Rockland County, NY

Rockland County apartments deemed unsafe in enforcement crackdown

Spring Valley landlords are feeling the heat after Rockland County took over enforcement from the village on orders from the state. In the latest example, more than two dozen violations were issued at a two-story apartment building in the Rockland County village. Inspectors issued 27 violations to the owner of...
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New COVID-19 cases over 1,400, one additional death

ALBANY – Another 1,418 tested positive in the Hudson Valley for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to the State Health Department. There was one death – in Rockland County; the state total for the day was 23. The state continues to push the message that people should be vaccinated...

“Biting Back Against Mosquitoes”

Mosquitoes are more than just a nuisance, they also spread dangerous diseases which is why, to help County residents reduce the number of mosquitoes on their property, my administration combats these pests by treating catch basins and storm drains. The treatment program prevents these insects from breeding in the standing water of these structures.

Rockland crackdown: More than 40 may be removed from unsafe apartments

SPRING VALLEY — Rockland building inspectors have threatened to remove tenants from a Ridge Avenue apartment house littered with unsafe conditions while levying a nearly $40,000 fine against another landlord for violations of state fire and building codes. The double-barreled enforcement continues a crackdown since February on unsafe buildings. The state deputized the county government in November to inspect...

Softball: North Rockland advances past John Jay-East Fishkill with 3-1 win

THIELLS - When North Rockland and John Jay-East Fishkill met earlier in the season, it was a high-scoring affair, with the Red Raiders rallying and winning in extra innings. There were also various players missing and positional changes to help get through the mid-season grind of playing many games on consecutive days. In a high-stakes rematch, Saturday morning was the opposite. It was a low-scoring battle and scoring opportunities were scarce. In the end, the third-seeded Red...

Pearl River student athletes accused of using racial slurs

PEARL RIVER, N.Y. -- The NAACP is asking the New York state Division of Human Rights to get involved after more alleged racial taunting of student athletes in Rockland County."It's unbearable. It's just something that we should not have to tolerate after all these years of fighting for civil rights," Rockland NAACP leader Wilbur Aldridge said.He tells CBS2's Tony Aiello it's a troubling situation.Athletes from Pearl River Middle School allegedly used the N word on two occasions this month while competing with Black students from the much more diverse Nyack schools, including last week at a track meet."Our students actually...

Boys basketball: Pat McGuinness takes over at Clarkstown South ahead of schedule

It was two years ago when Pat McGuinness first came home to Rockland County — hired then as the men's basketball coach at Rockland Community College. Problem was, McGuinness never coached a game there, not after RCC's 2020-21 season was erased amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The former Albertus Magnus star was soon hired to teach at Felix Festa, a middle school in the Clarkstown Central School District. He stepped into the position hoping it would one day coincide with a long...

North Rockland native raises awareness of kidney disease in Rockland County

North Rockland native, Nicole Faleri, is working to make her fellow Rocklanders more aware of the hazards of Kidney disease. Herself a Kidney patient, Faleri first got diagnosed with the condition on Easter Sunday, three years ago in 2019. Coincidently, before she experienced symptoms on that day, her sister, Lauren, also complained of not feeling well, suffering from an abrupt bout of dizziness. As Faleri noticed her sister’s condition, it occurred to her to take her own blood pressure as she quickly began to mirror the same complaints. Faleri became concerned as she noticed that the more she took her blood pressure, the higher it rose.


Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert remind residents to follow safety guidelines when out bike riding. One of the most important things you can do to stay safe when riding your bicycle is to wear a helmet that fits right every time you ride, as this is the single most effective way to prevent head injury resulting from a bicycle crash. In Rockland County, all cyclists, no matter what their age, must wear a bike helmet.