‌ Press Releases

October 18, 2018
Rc Health Commissioner Issues Letter to Schools Affected by Confirmed Cases of Measles

Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Commissioner of the Rockland County Department of Health, has issued a letter to schools, that were attended by students with confirmed cases of measles, that unvaccinated students remain home. [Read More]

October 11, 2018
Repair Coaches Needed

County Executive Ed Day today announced that volunteer Repair Coaches are being sought for the 2018 Fall Repair Café, scheduled for Saturday, November 10th at North Rockland High School. [Read More]

October 9, 2018
Developer Pulls out of Sain Building Sale

County Executive Ed Day stood on the steps of the now closed Sain Building in New City to discuss the news that National Development, the developer who offered to purchase the building for $4.5 million, can no longer move forward with their original offer. [Read More]

October 9, 2018
County Executive Day Signs Resolution Ratifying Agreement with Sheriff's Deputies

County Executive Ed Day signed the Resolution ratifying the Memorandum of Agreement between the County of Rockland and the Rockland County Sheriff's Deputies Association for the period of January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2019. [Read More]

October 9, 2018
Get Your Flu Shot

The Health Department is giving the quadrivalent flu vaccine which does not contain preservatives, including thimerosal. The vaccine is called quadrivalent because it offers protection against four different flu virus strains that research shows will be most common during this flu season: two influenza (flu) A virus strains and two influenza B virus strains. It is recommended that you wait for 15 minutes after being vaccinated so you can be observed for any reactions. [Read More]

October 1, 2018
Proposed 2019 Budget Unveiled

Rockland County Executive Ed Day unveiled the proposed 2019 budget which stays under the New York State property tax cap while fully funding not-for-profits, investing in law enforcement and reviving the Office for People with Disabilities (OPWD). [Read More]

September 25, 2018
Rockland Fiscal Stress Level Improves

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released the 2017 Fiscal Stress Monitoring System report which listed Rockland County as having “Moderate Stress” an improvement from being in the “Significant Stress” category for fiscal year 2016. [Read More]

September 21, 2018
Youth Development Program

County Executive Ed Day today announced that the Rockland County Youth Bureau will be in initiating its Request For Proposal (RFP) process for all not-for profit and municipal agencies who wish to apply for 2019 Youth Development Program (YDP) funding. The Youth Bureau administers NYS Office of Children & Family Services (OCFS) YDP funding to promote positive youth development, increase youth developmental assets and decrease juvenile delinquency through direct service to young people. [Read More]

September 20, 2018
Rockland Submits Shared Services Initiative Plan

In a vote of 23 Yea, 0 Nay and 1 Abstention the 2018 Shared Services Initiative Plan was approved by a quorum of the Shared Services Panel Members of Rockland County on the evening of September 12, 2018. The plan was submitted to the New York State Division of the Budget on September 17, 2018. [Read More]

September 19, 2018
Executive Order Signed

County Executive Ed Day signed Executive Order 6 of 2018 with Rockland County CSEA Local 844 President Chris Vogel in his office in New City. County Executive Day said, “it is extremely important to protect the privacy and safety of our public employees. This Executive Order clearly shows the steps we are taking here in Rockland to formalize what has for years been our unwritten policy, guaranteeing the privacy of our hard-working employees.” [Read More]

September 14, 2018
Resolution Signing American Legion

County Executive Ed Day signed a resolution that opens the way to a new and permanent home for the members of the Harold B. Holt-Manny Lopez American Legion Post 46. [Read More]

September 11, 2018
Rockland County Marks Sept. 11 with Memorial Service

County Executive Ed Day joined family members and residents to remember the people of Rockland County who were killed 17 years ago in the September 11 terror attacks. [Read More]

September 6, 2018
Health Insurance Project to Be Removed from 2018 Shared Services Draft Plan

County Executive Ed Day announced on behalf of the Rockland County Shared Services Panel that the proposed Health Insurance Project will be removed from the 2018 Draft Shared Services Plan. Shared Services Panel members include every Town and Village in Rockland along with several School Districts and Fire Districts. [Read More]

September 6, 2018
Labor Day Success

County Executive Ed Day praised the efforts of the Rockland County Office of Fire and Emergency Services, State and Local law enforcement, the staff at Rockland Lake State Park and the other first responders and local officials involved in coordinating the preparation for Labor Day weekend. [Read More]

September 6, 2018
September is National Suicide Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Awareness month. Screening for suicide and awareness of the warning signs, along with knowledge of community resources is important for all of us. [Read More]

August 27, 2018
Statement from County Executive Day on the Passing of Senator John Mccain

"Senator John McCain was a man without equal and his legacy will never be forgotten. His heroism, honesty, independence and integrity were the cornerstones on which he built his lifetime of service to our country..." [Read More]

August 23, 2018
Statement from County Executive Day Re: Metro-north President Rinaldi’s Letter to Nj Transit’s Executive Director Corbett

Metro-North(MNR) is finally standing up to New Jersey Transit(NJT) for our Pascack Valley Line and West of Hudson commuters. I am extremely pleased that MNR has taken seriously our request to review its operating agreement with NJT. [Read More]

August 20, 2018
Tourism is Big Business

Travelers spent three percent more in Rockland County in 2017 than they did a year earlier; an estimated $480,015. That money is being spent in Rockland’s restaurants, hotels, shops and attractions leading to a four percent increase in tourism related employment; 9,060 jobs in 2017 compared to 8,673 in 2016. Tourism accounts for 7.3 percent of all employment in Rockland. [Read More]

August 16, 2018
Praise from Moody's

County Executive Ed Day announced today that Moody’s Investors Service released a Sector Comment Report on local government and deficit financing legislation. The Report references two New York municipalities who received deficit financing, Rockland County and the City of Long Beach, and how New York requires increased financial reporting to the New York State Comptroller’s Office. [Read More]

August 16, 2018
Rockland Elected Officials to Metro-north and Nj Transit: “no More Express Train Cancellations!”

County Executive Ed Day held a press conference today with State and local elected officials to discuss the plight of Rockland County and other West of Hudson rail commuters who continue to suffer during the crisis at NJ Transit (NJT). [Read More]
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