American Lung Association Disappointed in Cuts to Anti-Tobacco Funding in Proposed State Budget

American Lung Association Disappointed in Cuts to Anti-Tobacco Funding in Proposed State Budget

The American Lung Association is disappointed in Governor Cuomo’s proposal to consolidate public health programs, and is deeply concerned that the State’s Asthma Program is among 30 public health programs to receive a 20 percent funding cut. Asthma is an epidemic in New York, affecting over 1.5 million adults and almost 428,000 children.  Despite being […]

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS: Clarkstown is Open for Business

HOMETOWN HAPPENINGS: Clarkstown is Open for Business

By Clarkstown Supervisor George Hoehmann Clarkstown is home to a diverse range of businesses and is positioned well in many ways as a desirable location to grow or start a business in the metropolitan area.  We are truly the economic center of Rockland County.  People from all over the region flock to our retail centers at […]

COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S CORNER: Expecting School Safety

COUNTY EXECUTIVE’S CORNER: Expecting School Safety

By: Rockland County Executive Ed Day When my children were little, I would put them on the bus in the morning with every expectation that they would be safe and cared for in school. Safe from physical hazards, safe from dangerous conditions, safe from fire, safe from anything that could hurt them. What parent wouldn’t have the […]

Carlucci: Protect the Next Generation from Tobacco Addiction

Carlucci: Protect the Next Generation from Tobacco Addiction

State Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) announced new legislation to enact a tax on vapor products used in an electronic cigarette or other similar device. New York State does not currently tax the liquids used in e-cigarette devices. “Not only will this tax help stunt the growth of e-cigarette use it will also help us protect […]

Some Reactions to Governor Cuomo’s State of State address

Some Reactions to Governor Cuomo’s State of State address

“Governor Cuomo’s State of the State speech was short on specifics for public education. We anticipate the upcoming legislative session will be dominated by discussions about state budget deficits and tax restructuring. Worth noting is that the governor never mentioned budget cuts. A few of the education items the governor did propose — such as […]