Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick and Assembly Member Ken Zebrowski were joined by several members of the Piperato family and fellow public officials for the unveiling of the signage declaring Route 304 in New City between Ridge Road and State Route 9W as Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato Memorial Highway.
Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick said, “Paul Piperato was a wonderful public servant and a wonderful human being who left us far too soon. Everyone who met him loved him, and his compassion and dedicated service improved the lives of so many veterans, new citizens, and countless residents who continue to benefit from his innovations as a County Clerk.”
The Senator continued, “I am proud to have passed legislation to rename this section of Route 304 which connects Paul’s hometown of Haverstraw with New City, where he served for so many years as our County Clerk. Naming this road in his honor pays tribute to a remarkable career and will hopefully inspire future generations to learn about and strive to emulate his career of public service.”
“Throughout his life, Paul Piperato was known as the nicest man in politics. His years of service to our county were a testament to his dedication to our community, and we continue to feel his loss each day in Rockland County. This section of Route 304, renamed in his honor, will ensure that his legacy continues to live on,” said Assembly Member Ken Zebrowski.
Paul’s niece, Alexa Piperato, spoke on behalf of the family expressing appreciation for the public acknowledgement of her uncle’s long career serving the people of Rockland. Rockland County Clerk Donna Silberman, who served as Deputy County Clerk during Mr. Piperato’s tenure also shared heartfelt remarks.
Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick and Assembly Member Ken Zebrowski sponsored the legislation to rename the roadway following Piperato’s passing in May 2020. Paul Piperato was well known by Rockland County residents for his 30-year career in government, including 16 years as County Clerk.