Counties in the News, February 20, 2018

Tuesday's news from counties across the state.


What the Trump Infrastructure Plan Gets Right

Implementing States' Medicaid Wishes Won't Be Cheap

Despite Minimum Wage Hikes, States Often Fail to Enforce the Law

State Election Officials Say They Are Told Too Little About Cyberthreats

What Chinese import policies mean for all 50 states


New York State parks attendance rose again in 2017, topping 71 million

Computer tablet provider expects to make $8.8M from inmates


Transit problems threaten New York's economic future

New York Retailers Gear Up for Tough New Tobacco Rules

NYC officials see progress in effort to curb opioid deaths


Officials propose to lower speed limit on dangerous roadway in Island Park

Fewer people killed on Long Island roads in 2017, stats show

Comptroller John Kennedy delays plans to withhold Suffolk election worker's pay


Odell Leads Bipartisan Conference of NYS County Leaders

These Westchester cities ranked as safest in NY

This Rockland community was named safest in NY

About 100,000 outstanding cashless tolls paid under amnesty plan with one week left

Lawsuit: cashless tolling a scheme with 'secret agreements' to divvy up millions in fees

Sullivan County development means increased services at CRMC

Dutchess, Ulster food stores score highly under new rating system

Applications for agricultural district inclusion available in Ulster County

Putnam Representatives attend National Anti-Drug Forum in DC


Medical provider faulted in Schenectady jail inmate's death

Schenectady County to host Niskayuna roundabout meeting


Flu still packing a punch in North Country

Franklin County legislators seek ethics board guidance on possible conflict of interest involving Solid Waste Management Authority member

Lewis legislators considering addition of part-time assistant DA

Flood watch in effect for St. Lawrence County through Wednesday; record warm temps possible

North Country Communities To Receive An Extra $1 Million From Nypa

St. Lawrence County residents can apply for cabinet maker apprenticeships


County's Sales Tax Figures Jump In 2017

Herkimer Co. Legislature OKs jail plan


Broome County EMS Exceeds Standards, Achieves Accreditation

New Jet Company Will Soon Land In Southern Tier

Library to host election reform program

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Cayuga County Health Department: Oral health has big impact on children

Legislature Recognizes One Of Its Own

Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority board seeks more northern representation

FEMA Decision a Major Blow to Cayuga County

Homeless in Oswego County: Survey finds hundreds at risk

Oswego County announces Manufactured Housing Program for Veterans

Health Department Reminds People to Stay Protected from Whooping Cough

Plans announced to close gap in Erie Canalway Trail in Onondaga County

Cayuga County Health Department: Oral health has big impact on children


Seneca County trash fight headed to Albany

Increased road salt use likely cause of spike in creek salinity

Low-interest loans available for flash-flooding damage in Seneca, Wayne counties

Wayne County chosen for 24/7 drug abuse treatment center

Public invited to weigh in on agricultural plan for Ontario County

Sales tax grew by $1M for Orleans County in 2017

Planning the unthinkable: Sheriff's Office gives churches advice for active shooter scenarios

Finger Lakes state lawmakers urge governor to add three lakes to priority list


Battle against opioids shows signs of progress in Cattaraugus County

Erie County Water Authority Scam Reported In Orchard Park

Governor Cuomo Demands More Police Around Schools After WNY Threat