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...

Reusing and Renewing

As I mentioned in the State of our County address earlier this month the state of our county is healthy, energized and invigorated. We are ready and eager to meet the coming year and thereafter. One of the new ways we are striving to meet our goals is through the Rockland...

Action for Aging in Place

There’s one thing we know for sure about Rockland County’s future – we’re getting older. I have made a priority of making sure that our older residents – the ones who built this community, worked hard, raised their families and served their country...

Cleaning House – Saving You Money

I have a simple rule to guide the departments that make up Rockland County government: Remember who you serve and whose money you spend. When I became head of a government that was near bankruptcy three and half years ago, most County departments were performing admirably under...

S.O.S. – Selling Out Seniors

It is said that the moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped – Hubert H. Humphrey From...