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Ed Day, Rockland County Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 10, 2018

Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications

Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645

lernerj@co.rockland.ny.us

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Rockland's First Baby of the Year Visits County Executive Ed Day

NEW CITY, NY – Baby Boy Fuchs, the first baby born in Rockland in 2018, now named Eliyahu Meir, today visited County Executive Ed Day who said that the newborn is cause for celebration and unity for the entire County.

"Seven minutes into the New Year you have given this County something joyful to rally around," the County Executive told parents Zev and Shuli Fuchs of Monsey. "This baby reminds us that we have so much in common, including the same desires for our families."

Eliyahu, along with his parents and siblings, Roni, 6, Shevy, 4, and Raizy, 2, received gifts from community leader Rabbi Abraham Klein of the Regional Community Council Association.

"He was meant to bring joy to the community," Klein said. "Rockland County is a home for everyone."

Eliyahu was born at 12:07 a.m., on New Year's Day at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern.

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