‌ Press Releases

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]

September 6, 2019
Rockland County Will Live Stream Legislative Meetings in 2020

After unprecedented turnout at the most recent Legislative session, the Minority members of the Rockland County Legislature, led by Minority Leader Lon Hofstein approached the County Executive’s Office about the possibility of live streaming future meetings. [Read More]

August 9, 2019
Fitch Ratings Upgrades Rockland Bonds to “a” Rating

County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Finance Stephen DeGroat announced today that Fitch Ratings upgraded the County’s General Obligation Bond Rating from “A-” to “A.” This is the tenth consecutive bond upgrade since 2014, when Rockland's bonds were rated just above junk and the county had a $138 million deficit. These upgraded ratings mean that when Rockland borrows money to fund capital projects they can do so at a lower cost; saving taxpayer dollars. [Read More]

August 7, 2019
Rc Flags at Half-staff to Honor Toni Morrison

Rockland County Executive Ed Day ordered all County Flags to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, July 7, 2019, out of respect for long-time Rockland resident and Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning novelist Toni Morrison. [Read More]

August 7, 2019
Rockland Welcomes Nys Senate Code Enforcement Report

The NYS Senate Committee on Investigations and Government Operations Chaired by Senator James Skoufis released their Final Investigative Report on Code Enforcement in New York State earlier this week. [Read More]

August 6, 2019
Free Guided Hike 8/11

A guided group hike will take place at Kakiat Park in Montebello at 9 AM on Sunday, August 11, 2019. This two-and-a-half hour strenuous hike will feature the beauty of one of the county’s most popular parks! [Read More]

August 1, 2019
Financial Report Shows $32.2 Million Unassigned Fund Balance

County Executive Ed Day announces positive news relating to the just released 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) on Rockland County's finances. [Read More]

July 29, 2019
Njt Rail Work Road Closures

Effective 9:00 AM Wednesday, July 31, – Wednesday, August 7, the County of Rockland announces the following road closures in the Town of Clarkstown due to railroad track repairs being performed by New Jersey Transit. [Read More]

July 25, 2019
Arrest of Richard Labarbera

Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day Regarding the Arrest of Richard LaBarbera [Read More]

July 25, 2019
Measles State of Emergency Ends

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, County Attorney Thomas Humbach, Rockland BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) Chief Operating Officer Dr. Mary Jean Marsico and New York State Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski discussed the end of the measles State of Emergency in Rockland and the challenges still ahead. [Read More]

July 18, 2019
County Executive Day Testimony to Toll Advisory Panel

Rockland County Executive Ed Day submitted the attached written testimony to the New York State Thruway Authority Toll Advisory Panel. Please see attached file. [Read More]

July 15, 2019
Accessible Kayak Launch at Haverstraw Bay County Park Now Open

County Executive Ed Day, Environmental Resources Coordinator Allan Beers, Director of the Office for People with Disabilities Jacki Scott and representatives of the Helen Hayes Hospital (HHH) Adapted Sports and Recreation Program announced the opening of the new Handicapped Accessible Kayak Launch and Replacement Docks at Haverstraw Bay County Park. [Read More]

July 2, 2019
Plan in Place for July 4th

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann announced preparations were underway for the upcoming July 4th holiday at Rockland Lake State Park. [Read More]

July 1, 2019
Consumer Protection Impound

County Executive Ed Day and Director of Consumer Protection Jim Elcik announced the impounding of an unlicensed landscaper’s tools and equipment. The Rockland County Office of Consumer Protection has received numerous complaints from licensed professionals in the landscaping trade concerning unlicensed landscapers within the county. [Read More]

June 25, 2019
State of Emergency Renewed

County Executive Ed Day issued a fourth declaration of a local State of Emergency (see attached), renewing the third declaration that was due to expire at 11:59 pm, Monday, June 24, 2019. The renewed State of Emergency takes effect at 12:00 am, Tuesday, June 25, 2019, and will remain in effect until 11:59 pm, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. [Read More]

June 24, 2019
Shared Space Initiative Announced

County Executive Ed Day, members of the Rockland County Legislature and local non-profit organizations came together in the Lobby of Building A at the Robert Yeager Health Complex in Pomona to announce the new Rockland County Shared Space Initiative. This new initiative is a way to streamline the delivery of services to residents and save taxpayer dollars by providing non-profits space within county buildings. [Read More]

June 24, 2019
Statement: Denial of Parole for Richard Mccain

Statement from County Executive Ed Day Regarding Denial of Parole for Richard McCain [Read More]

June 13, 2019
Passage of Bill Eliminating Non-medical Exemptions to Vaccination

Passage of Bill Eliminating Non-Medical Exemptions to Vaccination [Read More]

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]