County Executive’s Corner: Fighting Back

County Executive’s Corner: Fighting Back

By County Executive Ed Day This week with the help of Rockland’s Department of Mental Health we announced a new initiative to fight back against the opioid epidemic that has swept across our county, state and nation. Let me be clear, we in county government are doing everything we can think of to combat this […]

Rockland peers into the opioid abyss

Rockland peers into the opioid abyss

January 25 seminar brings community leaders, health experts and addicts together OP-ED BY OLEG KHAGHANI In Rockland County there were 35 deaths from an Opioid overdose in 2016, which is an 875 percent increase in the last decade according to statistics kept by the NY State Department of Health, and these numbers continue to climb […]

The County Executive’s Corner: Fighting Back

The County Executive’s Corner: Fighting Back

  By Rockland County Executive Ed Day I spent years coaching young people in our community and I saw them at their best – hardworking, dedicated, talented. It would break my heart years later when word got back to me about a young person I coached who was lost to drugs or alcohol. Over the […]