POMONA, NY – On Thursday, August 6th the Rockland Conservation & Service Corps hosted a celebration of service at the Rockland County Fire Training Center.
Twenty Conservation Corps Members showcased demonstrations that summarized key environmental concepts, projects and achievements accomplished at eight site placements throughout Rockland.
The maintenance and construction of walking and hiking trails
Drainage and flooding mitigation on behalf of several municipalities
Recycling initiatives and outreach with the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority
Hudson River Fish Advisory with Cornell Cooperative Extension
Pictured above Rockland County Drainage Agency Vince Alteri with Corps Members – Peter Valvo, Quentin Szeker-Cortes, Sofie Feldman, and Carista Nicholson.
This summer the Rockland County Environmental Corps members inspected approximately 79 miles of County Regulated Streams for obstructions, erosion conditions and unauthorized construction activity. This year marks the first time that the members completed inspections of all 14 County regulated streams in all 5 Towns of Rockland County!
Additionally, the members removed over 45 obstructions from County regulated streams during the inspections this summer.
Rep. Mondaire Jones on Build Back Better Act
Congressman Mondaire Jones (D-NY) released the following statement:
“Today is an historic day for our nation, and for the great people of Westchester and Rockland Counties. Thanks to the leadership of progressives—who insisted on passing not just the bipartisan infrastructure bill, but also the larger Build Back Better Act—the House passed the most significant investment in our nation and our people in more than half a century.
The bill will guarantee that high-quality child care is affordable for every family in America; save the planet from climate catastrophe while creating millions of good-paying, union jobs; expand Medicare to include hearing; continue to cut child poverty in half through an extension of the expanded Child Tax Credit; make an historic investment in housing affordability; lift the cap on the State and Local Tax deduction that has unjustly burdened working families in Westchester and Rockland; and so much more.
I’m especially proud that this bill contains key provisions that I led the fight to secure: universal child care and an increase in the SALT deduction cap to $80,000.
This victory is a testament to the strength and tenacity of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, of which I’m proud to be a Deputy Whip, and which held the line throughout this process to ensure we passed a bill that meets this unprecedented moment of overlapping crises.
We in the House have done our job, and now our colleagues in the Senate must do theirs. I look forward to President Biden making good on his promise to secure 51 votes for the Build Back Better Act in the Senate expeditiously so we can get this bill onto his desk and begin delivering the change people in Westchester, Rockland, and across America need and deserve. The American people are counting on us to deliver, and we must do so without delay.”
End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale
End of the Village of South Nyack: Village Hall is Up For Sale.
After a referendum, residents of South Nyack voted to disband and join the Town of Orangetown.
This article will be updated when a price is listed for the Village Hall.