Counties in the News, January 25, 2018

Thursday's news from counties across the state.


NY can become national leader in land bank success

$15 billion in funds unclaimed by New Yorkers

New York state has decreed net neutrality for web firms with state contracts

Farm lobby asks Albany to cushion costs of minimum wage hike

Cuomo proposes pilot program to help those with dementia and Alzheimer's (PoliticoPro subscription required)

New York Senate panel takes proactive look at legal sports gambling (PoliticoPro subscription required)


New York City's Endangered Economic Miracle

Seeking to Curb Jail Violence, Bronx Prosecutors Set Up Shop on Rikers Island

Mayor Forces Delay of Cuomo's Plan to Renovate 33 Subway Stations

NYC's 311 services will respond to Twitter requests 24/7

Riders Outside Manhattan Can Now Hail Accessible Taxis, Too


5 ways Trump's first year has potentially affected the lives of LIers

Suffolk Child Advocacy Center Offers Safe Space for Kids in Dark Times

Patrick Ryder named police commissioner

Long Island home prices post biggest gain in 10+ years


Proposed 3-county trash authority could include landfill operations in towns of Ulster, New Paltz, Lloyd

Region Gears Up to Fight Influenza Epidemic

New report: Catskills casino will further saturate 'tough' Upstate NY gaming market

County departments continue move into new government center

Rockland: Ed Day proposes $15M plan to move police academy to health complex

Rockland County Launches ‘tip411' Anonymous Web Tip Program

County Executive Latimer appoints four to administration posts

Human trafficking: Rockland's hidden secret


County agrees to share road material purchases

Naloxone training sessions offered in Greene County

Albany convention center exceeds forecast for first-year events

Saratoga Casino revenue down 14 percent since Rivers Casino opened in Schenectady

HVCC partnership results in cheaper solar training courses


Free tax assistance programs being offered across St. Lawrence County to residents

State funding to help purchase protective gear for St. Lawrence County firefighters

St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency accepting applications for program grants

Stefanik tours flood-prone neighborhood in Malone

Malone agrees to work with special counsel to draft solar farm regulations

Clinton Co. backs Sky West airline bid


Herkimer County experiencing an average flu season

Oneida County Officials Talk Plans for 'Raise the Age' Implementation

Local Health Officials Confirm Uptick in Flu This Season


Gas Compressor Proposed in Broome County Town for Second Time

Chemung County IDA works to provide a bright future for First Arena

Southern Tier REDC Plans For 2018 In First Meeting This Year

CENTRAL NEW YORK                                             

Unsheltered homeless count drops significantly in Onondaga County

Health department: Flu cases continue to rise in Cayuga County

Madison County to revisit plastic grocery bag ban

Networking to improve food justice and food security, Jan. 31

CNY Region Unemployment Rates Rise in December Compared to a Year Ago

Health pros urge crowd to continue the fight against opioid crisis


Orleans County joins suit against drug companies

Opioids in Yates County: The struggle continues

Monroe County files lawsuit against opioid makers, announced plan to fight epidemic

Widespread training in opioid antidote is part of Monroe County plan

Ontario County may want in on algae program

Action for a Better Community gets $7.1M for head start program

Flu cases have nearly quadrupled in Genesee County so far this season

Raises for Seneca County officials pass major test

Flu Cases Rise in Yates County

Arts Council for Wyoming County reopens

County OKs airport project work, funding


Niagara County officials recognize Mt. St. Mary's Hospital

EDITORIAL: ‘SafeCam' is worth keeping an eye on

Chautauqua County IDA Approves PILOT Program for Wind Farm Following Deviation Hearing

Erie County legislators want details on harassment, discrimination claims