‌ Press Releases

November 21, 2019
Rockland Office for the Aging Awarded $100,000 Grant

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul presented Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Director of the Rockland County Office for the Aging (RCOFA) Tina Cardoza-Izquierdo with the New York State Office for the Aging’s (NYSOFA) Age-Friendly Planning Grant and the designation of an Age-Friendly Center of Excellence. The $100,000 grant will be used to develop and improve Rockland’s Age-Friendly and Livable Communities. [Read More]

November 21, 2019
Call for Statewide Moratorium on New Criminal Justice Laws

Prosecutors, Sheriffs, Police Chiefs, Police Unions and Local Elected Officials joined together to urge New York State Lawmakers to authorize a moratorium on the Criminal Justice Laws Set to Take Effect January 1, 2020, in order to carefully examine the full impacts of these laws. This was just one of numerous events held across New York State. [Read More]

November 18, 2019
County to Assume Management of Rsvp Program in 2020

Rockland County and Rockland Community College are announcing the transfer of services of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program or RSVP from the College to the County’s Office for the Aging. The program has been under the auspices of RCC since 1973 when it received approval to operate a Retired & Senior Volunteer Program, the first community college in the country to sponsor the program. The County will assume full management of the services beginning January 1, 2020. [Read More]

November 15, 2019
2019 Shared Services Plan

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Shared Services Panel Members from Towns, Villages, School Districts and Fire Districts invite residents to attend any of three upcoming public meetings on the Draft 2019 Rockland County Shared Services Plan. [Read More]

November 8, 2019
2020 Proposed Budget Gets Clean Bill of Health from Comptroller

The New York State Comptroller's Office has given its approval to County Executive Ed Day’s 2020 Proposed Budget. [Read More]

November 6, 2019
Heap Applications Available 11/12

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Social Services Joan Silvestri announced that beginning on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, Rockland County families with low incomes can apply for grants to help pay for their heating bills under New York State's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP). [Read More]

November 4, 2019
Cropsey Barn Renovation Complete

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann, Rockland Farm Alliance President John McDowell and other local officials and citizens cut the ribbon on the renovated New World Dutch Barn at the Cropsey Farm property. The total project cost of the renovation was $1.55 million with Clarkstown contributing $604,000 of the cost and the rest coming from the County’s Capital Projects Budget. [Read More]

November 1, 2019
Family Visitation Playground Opens

County Executive Ed Day, Commissioner of Social Services Joan Silvestri and Director of Facilities Management Robert Gruffi cut the ribbon at the newly constructed Family Visitation Playground located at the rear of Building C at the Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona. This playground equipment replaces a 25-year old facility that had outlasted its useful life. [Read More]

October 31, 2019
The Inn Warming Center Ready for Guests

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Social Services Joan Silvestri announced the opening of the Rockland County Warming Center. Catholic Charities will once again be operating the Warming Center, known as The Inn, for homeless single adults at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona. [Read More]

October 28, 2019
Rockland County Needs Foster Families

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Social Services Joan Silvestri announced that staff from the Rockland County Department of Social Services’ (DSS) Children’s Services Unit will join with local Wendy’s franchisees to celebrate National Adoption Month and to increase awareness of the need for foster families. For the eighth year in a row, staff will be available at Wendy’s restaurants in Nanuet and West Haverstraw to answer questions from residents interested in becoming foster/adoptive parents. [Read More]

October 25, 2019
Three Inducted into Civil and Human Rights Hall of Fame

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Human Rights Constance Frazier announced that three individuals have been inducted into the Civil and Human Rights Hall of Fame during the Civil Rights Hall of Fame luncheon in Nyack. [Read More]

October 18, 2019
Purchase Order Scam Warning

County Executive Ed Day and Director of Purchasing Paul Brennan announced that the County’s Purchasing Division has identified a scam in which fraudulent purchase orders are being sent to businesses, which appear to come from government agencies. [Read More]

October 10, 2019
County Exec Day Disapproves 'rockland's Future Summit' Resolution

County Executive Day disapproved (vetoed) Resolution No. 422 of 2019 – Calling For A Rockland’s Future Summit in 2020. [Read More]

October 9, 2019
Procurement Center for Excellence to Host Forum

County Executive Ed Day and Director of Purchasing Paul Brennan announced that the County’s Procurement Center for Excellence and Purchasing Division will host a MWBE, DBE, SDVOB and Small Business Forum on Thursday November 8, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, at the Rockland County Procurement Center for Excellence in Pomona, for Rockland County firms certified as MWBE, DBE, SDVOB or Small Businesses. [Read More]

October 3, 2019
Rockland County Executive Proposes 2020 Budget Within Tax Cap

Rockland County Executive Ed Day unveiled the proposed 2020 budget which stays under the New York State property tax cap while investing in critical infrastructure improvements, funding new State mandates and providing for the future of Rockland County’s animals. [Read More]

September 30, 2019
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

Statement from County Executive Ed Day Regarding Hudson Link Bus Incident [Read More]

September 25, 2019
Measles Outbreak Declared over in Rockland

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert declared the end to the 2018-2019 measles outbreak in Rockland. A measles outbreak is officially declared over 42 days (two incubation periods) after the last rash onset date of the last person with measles. This means no new measles cases were reported to the health department in the affected area. [Read More]

September 24, 2019
Rockland County Withdraws from Hud Fair Housing Assistance Program

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Human Rights Constance L. Frazier announced the withdrawal of the County from the US Department of Fair Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP). [Read More]

September 11, 2019
Rockland County Marks September 11th Anniversary

County Executive Ed Day and other local officials joined family members and residents to remember the people of Rockland County who were killed 18 years ago in the September 11th terror attacks. [Read More]

September 9, 2019
Rc Youth Bureau Announces Grant Opportunity

County Executive Ed Day announced that the Rockland County Youth Bureau will be initiating its Request for Proposal (RFP) process for all not-for profit and municipal agencies who wish to apply for 2020 Youth Development Program (YDP) funding. [Read More]
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March 15, 2019
Rockland County Response to Shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand

Rockland County Response to Shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand [Read More]

March 15, 2019
Statement: Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

Statement from County Executive Day Regarding the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana [Read More]

December 19, 2018
Rockland County Board of Health Issues Fines to Non-compliant Schools

County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced fines totaling over $70,000 to nine schools that did not comply with the Health Commissioner’s order to keep un- or under-vaccinated students home from school and provide vaccination and attendance records to the Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) during the measles outbreak. [Read More]

December 19, 2018
Rockland County Receives $4.2 Million in Regional Economic Development Awards

Rockland County Executive Ed Day announced today that the county has been awarded almost $4.2 million in state grants for economic development. The awards made in Rockland County include funds to expand private businesses, revitalize communities and encourage tourism. [Read More]

December 18, 2018
Key to the County Awarded to Katelyn Tuohy

During a ceremony in the Library of North Rockland High School in Thiells, NY, County Executive Ed Day presented North Rockland High School student athlete Katelyn Tuohy with the Key to the County Award [Read More]