Legislature Calls For Bridge Toll Discount

Legislature Calls For Bridge Toll Discount

Rockland County legislators voted 10-0 Tuesday to urge the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Toll Advisory Panel to recommend discounted tolls for Rockland bridge users. The resolution followed a public input meeting held by the toll advisory panel. Legislators Harriet Cornell and Nancy Low-Hogan both addressed the toll advisory panel and submitted written comments. They […]

Legislature Backs Passage of Federal Law To Reduce Deaths & Injuries Of Women During And After Childbirth

Legislature Backs Passage of Federal Law To Reduce Deaths & Injuries Of Women During And After Childbirth

Cornell: Shocking Statistics Show Need For Solutions 50,000 Women Severely Injured; 700 Die Annually The shocking numbers of deaths and injuries among women during childbirth led the Rockland County Legislature to vote 15-1 Tuesday in favor of a federal bill that takes aim at the crisis. Legislator Harriet Cornell, who introduced the memorializing resolution, said […]

What’s Bugging You?

What’s Bugging You?

Legislators set to discuss increase in ticks, mosquitos and fleas Rockland County Legislator Harriet Cornell will hold a meeting of the Environmental Committee to discuss the increase in populations of ticks and other insects and the ways people can protect themselves from the diseases insects such as ticks, mosquitos and fleas spread. The meeting is […]

Vanderhoef and Cornell to Announce Appointment of Rockland’s Poet Laureate

Vanderhoef and Cornell to Announce Appointment of Rockland’s Poet Laureate

(NEW CITY, NY) Rockland County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef and County Legislature Chairwoman Harriet Cornell will hold a press conference to announce the reappointment of Dan Masterson as Poet Laureate of Rockland County and the posthumous appointments of revered Rockland poets, Marya Zaturenska (1902-1982) and her husband Horace Gregory (1898-1982) as honorary Poets Laureate. Dan […]

Cornell Attacks Day, Asks PUBLIC SAFETY—OR POLITICS?

BY HARRIET CORNELL Chairwoman, Rockland County Legislature To the Editor, While I am loathe to get into the middle of a contentious race for Rockland County Executive, I am not a candidate and feel compelled to respond to Legislator Day’s misleading, erroneous, and mean-spirited comments regarding my relationship with the law enforcement community in Rockland […]

NY SAFE Act has spawned several debates; Rockland Legislature to vote on gun resolutions Tuesday

BY DYLAN SKRILOFF At Tuesday’s Public Safety Committee hearing a resolution introduced by Leg. Chair Harriet Cornell (D) urging the state and federal government to support numerous gun control and mental health provisions was passed unanimously. It will be discussed at the full Legislature on Tuesday. The most controversial points in Cornell’s resolution are support for […]