County Executive’s Corner: Preserving Our History

County Executive’s Corner: Preserving Our History

By County Executive Ed Day This week we marked a momentous occasion; we cut the ribbon on a beautifully restored 223-year-old barn at the Cropsey Farm property in New City. The New World Dutch Barn was built in 1796 and is a wonderful example of the Dutch architecture of the time. This is a piece […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Stress Free Zone”

County Executive’s Corner: “Stress Free Zone”

By County Executive Day When we came into office in 2014 Rockland County, was the MOST fiscally stressed local government in New York State. Don’t get me wrong, I’m as competitive as the next guy but this was a designation from New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli that we were not proud of. I said […]

County Executive’s Corner: A New Shelter

County Executive’s Corner: A New Shelter

By County Executive Ed Day This week we announced the 2020 proposed Budget for Rockland County; to make the announcement we visited the Hi Tor Animal Care Center in Pomona. Two years ago, we pledged to construct a new facility on that property, and we are now making good on that promise. A society is […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Challenges Old and New”

County Executive’s Corner: “Challenges Old and New”

By County Executive Ed Day Every year in the fall as the temperatures begin to cool, we all take note of certain things, leaves changing color on trees, the return of football season or watching the Yankees make a playoff push. And those of us in government focus on one of our most important jobs; […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Ready for Mother Nature”

County Executive’s Corner: “Ready for Mother Nature”

By County Executive Ed Day Hurricane Season is upon us. Last week the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center increased the likelihood of an above-average Atlantic hurricane season to 45% (up from 30% from the outlook issued in May). This warning means it’s more likely we will see much more serious storms, including […]

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 […]

1 2 3 4