Counties in the News, January 22, 2018

Monday's news from counties across the state.


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Homeless Will Now Be Asked: Are You Fleeing Domestic Violence?



Proposed state freeze on local aid upsets municipalities

NY to Study Full Cannabis Legalization

More Than 1,600 New Yorkers Hospitalized for Flu in One Week

Records: NY pays $10M to settle harass, abuse cases of women


To combat congestion, Cuomo will focus first on for-hire vehicles

Queens Officials, Residents Express Strong Opposition to Congestion Pricing Proposal

Cuomo vows to keep Statue of Liberty open amid federal shutdown

Flaws Cited in MTA Program for Disabled Travelers


Critics say Long Island Sound crossing would ‘destroy' state park

AG Schneiderman: Company to pay restitution for STAR billings


Westchester lawmakers resurrect vetoed bills on gun shows, undocumented immigrants

Hudson Valley residents worried about impact of government shutdown

Catskill Watershed Corporation funds Ulster County septic system repairs

Handful of Dutchess legislators propose asking governor to stop Cricket Valley

Cashless tolling amnesty program: Frequently asked questions (and some answers)

Yonkers Kawasaki plant may build NYC subway cars in proposed $3.6B deal

Orange County looking at directors of economic development and tourism


Saratoga County sues more than 30 pharmaceutical companies

Effects of federal government shutdown felt in Capital Region


NY aiming to invest $13 million to bolster tourism up north

Franklin County extends tourism promotion contract with ROOST


Sharing services: Local officials expect more talks, action in coming year

Oneida County Clerk DePerno recognized by provider

Otsego County Considering New Form of Government


On the Bright Side: Delaware County historians host 'Desserts and Diaries' fundraiser

Radon Problems Run Rampant in Broome County

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‘Slow down': Snowmobile safety emphasized in Cayuga County

Oswego County, snowmobile clubs obtain state money

Screening program helps ID disorders in newborns

Oswego County Tourism Office compiling events for seasonal brochure

After appeal, feds approve Lake Ontario flood aid for Cayuga, Monroe counties

Cortland County: Pistol permit recertification deadline approaching in New York


Monroe County Clerk's Office extends hours for pistol permit transactions

Overprescription Leading to Addiction in Monroe County

Report: Ontario County among highest for opioid abuse

Flu shots encouraged as influenza cases double in Livingston County, see ‘drastic rise' statewide

State funding could help some Genesee County residents replace septic systems

Genesee County: Jail repair and restoration project has $440,000 price tag


Impact of Government Shutdown on Western New York

Ambassadors for Allegany County needed

Pistol permit recertifications “not picking up” says Bernstein

HUD awards $12M to combat homelessness in WNY

County Legislature Asks Cuomo to Extend Re-Certification Deadline