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...

Key to the County

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of presenting the Key to the County award to Cole Donnellan. As you may know, the Key to the County is awarded to a person who makes a special contribution to Rockland. We have given keys in the past for acts of love, acts of kindness and...

Fighting Back

This week with the help of Rockland’s Department of Mental Health we announced a new initiative to fight back against the opioid epidemic that has swept across our county, state and nation. Let me be clear, we in county government are doing everything we can think of to...

Memorial Day

As we approach what I view as the most solemn holiday of the year, I want to take the time to remind everyone of the true importance of Memorial Day. It isn’t about retail sales or an excuse for a three-day weekend. Memorial Day pays tribute to those who served and never...

Our Strength is Our Diversity

During my inauguration, I pledged to increase my efforts in support of uniting our beloved county. Much of Rockland’s strength comes from our diversity. A diversity of cultures, religions and ideas that when properly focused can bring us all closer together. This week, my...

Severe Shortcomings

Last week NJ Transit surprised Rockland County commuters with yet another unfair and unwarranted elimination of services. NJT announced that two of Rockland’s express trains on the Pascack Valley Line would be cut to facilitate the installation of PTC (Positive Train...

No Parole for Clark

Last week the emotional wounds of the past were once again ripped open. New York Supreme Court Justice John Kelley ordered that Judith Clark receive a new parole hearing. In his ruling, he said that the State Parole Board “acted arbitrarily and capriciously” in its...

Opening the Door

As Rockland County continues forward with our revitalization, repurposing and renaissance we must ensure that the opportunities presented are available equally to all our residents. In that vein, I have positive news that I would like to share. Earlier this week, we again...

Renaissance in Progress

We are making progress. Over the last few weeks, your County Government has taken major strides towards reinvigorating itself and the services we provide for you. Earlier this week I signed four bond resolutions to continue the methodical repurposing and rebuilding of Rockland...