Counties in the News, October 2, 2017

Monday's news from counties across the state.


NYSAC promotes Hohman to legislative director



Justice Department Ends Era of Pushing Police Reform


Funding hangs in limbo for the nation's 1,400 community health centers


Congress Lets CHIP Expire, and States Scramble


Schumer Wants Bus Safety Grades Posted on Windshields


Do some states have more opioid prescriptions than residents?



Eight con con misconceptions dispelled


Feds, NY continue battle over I Love NY signs


Cuomo wants fentanyl analogs added to state controlled substance list


NYSERDA Releases 2017 New York Solar Guidebook for Local Governments


$50 million statewide grant to provide water quality protection for farmers


Cold war veteran tax break extended


REAL IDs are coming to New York state


State officials: N.Y. will help enroll people in insurance through Obamacare


Judge bans ballot-box selfies in New York

New York moves to expand access to lawyers for poor people charged with crimes


Corruption an argument for, against state Constitutional Convention


Did you get free SUNY tuition? NY reveals figures


New York seeking to attract driverless car companies


New York state finances receives failing grade in controversial report



De Blasio announces rat mitigation plan for Upper West Side


Traffic will leave old Tappan Zee span next week


Cuomo's MTA Says The Subways Won't Get Fixed Unless De Blasio Pays For Half


De Blasio Commissioners Tout Sustainability Successes


World Trade Center looking to court Amazon's next headquarters


New York City bus terminal upward expansion feasible: review team

City is denying 9/11 first responders disability pensions


With a congressional seat in the balance, City Planning prepares for Census count



State fields bids for Belmont redevelopment


LI officials propose Belmont, Heartland as Amazon HQ sites


Nassau, Suffolk county fee increases same as tax hikes



Aurochemicals dedicates its $1.5 million world headquarters expansion


Town of Palm Tree public information sessions to be held Oct. 11 and 18


Orange County kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Rockland to the Rescue: County Launches Effort to Help Puerto Rico


Orange County collection drive underway for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico


Hudson Valley residents join lawsuits against Equifax over security breach


County legislator hosts Hurricane Maria drive


Inmates Help Food Bank Feed The Hungry


Dutchess County Tick Task Force sponsors PSA contest for students


Proposed 2018 Orange County budget stabilizes county finances, says Neuhaus


Westchester to sue pharma companies tied to opioid, heroin crisis



Railway on track to store train cars in North Creek


Albany County Nursing Home renovation for 911 dispatch to pave way for city merger


State Labor Department probes airport security firm's alleged wage theft


Port looks to expand in Rensselaer County


County pushes for 'land bank' amendment to solve bridge issue


Albany County comptroller warns of 'financial cliff'



Judge tosses out Cuomo's $8 million Adirondack rail-trail plan


Franklin County officials work to stabilize fire practice tower while waiting on state renovation grant


Officials welcome Institute for Advanced Manufacturing


Clinton Co. gives OK to para-transit change


Marketing study shows lots of tourists



‘Very fortunate:' AHL All-Star Classic, funding coming to Aud


NASA to join NUAIR in Rome drone testing program


SRC Plans to Add 1,000 Drone-Related Jobs in Next Five Years


Funding for parking garage now hinges on city council


County Joins Energize NY to Help Property Owners Finance Energy Upgrades



Broome Gets New DSS Commissioner


A FISH TALE: New York hatcheries boost economy, bolster recreation


Broome County Hunger Tour helps feed the hungry in our area


Struggling Upstate NY city dubbed 'the center of America's retail meltdown'


Broome County Executive to hold shared services public hearing



Public Safety Committee Receives Law Enforcement Shared Services Study


New Youth Court Members Ready To Dispense Teen Justice


Ulysses Celebrates County Bicentennial


Oswego County legislators OK additional money for computer consultant



Local law would increase Seneca County public officials' salaries in 2018


Legislation seeks to reform CPS in Monroe County


Newly discovered algae toxin in Finger Lakes is especially deadly to dogs


Ontario County to host paper shredding event


Casella submits plan to correct landfill violation


Yates County Chamber to Conduct Membership Survey


Women's Summit provides ‘incredible investment' for Wyoming County businesswomen


Orleans County discusses new dog law



Cattaraugus County Shared Services Plan projects $3 million savings


Village passes shared services agreements


'Hire local' executive order signed for construction projects


12 Erie County libraries share $120,000 in state funding


County to Sell South County Office Building in Jamestown Despite Raised Concerns


County Executive addresses CPS concerns


Climate change and agriculture discussed at Farmer Neighbor Dinner