Topsy Turvy Start for New Government in Airmont

Topsy Turvy Start for New Government in Airmont

By Joel Grossbarth The newly elected mayor and trustees in Airmont had a tough first day in office following their close March 19 victory over the write-in campaign led by former mayor Phil Gigante. The newly-elected Mayor Nathan Bubel took the oath of office at noon and then presided over his first Board of Trustees […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Something Old is New Again”

County Executive’s Corner: “Something Old is New Again”

By County Executive Ed Day Rockland County government is changing. Since taking office I have refused to stick to the status quo that got us into so much trouble in the past. Reckless budgeting, years of double-digit tax increases and bloated government have all been put behind us. We are rethinking how your government should […]

County Executive’s Corner: “Stay on Budget”

County Executive’s Corner: “Stay on Budget”

By County Executive Ed Day As Autumn approaches we all begin to think of certain things, children returning to school, leaves changing colors on trees, football season or seeing the Yankees make a push into the playoffs. For those of us in government the end of summer means something else; budget season is upon us. […]

Rockland County Executive’s Corner: Opening the Door

Rockland County Executive’s Corner: Opening the Door

By County Executive Ed Day As Rockland County continues forward with our revitalization, repurposing and renaissance we must ensure that the opportunities presented are available equally to all our residents. In that vein, I have positive news that I would like to share. Earlier this week, we again submitted a resolution to the Rockland County […]

Something the Government is Awesome At

If Only the Government was as good at managing the country as it was at acronyms. The government’s ability to come up with impossibly clever acronyms is truly second to none. For example, did you know the new economic development initiative Start Up New York (SUNY) is purposely given those initials because it proposes tax-free […]

Torture is Torture – It’s Illegal and Wrong

BY DAVID P. GUSHEE AND WILLIAM S. SESSIONS Twenty-five years ago, President Ronald Reagan vigorously championed U.S. ratification of the international Convention Against Torture, which he signed on April 18, 1988. Reagan acclaimed it as having marked a significant step in the development of international measures against torture and other inhuman treatment. “Ratification of the […]