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Today in History – December 5, 1964 – Capt. Roger Donlon Awarded the Medal of Honor

On December 5, 1964, the first Medal of Honor awarded to a U.S. serviceman for action in Vietnam is presented to Capt. Roger Donlon of Saugerties, New York, for his heroic action earlier in the year. Captain Donlon and his Special Forces team were manning Camp Nam Dong, a...
Posted On Dec 23 2017

Don’t Let the Terrorists Win

Once again, we have seen someone who hates our way of life try to wreak death and destruction on innocent people at the height of the holiday season. And once again, that terrorist didn’t succeed. That’s in large part due to the quick and heroic work of law...

Getting it Done Together

It’s been at least a decade since a budget submitted by the County Executive won the unanimous approval of the Legislature. The fact that the $684.29 million spending plan I submitted in October made its way through weeks of reviews essentially unchanged and was approved by...

Keeping the Dark Days Away

Can you imagine putting a bunch of politicians in a room and they have nothing to argue about? That’s the happy position we find ourselves in as the Rockland County Legislature prepares to vote this Tuesday on the 2018 County budget that we submitted in October. We worked...

Lights Off at the Sain Building

It’s especially fitting that as my first term as County Executive comes to an end and I plan for the second, we are getting ready to turn the lights off at the Sain Building. It’s fitting because the Sain Building represents both the difficulties of our past and the...

Warmth and Safety

Thanksgiving is almost here and we can rejoice this year knowing that all in Rockland County can have a roof over their head and a warm place to sleep as winter sets in. Our new Warming Center just opened at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona. It’s a place...

Today in History – November 18, 1923 – Alan Shepard is Born

On this day in 1923, Alan Shepard (1st American in Space) is born. Named Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. at birth, Alan grew up in rural New Hampshire. After graduating from high school, he attended the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating the day after D-Day. An ensign, Shepard spent the...
Posted On Nov 18 2017

Not Resting on Laurels

Two seismic events shook Rockland County this week and both have profound impacts on our shared future. The first I’m sure you’ve heard: The people of this county honored me by overwhelmingly voting to give me a second term as County Executive. The second might have...

Getting Best Value for Rockland’s Taxpayer

Every month, Rockland County spends $12,000 on cell phones – a vital tool in this age of instant communication. It’s a necessary cost, but we very easily could be paying $2,000 less for the same service every month. That would save $24,000 a year of your money. Now...