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“Financial Tsunami” by Rockland County Executive Ed Day

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As we first began contemplating the shuttering of businesses and our economy back in March, I made clear that we were facing a financial tsunami. Months of reduced sales tax revenue and funding cuts from New York State have made clear that we are facing a true fiscal crisis; one that may be even more difficult than the Great Recession of 2008.

But unlike the lack of planning or concrete action in 2008 we began taking a number of actions to soften the blow as best we can now and going forward. We implemented austerity measures in March which permitted only COVID related and essential purchasing to take place. We instituted a hiring freeze in May except for essential personnel and those working directly on the COVID response.

We immediately applied for FEMA Disaster Assistance and were one of the first municipalities in the country to have our reimbursement portal for COVID related expenses up and running. We have also asked our Federal Representatives to include direct financial assistance for counties in any future federal stimulus bills.

We have closely examined every account within County Government and identified millions in funds that were not spent due to the COVID-19 pandemic; we are doing everything possible to protect your taxpayer dollars and will continue to do so.

And this week the County Legislature is expected to pass a resolution we submitted which eliminates 18 vacant and/or unfilled positions and will save us nearly a million dollars this budget year. We closely vetted the vacant positions before recommending they be eliminated to make sure critical services would be maintained.

While we are taking action and will continue to look for ways to save money, we do not have a magic wand. Last August we announced a General Fund or savings account balance of $32.2 million. It is possible that this entire account could be wiped out by the end of 2020.

But this is exactly why we have fought so hard the last 6 years to rebuild our savings. If we had not trimmed our expenses and been extremely conservative with our budgeting there is no doubt in my mind that we would be nearly bankrupt once again.

This is a challenging situation, but it is not hopeless. Within County Government we will continue to take whatever action is necessary to protect our county treasury and protect you from the double-digit property tax increases of the past. More adjustments and judicious cuts are on the horizon but just as we did a decade ago, we will get through this and come out stronger and more fiscally sound than ever before.

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Morgan’s Publick House in Tappan Under New Ownership

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TAPPAN, NY – Morgan’s Publick House, located at 79 Old Tappan Rd, Tappan, NY 10983 is welcoming new ownership. Below is a message from the new owners Neil and Amy Walsh

Morgan’s Public House Special Announcement: A Warm Hello from the New Owners!

Greetings, everyone! We’re Neil and Amy Walsh, the delighted new owners of Morgan’s Public House in Tappan, NY. It’s with great excitement that we step into these roles, eager to infuse this beloved spot with fresh energy and a new vision, while honoring its successful legacy.

We warmly invite you to stop by and witness the subtle yet impactful enhancements we’ve already implemented. More so, we’re enthusiastic about the journey ahead and the additional improvements we have in store. Rest assured, your cherished dishes and beverages remain, as we welcome any suggestions and feedback to craft an even more inviting and enjoyable atmosphere.
Looking forward to welcoming each of you soon. Here’s to new beginnings and memorable times ahead at Morgan’s. CHEERS to our future together!

Warmest regards,
Neil and Amy

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Elegant Bridal Productions Presents Bridal Show at Palisades Center

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WEST NYACK, NY – Elegant Bridal Productions, a renowned wedding event production company, is hosting a Bridal Show at Palisades Center on Saturday, February 24, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Established as one of the longest-running wedding expo companies in the United States, Elegant Bridal Productions has garnered widespread acclaim, including the attention of renowned syndicated television programs such as “The Martha Stewart Show.” With a legacy of success and expertise, Elegant Bridal Productions continues to set new benchmarks in the wedding industry.

Event Highlights:

1. Unmatched Wedding Expo Experience: The Bridal Show at Palisades Center promises to be a one-of-a-kind affair, providing attendees with an exceptional wedding planning experience. From expert wedding vendors to creative displays and interactive exhibits, this event will inspire and assist couples in crafting their dream wedding.

2. Exclusive Fashion Showcase: Witness a dazzling fashion show featuring the latest bridal gowns and formalwear trends. Designers and boutiques will grace the runway, showcasing their exquisite creations and offering attendees a glimpse into the latest styles and designs.

3. Meet Leading Wedding Professionals: Engaged couples will have the unique opportunity to meet and connect with a handpicked selection of wedding professionals. These esteemed vendors, ranging from photographers to florists, planners, and more, are ready to provide valuable insights and personalized services to bring wedding visions to life.

4. Exciting Live Entertainment: Enjoy live entertainment throughout the event, adding an element of celebration and joy to the evening. From music to couple’s games, guests will be entertained while exploring the various wedding offerings.

5. Free Admission: Elegant Bridal Productions values its guests and extends a warm invitation to the Bridal Show at Palisades Center with free admission for all attendees and their guests. No tickets or fees are required to access this event.

6. Fabulous Honeymoon Giveaway: As a bonus, attendees can enter to win an incredible 8-day / 7-night honeymoon courtesy of Elegant Bridal Productions.

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, February 24
Time: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Venue: Palisades Center, Level One next to H&M
Address: 1000 Palisades Center Drive, West Nyack, NY 10994

For more information about Elegant Bridal Productions and to register in advance, visit elegantbridal.com/bridalshow/2279. For more information about Palisades Center’s upcoming events, visit palisadescenter.com/events.

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