County Executive’s Corner: “Sharing Space, Saving Money”

County Executive’s Corner: “Sharing Space, Saving Money”

By County Executive Ed Day We are building on our progress of renewing, refocusing and reimagining county government. We recently announced an exciting new shared space initiative; a way to streamline the delivery of services to residents and save taxpayer dollars by providing non-profits space within county buildings. With the support of the County Legislature, […]

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Ombudsman Opposes 18.6% Water Rate Hike

OMBUDSMAN ALERT: Ombudsman Opposes 18.6% Water Rate Hike

By Dr. Louis Alpert For all of those who have lived in Rockland as far back as the 1980s, when the Spring valley Water Company was Rockland’s only public water company, it may be of interest to note that this Ombudsman, who was the long-time Chairman of the Town of Clarkstown’s Consumer Affairs Commission,won his […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Justice for Paula”

County Executive’s Corner: “Justice for Paula”

By County Executive Ed Day Justice has been stolen. Ripped from the hearts of the friends and family of Paula Bohovesky. Torn away from the Pearl River and Rockland community. The New York State Parole Board has decided to release Richard LaBarbera; one of the men convicted of brutally murdering 16-year-old Paula in the fall […]

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 […]