Counties in the News November 4, 2016
Friday's news from counties across the state.
Expanding Efforts to Treat Opioid Overdoses
Addiction to opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers continues to challenge the social and economic wellbeing of counties big and small. Heroin use specifically has increased dramatically in the past five years, and subsequently, overdose-related deaths more than doubled from 2011 to 2014. The ability to address the problem with overarching results seems consistently just out of reach.
In an effort to provide assistance with this national epidemic, the National Association of Counties, the National Governors Association, the National League of Cities, and the United States Conference of Mayors with the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance, Premier, Inc., and Adapt Pharma are now offering NARCAN® Nasal Spray at a 40-percent discount.
SUNY seeks public input on next chancellor
N.Y. AG cuts deal to extend heroin antidote discount
State energy czar defends nuclear plant bailout
White House lauds Ulster County's electric vehicle effort
Few speak at hearing on Dutchess budget that cuts taxes
New Westchester County Airport management agreement to pump millions into budget
Scenic Overlook in Ulster Opens
Putnam County Welcomes Mentoring Day Participants
Saratoga County sewer rates to rise under new rate plan
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Franklin County economic development director named to seat on Industrial Development Agency board
Essex County planning to take over Placid Xprss
BC Humane Society begins construction on new facility
Yates County Approves Tentative '17 Budget
Monroe County, MAXIMUS team up to fill jobs
WESTERN NEW YORK
EC lawmakers trying evening public hearings to increase attendance
County aid likely for radio purchases for fire districts