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News

Counties in the News, December 1, 2016

Thursday's news from counties across the state.
NYSAC
The Sheriff and a State of "Special" Emergency
The office of Sheriff in New York State plays several important roles in the public safety of the people residing, visiting or traveling within a county. There are over 40 New York State statues of law where the office of Sheriff is mentioned. Included in those duties and obligations is a little-known but important responsibility for an elected Sheriff in the protection of life and property while performing the legal obligations and sworn duty of “conservator of the peace within the county.”
 
The Sheriff is conferred powers per the New York State Municipal Law (209-f-2a) to declare a special emergency. The law states: “Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, general, special or local, the sheriff of any county may, when the public interest requires it, declare a state of special emergency in any part or parts of his county where the public peace is threatened or where life or property may be endangered, after first advising the governor, by telegram, facsimile or other electronic means that he is about to do so.”
 

STATEWIDE
Latest DiNapoli Medicaid audit finds $6.8M in overpayments
 

LONG ISLAND
A conduit to cleaner bays in Nassau County
 

Leg. Anker Opposes Court Ruling that Threatens the Livelihood of Local Farmers
 

Honoring one of Suffolk County's own
 

HUDSON VALLEY
Neuhaus signs 2017 Orange County budget
 

Pharmacies, tobacco don't mix: Suffern advocates
 

Astorino Announces Westchester County Holiday Toy & Gift Drive
 

CAPITAL
Cuomo extends Albany County bed tax
 

NORTH COUNTRY
Clinton County reveals 2017 recommended budget
 

Countywide taxi law proposed
 

Editorial: Fond farewell to respected lawmaker
 

MOHAWK VALLEY
Villages seek say in sales tax talks
 

Board approves college upgrades

CENTRAL NEW YORK
Our view: Get indigent defense bill signed into law
 

Auburn, Cayuga County making progress on combining public works garages
 

Cayuga County Budget Hearing Set for Monday
 

WESTERN NEW YORK
Niagara and Orleans counties to receive 95% broadband coverage
 

Pride Pak officially opens its doors in Medina
 

Morton, Majority Caucus plan HEAP outreach programs
 

New York announces additional steps taken to protect impacted residents in response to Lackawanna fire

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