Counties in the News, February 26, 2018

Monday's news from counties across the state.



Delay of children's Medicaid redesign has advocates fuming over Cuomo's budget

State forest tax plan will harm landowners  


Comptroller wants to use Battery Park money to fund NYCHA

Nearly 87K children among public housing tenants who lost heat this winter, data reveal(PoliticoPro subscription required)

Tourist with measles may have exposed many across NYC: officials


Suffolk Water Authority wins state nod for dioxane treatment

Suffolk top cop nominee says she has MS-13 plan of attack

Doubts raised about time frame for new LIRR safety system

Schumer: Trump budget proposal hurt's LI's opioid battle

Nassau BOCES plans to enhance two-year plumbing course


Putnam Officials Talk Butterfield Center With Philipstown Seniors

Age to smoke, vape may go up to 21 in Westchester

Dutchess Deputy Evan Traudt helped avert mass shooting plan

Potential measles exposure in Orange, Putnam counties

SENIORS: Dutchess County Office for the Aging schedules programs


Albany County sheriff plans heroin forum in Watervliet

Cold weather, flu season hit blood donations hard

Saratoga County backs night racing plan for Belmont Park

Editorial: This is your river on drugs


North Country hungry for broadband details

County Legislature approves transfer of $306K to offset deficiencies at sheriff's office, jail

GIS classes map the way for local governments

Community health centers vital for North Country residents

St. Lawrence County accepting ag district applications in March

New collections manager works to make sense of the stuff of history


Mohawk Valley Health System sees new start for region's health care

Strengthening gun laws topic at local legislative breakfast

Tax revenue questioned with new Herkimer jail

State Nixes Idea For Shared DPW, Emergency Management Vehicle

How could the hospital project impact Utica's tax base?


Schuhle Named To Head Broome County Office For Aging

Steuben Co. Land bank begins demolitions

High speed internet on its way to rural Steuben, Allegany County

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Sterling to receive $1.8M in federal loans, grants for water infrastructure

Madison County offers free smoke detectors after house fire

Oswego County to use state grant to replace outdated E-911 equipment


State budget includes $1.1 million for failing septic system replacement in Finger Lakes

Regional lockup would be a challenge, Genesee County told

Ontario County accepting bids for FLCC turf fields


Poloncarz challenges Collins to town hall on gun laws

NCCC officials unveil plans for state-of-the-art STEM center

NCCC to award 100 scholarships of $2,000 each annually

Public hearing airs $2M PM Research incentives package for GE/Lufkin facility move

Niagara County Health Department presented MRC Challenge Award

County offers free workshops for those with ongoing health concerns

Major Redesign Of Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency Announced

Task Force Coordinator Sets Sights On Epidemic

NCCC unveils plans for $30 million STEM building

Opioid victim's father aims to bring aid to Cattaraugus County