Counties in the News, October 23, 2017

Monday's news from counties across the state.


Cuomo signs bill to expand cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters

New York advances drone industry with testing corridor


MTA gets ready to dump the Metrocard

De Blasio vows to push Albany for changes to loft law

De Blasio announces five-point plan to ease traffic congestion

LONG ISLAND          

Suffolk health officials issue Halloween warnings to parents

LI residents, officials frustrated over proposed budget

Nassau budget law allows changes after Election Day

LI's opioid epidemic costs businesses millions, experts say

HUDSON VALLEY                                                        

Women's Enterprise Center receives Dutchess LDC funding

Developers express interest in Camp LaGuardia property

Finding funds to fix local bridges isn't easy

Ulster, Dutchess, Columbia and Greene meetings: Week of Oct. 22, 2017

Ulster County lawmakers consider borrowing $10.3 million for Family Court project

Sullivan Charter Commission hears mixed opinions on county exec

Westchester protects oldest working farm

County Executive's Corner: Ramapo's Planning Failures Come Home to Roost

Sullivan County's Proposed 2018 Budget


Employers shouldn't ask about past salary

Jimino's final Renselaer County budget to keep taxes unchanged

Saratoga County nixes plan to raise smoking age

Rensselaer Land Trust to celebrate 30 years at Nov. 12 event


Franklin County sheriff proposes helping inmates maintain health insurance while jailed; move would save the county money, he says

St. Lawrence County legislators vote tonight on class action opioid lawsuit

Franklin County sets hearings on 2018 county budget, inmate insurance and solar farm tax exemption opt-out.

Franklin County Legislature approves snow and ice removal contract with towns

County may seek emergency data system

State comptroller assesses North Country economic outlook

County brings meals to over 19K this summer


County budget plan: Legislator raises; cuts in fire department

Community forum planned Monday to resurrect Human Relations Commission

Griffiss is part of regional bid to land Amazon

SOUTHERN TIER                                                             

New Chemung County planner tackles dual role

Steuben Co. to host Opioid & Substance Abuse Forum


Water and Sewer Authority may move equipment to county motor pool building in Auburn

Oswego County Legislature Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Cortland County Planning Board approves solar moratoriums for Preble, Freetown

Oswego County Hosts Workshop for SSDI and SSI Beneficiaries


With EV charger done, Wyoming County named Clean Energy Community

Home fair aims to prevent zombie homes across Monroe County


Niagara County to hold drop-offs for household hazardous waste, electronics

County urges Cuomo to settle payments with Seneca Nation

Fall foliage photo contest returns to county parks

Backup county dispatch funds approved

County Heroin-Opioid Task Force final meeting of year shows varied results