Rockland County Executive Ed Day

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

WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stood on a train platform in Orange County Thursday. He was in Tuxedo calling on New Jersey Transit and Metro-North to improve emergency communications with passengers following last week’s train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey. A Metro-North spokesman is responding.

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.

A pedestrian bridge at a park in Rockland County has reopened in time for the 9/11 memorial ceremony.

Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime In Rockland

Aug 11, 2016

Police are investigating a possible bias crime in Rockland County after incendiary devices went off outside two rabbis’ homes Tuesday night.

Rockland Water Restrictions Remain In Effect

Aug 3, 2016
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Despite three days of rain last weekend that dropped nearly 2.5 inches over Rockland, the county executive says a water emergency remains in effect.

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A crane collapsed across lanes of traffic at the Tappan Zee Bridge around noon Tuesday. The bridge spans Rockland and Westchester Counties and the collapse happened on the Rockland side. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Rockland County Executive Ed Day this afternoon.

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The Rockland County executive announced Monday that the county is suing a water company and two state agencies, saying ratepayers should not have to bear the cost of a desalination plant that was never built.

An attorney representing a newly-formed coalition of yeshivas has complained to the New York state Education Department about the Rockland County Executive’s approach to fire safety inspections at private schools. The county executive makes no apologies, saying safety is his number one concern. 

Rockland Launches Behavorial Health Response Team

Apr 1, 2015
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A county in the Hudson Valley has its first mobile mental health crisis team.

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The Rockland County executive headed to Albany this week for a meeting with the New York state Senate majority leader and two other senators. His trip was to voice support for proposed legislation to provide state oversight of the troubled East Ramapo Central School District.

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Twenty-nine people face federal or state charges in connection with an alleged oxycodone and heroin ring that operated in the lower Hudson Valley.

In addition to 17 people named in a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday, New York State has charged 12 people in a related prosecution. Authorities say drug activities took place at a trailer park, motels, and Palisades Center Mall parking lots. Rockland County Executive Ed Day, a former police commander, calls the takedown significant.

NYS County Execs Elect Astorino As President

Jan 22, 2015
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The New York State County Executives' Association has a new president – from the Hudson Valley. 

The County Executives Association Wednesday elected Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino as president. Here’s fellow Republican Ed Day, who is the Rockland County executive.

“I actually seconded the motion,” says Day. “I think it’s great. Rob has consistently shown himself to be an out-of-the-box thinker. He’s completely dedicated to tax relief. He’s shown that.”

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The county executives on each side of the Tappan Zee Bridge are proposing a partial financing plan for the replacement bridge that is currently under construction. They say their plan will help stem any major increases to tolls.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, both Republicans, stood at Memorial Park in Nyack on the Rockland side of the Tappan Zee Bridge, calling on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to use a portion of the $5.1 billion New York has received in one-time bank settlement funds. Here’s Day.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

When President Obama visited Westchester Wednesday to spotlight the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge, he talked about how the project benefitted from an expedited review process. He also mentioned a large federal loan that came through. But some state and local lawmakers says there is still a big unknown: the toll price.

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