From the desk of Rockland County Sherif Lou Falco :

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Destination Rockland

Here we are at the end of August, when many people are trying to enjoy the last days of summer by heading to the Jersey Shore, Lake George or wherever your family’s favored vacation spot might be found. While you might be hitting the road, other people are making tracks as...

Enough Is Enough

On Tuesday, August 14 Pascack Valley Line train #1606, the 6:21 AM from Spring Valley to Secaucus, was cancelled due to mechanical problems. Customers were instructed to take train #1608, the 6:33 AM train from Spring Valley instead. Under normal circumstances this would be...

Be Prepared

Last week we activated Rockland County’s Emergency Operations Center in Pomona, thankfully not for an actual emergency but for an Indian Point disaster drill. Rockland was one of four counties that practiced emergency responses in case an incident ever happened at the...

Fighting Overdevelopment At Pascack Ridge, Ramapo

To: Editor Rockland Voice From: County Legislator Cris Carey Subject: Fighting Overdevelopment Of Pascack Ridge In Ramapo In 2015, I wrote an article for this publication in which I expressed my opposition to the construction of 294 homes on a tract of land in Spring Valley known...
Posted On Aug 09 2018

Guilty: By Path Of Least Resistance

Guilty: By Path Of Least Resistance By Charles J. Falciglia County Legislator District 12 We are all familiar with the classic line from the movie JAWS by Roy Scheider, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” In Rockland, perhaps we need a ‘bigger’ Special Prosecutor on an ongoing...
Posted On Aug 06 2018

Shared and Improved Services

Last week I stood with Democrats and Republicans, Town Supervisors, Village Mayors, School District personnel and members of the Fire Services to unveil the Draft 2018 Shared Services Initiative Plan. The current draft of the Plan would save the County of Rockland and these...

Progress in Motion

Last month I held a meeting with executive level personnel from Metro-North Railroad (MNR) and New Jersey Transit (NJT) to discuss challenges and concerns relating to train cancellations on the Pascack Valley Line (PVL). The goal of this meeting was to respond to the concerns of...

Presidents Putin and Trump: Contenders for the Nobel Peace Prize

In the course of human history, when long-time nation-state antagonists, that control more than 90% of the thermo-nuclear weapons capable of obliterating life on the entire planet, agree to enter into cordial dialogue for the purpose of arriving to the summit of a steep...
Posted On Jul 18 2018

Back in Black

To quote the AC/DC song of the same name, “I’ve been too long I’m glad to be back.” For the first time since 2006, Rockland has an unassigned positive fund balance in its general fund (a surplus). Almost $6.3 million to be exact. While that may not sound...