Carlucci’s Column: Protecting the Next Generation From Tobacco Products

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in this country, despite us knowing it can give you cancer, diabetes, pulmonary and heart diseases. Each year, cigarette smoking kills more than 480,000 Americans, and more than 41,000 of these deaths are from exposure to second hand smoke. Worse, we see e-cigarettes and vaping products, which […]

County Executive’s Corner: “We Will Not Wait”

County Executive’s Corner: “We Will Not Wait”

By County Executive Ed Day 29 weeks; for more than half a year we have been combatting the measles outbreak here in Rockland and despite case totals continuing to increase we have seen success. 18,824 MMR immunizations have been given county-wide over the last 6 months. The majority of schools in our area have reached […]

Statement from County Executive Day Regarding Parole of Judith Clark

Statement from County Executive Day Regarding Parole of Judith Clark

Today’s ruling by the parole board is a cruel and unjust slap in the face to the families of Sergeant Edward O’Grady, Officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown and Brinks guard Peter Paige. This perversion of justice is a sad continuation of the deadly assault on police officers happening across our Nation and signals to the criminal […]

Statement regarding Entergy’s plan to sell the Indian Point nuclear plant to Holtec for decommissioning

Statement regarding Entergy’s plan to sell the Indian Point nuclear plant to Holtec for decommissioning

Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay released this statement today: Riverkeeper has major concerns about Tuesday’s announcement that Entergy will sell the Indian Point reactors to Holtec for decommissioning. Both Holtec and its intended partner, SNC-Lavalin, have problematic operating histories, including a bribery scandal in Canada that threatens to topple the Trudeau government. This proposed license transfer […]

Ramapo Salutes Our Veterans

Ramapo Salutes Our Veterans

By: Supervisor Michael B. Specht While we can never fully repay the debt we owe our veterans, the Town of Ramapo has committed to assisting them in any way possible. We distribute food bags before holidays, host an annual veterans’ concert, constructed a 165 foot veterans’ memorial in Gene Levy Park and decreased the tax […]

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