Counties in the News, October 18, 2017

Wednesday's news from counties across the state.


Cities and the Lessons of the Great Amazon Hunt

As Outcry Over Sexual Harassment Grows, Focus Shifts to State Legislatures


Measure would cut red tape on NY lands deemed 'forever wild'

Study finds New York is 49th for business tax climate

Analysis: Counties find $208 million in savings under Cuomo efficiency program

State's Essential Plan could survive Trump's assault on cost-sharing payments

State Medicaid spending slightly over budget

New York State pushing forward with plan to reduce solitary confinement in local jails


Cuomo: GM will test autonomous vehicles on New York City streets

Council passes construction site safety bills

City Council Stated Meeting Tracker: Earned safe time, construction safety, agency transparency, Hurricane Sandy task force

The New York Marathon Grew Out of an Odd Relationship, Creativity and a Little Luck. Cities, Take Note.


LONG ISLAND          

NIFA reviews Mangano 2018 budget proposal

What's in the Water: Reversing the tide of pollution

Legislator Anker Attends Open House at Miller Place Fire Department

Wrong On Red: A.G. Schneiderman Releases New Report Detailing Red Light Camera Violations By School Buses

Home prices spike in Nassau, rise modestly in Suffolk


HUDSON VALLEY                                                        

Rockland County Grant Helps Food Pantry Program

Sullivan County to continue transfer station service in Cochecton

Astorino proposes $268 million capital budget

Road used by scores of New Paltz High School students to get safety enhancement

Dutchess IDA to fund Poughkeepsie city marketing campaign

State appeals federal ruling on Orange County gas line

Westchester's $268M capital budget includes parks, road projects

Ulster County lawmakers confirm appointments of two department heads

VA Hudson Valley offers listening session for veterans


Saratoga County hires lawyers for possible opioid lawsuit

Greene County transportation board established

Albany's longtime visitors bureau gets new branding


 Adirondack Council objects to DEC plan for new access road

In a milestone, SUNY Poly's first factory is now open

County shared services plan finalized


Partnership is a knockout for region, officials say

Oneida County weighs joining lawsuit against drug companies

County lawmakers urge state to raise funding for Cooperative Extension

Oneida County Livable Communities Project moves forward

Group donates Schoharie County mountain to New York

County signs sewer specs contract


SOUTHERN TIER                                                             

Lt. Gov. brings $4.M grant to Norwich firm

Schuyler County in the running for $5,000 k-9 grant

Nearly $30 million project to bring new jobs in Chenango County


Residents, Legislators Share Concerns At Town Hall Meeting

Madison County Gets Grant for Styrofoam Densifier

Governor Cuomo Announces First Phase of Construction Begins on $48.8 Million Revitalization of the Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Roadside ditches in Owasco Lake watershed need work

Why sexually transmitted disease is off the charts in Onondaga County

Onondaga County Clerk unveils online system to read, copy public documents

State Senate's Heroin Task Force to hold public hearing in Cortland

FEMA and NRC To Conduct Public Briefing Oct. 27

Residents, Legislators Share Concerns At Town Hall Meeting



2 projects expected to create, retain over 175 jobs in Monroe Co.

From the sheriff: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Female inmates rising as county jail study progresses

Don't throw pumpkins in trash in Ontario County

New policy will help protect Yates County assets



Grid operator approves major western New York transmission project

360 solar panels installed at Riverview Solar Technology Park

Editorial: IDAs need to do better at keeping public informed

Great Valley bridge construction contract almost $1 million

North Chautauqua County Water District Breaks Ground on $15M Regional Project

Niagara County moves forward with opioid lawsuit