New Electronic Fareboxes Coming To Rockland Buses
Rockland County Executive Day joins County Public Transportation Commissioner Vanderbeek to announce the rollout of high-tech electronic fareboxes on all Transport of Rockland (TOR) and TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) buses.
County Executive Day’s Statement On State Of The State Message
While I applaud Governor Cuomo's proposed property tax freeze, I question where the spending cuts will come from. His speech included little mention of mandate relief, which is the most urgent problem facing county leaders and schools districts across the state.
Ed Day Sworn In As Rockland County Executive
Before an audience of hundreds of residents and local officials, Ed Day was officially sworn in today as Rockland County Executive during an inspirational ceremony at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona.
Dec 31, 2013
Longest Serving Rockland County Executive Leaves Office
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef completes his final term in office today, after serving the residents of Rockland County for 20 years. Vanderhoef was elected to five, four-year terms placing him among the longest-serving County Executives statewide.
Dec 20, 2013
County Holds Dedication Ceremony For Opening Of Radio Communications Center
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, Sheriff Louis Falco III and Director of Fire and Emergency Services Gordon Wren, Jr, along with Chairwoman Harriet Cornell and members of the County Legislature dedicated the new Sheriff's Communications Emergency Dispatch Center at the Rockland County Fire Training Center in Pomona.
County To Hold Annual Holiday Blood Drive
The County of Rockland announces that it will hold its annual holiday blood drive on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center, Building A, Exhibition Hall in Pomona beginning at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
State Offers Consumers Useful Tips For Smart Holiday Shopping
The New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection was joined by representatives of the Retail Council of New York, the New York State Senate and Terry D. Grosselfinger, Director, Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection to announce the Division's top five holiday shopping consumer complaints of the 2012-2013 season.
Vanderhoef Honored By Jewish War Veterans
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef was honored by the Jewish War Veterans of Rockland County at their Annual Membership Breakfast. The group saluted Vanderhoef for his two decades of public service, and for being "a loyal friend to Rockland veterans, providing programs and services to meet their needs."
Oct 24, 2013
Vanderhoef Honors Employees For Years Of Service
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today honored Rockland County employees for their years of service at the 18th Annual Longevity Ceremony held at the Fire Training Center in Pomona.
Oct 24, 2013
County Hosts Small Business Workshop On October 29th
Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato, Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef and the Rockland Economic Development Corporation invite residents to attend a Small Business Workshop on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Jury Room at the Rockland County Courthouse, 1 South Main Street in New City.
Oct 23, 2013
Vanderhoef Submits His 2014 Proposed Budget
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today submitted a $760.9 million proposed budget that includes a property tax increase tax of 9.9 percent, with no additional increases in any taxes or fees.
Shops At Nanuet Open For Business In Rockland County
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today officially welcomed Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG), a global leader in retail real estate, at the grand opening, ribbon-cutting event for the redeveloped The Shops at Nanuet.
County To Consider Local Law Authorizing Best Value Procurement
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced today that the County will consider adopting a local law that will provide the County the option of awarding competitive bids for commodities and services to the lowest responsible bidder or to an individual or entity making an offer that provides the Best Value to the County.
Oct 01, 2013
26 Food Stamp Recipients Charges In $55,000 Theft From SNAP
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe, joined by Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef and Susan Sherwood, Commissioner of Social Services, today announced the filing of criminal charges against 26 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) recipients for illegally trading cash for thousands of dollars in SNAP benefits.
Sep 27, 2013
County Executive Announces Partnership To Reduce Rockland's Purchasing Costs
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced today that the Department of General Services Purchasing Division, in an effort to reduce procurement costs and facilitate better purchasing decisions, has partnered with SmartProcure, a national repository of 58 million purchase orders from more than 2,200 federal, state, and local government agencies.
Sep 24, 2013
County Executive Announces $8 Million Expansion Project In Orangeburg
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today announced that the Rockland Industrial Development Agency (IDA) has closed on a deal with Cerovene, Inc., a small pharmaceutical company, to purchase a 40,000 square foot site at 10 Corporate Drive, Orangeburg, as part of an $8 million-plus expansion project.
County Receives Digital Government Achievement Award
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced that the Rockland County Planning Department's Geographic Information System (GIS) team has received a National 2013 Digital Government Achievement Award in the Government-to-Government Category from the Center for Digital Government.
Hunger Action Month Declared In Rockland County
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, along with leaders of regional organizations that are part of the Rockland Hunger Coalition, issued a Proclamation declaring September 2013 as National Hunger Action Month.
Deadline Extended For County Executive Arts Awards Nominations
The deadline for nominations for the 2013 County Executive Arts Awards has been extended to July 31, 2013. County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, in partnership with the Arts Council of Rockland (ACOR), is seeking nominations from the County's arts community and the public for the 24th Annual County Executive Arts Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at the Cultural Arts Center...
Jul 09, 2013
Community Organizations Utilize County Speakers Bureau
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced that the Rockland County Speakers Bureau has been utilized by several organizations in Rockland to better inform residents of the many programs and services provided by County government.
Vanderhoef Presents DeFlumere Awards
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef presented the DeFlumere Award to the Pearl River Fire Department and the Orangetown Police Department for their heroic efforts in rescuing family members from a house that a tree fell on during Superstorm Sandy.
2013-2014 Rockland Community College Budget Delivered To Legislature
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today announced that his proposed 2013-2014 Rockland Community College (RCC) Budget was delivered to the Rockland County Legislature. The recommended spending plan totals $67,566,782 for the year 2013-2014, with a County contribution of $16,375,567. There is no increase in the County contribution over the 2012-2013 Adopted Budget.
Jun 17, 2013
Rockland Seeks Nominations For County Executive Arts Awards
NEW CITY, NY – County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef, in partnership with the Arts Council of Rockland (ACOR), is seeking nominations from the County's arts community and the public for the 24th Annual County Executive Arts Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at the Cultural Arts Center at Rockland Community College.
Jun 10, 2013
Time To Prepare Your Home For An Emergency
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef and the Rockland County Department of Health encourage residents to take time, during Home Safety Month in June, to prepare your home and family for an emergency, since natural events, like floods, or man-made events, like terrorist attacks, can happen with little or no warning.
Jun 05, 2013
County Honors Winners Of Environmental Essay Contest
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today presented Awards of Excellence to six fifth-grade students who were selected as winners of the 22nd Annual Eleanor Burlingham Earth Day Essay Contest for submitting essays entitled, "Exploring Nature in Rockland County."
Vanderhoef Appoints Health Commissioner
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today announced the appointment of Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert as Rockland County Commissioner of Health. She will fill the position held by Dr. Joan Facelle, who retired five months ago, after 12 years of service.
May 31, 2013
Mathews To Direct County's Office Of Real Property Tax Services
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today informed his department heads and commissioners that he has appointed Chief of Staff Sean R. Mathews to take on additional responsibilities as Director of the County's Office of Real Property Tax Services, replacing John Noto who left the post five months ago. Mathews has served as Chief of Staff for the County Executive for the past six years.
Highway Department Begins Largest Road Resurfacing Program
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today announced that the Rockland County Highway Department has initiated its largest paving and resurfacing program that includes over 428,064 square yards, approximately 20 miles, of pavement at a projected cost of $4.8 million.
May 03, 2013
Vanderhoef Honors Top Police Officers For DWI Arrests in 2012
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today honored 24 police officers that made ten or more DWI arrests in 2012 at the annual STOP-DWI Awards Ceremony at La Terrazza Restaurant. The awardees were presented with certificates and pins honoring them for their work.
14 Face Charges In $229,000 Child Care Fraud
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe, joined by Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef and Susan Sherwood, Commissioner of Social Services, today announced that 14 individuals face charges of illegally obtaining subsidized child care funds.
County Wins Appeal In Transportation Lawsuit
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced today that the Appellate Court unanimously overturned an earlier court ruling that said the County's bids for public bus transportation violated the General Municipal Law and the Rockland County Charter.
Rockland Recognizes 9-1-1 Dispatchers
Sean Mathews, Chief of Staff, proclaimed April 14-20 "9-1-1 Dispatcher Week" in the County of Rockland by presenting members of Rockland County's 9-1-1- Dispatchers Association with a proclamation. Since 1991, the United States Congress has designated a week in April as "National Public Safety Telecommunications Week."
Apr 11, 2013
County Executive, Chairwoman Of Legislature Announce Three Poet Laureate Appointments
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef and County Legislature Chairwoman Harriet Cornell announced the reappointment of Dan Masterson as Poet Laureate at a press conference held today, Thursday, April 11 at 2 p.m. in the County Executive's Media Room. Vanderhoef and Cornell also announced the posthumous appointments of revered Rockland poets Marya Zaturenska and her husband Horace Gregory as...
Apr 05, 2013
Rockland Getting Positive Reviews In Financial Community
The Rockland County Executive and the Department of Finance today announced that Rockland County has started to rebound in the financial bond market, a definitive sign that the financial community is recognizing the significance of a series of strong fiscal measures taken over the past year by Rockland County government.
Mar 26, 2013
Human Rights Commission Hosts Annual Women's Conference
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announces that the Rockland County Commission on Human Rights will host its annual Women's Conference on Thursday, March 28th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the The Club at Patriot Hills, 19 Club House Lane in Stony Point, NY. Pre-registration is required.
Mar 26, 2013
County To Hold Blood Drive
The County of Rockland announces that it will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center, Building A, Exhibition Hall in Pomona beginning at 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Mar 21, 2013
Rockland Rated Second in New York State in Overall Health
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute just released its 2013 County Health Rankings. Counties are ranked according to its current overall health (called health outcomes) and the estimate of future health (called health factors). The Rankings examine the many factors that influence health, and allow people to compare the overall health of...
Four New Members To Be Inducted Into Civil, Human Rights Hall Of Fame
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef and Commissioner of Human Rights S. Ram Nagubandi today announced that four new members will be inducted into the Civil and Human Rights Hall of Fame at noon on Friday, March 8, 2013 at the 10th Annual Civil Rights Hall of Fame luncheon at The Club at Patriot Hills, 19 Club House Lane in Stony Point, NY.
County Executive Honored at NYMTC Annual Meeting
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) honored County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef at its Annual Council Meeting, held today in Lower Manhattan at the U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green. Mr. Vanderhoef was recognized for his dedicated service as a principal member of NYMTC since 1994.
County Urges Residents To Give Blood During Shortage
The County of Rockland announces that due to recent winter storms, the New York Blood Center was forced to cancel several blood drives in the area and in other cases donors were unable to make scheduled appointments which has severely affected the blood supply.
County Officials Raise A Unified Voice In Albany
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef joined fellow county executives from across New York State in Albany for the New York State Association of Counties' (NYSAC) Legislative Conference. "During a time when heated political divisiveness often makes headlines, the NYSAC conference is an opportunity for county leaders from diverse regions and backgrounds to come together to discuss the...
Rockland Day Care Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef listens to children singing at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Rockland Day Care, which is located in Building R at the County Health Complex in Pomona, NY.
Jan 11, 2013
Flu Activity Is Increasing - Get Your Flu Vaccine Now!
With flu activity increasing across the country, as well as in our area, Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef is encouraging county residents to consider getting a flu vaccination to help prevent the spread of influenza. "Flu season has hit early in our state, but the County's Health Department stands ready to provide flu vaccinations that can help keep individuals healthy this winter,"...
TOR Pilots Solar-Powered Bus Shelter
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef has announced that the Department of Public Transportation recently retrofitted one of its bus shelters with solar panels and a light box designed to provide cost-efficient and reliable power, increased safety and improved delivery of customer information for its Transport of Rockland (TOR) and TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) bus services. The installation is a...
Dec 22, 2012
Rockland County Transfers Prenatal Clinic To Nyack Hospital
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef and David Freed, President and CEO of Nyack Hospital announced today that the Rockland County Department of Health will transfer responsibility for the Prenatal Clinic to Nyack Hospital, effective January 1, 2013.
Dec 12, 2012
County Executive Vetoes Most Changes To His Proposed Budget
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today vetoed most of the amendments that the Legislature made to his proposed budget. Vanderhoef did not veto the Legislature's restoration of the Sheriff's Mounted Patrol and five Patrol officers, as well as the Mosquito Control Program of the Rockland County Health Department.
Vanderhoef to MTA Board: Exempt Rockland from Fare Hikes and Acknowledge Value Gap
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef last week formally requested that Rockland County be exempt from fare increases based on the $40 million value gap between what residents and businesses pay to MTA and what the County receives in transit service and funding. He also criticized the MTA for refusing to hold a fare hearing in Rockland County.
Vanderhoef TO MTA: Schedule Fare Hearing In Rockland
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef has put MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota on notice that MTA should be holding a public fare hearing in Rockland County. In his October 26th letter to Lhota, Mr. Vanderhoef said that hearings will be held in 10 out of the 12 MTA-member Counties, excluding only Rockland and Putnam. He also expressed opposition to the MTA's proposed fare increases, and called...
Oct 28, 2012
County Executive Declares State Of Emergency
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today declared a State of Emergency in Rockland County beginning at 6:00 pm on October 28, 2012, due to the approaching Hurricane Sandy and the possibility of sustained high winds, local flooding and loss of power in Rockland County. A State of Emergency gives the County Executive additional powers to effectively respond to the emergency.
Oct 26, 2012
Rockland Residents Urged To Prepare For Tropical Storm
With the threat of Tropical Storm Sandy approaching, Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef and the Rockland County Office of Fire & Emergency Services urge residents to begin preparing by taking some simple, common sense steps now.
Oct 24, 2012
Vanderhoef Joined By Veterans Service Agency Director On County Executive's Forum
In honor of Veterans Day and National Military Family month in November, Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef sits down with Rockland County Veterans Service Agency Director, Jerry Donnellan, on the next edition of County Executive's Forum, which will begin airing Wednesday, October 24th on Cablevision channel 78. During the show, Donnellan speaks about the success of the County's Return... [Video]
Oct 23, 2012
Vanderhoef Submits His 2013 Proposed Budget
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today submitted a $736.9 million proposed budget that holds the County property tax increase to about $13 more a month for the average homeowner. "This proposed budget includes a number of budget cuts, improved efficiencies and the elimination of certain programs to reinvent...
Oct 19, 2012
County Executive Unveils Plans For Summit Park Health Care Facility
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced today that the County plans to create a Local Development Corporation (LDC) for the eventual sale of the Summit Park Nursing Care Center and possibly the Summit Park Hospital as well. Vanderhoef stressed that if this sale took place, it probably would not be finalized for one to two years. During that time, the operation of the facility would remain...
Oct 15, 2012
County Launches Flood Risk Study Map Application
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced that the Rockland County Planning Department's Geographic Information System (GIS) team has implemented an interactive map application that enables residents to view their property in relation to flood risk. The GIS team, with the assistance of the Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services, has developed the Preliminary FEMA Flood Risk...
Rockland County Website Now Available In 65 Different Languages
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced today that a "Google Translate" feature has been added to the Rockland County website to further enhance the new, more user-friendly website which was unveiled earlier this year. It is all part of an ongoing effort to make government more accessible to the residents of Rockland County.
Sep 19, 2012
Governor Announces Selection of TZ Bridge Review Team
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef issued the following statement today regarding Governor Cuomo's announcement of a selection review team for the new bridge to replace the Tappan Zee. The selection committee will review proposed bridge designs as well as assist local community leaders and transportation experts in the evaluation process.
Sep 13, 2012
Vanderhoef Announces Tentative Labor Agreements Reached With Two Unions
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced that the County of Rockland reached tentative labor agreements today with two of its unions – the Rockland Association of Management (RAM) and the Doctors' Council. RAM is the County's second largest labor union with 216 members and the Doctors' Council has 46 members.
Sep 12, 2012
Residents Invited to Help Plan the Region’s Transportation Future
Billions of federal dollars will flow into the metropolitan area over the next 25 years to maintain and improve the region's transportation system, and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) is seeking input into how that money should be spent.
Sep 12, 2012
Hunger Awareness and Action Week Proclaimed in Rockland County
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef joined with representatives of People to People, Catholic Community Services, Good Samaritan Hospital and United Way of Rockland County to increase awareness about hunger in our communities, and proclaimed Sept. 9th – 15th Hunger Awareness and Action Week in Rockland County.
Sep 11, 2012
Rockland Victims Of 9/11 Remembered At Service At Haverstraw Bay County Park
Rocklanders gathered at the 9/11 Memorial at the Haverstraw Bay County Park today to remember those who tragically lost their lives on September 11, 2001. County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef said, "We gather for the 11th time to remember, reflect and mourn all of the innocent heroes who perished on this hour, on this day."
County Executives Announce Support for New Tappan Zee Bridge
Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, and Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell today announced their intention to vote yes at the next New York Metropolitan Transportation Council (NYMTC) meeting to include the new Tappan Zee Bridge project in the region's long-range transportation plan. A unanimous vote qualifies the project for federal...
Aug 01, 2012
Vanderhoef Joined By Experts In Economic Development On County Executive's Forum
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef sits down with Michael DiTullo, President and CEO of Rockland Economic Development Corporation (REDC), Steven Porath, Executive Director of the Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and Richard Struck, Director of Economic Development for Orange and Rockland Utilities and Chairman of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB), on the next edition of County... [Video]
MTA Chairman To Vanderhoef: "MTA Planning Service Improvements For Rockland"
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today announced that the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Joseph J. Lhoto, has advised him that the MTA has proposed service investments for Rockland County, to be phased in over the course of a year beginning in October, 2012.
Jul 23, 2012
County Receives $2.4 Million Federal Grant For Advanced Bus Technologies
The Rockland County Department of Public Transportation has announced that it has been awarded a $2.4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to fund Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) projects for the Transport of Rockland (TOR) and TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) bus services in Rockland County.
Jul 17, 2012
Rockland County Residents Enjoy More Than $750,000 In Savings Through The ProAct Rx Discount Program
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today announced that the The ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program, available in Rockland County for just over one year, has helped save residents more than $750,000. Rockland County is one of many counties across 10 states who have committed to helping lower prescription drug costs for their uninsured residents by endorsing The ProAct Discount...
Jul 12, 2012
Rockland IDA And County Executive Welcomes Hunter Douglas
Eric Dranoff, Esq., Chairman of the Rockland Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and Rockland County Executive, C. Scott Vanderhoef, recently gathered with executives from Hunter Douglas, Inc. (Hunter Douglas North America) and members of the IDA to officially welcome Hunter Douglas to its new Pearl River-based North American headquarters.
Jun 27, 2012
County Charges Individuals With Welfare Fraud
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today commended the Office of District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe and Rockland County's Department of Social Services for their professional diligence which resulted in the recent filing of criminal charges against seven individuals on grand larceny, welfare fraud and other charges following an ongoing investigation at the Waldron Terrace Housing...
County Honors Winners of Environmental Essay Contest
Rockland County’s Director of Operations Susan Rutledge and Mary Hegarty, Executive Director of the Rockland County Environmental Management Council were joined today by Chairwoman Natalie Patasaw of the Environmental Management Council, to present Awards of Excellence to five fifth-grade students who were selected as winners of the 21st Annual Eleanor Burlingham Earth Day Essay Contest.
Rockland Business Returns "FAVOR" To Veterans
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef and County Clerk Paul Piperato today announced that Rockland Chrysler Jeep Dodge is the latest business to enlist in Rockland County’s FAVOR (Find and Assist Veterans of Record) Program. The program identifies local area businesses that offer military veterans discounts for certain products and services.
May 17, 2012
County Executive Vanderhoef Unveils Proposed Budget Cuts And New Revenues To Close Budget Gap
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today announced a comprehensive package of proposed budget cuts and new revenues to close the $21 million dollar gap in the 2012 budget. The budget gap was created when State lawmakers failed to act on Home Rule Legislation that would have allowed the County to increase the sales tax and mortgage tax, and impose a transfer tax. In addition, the County...
May 17, 2012
Knowledge Is Power: REDC And Rockland County To Host A Free Small Business Workshop
As part of its continuing effort to focus on Rockland’s small as well as start-up businesses, Rockland Economic Development Corporation (REDC), in partnership with Rockland County Executive, C. Scott Vanderhoef and Rockland County Clerk, Paul Piperato, is hosting a free small business workshop offering new and existing small business owners the unique opportunity to meet one-on-one with...
May 03, 2012
County Executive Presents "Department Of The Year" Award
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef presented County Clerk Paul Piperato and his staff with the 2011 Rockland County Department of the Year Award for "making government services more accessible and convenient for the residents of Rockland County” at a ceremony today.
May 01, 2012
Rockland County Celebrates "Law Day"
At the Rockland County Courthouse in New City today, Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef issued a proclamation celebrating “Law Day.” Many dignitaries, including judges,the Rockland County District Attorney, and elected officials were in attendance. Honored during the ceremony was the Nyack High School Mock Trial team, for winning the county championship, as well as Dr. Oscar...
May 01, 2012
FTA Issues Perfect Score For County Public Transportation Department
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced that during its most recent Triennial Review of the Rockland County Department of Public Transportation, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Region II issued a perfect score in its evaluation of how the County meets its federal funding requirements.
Apr 26, 2012
Vanderhoef Joined By Astorino And Odell At Forum Before Standing-Room Only Crowd
A standing-room only crowd of business, civic leaders and local government officials attended a regional leadership conversation hosted by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress this morning at the Doubletree Hotel in Tarrytown. The panel discussion featured all three county executives from the lower Hudson Valley—Rockland County Executive
Rockland County Saves Residents More Than $500,000 With The Proact RX Discount Cards
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today announced that in slightly less than one year, Rockland County residents have collectively saved more than $500,000 while using the ProAct Prescription Discount Card Program. The discount card program was exclusively endorsed by Rockland County Legislature in June of 2011. Since the program was implemented, residents have filled more than 13,000...
Apr 18, 2012
County Comprehensive Plan Receives Planning Award
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef and Rockland County Legislative Chairwoman Harriet Cornell announced today that the Rockland County Comprehensive Plan – Rockland Tomorrow – has won the 2012 New York Planning Federation’s “Comprehensive Plan” Award.
Apr 16, 2012
Rockland County STOP-DWI Honors Top DWI Law Enforcement Officers
County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today saluted New York State and local law enforcement officers for their success in spotting and arresting intoxicated drivers. At a ceremony at the Pearl River Hilton, sponsored by the County of Rockland’s STOP-DWI Program, 26 officers were recognized and presented with certificates for their outstanding level of success in arresting drunk drivers.
Apr 15, 2012
Summit Park Hospital Offers Lecture On Seasonal Allergies
The Rockland County Department of Hospitals today invited the community to attend an informative lecture on “Seasonal Allergies” on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Summit Park Hospital and Nursing Care Center in Pomona, Exhibition Hall, Building A. The one hour lecture will present helpful information on “ Allergy Signs and Symptoms, Allergy Testing, and Allergy Medications.” The...
Apr 12, 2012
New Hempstead Road Project Advances
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef announced today that the New Hempstead Road reconstruction project hit an important milestone with the completion and opening of a temporary road, moving traffic off the existing New Hempstead roadway, to allow for the reconstruction of the “S” turn near the Rockland County Government Center. This temporary roadway begins at Little Tor Road and...
Apr 04, 2012
County Recognizes 9-1-1 Dispatchers
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef invited representatives of Rockland County’s 9-1-1- Dispatchers Association to a ceremony in which he proclaimed April 8th through April 14th as “9-1-1 Dispatcher Week” in the County of Rockland.
Governor Lauds Vanderhoef For Pension Reform
Governor Cuomo praises Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef at the Pension Reform Bill signing for his strident, consistent call for major reforms at the state level.
Mar 26, 2012
County Executive Provides Historical Perspective
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef was the featured speaker at the March meeting of the SUNY Rockland Community College Senior Club. Vanderhoef intrigued the scores of seniors in attendance with an exciting and colorful historical perspective of Rockland County. His discussion referenced the contributions of Native Americans, interesting facts pertaining to the Battle of Stony Point,...
Apr 17, 2013
Vanderhoef Announces CD Block Grant Awards
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today announced a total of $2.67 million in federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for Rockland County not-for-profit organizations, towns and villages in grant awards from the County's Office of Community Development.
Mar 20, 2012
Vandehoef Announces CD Block Grant Awards
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef today announced a total of $2,656,071 million in federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for Rockland County not-for-profit organizations, towns and villages in grant awards from the County’s Office of Community Development.
Mar 19, 2012
Thousands Attend Rockland County St. Patrick's Day Parade
Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef was one of the hundreds of marchers who participated in the 50th Annual Rockland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade, sponsored by the Rockland County Ancient Order of Hibernians was viewed by an estimated 80,000 visitors, and was highlighted by a special appearance by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
Rockland County Has One Of Lowest Unemployment Rates In New York State
The New York State Department of Labor today released local area unemployment rates for December 2011. Rockland County was noted as having one of the lowest county unemployment rates in the state, at 6.5 percent. The national unemployment rate for December 2011 is 8.3 percent, down 9.1 percent in December of 2010.