December 2, 2019
Winter Weather Advisory

County Executive Ed Day and Highway Superintendent Charles "Skip" Vezzetti remind residents to stay safe and stay off the roads, if possible, during today's Winter Storm. [Read More]

November 27, 2019
Celebrate Safely This Holiday Season

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Sheriff Louis Falco, STOP-DWI Coordinator Leslie Berger and local law enforcement agencies announced Rockland County’s participation in the Statewide STOP-DWI Thanksgiving Crackdown Enforcement Effort. Research shows that high-visibility enforcement can reduce impaired driving fatalities by as much as 20 percent. [Read More]

November 25, 2019
Spread Holiday Cheer, Not the Flu, This Holiday Season!

This holiday season, take time to get yourself and your family an important gift of health: the flu vaccine. During National Influenza (Flu) Vaccination Week, December 1st - 7th, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents that the best way to prevent the flu, and its complications, is by getting the flu vaccine each year. The Health Department will be giving the flu vaccine on Fridays, beginning December 13th to March 27th, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, by appointment only. Call (845) 364-2534 for more information and to make an appointment. You can also check with your doctor and your child's doctor or visit www.flu.gov to find flu vaccine clinics in our area. [Read More]

November 22, 2019
Youth Bureau Seeking Candidates for Nys Youth Council

The Rockland County Youth Bureau is accepting applications from youth who want to serve on the New York State Youth Council. First announced in Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State address this past January, the Youth Council will increase participatory democracy by involving 62 young people – one from each New York State county – to advise the Governor and state and local policy makers on key issues facing young people and on outreach and communication strategies. [Read More]

November 22, 2019
3rd Annual Dss Toy and Clothing Drive

Hoping to spread holiday spirit to all of Rockland County’s foster children and children served by the Department of Social Services (DSS), Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner Joan Silvestri of DSS announced that the County will be accepting new, unwrapped toys, gifts and clothing during its 3rd Annual Toy and Clothing Drive to begin November 25th. [Read More]

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 18, 2019
Tips to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle This Holiday Season!

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage residents to follow these tips for a healthier holiday season: [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 14, 2019
Quit Smoking for the Great American Smokeout on November 21st

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert encourage residents to use the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, Thursday, November 21st, as the day you commit to quitting smoking as well as using any other forms of tobacco products. [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]

November 1, 2019
Time to Change Your Clocks and Check Your Emergency Supply Kit

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents that Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 3. Before going to sleep on Saturday night, remember to turn your clocks back one hour. This weekend is also a good time to check your emergency supply kit. Is it missing any items? Is anything out-of-date, leaking, or damaged? If you haven't created an emergency supply kit yet, now is the time to do it! [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 30, 2019
Have a Safe and Fun Halloween

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert want to ensure that all trick-or-treaters have a safe and fun holiday. "Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for the County's children. While these celebrations provide a chance to give out healthy snacks and get physical activity, parents and caregivers must be involved to make sure that Halloween is also safe. Trick-or-treaters need adult supervision, even if they travel in groups. Adults should check Halloween treats before children eat them, and make sure that children never eat open or unwrapped treats," said Dr. Ruppert. [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]
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