‌ Press Releases

April 9, 2019
Rockland County Executive Ed Day: We Vehemently Disagree with Judge's Order

“I absolutely do not agree with the judge’s opinion that this measles crisis does not rise to the level of an emergency, when, in fact, we are facing the longest lasting current outbreak in the nation, and the largest outbreak in New York State in 30 years,” said County Executive Ed Day. [Read More]

April 3, 2019
T.e.e.n. Works Program Accepting Applications

The Rockland County Youth Bureau is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer session of the T.E.E.N. Works (Teen Employment Education Network) program. [Read More]

April 3, 2019
Youth Bureau Seeks Employers

The Rockland County Youth Bureau is seeking employers from the private sector, local government, and not-for-profit agencies to participate in the 2019 Youth Employment Program. [Read More]

March 26, 2019
State of Emergency Declared

County Executive Ed Day declared a county wide State of Emergency relating to the ongoing measles outbreak. Effective at the stroke of midnight, Wednesday, March 27, anyone who is under 18 years of age and unvaccinated against the measles will be barred from public places until this declaration expires in 30 days or until they receive the MMR vaccination. [Read More]

March 6, 2019
Seventh Annual Freedom Award Presented

Deputy County Executive Guillermo Rosa and the County's Veterans Service Agency Director Susan Branam presented Congers resident Angela Woods with the seventh annual Rockland County Freedom Award for her outstanding service to our nation during her 27 years of service in the United States Army. [Read More]

February 27, 2019
Union Contract Negotiations

County Executive Day Statement Regarding Union Contracts [Read More]

February 27, 2019
No West-of-hudson Fare Increase

Today the MTA Board voted to waive fare increases for Metro-North's West of Hudson rail riders, based on the ongoing poor level and quality of service that NJ TRANSIT has been providing to commuters on the Pascack Valley and Main/Bergen (Port Jervis) lines. [Read More]

February 21, 2019
Statement from County Executive Day Regarding James Elcik

Jim Elcik, a former U.S. Marshal who oversaw over 200 personnel, is more than qualified to serve as Director of Consumer Protection and Public Advocate. Mr. Elcik meets the education and experience requirements of Rockland County’s Director of Consumer Protection and Public Advocate position which exceed the minimum qualifications required per Agriculture and Markets Law/Civil Service. [Read More]

February 19, 2019
Legal Action Against Opioid Manufacturers

County Executive Ed Day signed a resolution approving an agreement with Branstetter, Stranch & Jennings, PLLC to take legal action against the manufacturers of prescription opiates that contributed to the opioid epidemic. [Read More]

February 14, 2019
Valentines for Veterans

County Executive Ed Day and Veterans Service Agency (VSA) Director Susan Branam thanked all the community groups and citizens who took part in the Valentines for Vets program and were so generous with their kind words, well wishes, and donated cards and items this year. [Read More]

February 14, 2019
Visit Youthfest 2019

YouthFest 2019 promises to be the “Fun-est Place in Rockland County” on Sunday, March 10, 2019 [Read More]

February 11, 2019
County Executive Day Delivers 2019 State of the County Address

County Executive Ed Day reported that the state of Rockland is strong and becoming more robust; with great progress being made over the five years he has been in office despite significant challenges. [Read More]

February 6, 2019
2019 Buffalo Soldiers Award Presented

County Executive Ed Day and Director Susan Branam of Rockland’s Veterans Service Agency presented the 2019 Buffalo Soldiers Award to local veteran Lewis Green during a special ceremony on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. [Read More]

February 6, 2019
Push to Patch Potholes

County Executive Ed Day and Highway Superintendent Charles “Skip” Vezzetti announced a coordinated effort among the County, State and Rockland’s Towns to tackle potholes during this temporary winter warm up. [Read More]

February 4, 2019
County Executive Names New Director of Fire and Emergency Services

Rockland County Executive Ed Day named Christopher Kear as his choice for Director of Fire and Emergency Services. [Read More]

January 31, 2019
County Executive Names New Director of Consumer Protection

Rockland County Executive Ed Day named James Elcik as his choice for Director of Consumer Protection. [Read More]

January 29, 2019
Rejuvenated Office of Community Development

County Executive Ed Day is releasing the results of the 2017 Forensic Audit of the Rockland County Office for Community Development (RCOCD). The audit analyzed Community Development programs and funding transactions from January 1, 2009, five years before County Executive Day took office, through December 31, 2016. This Forensic Audit was released by the County Executive to the County Legislature last year. [Read More]

January 23, 2019
County Executive Day Announces $211,650 in Tourism Grants

County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Growth and Tourism Lucy Redzeposki announced $211,650 in grants to 22 organizations that promote tourism in Rockland. Representatives of many organizations attended the announcement at the Penguin Rep Theatre in Stony Point. [Read More]

January 16, 2019
Snap Benefits for February Preserved

County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Social Services Joan Silvestri announced that most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their full February benefits early, due to the ongoing federal government shutdown. [Read More]

January 15, 2019
Settlement Reached with Csea

County Executive Ed Day and County Attorney Thomas Humbach announced an agreement through the New York State Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) regarding a negotiated settlement (see attached) with the Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA). [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]