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2018 Legislative Conference

January 29-31
Desmond Hotel
Albany, NY  (Albany County)

 
52nd Annual County Finance School

May 2 – 4, 2018
Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel
Syracuse, NY (Onondaga County)

 
2018 Fall Seminar

September 24 - 26
Hyatt Hotel
Rochester, NY (Monroe County)

News

Counties in the News July 14, 2016

Thursday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC
Heroin and opioid use is a major public health and safety crisis around the world. A recent report from the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes estimates that in 2013 there were 187,100 drug related deaths worldwide in the age range of 15-64. In 2014, 28,647 deaths occurred due to prescription opioid overdoses, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Right here in New York, there were 2,028 reported deaths in 2014, up from 1,601 in 2013.
Opioid and heroin abuse is not limited by demographic, economic, or geographic limitations. It effects individuals of every age, race, and gender. The increased availability, lower price, and increased purity of heroin in the U.S. have been identified as possible contributors to rising rates of heroin use and overdoses. A tiny, one-dose bag of heroin costs $5-$10 and is cheaper and more accessible than highly controlled synthetic opiates like oxycontin or hydrocodone.
 
To read how NYS and counties are combatting the heroin epidemic
click here.
 

STATEWIDE
Fewer new HIV infections in NY moves state toward goal
 

NYC
NYC's tiny apartments are even smaller now
 

HUDSON VALLEY
Orange County Tourism Opens New Office
 

Officials weigh proposal to level 1920s Westchester pool
 

The long awaited Hudson Heritage project planning to begin
 

Redevelopment Project Expected to Pump Millions into Local Economy (Video)
 

DOT planning projects to avoid Ulster County Fair traffic
 

Warby Parker to Open New Optical Lab in Rockland County
 

CAPITAL
$750,000 Grant for New Pagers In Rensselaer County
 

Rensselaer County to use casino money for tax relief, road work
 

HVCC's annual tuition up by $200
 

NORTH COUNTRY
Lyme Residents Learn More About Nearby Wind Projects
 

SOUTHERN TIER
2 honored for saving inmate
 

B-Sens Officials Say Team is Staying (Video)
 

CENTRAL NEW YORK
Tyre housing project gets funding
 

Onondaga County constructs new entrance to State Fair
 

FINGER LAKES
Yates legislators get some great news about fiber-optic project
 

Monroe County Hosts Blood Drive
 

WESTERN NEW YORK
Opioid deaths leave shattered families
 

Keller to resign from Cattaraugus County Legislature
 

Erie County residents must have access to broadband network

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