County Executive’s Corner: “Accessible for All”

County Executive’s Corner: “Accessible for All”

By County Executive Ed Day Rockland has taken another step forward in our mission to serve and provide for all our residents. We just cut the ribbon on a handicapped-accessible kayak launch and replacement docks at Haverstraw Bay County Park. I was joined by our Division of Environmental Resources, our Office for People with Disabilities, […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Our Bridge, Our Future”

County Executive’s Corner: “Our Bridge, Our Future”

By County Executive Ed Day Last week the Thruway Authority announced the formation of a Toll Advisory Panel to review toll rates, potential resident and commuter discount programs and commercial vehicle rates over the Tappan Zee Bridge. I have expressed concern for how the new bridge will be funded for years now, stating that it […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Race to the Top”

County Executive’s Corner: “Race to the Top”

By County Executive Ed Day Shortly after I took office, our assessment rolls hit a low point; just under $35 billion, down $13 billion from their peak in 2008. Big taxpayers like Lovett, Mirant, Novartis and others left the County. But one of the promises I made to you upon my election was this; that […]

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, […]

County Executive’s Corner “Preventing the Next Outbreak”

County Executive’s Corner “Preventing the Next Outbreak”

By County Executive Ed Day This week I took another logical step in dealing with our measles outbreak; I asked for the Federal government’s help in preventing the next outbreak we might face. As many of you know, our outbreak began last October when seven travelers from overseas visited Rockland while they were infected with […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Help End the Stigma”

County Executive’s Corner: “Help End the Stigma”

By County Executive Ed Day 1 in 5 people will experience a mental health issue at some point in their life. People don’t choose to experience a mental health issue just as they don’t choose other health issues. Genetics, a history of abuse, trauma, unforeseen hardships, interpersonal conflicts and stress can all lead to symptoms […]