Counties in the News, February 27, 2018

Tuesday's news from counties across the state.
Federal budget bill aids rural hospitals
Opinion: Infrastructure Bill Shouldn't Ignore Our Aging Water Systems
Guest Column: Listen to municipalities on efficiencies
Rural New York Communities Prepare for High-Speed Internet
NY state lawmakers pitch new plastic bag ban
Upstate NY unemployment: How do Syracuse, Buffalo, Albany, more compare?
Pipelines collide with emissions goal
Early mass killer warning? More states, including NY, mull animal abuser lists
State drinking water panel: Removing 1,4-dioxane will be costly
Exclusive: NYC Council to consider bills to combat opioid epidemic
Feds to use Penn Station for bomb-detecting tests
NYPD supports bill to outlaw cop sex with suspects
Laura Curran orders no-gift policy for employees involved in contracting
Nassau County bill aims at sexual harassment prevention
Suffolk legislative committee holds meeting to discuss ride-sharing services
IKEA donates 5,000 reusable shopping bags to Suffolk
Neuhaus wants to know if CPV testing is causing air quality concerns
Partnership pushes for Rt. 17 transportation and traffic alleviation plan
Family-owned business seeks financial incentives to expand
Bond rating agencies give thumbs up to Dutchess, Orange counties
Maisano resigns, special election to replace him April 24
Pothole Patrol: Westchester County Public Works crews fixing roads before heavy rain arrives
Bill being reintroduced would raise tobacco age in Westchester
Westchester County Executive George Latimer ending Uber, Lyft Thumbs Up program
Ulster County offers free disposal of paint and other toxic chemicals
Still time to update pistol permits, authorities say
Saratoga County's Prosperity Partnership open to working with rival SEDC
Clinton County officials optimistic about sales tax
Lewis County General Unveils Expansion Plan To Public
Improvements proposed for BOCES campuses
Tax revenue questioned with new Herkimer jail
State allots $200K for railway upgrade
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar delivers State of the County Address
Broome County hotel occupancy rate rises for a ninth straight month in January
Schuyler Co. To Hold March Public Hearing on Opioids
The App That Could Feed Social Change In Broome County
Steuben County Examines New Opioid Initiative
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Opioid Overdose Training Offered on March
State will spend another $15 million on $90 million upstate New York factory
Onondaga County sheriff's deputies train for active shooter situation
'Protecting Our Kids' brings community together to talk school safety
Policy questions local and national under consideration
Cuomo's ‘Raise the Age' is problematic
Poloncarz challenging Senate report's claim that Medicaid fuels opioid epidemic
Environmental coalition formed to oppose proposed wind turbines near Lake Ontario
In a bad flu season, signs the worst may be over
Cattaraugus Co. Sheriff discusses school safety measures
Erie County leaders to discuss new ways to combat deadly opioid epidemic
County Election Commissioner Supports Call for Early Voting in New York