‌ Press Releases

September 20, 2022
Harriet Cornell Named 2022 County Executive’s Outstanding Environmental Volunteer

County Executive Ed Day and the Division of Environmental Resources presented the 25th County Executive’s Outstanding Environmental Volunteer Award to Rockland County Legislator and resident Harriet Cornell during a ceremony at Kennedy Dells County Park in New City. [Read More]

September 15, 2022
County Legislators & Executive Work to Eliminate Residential Energy Sales Tax

Rockland County residents will save about $10 million in energy sales taxes after the County Executive and County Legislature launched actions to end the tax. [Read More]

September 15, 2022
County Lifts Stage Ii Water Emergency

County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert have lifted the Modified Stage II Water Emergency, effective immediately, that has been in effect since Thursday 8/18/2022 in Rockland County and instead shift restrictions from mandatory to voluntary. [Read More]

August 31, 2022
Rockland Recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day

County Executive Ed Day and Acting Commissioner of Mental Health Dr. Susan Hoerter recognize August 31st as International Overdose Awareness Day. Each year International Overdose Awareness Day is observed to raise awareness and reduce stigma of drug-related deaths. Today we remember, honor, and mourn the loss of loved ones who have succumbed to the effects of an overdose. [Read More]

August 30, 2022
Rockland County Stage Ii Water Emergency Update

Rockland County Stage II Water Emergency Update [Read More]

August 23, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

On Tuesday, my office was alerted to anti-Semitic graffiti found in Kakiat Park along the Mahwah River. [Read More]

August 18, 2022
Rockland County Declares Stage 2 Water Emergency

County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that a Modified Stage II Water Emergency is in effect beginning Thursday 8/18/2022 in Rockland County, implementing mandatory restrictions on water use. [Read More]

August 12, 2022
From Worst to First: Rockland Achieves Remarkable Bond Rating

County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Finance Stephen DeGroat are proud to announce that Moody’s Investors Service upgraded the County’s issuer and general obligation limited tax (GOLT) ratings to Aa1 from Aa2, which means Rockland is now one of the financially strongest counties in New York State. [Read More]

July 27, 2022
379 Polio Vaccines Administered

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) vaccinated 71 people against polio at the County’s first two clinics, in response to a case of polio in a resident confirmed last week by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The ages of those vaccinated included 39 people over 65, 30 people ages 20 to 64, and two people under 20-years-old. [Read More]

July 23, 2022
Rcdoh Vaccinates 18 People Against Polio Friday

The Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) hosted a polio vaccination clinic at the Pomona Health Complex on Friday, in which 18 vaccines were administered to individuals of varying ages. [Read More]

July 13, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

I am disappointed that the Resolutions to move forward with the construction of the new Hi Tor Animal Care Facility in Pomona were not voted on Tuesday evening, causing another unnecessary delay in this process. [Read More]

June 30, 2022
First Case of Orthopoxvirus/monekypox in Rockland County

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert announce that a county resident has been diagnosed with Orthopoxvirus/Monkeypox. [Read More]

June 24, 2022
County Executive Ed Day Awards Keys to the County to Pfizer Employees

During a ceremony at Pfizer’s Vaccine Research and Development Headquarters in Pearl River, Rockland County Executive Ed Day presented Kathrin U. Jansen, Senior Vice President, and Head of Vaccine Research & Development at Pfizer along with her colleague Steve Bjornson, Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer of Vaccine Research & Development with a Key to the County Award for their commitment to science and saving lives. [Read More]

June 10, 2022
County Executive Ed Day Announces Staffing Change

County Executive Ed Day is proud to announce Martha Robles has been named the new Director of Rockland County’s Office for the Aging. [Read More]

June 9, 2022
County Executive Ed Day Sends Letter to New York Secretary of State

Attached Letter Sent Wednesday Regarding Office of Buildings & Codes Lawsuit [Read More]

May 31, 2022
County Gas Sales Tax Cap to Take Effect

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Legislature Chairman Jay Hood Jr. remind residents the local sales cap tax on motor fuel, which is capped at $2 per gallon, goes into effect tomorrow, June 1. The change means local sales tax will only be applied to the first $2 of a gasoline purchase. [Read More]

May 26, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day on Nys Senate Bill S6197-c & Assembly Bill A8560-c

I’m appalled that with only days left in this legislative session, New York’s state elected officials are, in what can only be described as a power grab, pushing for an unconstitutional violation of the voting rights, the right to responsive local government, and right to self-determination of every resident of this State outside of New York City. [Read More]

May 25, 2022
Rockland County Executive Statement on Mass Shooting in Texas

On behalf of the people of Rockland, I offer my sincerest condolences to the friends and family of the victims, the State of Texas, and our nation, seemingly plagued by an uptick in violence. [Read More]

May 20, 2022
Rockland County Obc Fighting Lawsuit Filed by Irresponsible Landlord

The Rockland County Office of Buildings and Codes (OBC) is fighting a lawsuit filed by NBM Management, Weinreb Management, Country Village Towers Corp., and Jacob Weinreb, the owners and operators of Country Village Towers in Spring Valley which had 100+ of the most egregious violations discovered at a single property since the effort launched in mid-February. [Read More]

May 19, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

For the second time in less than four months, racist behavior was exhibited by Pearl River High School students during a recent athletic event against Nyack High School. [Read More]

April 22, 2022
More Reviving and Rebuilding Rockland Grants Announced

Rockland County Executive Ed Day, County Legislature Chairman Jay Hood Jr., and County Legislature Minority Leader Lon Hofstein announce the launch of two new grant programs which will utilize $7 million of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support small businesses and urban green spaces. [Read More]

April 21, 2022
Rockland County Capping Sales Tax on Gasoline

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Legislature Chairman Jay Hood Jr. are happy to announce the local sales tax on motor fuel will be capped at $2 per gallon. The change means sales tax will only be applied to the first $2 of a gasoline purchase, opposed to the full gas price consumers are currently paying which is now over $4 a gallon. [Read More]

April 15, 2022
Office of Buildings and Codes Fines 30+ Properties for Trash

The Rockland County Office of Buildings and Codes (OBC) is investigating over 60 code violations across the Village of Spring Valley, for rubbish and garbage accumulation. After a recent media report about accumulating trash in the village, OBC Director Ed Markunas immediately sent out inspectors to investigate further and hold property owners responsible. [Read More]

April 6, 2022
Rockland County Executive Delivers 2022 State of the County Address

County Executive Ed Day highlighted the incredible work of Rockland County Government employees during the pandemic and the continued growth of Rockland’s economy despite another year of challenges sparked by the pandemic. The County Executive spoke Tuesday night from the chambers of the Rockland County Legislature to Commissioners, Department Heads, employees, elected officials, and residents of Rockland. [Read More]

March 28, 2022
Freedom Awards Presented to Three Female Veterans

County Executive Ed Day and Director Susan Branam of the Rockland County Veterans Service Agency recognized three female veterans with Freedom Awards this month. Every March, Rockland County presents the Freedom Award to outstanding female veterans for their outstanding service to our nation. [Read More]

March 25, 2022
Office of Buildings & Codes Inspectors Undergo Extensive Training

The Rockland County inspectors working within the new Office of Buildings and Codes have completed more than 50 hours of extensive training since the effort launched February 14, 2022. [Read More]

March 24, 2022
First Reviving Rockland Restaurants Grants Distributed

Just in time for Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Legislature Chairman Jay Hood Jr. are proud to announce the first four recipients of our Reviving Rockland Restaurants Grant Program, which is reimbursing businesses between $5,000 and $25,000 for past or future expenses for eligible outdoor dining COVID-19 mitigation equipment. [Read More]

March 23, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

Today marks one year since we lost Rockland hero Firefighter Jared Lloyd and resident Oliver Hueston in a fire at the Evergreen Court Home for Adults in Spring Valley. Lloyd, a member of the Columbian Engine Company #1, gave his life in the service to others. As a former first responder myself I understand that the work we do is inherently dangerous, but this has been a difficult loss for our county and for all the volunteers who risk their lives day after day protecting us. [Read More]

March 18, 2022
Office of Buildings and Codes Investigating over 100 Violations

The Rockland County Office of Buildings and Codes is investigating over 100 Building and Fire Code violations at 101 Kennedy Drive in Spring Valley, owned by Country Village Towers Corp. [Read More]

March 11, 2022
Office of Buildings and Codes Closes Illegal Properties

The Rockland County Office of Buildings and Codes is investigating upwards of 19 violations at 35 Commerce Street, owned by Elegant Party Rental LLC., and 37 Commerce Street, owned by 37-39 Commerce LLC., in Spring Valley stemming from illegal construction. [Read More]

March 2, 2022
Office of Buildings and Codes Closes Illegal Nightclub

The Rockland County Office of Buildings and Codes will be citing 42 Grove Street in Spring Valley for at least 10 hazardous code violations stemming from an unlicensed nightclub. This location operated as Sharp Shirt Printing by day but charged admission for illegal parties by night, which included dancers, alcohol, and hookahs. [Read More]

February 28, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

I am absolutely outraged and disheartened by the Russian invasion of Ukraine to overthrow their democratically elected government. I stand with Rockland County’s Ukrainian community, consisting of 1,267 Rockland residents who were born in the Ukraine and 2,212 Rockland residents with Ukrainian ancestry, in condemning this terrible atrocity unfolding overseas. [Read More]

February 25, 2022
County Executive Announces Staffing Changes

County Executive Ed Day announced several staffing changes in his Office which will take effect on Monday, February 28, 2022. Deputy County Executive Guillermo Rosa retired today, Friday, February 25, 2022, and will be replaced by current Chief of Staff Mike Hoblin. Deputy County Executive Guillermo Rosa is a native of Puerto Rico and the highest-ranking Latino official to ever serve in the county. He retired from his last Pentagon assignment as a Lieutenant Colonel (Army) in 2014 after serving as a Military Advisor to two US Ambassadors at the United Nations. [Read More]

February 25, 2022
Youthfest 2022 Exhibitor Applications Available

YouthFest, Rockland County’s premier family celebration, provides local businesses an opportunity to interact with thousands of parents and children. Over the past twenty-one years, YouthFest has grown steadily, with attendance surpassing 5,000 people at the last event. By frequenting nearly 150 vendor booths and exhibitions, parents learn about meaningful programs and services that impact their families. This full-day outdoor event is scheduled for Sunday, June 12, 2022, with a rain date of June 26, 2022, at the Town of Ramapo’s Clover Stadium, home of the New York Boulders. [Read More]

February 22, 2022
Youth Bureau Seeks Member for Nys Youth Council

The Rockland County Youth Bureau is now accepting applications from adolescents and young adults interested in serving on the New York State Governor’s Youth Council. The Youth Council gives young individuals a platform for their voices to be heard by lawmakers and an opportunity to engage in state government. [Read More]

February 18, 2022
Small Business Assistance Grant Program Announced - Applications Open

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Development and Tourism Lucy Redzeposki announced the newly created Small Business Assistance Grant Program to aid for-profit small businesses located within Rockland. A total of $250,000 in grants funds are available. [Read More]

February 18, 2022
2022 Conservation Corps Positions Available

County Executive Ed Day today announced that the Rockland County Youth Bureau is accepting applications for the 2022 Rockland Conservation & Service Corps (RCSC). [Read More]

February 16, 2022
Buffalo Soldiers Award Ceremony

County Executive Ed Day and Director Susan Branam of the Rockland County Veterans Service Agency recognized four local veterans for their outstanding service during a special ceremony at Rockland Community College on Wednesday, February 16. [Read More]

February 14, 2022
Rockland Launches New Office of Buildings and Codes

On Monday Rockland County Executive Ed Day, alongside newly appointed Director Ed Markunas, discussed the launch of the new County Office of Buildings and Codes which, effective February 14, 2022, assumed full control over the functions of the Village of Spring Valley Building Department as Ordered by New York State. [Read More]

February 11, 2022
Letter in Opposition to Permanent Nysdoh Public Health Regulations

Rockland County Executive Ed Day wrote to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) requesting that they refrain from making emergency public health regulations, which were issued during the COVID-19 pandemic, permanent without fully consulting with the public. [Read More]

February 11, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

The type of racist and reprehensible behavior displayed during Wednesday night’s high school basketball game between Pearl River and Nyack has no place in our community and I condemn it in the strongest terms possible. As a former youth coach myself it’s particularly disturbing to see our young people subjected to type of racist abuse. [Read More]

February 9, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

I am relieved that last night the Rockland County Legislature delivered on their promise to pass the four resolutions necessary to ensure the functionality of the new County Office of Buildings and Codes. [Read More]

February 2, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

The reported actions of Legislators Aney Paul and Toney Earl during last night's meeting of the Rockland County Legislature were regrettable to say the least. While I am pleased that the Rockland County Legislature passed the Local Law establishing the County Office of Building and Codes, I am incredibly frustrated that the four other resolutions we needed, including a budget to fund this effort, couldn't be voted on causing yet another unnecessary delay in this process. [Read More]

February 2, 2022
Rockland County Office of Buildings and Codes Update

County Executive Ed Day submitted the proposed $1.5 million budget for the Office of Buildings and Codes to the Rockland County Legislature for their approval. The budget includes funding for staff, contractors, equipment, computer software and printed materials. Projected revenue for the budget comes from the fees associated with code enforcement inspections. The budget is intended to be revenue neutral and could be amended in the future to include possible New York State aid funding. [Read More]

January 28, 2022
Winter Storm Warning

The National Weather Service is predicting 5-10 inches of snow for Rockland County and much of the lower Hudson Valley with snowfall rates up to an inch an hour possible. They have also warned of a potential for strong winds with gusts from 25-35 mph. [Read More]

January 24, 2022
Youth Bureau Seeks Employees

The Rockland County Youth Bureau is now accepting applications for the 2022 Youth Employment Program. The program helps people ages 14 to 24-years-old develop attitudes, skills, and behaviors to help them thrive in the workforce. [Read More]

January 21, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

I want to echo the words that the Jewish Federation and Foundation of Rockland County used in one of their Facebook posts on this topic, “We learn from the past, and we build a better future.” May we all learn from the past, from each other and build a better future together for the safety and well-being of all Rocklanders. [Read More]

January 20, 2022
Hi Tor Update - Statement from County Executive Day

At my request, members of the Hi Tor Animal Shelter Board of Directors including Board President Debbie DiBernardo presented an update to my Administration on their plans to continue the safe operation of the shelter. This presentation included up-to-date financial and operational information along with information about the continuing professional development of Hi Tor’s management staff. [Read More]

January 19, 2022
$205,000 in Tourism Grants Announced

County Executive Ed Day and Director of Economic Development and Tourism Lucy Redzeposki announced $205,000 in grants to 22 organizations promoting tourism in Rockland during a virtual event Wednesday. [Read More]

January 19, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day: Rockland is Ready

Rockland County is ready, willing, and able to take over the functions of the Spring Valley Building Department. [Read More]

January 14, 2022
Rcc to Open As Nys Testing Site 1/18

Great news today for our residents, Rockland Community College (RCC) will open as a New York State COVID-19 testing site on Tuesday, January 18th. New York State has partnered with Quadrant Biosciences to operate the site which will provide oral, saliva-based PCR COVID-19 tests. [Read More]

January 13, 2022
Local Law Establishing Rockland County Office of Buildings and Codes Submitted

County Executive Ed Day submitted the draft Local Law to create an Office of Buildings and Codes to the County Legislature. This is the latest internal step to prepare to take over the functions of the Spring Valley Building Department as ordered by the New York State Department of State in the Designation and Order issued on November 16, 2021. This take over is the first of its kind in New York State. [Read More]

January 7, 2022
Grant Programs Announced – Applications Now Open

Grant Programs Announced – Applications Now Open [Read More]

January 6, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

While the County of Rockland does not have direct control over the actions of a contract agency such as Hi Tor and we understand that individuals are innocent until proven guilty this indictment creates a serious issue for the operation of this facility. I am requesting an update from Hi Tor by 5 PM tomorrow, Friday, January 7, 2022, which details their plan to continue the safe operation of the animal shelter. [Read More]

January 3, 2022
Rockland County Executive Ed Day Sworn in for Third Term

County Executive Ed Day was sworn in today for his third term amid a socially distanced but celebratory crowd in the Auditorium of the Rockland Fire Training Center in Pomona. The swearing in ceremony was also streamed live to the Rockland County Government YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/RocklandGov [Read More]

January 1, 2022
Statement from County Executive Ed Day

Good news to share to begin today, New York State has informed us that beginning at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, a state operated COVID-19 testing site will open at the Patriot Hills Golf Club, 19 Club House Lane, Stony Point, NY. Regular operating hours will be Monday – Saturday from 8 AM – 6 PM and testing is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. My thanks to Supervisor Jim Monaghan for his work helping to secure this new testing site, all of Rockland County appreciates it. [Read More]