Counties in the News, March 6, 2018

Tuesday's news from counties across the state.


What's the Deal with Plastic Bag Bans?


Official: NY to focus on tourism ads over business promotion

Cuomo finally warms up to ban on plastic shopping bags after criticism from NYC pols

Industrial hemp in New York expected to grow as research expands

Cuomo Proposes Changes to New York State Parole System

New York eyes coverage for in vitro fertilization

A guide to New York's gun regulations

Cuomo advancing reforms to improve re-entry process for former inmates

NY gas prices fall, as national average inches up


De Blasio taps Richard Carranza as NYC schools chancellor

De Blasio sues to block Cuomo from closing Rikers facility


Ryder: Nassau police increasing social media game

DEC Closes Additional Shellfishing Areas in Nassau and Suffolk Counties

EPA to implement cleanup plan near Roosevelt Field Mall

Nassau lawmakers delay vote on assessment contracts

LI aerospace companies and others could be stung by tariffs


New telemedicine program will aid drug-abuse patients in Sullivan and Ulster

Latimer Blasts Con Ed, NYSEG For 'Disgusting,' Slow Response To Storm

Power restored to over 90 percent of region as second storm gears up

Rockland cleans up from wind damage, prepares for snowfall


County OKs deal with SCCC faculty union

Columbia and Greene counties look to new broadband awards to fill gaps in service

Upstate county deputizing authorities as ICE agents, prompting call to end practice


Governor Cuomo Announces Lake Placid Selected to Host 2023 World University Games

St. Lawrence County Legislators table vote on funding Bassmaster Elite fishing tournament

Lewis County Kicks Off 2018 Relay For Life

Department of Taxation and Finance urges St. Lawrence County residents to use direct deposit for tax refund

Despite delays, Lewis officials remain hopeful on solar project completion


Oneida County Gets Invasive Species Grant

Oneida County Fair Needs Volunteers, Sponsors

Utica College Lockdown - The Day After


$30 Million in Broadband Program Awards Announced for Region

Four days without power in the Southern Tier

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Owasco, Cayuga, Skaneateles lakes' harmful algal bloom summit kicks off

Onondaga County lawmakers resume debate on law against leaving dogs in the cold

Selling naming rights on gov't property in NY a legal 'gray area'

Residents still without power as next storm approaches

In Oswego County, a new adult day care is giving families respite, hope


County declares opioid epidemic a ‘public nuisance' to help recover costs to taxpayers

Deal dropout: plan to bring solar company and jobs to Genesee County falls through

Natural gas project progresses in Ontario County

What will new occupancy taxes fund?

Local flu cases on the decline

Social Services to host meeting for prospective foster, adoptive parents

Schumer unveils plan to save U of R's laser lab

Editorial: Finger Lakes isn't New York's 'trash central'


Turn in an opioid dealer, get up to $2,500 reward

Lake Ontario counties take regional approach to harbor dredging

Erie County executive signs law banning gay conversion therapy for minors

More than 1,100 still have no power after last week's snowstorm

Snyder revises some Catt. County Legislature committee