From the desk of Rockland County Sherif Lou Falco :

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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...

Standing Up to Hate

As many of you know on Saturday, June 30th there was an incident of hate on a Transport of Rockland bus in Orangetown. But that phrase, “incident of hate” doesn’t fully describe what happened, a woman hurled disgusting racial and ethnic epithets at fellow...

Today in History – July 9, 1777 – Brigadier General George Clinton Elected as the First Governor of the Independent State of New York

On July 9, 1777, New York elects Brigadier General George Clinton as the first governor of the independent state of New York. Clinton would go on to become New York’s longest-serving governor, as well as the longest-serving governor in the United States, holding the post...
Posted On Jul 09 2018

Finding A Way

Believe it or not, Rockland County is finding ways to curb overdevelopment. One of the tools we are using is General Municipal Law (GML) and while GML doesn’t sound that exciting, it is important. Under the State mandated General Municipal Law (GML) application process the...

Depraved Indifference: Bronx Teen Massacred

On the night of June 20th 2018, 15 year old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz [Jr.] was massacred with machetes and knives in a blood thirsty attack by several young men in his neighborhood “Bodega” [Grocery store] on the corner of 526 E. 183rd Street in the Bronx. The killers...
Posted On Jun 26 2018

It’s Human Trafficking – Not Immigration

The 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump has demonstrated without exception that he is the only government official in Washington, DC who is serious about securing the nation’s borders and fixing the broken immigration process. The former Administration...
Posted On Jun 26 2018

Shining a Light

Our county, state and nation are facing a wave of unreported crimes against some of our most vulnerable citizens.  Approximately 1 in 10 Americans aged 60 and over have experienced some form of elder abuse. Some estimates range as high as 5 million elders who are abused each...

What’s in a Name?

Last week I had the opportunity to meet with “Save Our Tappan Zee” activist Monroe Mann before he delivered his change.org petition, with approximately 110,000 signatures, to Governor Andrew Cuomo in Albany. Let me be clear; I fully support the effort to retain...

The Woman Who Was Not Educated In A Yeshiva

The Woman Who Was Not Educated By A Yeshiva Confronts The County Legislators Who Claim They Were.  By: Julie D. Globus “To be a Jew sitting in that room was an embarrassment.” On Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in the Rockland County Legislature all of the children of Rockland...
Posted On Jun 18 2018