Counties in the News, February 1, 2018

Thursday's news from counties across the state.


To Speed Up Hiring, Do What Denver Did


NY farmers now have a new tax write-off: Food donations

Construction Deaths in New York State Reach a 14-Year High

After Deadline, Is Your Pistol Permit Still Valid Today?

Sales tax revenues high across New York state

Pharmacists help in flu fight

Big news for NY B&Bs

NY considers ‘supervised consumption spaces' for drug addicts


Airbnb is making rents in New York City spike as owners yank units off the market, study says

NYC To Spend $1 Billion On Water


Nassau to resume audit of Hempstead Animal Shelter

Suffolk lawmakers press for details of sexual harassment complaints

Laura Curran expected to appoint George Tsunis as NUMC chairman


County Executive's Corner: “Always Forward”

Orange County named a Clean Energy Community by NYSERDA

Groundwater contamination found at Westchester County Airport

County Issues Flu Do's, Don'ts For Westchester Residents, Children

Inside look: NY's largest casino opens with hope to revive the Catskills

Upstate New York sees spike in sales tax revenue; Rockland has modest increase

Rockland's bond rating improves

Dutchess County Transportation Council opens public comment period on its Draft Unified Planning Work Program

Opioid prescriptions declined in Westchester, Rockland, but death toll still climbed


Sheriff: I don't support needle exchange site

Schenectady County shuts nature preserves due to weather

Cuomo, DOT commended for flooding response

New tech park planned in Saratoga County

Capital Region broadband awarded $211.3M

Emergency dispatch service merger proposed

Albany legislative committees have GOP chairs for first time


Growing number of parcels, bidders at St. Lawrence County property auctions

St. Lawrence County Office for the Aging, Council of Senior Citizens seek award nods

Legislators hire public health head

Gov. Cuomo announces funding to cover ‘last mile' broadband development in North Country

Cuomo pledges Underwood flood relief


A New Analysis Center Could Help Combat Local Crime

Mohawk Valley lawmakers say the region is on the rise

Herkimer County developing emergency alert app


Flu Epidemic Spreads To Broome County

Dispute over sales tax revenues, shared services continues

What Steuben County is doing about commercial sexual exploitation among minors

Opinions mixed about Chemung sales tax formula

CENTRAL NEW YORK                                             

Report: Cayuga County sees third-highest sales tax collection increase in state

TCAT to Expand to Larger Facility, Says New Chairman of Board of Directors

Progress 2018: How Cayuga County breweries are converting new drinkers to craft

Promotions in Cayuga County Clerk's Office

Cortland County District Attorney Named To Statewide Ethics Panel


Infrastructure: Wyoming and Livingston locations slated for broadband boost

Wayne County Sheriff's deputy named 2018 Deputy of the Year


WNY waterways make up 70 percent of state's sewage overflows

Social services recovery efforts net cash for county

Niagara County Department of Health offering free radon test kits to City of Lockport residents

Erie County Water Authority warns of impersonators

Library on Wheels Bookmobile increases access to books in Erie County