From the desk of Rockland County Sherif Lou Falco :

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Megan Leavey: One of Our Own

I’m not usually one to heap praise on big Hollywood productions. But I can’t help but feel proud of one of the top movies in theaters across the nation right now: “Megan Leavey.” This true story of a young woman from Valley Cottage whom I have had the...

Fiscal Responsibility Pays off for Rockland

It’s been a long time since I’ve been in school or gotten a grade on a test. I nearly forgot the satisfaction you feel when you work hard and then see your hard work recognized by an objective set of standards. I felt that satisfaction last week when Rockland County...

GLOBALISM: Threat to American Freedom

Let history be our teacher. In both European world wars, the U.S. and Russia were allied against European aggression attempting to consolidate Europe as a whole under a single ruler. At each instance, Germany was at the epicenter. In response, it took the combined military might...
Posted On Jun 08 2017

Fighting Back

I spent years coaching young people in our community and I saw them at their best – hardworking, dedicated, talented. It would break my heart years later when word got back to me about a young person I coached who was lost to drugs or alcohol. Over the past couple of years...

Drawing a Line in the Sand

For years, much of Rockland has watched in shock as Ramapo, the county’s largest town, has been overrun by out-of-control, often reckless development. High-density housing, illegal schools, businesses without permits all allowed to flourish, all seemingly without regard for...

An “In-Sain” Edifice Complex

What it all comes down to is parking for five legislators. Yes, that’s what’s standing between a deal that would add $4.51 million to the county’s coffers and an estimated half-million to the town of Clarkstown and its school district. Our Ramapo Democratic...

The Sain Spectacle

The gloves are off. Rockland County witnessed a spectacle at this week’s meeting of the County Legislature. The topic: the county-owned Sain Building. Least there be any doubt here is the take-away: The interests of Rockland County taxpayers and the interests of the Ramapo...

Rockland County Legislature Playing Majority Monopoly: Taxpayers Don’t Collect $ 4,510,000, Can’t Pass Go and Remain Stranded On Free Parking.

Rockland County Legislature Playing Majority Monopoly: Taxpayers Don’t Collect $ 4,510,000, Can’t Pass Go and Remain Stranded On Free Parking.  By County Legislator Lon Hofstein Republican Minority Leader As incredulous as it seems, the sale of the dilapidated,...
Posted On May 11 2017

Leading the Way to Saving You Money

I was filled with hope when I looked at an auditorium full of town, village and school officials this week. They came, on very short notice, to the first meeting of the Rockland County Shared Services Initiative Panel. As County Executive, I am legally required to form this panel...