We remember Rockland County Clerk Paul Piperato.
On this day last year, Rockland County lost a lifelong resident, one of the nicest people you will ever meet, and our County Clerk. Paul passed away peacefully on May 6, 2020. He would start his political career as the 1976 class president at North Rockland High School, which foreshadowed his career in local politics. Paul was employed by the County of Rockland for over 30 years where he served as County Clerk for the last 15 years. Paul loved the people he worked with and it showed in the work that he did. He was an avid public servant and cared for the community like they were his own family.
Outside of his professional career he was a husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Paul was often quoted saying, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life,” and he truly lived by that.
We will never forget Paul Piperato and will always remember him on this day.
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.