Counties in the News, July 26, 2017

Wednesday's news from counties across the state.


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Using County Services to Encourage Breastfeeding and Improve Health



NYS Economy Adds 23,900 Private Sector Jobs in June 2017


Governor Cuomo Announces Low-Cost Power Allocations Supporting More Than 10,700 Jobs


Federal court rules NY's Clean Energy Standard is constitutional


New York's public schools vastly outspend the nation


New York State Tax Collections Down $1.2 Billion in First Quarter of FY18


E-cigarettes banned from schools by New York state


‘Textalyzer' lets police see if motorists using cellphone while driving


New York farm-based distillers can expand offerings



How Cities Can Save Small Shops


Cuomo to meet with US transportation chief amid transit woes


New York City's transit agency unveils $836M subway plan


Developer cuts deal to build homeless shelter instead of apartments


Subway fare beating, turnstile jumping to be decriminalized under new bill



Legislator Anker Announces Grand Opening of Educational Garden at Heritage Park


Suffolk votes to cut off funding to 2 so-called sober homes


Suffolk County: More mosquito spraying scheduled


Anti-opiate panel proposed in Suffolk



HUD Rules Westchester's Zoning Is Not Exclusionary


Astorino Partners with Youth Service Organizations to Promote $5.25 Million 'Invest in Kids' Program


Rockland: Rooting out animal cruelty, hoarders



Washington County considers $1M parking lot improvement


Opposing views on National Grid's $331 million rate hike request


Region's unemployment rate climbs slightly



JCIDA wants updated PILOT application and fees from Galloo wind developer


Funding will help cover some Massena International Airport maintenance costs


Canton town, village boards continue talks with county on shared highway facility


JCC to offer new chemical dependency certification


NY assemblywoman to host free addiction treatment course


No St. Lawrence County businesses or organizations included in latest wave of ReCharge NY recipients



Local Head Start program receives $4.1 million in federal funds


Warning to city: No garage, no new hospital



Broome County facilitates flood debris removal in Vestal


Steuben County Sheriff's receive grant



Tompkins County lawmaker speaks in opposition to potential Cargill mine moratorium


Cuomo Announces Gryphon Sensors Has Developed a One-of-a-Kind Drone Tracking  System


NY counties suing opioid manufacturers over heroin epidemic


Cayuga County legislators critical of state's reassessment relief for Lake Ontario flooding


Plastic bag ban proposal debated in Madison County


Madison County farmers want industrial hemp legalized


Cayuga County unemployment increases slightly to 4.6 percent


Onondaga County executive seeks legislators' support for reform measures


Suicide prevention coalition to form in Tompkins County


Bad year for ticks; Lyme disease remains top concern for Tompkins County



No swimming at Ontario Beach Park due to flood warning, beach hazard


Airport gets $1.1 million federal grant


Bus service to boost hours in Ontario and Seneca counties


Editorial: Time to give the Finger Lakes region its due


RTS meetings to advise of route changes in Livingston County



VIDEO: Second annual Project Connect Niagara to be held Wednesday


Legislature committee approves NT dispatch deal


Editorial: Bethlehem Steel property poised for a rebound


Public hearing Wednesday on prepaid cellular surcharge


ECMC spent nearly $10 million recovering from massive cyberattack


Local unemployment rate rises to 5.1% in June