From the desk of Rockland County Sherif Lou Falco :

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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...

Ancient Mystery: Was there a prehistoric advanced civilization?

Publishers Report: I was invited to view what are called “elongated ancient skulls” first hand. Many have seen TV shows and internet photos that claim them to be aliens, hybrids, angels, demons, a lost race, medical deformities, or ritual practice of skull binding....
Posted On Sep 23 2017

President Trump’s U.N. Speech: The virtues of Americanism

The 45th President of the United States addressed the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, September 19th in New York with a speech that made perfectly clear the virtues of Americanism. He correctly pointed out that the independent nation-state is the best arbiter of...
Posted On Sep 23 2017

Stop Calling Trump a White Supremacist (and Everybody, Stop Using False Labels)

It really does scare me sometimes how eagerly people catch on to a false idea. I’ve seen it happen on both the political left and right. Among those that have come up recently, the most provocative seems to be the left’s certainty of President Trump being a white supremacist....
Posted On Sep 23 2017

Absentee Ballots Overturn Conservative Primary Election Day Result

Ramapo’s developers see County Executive Ed Day – rightfully so – as an existential threat to the unbridled over-development that has been lining their pockets and squeezing taxpayers. Now, as part of their desperate bid to unseat Day we see from a tweet that the Bloc has...

Budget Season Challenges

We know summer is really over when our kids go back to school and we see yellow buses on the streets of Rockland every morning and afternoon. But for those of us in government, the end of summer signals something else: Budget season. The Rockland County Charter requires us to...

Prepare Before Disaster

Many of us have been mesmerized over the past week or two by images of swirling clouds and epic floods as our nation took a pounding by back to back hurricanes with a third in the offing. But while hurricanes and other natural disasters inflict suffering and destruction, they...

Is Something Rotten In The Sale Of A Property By The Rockland County Legislature?

In November of 2015, a tax lien sale was held by Rockland County for a vacant lot in South Nyack. Only two people were present as bidders for this auction. After a lengthy back and forth competition starting at $32,000, the property was awarded to the top bidder for $66,000....