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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.

Courtesy of the Office of the Rockland County Executive

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.

Rockland Lifts Water Restrictions

Sep 22, 2016
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Rockland County Thursday lifted water use restrictions, citing declining use and moderate rainfall.

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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There will be a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening in Rockland County in memory of victims of the mass shooting Sunday at an Orlando nightclub.

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More than a month after Rockland County residents were notified that too much of a certain chemical was detected in the drinking water, the legislature’s Environmental Committee held a panel Wednesday on the topic.

Rockland Has Its First Case Of Zika Virus

Feb 5, 2016
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A lower Hudson Valley county has its first case of Zika virus, and the county is preparing for additional cases. Rockland officials Friday confirmed the county’s first case of Zika virus in a local woman. The patient recently traveled to a South American country where Zika virus transmission has been documented. The virus primarily is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes. The infection is associated with severe birth defects.

WAMC/Allison Dunne

The East Ramapo Central School District is the only one in the Mid-Hudson classified by the state comptroller’s office as being in “significant fiscal stress” and the state senator representing the area said something must be done about it.

A Former County Legislator Is Sentenced

Apr 23, 2015

A former Rockland County legislator who resigned from his position after pleading guilty to election fraud was sentenced Thursday.

Rockland County Legislator Proposes Drone Law

Apr 9, 2015
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Technology is improving faster than public policy can keep up, and that fault line is arguably most obvious in the national debate over drones. Supporters point to drones’ efficiency, but others worry about safety and privacy. Some concerned residents turned out to a public hearing in Rockland County Tuesday to suggest some rewording to ensure proposed drone legislation is not overly restrictive.

The Rockland County Legislature will hold a public hearing Tuesday evening about a proposed local law that seeks to regulate the use of drones within the county.

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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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.

DEC Public Hearing On AIM Project Draws Both Sides

Jan 23, 2015
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation held a public hearing Thursday in Rockland County’s Stony Point concerning a proposed pipeline expansion project. More than 40 speakers offered comments in front of a full audience.

The Rockland County Sheriff says his office and the FBI are continuing their investigation into a threat a county legislator received in mid-December.

The threatening letter to Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder contained a photo of an ISIS prisoner about to be beheaded with the Spring Valley Democrat’s face shown on the prisoner’s body. Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco says it’s the first time he has encountered such a threat against any elected official.

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The minority leader of the Rockland County legislature Wednesday proposed a bipartisan compromise for the 2015 budget. The county executive has responded.

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There have been so many school shootings in recent years, parents will probably never feel totally at peace when they put their kids on the bus again. A new school safety pilot program, Mutualink K-12,  is rolling out in 20 public schools in Oneida and Rockland counties later this month. The technology announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday claims to improve communications and the sharing of information between participating schools and local first responders during an emergency.

NYS Comptroller Reviews Rockland's Prelim Budget

Nov 14, 2014
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The New York state comptroller has reviewed Rockland County’s proposed budget for 2015.


Two environmental groups will be in Rockland County Monday evening to talk about risks from crude oil transport through the Hudson Valley.

Moody's Upgrades Rockland's Bond Rating

Jul 29, 2014
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Rockland County’s fiscal picture is looking brighter, according to Moody’s.

Rockland Receives Green Light To Finance Its Deficit

Nov 14, 2013
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In New York, elected officials in Rockland County say they are thankful that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a county financing measure.

Ruling Takes Primary Candidate Off The Ballot, Again

Aug 15, 2013
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A third candidate in a Democratic primary for Rockland County executive has been removed from the ballot a second time.

United Water To Respond To PSC Order About Need

Jul 23, 2013
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A number of legislators along with citizens’ and environmental groups are questioning the need for a proposed water supply project in Rockland County. The company behind the proposed project affirms the need is still there, and growing. The state Public Service Commission will decide.  

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man accused of making death threats on Facebook against some of the nation's highest-ranking elected officials has pleaded guilty.

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State legislators from New York and New Jersey are teaming up to urge Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that would help the two states with flooding issues.

IDC Takes Proposed Campaign Finance Bill On The Road

May 9, 2013
WAMC/Allison Dunne

A group of New York state Senators held a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed campaign finance reform bill. They say with the most recent lawmaker names that have emerged in connection with a federal corruption investigation, the need for such reform is all the more urgent.

State Comptroller Has Concerns With Rockland's Budget

Apr 23, 2013

The New York State Comptroller says he is concerned with the budget in one Hudson Valley county.