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January 29-31
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Albany, NY  (Albany County)

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Counties in the News, December 1, 2016

Thursday's news from counties across the state.
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.”

Latest DiNapoli Medicaid audit finds $6.8M in overpayments

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

Neuhaus signs 2017 Orange County budget

Pharmacies, tobacco don't mix: Suffern advocates

Astorino Announces Westchester County Holiday Toy & Gift Drive

Cuomo extends Albany County bed tax

Clinton County reveals 2017 recommended budget

Countywide taxi law proposed

Editorial: Fond farewell to respected lawmaker

Villages seek say in sales tax talks

Board approves college upgrades

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

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