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Rockland County, New York has a new program to help small businesses and nonprofits reopen safely emerging from the COVID-19 crisis.

NYS Senator James Skoufis
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A New York state senator from the Hudson Valley is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to marshal coordination with local law enforcement to ensure residents in Orange and Rockland counties are adhering to the state directives for the COVID-19 pandemic. The Rockland County executive has been pressing the state to allocate more resources to his county.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day
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The White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator has singled out two counties in the New York City suburbs as having the fastest growing number of cases. And now the Rockland County executive is asking for immediate state assistance.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day Declares a State of Emergency, March 16, 2020
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Following similar moves across the Northeast, the Rockland County Executive has declared a state of emergency. It includes four orders, which, if violated, carry penalties and fines. The last time he issued orders with such teeth was about a year ago during the measles outbreak.

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The Rockland County Health Department is alerting residents of potential coronavirus exposure in the East Ramapo School District. As of Tuesday afternoon, county officials say Rockland has six positive cases of COVID-19.

Following a stabbing incident during a Hanukkah celebration Saturday in the New York City suburb of Monsey, a suspect is in custody.

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Amid a measles outbreak in Rockland, County Executive Ed Day has written to President Trump requesting federal government intervention.

Rockland Puts New Measles Order Into Effect

Apr 18, 2019

Rockland County, New York officials have issued a new order banning people exposed to measles from going to public places. This comes after a judge halted the county executive’s state of emergency April 5th.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the start of construction on an affordable housing development in Rockland County.

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An acting state Supreme Court justice in Rockland County Friday halted the county executive’s emergency declaration aimed at curbing a measles outbreak. The 30-day emergency order that began March 27 barred from public places those under 18 years of age who are unvaccinated against measles.

Officials in Rockland County, New York have provided an update on the emergency declaration announced earlier this week due to a measles outbreak. 

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Backers of a bill in the New York state legislature say the measles outbreak in Rockland County could give their legislation momentum. The bill would repeal exemptions from vaccination requirements for children due to religious beliefs. The renewed focus comes after the Rockland County executive declared a state of emergency Tuesday.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a Justice Department motion to invalidate the Affordable Care Act, and the department's plans to release the Mueller report in "weeks, not months." He also comments on President Trump's declaration of a national emergency, which still stands after a House vote failed to overturn the president's veto. 

An ongoing measles outbreak in New York’s Rockland County has prompted the county executive to declare a state of emergency. The countywide declaration starts at midnight and lasts for a month.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day has declared a state of emergency due to a measles outbreak in the area. Effective at midnight, officials say anyone under 18 years of age who is unvaccinated against the measles will be barred from public places until the declaration expires in 30 days or until they get the vaccination. 

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Two measles cases have been confirmed in residents of Sullivan County, New York. This comes amid a measles outbreak in Rockland County.

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A district judge in White Plains federal court on Tuesday denied a request to allow unvaccinated children to return to a school in Rockland County. The lawsuit is moving forward during what the judge terms an “unprecedented measles outbreak.”

Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County, a health official in a nearby county is urging residents to check their vaccine status.

NYS Helps Rockland Clear Downed Trees

Mar 8, 2018
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A second major snowstorm to hit the region in less than a week left portions of Rockland County with many downed trees. And the county executive has been working with the state for assistance.

Rockland Legislators Approve County Budget

Dec 7, 2017
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The Rockland County Legislature this week voted to adopt the 2018 amended county budget.

Rockland Legislators Condemn Act Of Hate

Jun 16, 2017
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Rockland County legislators are expected to vote in support of a resolution condemning what they call the latest act of hate.

The New York State Parole Board Friday denied parole for Judith Clark, the getaway driver in the failed 1981 Rockland County Brinks armored car robbery that left three law enforcement officers dead.

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Rockland County is the first in the state to ban tobacco sales in pharmacies.

Rockland County is one of six New York recipients of a state grant to encourage breastfeeding. The grant will help the county house the Hudson Valley’s first Baby Café, which is slated to be up and running by the end of the year.

NYS Senator Opposes Parole For Judith Clark

Jan 4, 2017

A state senator from the Hudson Valley is urging a parole board to reject an inmate’s application for early release. This comes after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo last week commuted the inmate’s sentence, rendering her eligible for parole.

A Rockland County man was arrested Sunday on charges of robbing a bank at gunpoint.

The Rockland County executive wants the legislature to terminate contracts with an auditing firm. This comes the day after the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that the New York-based firm and a senior partner agreed to settle charges that they issued fraudulent audit reports in connection with municipal bond offerings by the Town of Ramapo.

Decorated Army Sergeant From Rockland Dies In Colorado

Oct 22, 2016

A decorated Army sergeant from Rockland County has died in Colorado, leaving behind a wife and daughter.

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Rockland County is donating surplus medical supplies to the Haitian hurricane relief effort.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie says most of the injuries in the Hoboken commuter train crash came from people aboard the train, not standing on the platform. Meanwhile, the Rockland County executive is providing resources to residents affected by the crash.

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