Counties in the News, September 7, 2017

Thursday's news from counties across the state.


NYSAC Standing Committees will be meeting next week in Syracuse. They will be discussing a series of resolutions that will serve as the basis of NYSAC's upcoming advocacy efforts on behalf of counties across the state.

The standing committee meeting schedule is:

Wednesday 10:00am - 11:30am          
                                        Public Employee Relations
                                        Taxation & Finance
                                        Economic Development & Environment
                                        Agriculture & Rural Affairs
                                        Public Health & Mental Health
                                        Transportation & Public Works
Wednesday 11:30am - 1:00pm       
                                       Intergovernmental Relations
                                       Native American Affairs
                                       Medicaid & Human Services
                                       Public Safety
                                       Children with Special Needs


Online registration for the NYSAC Fall Seminar is open until September 8th.

NYSAC Thanks Our Sponsors of the Fall Seminar

Join a growing list of companies participating with hundreds of county officials at the NYSAC Fall Seminar in Onondaga County next month.


To make sure your company does not miss this opportunity, sign up today by submitting registration materials here.



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New York State being sued over voter roll purges


Hurricane Irma: Upstate NY forecasters keeping an eye on possible impacts here


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New York will be reimbursed for costs of protecting Trump


New N.Y. rules limit patient brokering, improve coverage for addiction


Energy policy leaders seek input on carbon pricing plan



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Council's immigration committee passes bills expanding reach of immigrant affairs office


Amazon Announces Plans for Huge Fulfillment Center on Staten Island, Says It Will Create 2,250 Full-Time Jobs


New York City Offers Free Lunch for All Public School Students


Pols pitch expanding stays at shelters for teens, young adults


State opens $25M drug treatment center on Wards Island


Suffolk unanimously approves permanent heroin epidemic panel


Public hearing today on red light cameras


Suffolk lawmakers suspend raises for themselves, other officials



Sullivan County eyes creation of crisis stabilization center


County hosts Sept. 11 services on Monday


Hein unveils Ulster County shared services plan


Re-Launching Industrial Development Agency in Putnam


Astorino Says Action Should Be Taken On DACA


Food Bank for Westchester launches hunger awareness campaign


Dates Proposed For Another Gun Show At Westchester County Center


Westchester Animal Shelter Goes All Out To Help Pets Stranded By Harvey


Hein announces hirings of two Ulster County department heads, one deputy commissioner



Work begins on $18.66M Marriott in Troy


Former church-owned building will be South End community center



Essex Co. opts out of Cuomo's 2017 shared-services edict


County will discuss Country Club taxes


Grant helps Potsdam start-up company expand jobs


Canton Pursues Plans For Whitewater Park

Animal cruelty investigation training planned



$1M earmarked to enhance Griffiss assets


Amid increased competition, Turning Stone named 'NY's best gaming resort'


County board passes farm-protection plan



Over 400 overdose calls in Broome County so far this year


Binghamton University Opens $70 Million Smart Energy Building


Local Red Cross highlights importance of disaster preparedness


Broome Discusses Actions Against Racism, in Wake of Charlottesville



Why Cayuga County doesn't get cut of del Lago Resort & Casino's revenue


Letter: Immigrant children need our protection


APPROVED: Legislature OKs sale of Old Library site


Onondaga County lawmakers pass new ethics law


Lattimore Hall sold; Cayuga Community College expects relationship will remain the same


How clean is your kid's school cafeteria? See Onondaga County health inspections


Upstate Medical to Use $1.25M State Grant to Fund Lead-Poisoning Prevention Center



Livingston County sets public hearing on Shared Services plan


Suicide Prevention Task Force to host candlelight vigil on Sept. 7


Yancey's Fancy plans $5.5 million project in Genesee County



Erie County leaders approve shared services plan


ECC's immigrant president reassures undocumented students


Chautauqua County to remember 9-11 with ceremony