Reliance on Foreign Mines an Environmental and National Security Risk

Reliance on Foreign Mines an Environmental and National Security Risk

By Michael Stumo Americans recently woke up to the news that China is threatening to cut off supplies of “rare earth” metals to the United States. It’s a troubling situation. But such alarming headlines could finally motivate Washington to rectify a longstanding problem—America’s growing dependence on imported metals and minerals. It may all sound a bit obscure. But these […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT ADDRESSES ROCKLAND AARP CHAPTER ON “SURPRISE” MEDICAL BILLS

OMBUDSMAN ALERT ADDRESSES ROCKLAND AARP CHAPTER ON “SURPRISE” MEDICAL BILLS

BY DR. LOUIS ALPERT Ombudsman On Wednesday, June 5, 3019, this Ombudsman addressed the Rockland AARP Chapter on the progress made over the last three years to finally eliminate all “Surprise” Medical Bills instead of forcing the affected patients to first receive the bills from the out-of-network providers and then appealing those normally higher bills […]

County Executive’s Corner: “The Future is Green”

County Executive’s Corner: “The Future is Green”

By Rockland County Executive Ed Day Every year in Rockland, for the last 28 years, our Department of Environmental Resources (DER) asks 5th Grade students from local schools to compete in the Eleanor Burlingham Earth Day Essay and Poster contest. This year the students answered the questions, ‘what does being “green” mean to you?’ and […]

Horrible Harvey

Horrible Harvey

BY DIANE DIMOND How is it that someone accused of dozens of criminal acts can throw millions of dollars at a problem and pay his way out of trouble? That is what’s happening with Horrible Harvey Weinstein, except if all goes as planned, he won’t be paying out anything. His insurance companies will handle the […]

County Executive’s Corner: “A Story of Success”

County Executive’s Corner: “A Story of Success”

By County Executive Ed Day In May of this year, we passed an extremely important milestone; the four-year anniversary of the start of the Rockland Codes Initiative (RCI). Brought about by an idea from County Attorney Tom Humbach and overseen by Deputy Commissioner of Health Kate Johnson Southren we have used this program way to […]

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