SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF

To the Editor, Sheriff Falco has risen through the ranks of the Rockland County Sheriff Department. I believe he has held every position from Dispatcher , deputy,and every supervision rank. I do believe no one currently knows the Sheriff Department better than Sheriff Falco with his nearly 40 years of service to the people of […]

The Right Way to Buy American? Slow and Steady

The Right Way to Buy American? Slow and Steady

By David A. Ridenour The White House may soon issue an executive order that would require drug companies to manufacture certain essential medicines here in the United States. Lawmakers in both parties are pushing for more domestic manufacturing of drugs and medical products. Proponents of these “Buy American” proposals want to reduce our reliance on […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Fighting for Justice”

County Executive’s Corner: “Fighting for Justice”

By County Executive Ed Day Recently I signed a Change.org petition to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a National Historic Landmark in Selma, AL, after the late Congressman John Lewis and I encourage you to join me. John Lewis marched across the span on March 7, 1965, as a young civil rights activist, in an […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Getting Back to Work”

County Executive’s Corner: “Getting Back to Work”

By County Executive Ed Day Rockland County is now well into Phase 4 of the NY Forward reopening plan. The metrics used by NYS to determine our progress look very good with hospitalizations continuing to trend lower and plenty of hospital bed and ICU bed capacity. We do continue to see a handful of new […]

DIMOND: The Double-Edged Sword of Facial Recognition Technology

DIMOND: The Double-Edged Sword of Facial Recognition Technology

On the television crime drama “FBI,” Special Agent Jubal Valentine brusquely orders an underling to run a photograph through facial recognition to identify a suspect. Boom! After a rocket-speed search, the computer spits out a name and address. Field agents get to work, and in no time, the bad guy is under arrest. I’m here […]

Say No, Again, To Fracked Energy

Say No, Again, To Fracked Energy

To the Editor, Our elected officials hold the power over our lungs. Do we want to suffer from the sole threat of COVID-19, or from the dual threat of coronavirus AND dramatically increased emissions? The Danskammer fracked gas power plant just north of our county in Newburgh, NY will increase greenhouse gas emissions by more […]