County Executive’s Corner: “Phase 1”

County Executive’s Corner: “Phase 1”

By County Executive Ed Day Rockland County and the Mid-Hudson region have now entered Phase 1 of the NY Forward reopening plan. I understand that many people still have questions about what this means and what happens next so I want to take this opportunity to provide some clarity. The NY Forward plan separates industries […]

New rule will put more African-Americans and Hispanics at risk for COVID-19

New rule will put more African-Americans and Hispanics at risk for COVID-19

By Gary Puckrein The COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging the nation and taking a disproportionate toll on African American and Hispanic communities. Yet the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just moved ahead with a rule that will make it more difficult for vulnerable Americans to access the medicines they need. The new CMS rule increases […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Memorial Day”

County Executive’s Corner: “Memorial Day”

By County Executive Ed Day As we approach the most solemn day on the American calendar, it is important that we remember those that gave all in protection and service to this country and the freedoms we cherish. It is thanks to their sacrifice that we can enjoy the liberties we have in this great […]

LET’S LEAVE THE DECREES TO ROYALTY

LET’S LEAVE THE DECREES TO ROYALTY

A legislative column by Assemblyman Karl Brabenec (R,C,I-Deerpark) For many upstate New Yorkers, today symbolizes light at the end of the tunnel. Phase I businesses are being reopened, and people are able to return to work. I am wary, however, of the taste Gov. Cuomo has gotten for power. Gov. Cuomo has used his expanded […]

Good Samaritan Hospital Covid-19 Staff Compensation

Good Samaritan Hospital Covid-19 Staff Compensation

To the editor, While the CEO of Westchester Medical Center commands a salary of 2 million dollars, He has not given our front line health care workers hazard pay for working with COVID-19 patients. Its business as usual hospital administration all command the big salaries and the hands on people are ignored. W.M.C. runs Good […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Reopening Rockland”

County Executive’s Corner: “Reopening Rockland”

By County Executive Ed Day It does not appear that Rockland County and the rest of the Mid-Hudson Region will be ready to reopen on Friday, May 15. But it is possible that we will fully meet the criteria to reopen as early as next week. To be clear, in order to begin an economic […]

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