Counties in the News, March 12, 2018

Monday's news from counties across the state.

NYSAC and County Delegates attend NACo, Lobby Congress


To Track Opioid Use, More Cities May Soon Screen Wastewater

The Health-Care Gap Between Red and Blue America


Why low milk prices are really bad for New York farms

State Senate opens probe into plan to export homeless upstate

New York millionaires groups ask lawmakers to raise their taxes, claim it is ‘right thing to do morally'

New York launches agriculture loan-fund program

Flu cases down in New York state


What Airbnb Did to New York City

NYC's hospital system axes 35 workers in savings push

The blueprint for savings is called design-build

Can the state implement congestion pricing without NYC's approval?


Suffolk unveils initiative that lets police access school cameras

Gov. Cuomo must step in to save forest as time runs out

Suffolk Executive Bellone, Nassau Executive Curran Urge State Senate, Assembly To Include Internet Fairness Measure In One-House Budget Proposals

Extension gives Nassau residents more time for tax grievances

Suffolk legislature flexes muscle with Steve Bellone


Westchester officials pile on power firms: 'They have to be broken up'

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro hosts forums on State of the County

Orange County looks at old landfill for solar farm site

FEMA told to expect storm-related disaster declaration requests for area

Dozens chow down to support Putnam Service Medal project

Utility companies continue push for power restoration

Ulster County Legislature policy requiring seven-day-a-week methadone services doesn't apply to HealthAlliance clinic

Sullivan looking into joining regional trash agency

Dutchess County Event Showcases Opportunities For People With Disabilities


Do armed officers belong in schools? Albany, Colonie PD weigh in

Warren County tourism numbers show room rates remained static, demand was up

Clean energy projects in Capital Region to get share of $1.4 billion in state money

Feds approved Thruway welcome center in Greene County

Schenectady County nature preserves re-open


St. Lawrence County working on plan to establish juvenile detention center in Canton-Potsdam area

Free presentations in St. Lawrence County to celebrate Fair Housing Act anniversary


Otsego County 911 Center Receives $840K State Grant

Ambrose Named Oneida County's Director Of Central Services

Herkimer Co. Fire Chief's Association presents awards

‘Herkimer Co. is open for business'

School, law enforcement officials in Herkimer BOCES region reactivate task force


Senators tell FEMA to expect storm-related disaster declaration requests for area

Herkimer County Public Health asking for help on mock drill

Southern Tier AIDS Program Wants To Operate Ithaca's Proposed Safe Injection Site

Authorities Still Plagued By Southern Tier School Threats

Broome County law proposal calls for taxpayers to be better informed

County Leaders Threaten Legal Action Over NYC's SOTA Program

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At task force meeting, teachers suggest practical ways to improve school security

Cortland County: Rx Drugs & Heroin Summit set for April 14

AmeriCorps Week Recognizes Oswego County Members


NY senators to FEMA: Reconsider denial of storm aid for Cayuga, other counties

February's opioid toll: 28 days, 84 ODs, 16 dead in Monroe County

Ontario Deputy Egburtson Awarded “Top Cop”

Orleans County near the top in the state for pain pills prescriptions

Sgt. Eric Seppala retires from Sheriff's Office

Seneca Lake water quality summit set for March 24 at HWS

Forum will focus on teen smoking

Ontario County Sheriff's Office releases February statistics

What if you draw water from Skaneateles, Owasco or Cayuga Lakes?


USA Cycling looking to host event on Niagara County IDA property

Cattaraugus County to back Senecas in opposing Coudersport, Pa. plant to treat fracking wastes, discharge into Allegheny River

Free rabies vaccination clinics scheduled in Chautauqua County

Niagara County Jail offering treatment for opioid-addicted inmates

Tobacco 21 Legislation sent to lawmakers in Allegany County

ChautauquaCounty: Outlooks need reality check

A ‘broken system' for mental health, criminal justice