Overdevelopment in Rockland County subject of contentious county legislature session

A packed house of Rockland County residents voiced their concerns over overdevelopment and name calling (Photo: Mark Lieb, Rockland Video Productions)

NEW CITY – About a dozen residents of Rockland County called on county officials to do something about overdevelopment. Many at Tuesday night’s contentious county legislature session blasted claims by County Legislator Aron Wieder that the criticism is centered on anti-Semitism, something the residents denied.

The issue boiled over when the county Republican Committee posted a “Storm is Coming” video last week, and flyers containing Nazi language and nails were placed on Clarkstown residents’ lawns.

In the end, the legislature did not formally pass any resolution condemning anything or anyone.

After the GOP video was posted, County Executive Edwin Day, also a Republican, called for its removal saying the issue of overdevelopment was not disputed, but he called into question the tone of the video. Republican leadership did take it off Facebook immediately thereafter.

(Video montage from Rockland Legislature session by Mark Lieb, Rockland Video Productions)

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