Rockland County

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.

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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
Courtesy of the Office of the Rockland County Executive

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
Spectra Energy

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.

Mutualink, Inc.

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.

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