Counties in the News, November 2, 2016
Wednesday's news from counties across the state.NYSAC
A Distress Call to Rescue 9-1-1
The nation's 9-1-1 systems have evolved technologically since the first emergency call was made in the small Northern Alabama town of Haleyville in 1968.
The computer that guided the first moon landing was unveiled that year. Publicly available mobile phones were still 16 years away.
Times have changed. Nearly 50 years later, and at a time when the public expects service providers to be at the leading edge of technological advancements – or striving toward it – many of New York's county-based 9-1-1 systems, and the county officials responsible for maintaining them, are having difficulty keeping up with the cost and pace of progress in the important field of emergency response.
Nassau County Holding Veterans Stand Down This Month
Putnam Accepting Applications for 2017 PILOT Program
Warren County Considers Options to Help EMS Squads Facing Volunteer Shortage (Video)
Legislators say 2 percent tax cap keeps budget in limbo
County budget committee finishes hearings; amendments expected Wednesday
County-Wide Arrest Diversion Program (Video)
Herkimer County Farmland Protection Board Soliciting Input
Brighter future for flooded school buildings (Video)
Tioga casino should be ready to go in November
CENTRAL NEW YORK
Public Hearing On Tompkins County Budget
GCC wins award for best online community college program in NY
WESTERN NEW YORK
Sen. Schumer Helps Allegany IDA Secure Lufkin Plant for Future Development
Poloncarz joins community partners, volunteers in opposition to domestic violence
Autopsy costs prompt Niagara County to study replacing elected coroners
New Law on Tobacco Purchases Takes Effect in Cattaraugus County