestrian safety for both children and adults. Twenty plus years later, and as County Executive,...

We Will Protect Our Children

Rockland County fire inspectors have already started inspecting 49 private schools that either failed to comply with regulations or were given questionable grades. It’s not something we wanted to do. But when the schools failed to follow the law and the municipalities in...

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 –...

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...

Changing Slumlords to Landlords

My 2016 State of the County message offered a comprehensive update on one of my administration’s key programs: The Rockland Codes Initiative. Launched ten months ago outside a blighted Spring Valley property, RCI is a sweeping effort to combat unsafe and illegal housing...

Help Is On The Way

Last week, I visited the Spring Valley Police Department to get a firsthand look at the county’s new 911 system. The state-of-the-art “Next Generation 911” software is now fully operational for callers in Haverstraw, Orangetown, Ramapo, Stony Point, Suffern...

NY Sheriffs “Show Courage”: Call Legal Firearms Owners to Carry

New York State Assemblyman Pete Lopez added his support for the recent surge by several New York County Sheriffs urging the legally authorized concealed pistol permit holders to carry their firearms more often and responsibly.   Assemblyman Lopez said it is a “show of...
Posted On Dec 07 2015

Keeping Our People Safe

Here’s a chilling statistic: 294 known mass shootings have occurred this year in the United States. On June 17th, nine people were gunned down while taking part in an evening Bible study at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. On July 16th, a gunman opened fire with...

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