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News

Counties in the News, November 21, 2016

Monday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC
Innovative Disaster Solutions in Cattaraugus County
In New York, Cattaraugus County Office of Emergency Services (OES) has proven time and again to be an innovator in preparing for and responding to emergencies. Every year, municipalities are struck by disasters that require financial assistance from not only New York State, but from FEMA as well.
 
Applying for this assistance can be a daunting, confusing and frustrating task at times. There are certain requirements that need to be met by the municipalities in order to receive assistance, and this can be overwhelming. Cattaraugus County OES has routinely been among the first counties to provide all necessary information and meet all requirements for financial aid within the first 48 hours of a disaster.
 
The Cattaraugus County OES staff has developed a process to prepare and work with the municipalities within the county even before a disaster, as well as assist them during the recovery period. The process includes (among other measures) preventative training, ready-made assessment forms/worksheets, and the use of a state-of-the-art incident management system.
 

NATIONAL
Easy retirement? Possible only for a privileged few
 

LONG ISLAND
North Hempstead raises tobacco-buying age to 21 (Video)
 

HUDSON VALLEY
Astorino Presents $1.8B Budget Proposal for 2017
 

Ulster County lawmakers look to adopt rules governing pet sellers
 

CAPITAL
Washington County supervisors get rid of solar power tax exemption
 

Annual Brunswick Elks luncheon serves those who served
 

NORTH COUNTRY
Franklin County Legislature backs Essex County effort to increase recreational access in the Adirondack Park
 

Wireless internet provider nearing completion of Harrisville-area expansion
 

MOHAWK VALLEY
Oneida County to ban tobacco use; airport lease approved
 

Herkimer County Students Complete 4-H Government Internship

SOUTHERN TIER
AHL/ Arena Contract Extension Considered
 

CENTRAL NEW YORK
New York approves sale of Oswego's FitzPatrick nuclear plant
 

County set to pursue study for police consolidation
 

FINGER LAKES
CSEA Monroe County Sheriff Command Staff Agree on New Contract (Video)
 

Provide support for foster kids
 

County leaders kick off 13th annual "Coats for Seniors"
 

WESTERN NEW YORK
National joint task force on opioid abuse releases final report
 

Dunkirk, County Lands Much-Needed NRG State Transition Aid
 

Entrepreneurs graduate from Wyoming County Business Center's FastTrac New Venture' Program

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