Rockland's first county executive dies

Rockland County?s first county executive, John Grant, lost his battle with lung disease and diabetes on Saturday.

Current county executive Scott Vanderhoef says Grant defined the position. In 2007, he unveiled a portrait in tribute to Grant, to forever remember him.

Grant was able to pave the way for several programs during his tenure as a politician and also was responsible for creating an AIDS clinic and county recycling programs.

Funeral arrangements have not been made public.

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