Counties in the News, January 5, 2018

Friday's news from counties across the state.


Gov. Cuomo calls on state to face opioid crisis head on, tackle homelessness, in 2018 State of the State address

Restructuring New York's Taxes Sounds Good. Now for the Details.

N.Y. legislation aims to ease Lyme disease anguish

Jeff Sessions' marijuana order sends New York scrambling to assess impact

Governor Cuomo Announces $60 Million in Awards to Mental Health and Addiction Healthcare Providers to Lower Cost and Improve Outcomes

Protecting Agriculture Through NYSDAM Resources and Opportunities


NYCHA closes $110M in financing to retrofit developments to be more energy efficient

NYC subway construction costs highest in world

LONG ISLAND                                       

Republican Richard Nicolello to head Nassau County Legislature

Storm takes out power to more than 21,000 on LI

New Suffolk Law Bans Outmoded Cesspools


Westchester County budget includes new $50k fund to boost agriculture

Ulster County Officials Discuss Resources to Help People in Need

Westchester County Health Department Shares Cold Weather Tips


County officials have mixed feelings about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposals

Albany among counties across nation suing big pharma


County officials point out state mandates as Cuomo pushes local property tax reductions

Dabiew elected new chairman of the Franklin County Legislature

Lewis clerk's office adds e-recording, keeps pushing pistol recertification

Lewis County legislators receive new committee assignments

County receives $850,000 block grant for low-income housing

Tax Aide program needs volunteers

McManus remains county chairman

Don Debiew named new Franklin Co. chair

New St. Lawrence County DA Gary Pasqua sworn in


Herkimer County Opening Warming Stations to Help Those in Need Escape the Cold

Oneida County Hotel Occupancy Rate Declines for an Eighth Month in November

Legislature chairman sees positive change ahead for Herkimer County

Oneida County Child Advocacy Center reaccredited

Oneida County Sheriff's Office to Host Coffee Events in Chadwicks

CENTRAL NEW YORK                  

N.Y. legislation aims to ease Lyme disease anguish

January provides more time to hunt deer in Tompkins County

Oswego County Office for the Aging seeks programming space

Oswego County Land Bank Helps Restore Communities

Lights on the Lake adding extra night to help a good cause

Mahunik named chairman of Cayuga County Legislature

From the Legislature: County property tax rate at historic low


Monroe County Joins Nationwide Lawsuits Against Opioid Makers

Medicaid service coming back to Genesee County

Yates revising wind ordinance

Health Commissioner: Frostbite risk is high in this weather

Wayne County gets bright idea on street lighting

Victor's Jack Marren re-elected as Ontario County Board of Supervisors chair


Erie County clerk rolls out program to alert communities to foreclosures

State awards $4.5M to WNY Dementia Caregiver Programs

Local elected officials call State of the State address ‘liberal,' ‘long'

Rookie county legislator named majority leader as veteran Dems fume

Erie County Water Authority reminding residents to trickle faucets in extreme cold

DeLabio begins tenure as Niagara County Family Court judge

Lawmakers call for delay in gun permit deadline

Legislature looks ahead to 2018