County Executive’s Corner: “Preserve and Protect”

County Executive’s Corner: “Preserve and Protect”

By County Executive Ed Day Last year we cut the ribbon on the beautifully restored barn at the Cropsey Farm property in New City. This is a piece of Rockland’s history that, together with the Town of Clarkstown, we are preserving for future generations and saving from being developed. Back in 2006 Rockland partnered with […]

DIMOND: Universities Routinely Ignore and Violate Basic Civil Rights

DIMOND: Universities Routinely Ignore and Violate Basic Civil Rights

BY DIANE DIMOND This column might win me no fans on college campuses, but there is something that must be said. Universities across the country are unconstitutionally punishing those accused of sex-based misconduct with no regard to the civil rights guaranteed of due process. They say they are acting lawfully under the so-called Title IX […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Driven by You”

County Executive’s Corner: “Driven by You”

By County Executive Ed Day As they have done each year, our Commissioner on Human Rights, Constance Frazier, and the Commission on Human Rights recently detailed their short and long-term strategies to combat crimes of hate, racism, violence, bias and vandalism here in Rockland. I stood in full support of their efforts and echo their […]

County Executive’s Corner: “A Time For Change”

County Executive’s Corner: “A Time For Change”

By County Executive Ed Day Many people this time of year are resolving to change things in their lives. Whether it be quitting smoking (like I did in 1994), eating healthier, exercising more, saving more money or even learning a new skill or language; these are all worthwhile goals. However, the resolution I am most […]

DIMOND – No Happy New Year for Nick

DIMOND – No Happy New Year for Nick

BY DIANE DIMOND    This will not start out as a good year for professor Nick Flor of the University of New Mexico. Beginning Jan. 1, he will be suspended from this tenured position, without pay, for a full year. He is not allowed to get another full-time job; the multimillions of dollars in grants […]

County Executive’s Corner: “We Must Do Better”

County Executive’s Corner: “We Must Do Better”

By County Executive Ed Day Brutal, horrific, savage, vicious, barbaric; all these words and more describe the attack that happened this week at the home of a Rabbi during Hanukkah. It serves as a stark reminder that even in a community as good and serene as ours, evil can visit us. No more excuses, we […]

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