‌ Press Releases

August 26, 2020
Eliminating West of Hudson Mta Service Would Be Catastrophic

Joint Statement from Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and Rockland’s MTA Board Member Frank Borelli [Read More]

August 25, 2020
Rockland’s Success Stories

As Rockland County continues its “road to recovery,” many local businesses have taken advantage of available funding through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 Loan Program, which has helped generate significant growth in Rockland. [Read More]

August 19, 2020
County Executive Day Announces Further Actions to Blunt Fiscal Impact of Pandemic

New City, NY, - County Executive Ed Day submitted three draft Resolutions to the County Legislature which will generate additional revenue, help stabilize Rockland’s finances, and allow for proper budgetary decision-making for 2021. “We are facing never before seen impacts on our budget and need to do everything possible to decrease spending while finding ways to increase revenue; through our previous actions we have reduced year over year spending by more than $18 million at the end of June. [Read More]

August 18, 2020
Police & Patrol Officer Civil Service Examination Postponed

New City, NY, - The Police and Patrol Officer exam scheduled for September 26, 2020, has been postponed. In order for Rockland County to remain in compliance with the current Governor’s Executive Order pertaining to gatherings and after a lack of response to additional requests for examination specific guidance, the decision has been made to postpone this exam. [Read More]

August 12, 2020
Respond to the Census Now

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S Census Bureau had extended Census operations until the end of October to ensure time for residents to respond and to enable Census enumerators to go door-to-door to count those who have not yet responded. However, with the Census Bureau’s recent deadline change to September 30, less time is now available to get an accurate count. [Read More]

August 10, 2020
Property Sold to Habitat for Humanity

County Executive Ed Day signed the Resolution authorizing the sale of tax delinquent county-owned property to Habitat For Humanity of Rockland. 28 and 32 Second Street, Hillburn, NY, were acquired through foreclosures by Rockland County. Habitat For Humanity offered to purchase the properties for $53,932.01 which is the amount of delinquent tax due to the County through December 31, 2019. [Read More]

August 7, 2020
Rcsc Celebration of Service

Please join the Rockland Conservation & Service Corps (RCSC), their friends and supporters as we celebrate the accomplishments of our 15 Conservation Corps Members from 1 - 4 PM on Tuesday, August 11th at the Rockland County Fire Training Center, 35 Firemens Memorial Drive, Pomona, NY. [Read More]

August 7, 2020
Major Failure of Cellular Providers to Maintain Infrastructure

In the wake of the widespread damage and power outages caused by Tropical Storm Isaias cell service is suffering in Rockland County and around the region creating a critical public safety issue. The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division and Facilities Management team have been working non-stop to maintain the Rockland County Public Safety Communications System. The system provides radio communication to police, fire, EMS, and other emergency responders in Rockland County and is comprised of 15 primary sites. [Read More]

August 5, 2020
Statement: Storm Damage

Rockland County has once again been a victim of severe weather with an unexpected turn of Tropical Storm Isaias bringing damaging wind instead of the heavy rain which was forecast. The damage done in the hours when Isaias moved through our area is devastating and is second in my mind only to what we suffered during Superstorm Sandy. At one point almost half of Rockland residents were without power and while some people have been restored today not nearly enough progress has been made. [Read More]

August 4, 2020
Mask Distribution in Village of Haverstraw on 8-5

The Rockland County Executive’s Office, Department of Health, Human Rights Commission, Youth Bureau, Fire and Emergency Services and the Haverstraw African American Connection (HAAC) have partnered to distribute washable, reusable cloth face masks from 11 am – 2 pm, Wednesday, August 5th at the Haverstraw African American Memorial Park, located at 41 Clinton Street, Haverstraw, NY. [Read More]

July 30, 2020
Rockland Refreshes!

With summer now in full swing, warm weather and sunshine are encouraging people from near and far to visit Rockland County to safely enjoy food, fun, and adventure. The opening of the shared use path across the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge has opened Rockland to thousands more visitors every week. [Read More]

July 28, 2020
Counties Need Federal Stimulus Funds

County Executive Ed Day wrote to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy to request direct financial assistance from the federal government to counties. [Read More]

July 27, 2020
Statement from County Executive Day

Statement from County Executive Day on Parole of Richard LaBarbera [Read More]

July 27, 2020
Increased Rodent Activity

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert alert residents of increased rodent activity due to the recent COVID-19 restaurant and business closures. The temporary shutdown has caused an increasing need for rodents such as rats to become more aggressive in their behavior and find alternative food sources, which has led to an increase in rodent incidents in residential neighborhoods. [Read More]

July 22, 2020
National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announced that Rockland County will celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month with an event in August; during World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-7. [Read More]

July 21, 2020
Rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge After Rep. John Lewis

Rockland County Executive Ed Day digitally signed the Change.org petition to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a National Historic Landmark in Selma, AL, after the late Congressman John R. Lewis who marched across the span in March 7, 1965, as a young civil rights activist, in an effort to take a message of freedom to the segregationist Alabama Governor, George C. Wallace in Montgomery [Read More]

July 20, 2020
Protect Yourself from Ticks

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents that as you spend time outside this summer, be sure to protect yourself from tick bites. [Read More]

July 16, 2020
Potential Rabies Exposure Warning

The Rockland County Department of Health is reaching out to anyone in the community that may have any knowledge of an adult female and female child that dropped off an 8-9 week old kitten at the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center in Pomona on Friday, June 26, 2020. [Read More]

July 16, 2020
Review and Comment Period Open for Grassy Point Road Bridge in Haverstraw

Highway Superintendent Charles “Skip” Vezzetti announced that public review and comment for the Federally funded $2 million Grassy Point Road Bridge Replacement Project is open. In lieu of a typical public information meeting and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the project plans are available for review online and in-person at the Rockland County Highway Department. Public input will be accepted through Friday, August 7, 2020. [Read More]

July 13, 2020
Child Care Subsidy Program Accepting Applications

– Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Department of Social Services Commissioner Joan Silvestri announce that the Rockland County Department of Social Services Child Care Subsidy program is open and accepting applications for low income Rockland households. [Read More]
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