New Highway Facility Ribbon-Cutting

New Highway Facility  Ribbon-Cutting

After more than two decades of development, Rockland County has now replaced a facility that had been in use since the early 20th century. On the morning of Tuesday, November 14, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Highway Superintendent Charles “Skip” Vezzetti led a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the County’s new highway facility. Located at […]

Meet Dr. Lester Edgardo Rápalo, RCC’s Newest President

Meet Dr. Lester Edgardo Rápalo, RCC’s Newest President

When Dr. Lester Edgardo Sandres Rápalo heard the news that he was selected to be Rockland Community College’s eighth president, he felt an overwhelming mix of emotions. After a nationwide search and rigorous application process, he would become RCC’s first Honduran and Latino president—a significant milestone for an institution with a 30% Hispanic population. For […]

Opinion: How you can help improve Rockland’s Water Quality

Opinion: How you can help improve Rockland’s Water Quality

This week, the Rockland County Water Quality Coordinating Committee hosted a public meeting featuring a guest speaker from WildLawn, a professional land renovation firm that works with homeowners to integrate more sustainable management practices. While homeowners generally account for a smaller portion of the pollution introduced to our environment, sometimes described as “a drop in […]

CROP and Carbon: How the CROP for Farming Act reduces carbon footprint

CROP and Carbon: How the CROP for Farming Act reduces carbon footprint

Last month, Congressman Mike Lawler and Representative Elissa Slotkin introduced a new bill, the Conservation and Regenerative Optimization Practices (CROP) for Farming Act. The goal of the CROP for Farming Act is to reduce nitrous oxide and methane emissions. Furthermore, it promotes carbon sequestration, also known as “carbon farming,” to take carbon from the air […]