Counties in the News, August 30, 2017

Wednesday's news from counties across the state.


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A Transformative Shift for Juvenile Justice


New Federal Tampons Rule for Inmates Follows States and Cities' Flow


Harvey drives up gas prices, disrupts travel


Kennedy to press ahead with flood insurance bill after Harvey



New York State economy projected to stagnate over the next six months
New York State's economy is projected to stagnate over the next six months, according to numbers released by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on Tuesday.

New York has the eighth worst economic growth forecast among the U.S. states. The nation as a whole is projected to grow 1.2 percent over the next six months.

The figures come from the bank's economic leading index, which projects the growth or decline of overall economic activity over the next six months using variables that often change before the economy as a whole changes.


Narcan now available for low to no cost at most pharmacies


NYS Crops Look Good But Need Rain


New York home sales decline in July on low inventory; CNY numbers mostly fall


Tax reform plan or lack thereof could affect New York


Labor Day: New York lawmakers on the state of labor in 2017


Comparing Cuomo and Trump's 'Buy American' plans


State offers $4.5 million to set up treatment centers


DOH takes steps to contain tick-borne illnesses



Governor's Budget Shifts Larger Share of Foster Care Costs to the City


They Have a Say Over the Subways, From Hundreds of Miles Away


Transit woes cost city 17k hours in lost worker time through 2017


Loophole lets sex offenders live near pre-K programs: report



Nassau urges Harvey relief donations, opens collection sites


Town: County should stop housing clients at motel


Pay levels on Long Island



Orange County to Host ThinkDIFFERENTLY Initiative


Yorktown Highlights Importance of Properly Discarding Medication


Re-Launching Industrial Development In Putnam


Post-Adoption Support Program Will Help Rockland Families


Free Rabies Clinic Scheduled For Dutchess


'Thanks For Thinking Ahead,' Molinaro Tells DCC Students



Advocates lobby against National Grid rate hike


Elected officials react to Post-Star immigration series


New emergency pager system goes online in Rensselaer County


Kids can buy healthy snacks at two Albany County libraries


Albany a post-industrial success story, study finds


Health survey targets 3 areas contaminated with PFOA



Essex County OKs NCCC budget


County task force reveals CCE Building options


Clinton Co. lawmakers endorse shared services plan


A.G. Schneiderman Announces New Crackdown On Sales Of Designer Drugs In Watertown


Opportunities to stimulate growth in local economies


TSA installs new screening technology at North Country airports



Trade show provides boost to area's tourism efforts


County Legislature increases college contribution


Residents Encouraged to Attend Public Hearings Regarded Shared Services Plan



Town of Ulysses named 'Clean Energy Community'


Harvey brings back difficult memories for Broome County EMS


Broome County Health Department urges parents to get their kids Meningitis vaccine


Campaign planned to aid residents with little to no internet access



Suddenly, ethics reform is a hot topic at Onondaga County Legislature


Tompkins County To Consider Joining Opioid Lawsuits


Aerial Spraying Helped; EEE and WNV still active in Oswego County


Residents await recovery efforts as anger and water linger on Lake Ontario's shores



Red Wings, Monroe County strike tentative deal


IN FOCUS: Addressing the opioid crisis


Uber arrives at airport


24 properties sell for more than $340,000 at county tax auction


Partnership for Ontario County receives $50K grant


Windmill ‘put the life back in Yates County'



Lawmaker seeks funding for Old Lake Shore Road


NT approves land bank agreement


Niagara Falls officials to face public in Wednesday night Q&A


Erie County sheriff's deputies ratify union contract


New lawyer, clerk to help Allegany County indigent defense


Horrigan presents countywide shared services plan


$500,000 pumped into Niagara County for community projects


Toxic algae persists at Chautauqua Lake, other inland waters