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Because of increasing COVID-19 case numbers throughout the Hudson Valley, some county employees will be switching from in-person work to working remotely.

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo gives COVID press briefing (NY Health Commission Dr. Howard Zucker, right) October 5, 2020
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COVID-19 clusters in parts of New York City and Orange and Rockland Counties are raising alarm. After announcing some schools in clusters in Brooklyn and Queens would close starting tomorrow, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says schools in the Orange and Rockland hotspots are under consideration for closure.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day delivers 2021 budget proposal outside county office building, Oct. 1, 2020
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It’s budget proposal time across New York as COVID-19 has wreaked fiscal havoc on both state and local governments. Rockland and Orange Counties are seeing some sales-tax recovery and hope for a continued upswing. The proposals don’t include layoffs, but there are property tax increases.

Hudson Valley Counties Remember Lives Lost On 9/11

Sep 11, 2020
Rockland County 9/11 remembrance ceremony
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Remembrance ceremonies are taking place throughout New York and elsewhere today, honoring the lives of those who died in the September 11th terrorist attacks 19 years ago. And for the first time, some remembrances are virtual because of COVID-19 safety concerns. A few Hudson Valley counties held their ceremonies this morning, while others will host evening ceremonies on what is now called Patriot Day.

Rockland County 9/11 memorial
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Several municipalities across New York are holding virtual or hybrid 9/11 commemoration ceremonies. It has been 19 years since the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Rockland County workers clean up after storm damage, August 2020
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As outages persist throughout New York’s Hudson Valley following Tropical Storm Isaias, some elected officials are pointing fingers at the response of their utility companies. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has called for an investigation and some power restoration estimates are still pending.

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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.

COVID-19 Diagram
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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.

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.

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