County Executive’s Corner: “County’s Second Housing Forum” (By County Executive Ed Day)

County Executive’s Corner: “County’s Second Housing Forum” (By County Executive Ed Day)

My Office for Community Development and Human Rights Commission spearheaded the county’s second Housing Forum with major stakeholders including developers, lenders, DSS, and more to strategize how to overcome Rockland’s housing challenges. The forum was held on April 19th in honor of Fair Housing Month and had about 250 attendees with panelists consisting of representatives […]

Modern Druid sparks magic in Nyack

Modern Druid sparks magic in Nyack

For Modern Druid owner Morgana Brennan, inspiration can strike from the most unlikely of places—even essential oils. Brennan, a healthcare worker who immigrated to New York from Dublin in 1992, founded the nearly three-year-old magic business after taking an Irish Pagan School course in Ogham—an early medieval alphabet whose 20 symbols correspond to specific trees […]

Pomona synagogue destroyed by fire

Pomona synagogue destroyed by fire

A pre-dawn fire destroyed a synagogue in the Hillcrest Fire District of Pomona on Wednesday morning. Flames shot into the early morning sky, torching the 2 1⁄2-story Chabad Synagogue of Pomona Heights at 34 North Ridge Road. The fire was initially discovered by a congregant who had arrived at the building for morning prayers and […]

Legislator Davidson Recognizes Local Climate Champions

Legislator Davidson Recognizes Local Climate Champions

Rockland County Legislator Beth Davidson recognized two local “Climate Champions” – Marcy Denker and Steven Cea – for their work to address the climate crisis through advocacy and action. Legislator Davidson, who chairs the Environmental Committee, presented the Distinguished Service Award, the Legislature’s highest honor, to each honoree. “While the climate crisis is a global […]