Counties in the News, February 6, 2018

Tuesday's news from counties across the state.


With Fentanyl on the Streets, California Pays Opioid Users to Test Their Drugs


New York's $6 billion plan for offshore wind shows that oil drilling really is on the way out

Governor Cuomo Sets April 24 Special Election For 11 Vacant Seats in the New York State Senate and Assembly

Gillibrand eyes better insurance for NY dairy farmers as milk prices dip

Pistol permit holders offered grace period for recertification

Gov. Cuomo again calls for closing fentanyl loophole

Governor Uses Executive Order to Punish Companies that Discriminate

State asks feds for extra Lake Ontario shoreline protection


New York City Mayor in Hot Seat at Albany Hearing

Bill de Blasio Promises Property-Tax Changes

Mailbox ‘fishing' victimizes vulnerable Queens residents: Congresswoman


Legislator Calls For Moratorium On Ride Sharing

Suffolk County Legislator Rob Trotta Holds Pet Food Drive

Nassau lawmakers approve $23 million in borrowing for judgment

Overcharged Nassau residents to receive sewer tax refunds


Ulster County Executive Hein, in annual address, touts achievements and outlines vision for coming year

Infrastructure, fiscal and legal reform highlight Hein's State of the County

Westchester DA: County Among Leaders In Recouping Stolen Unemployment Funds

Orange lawmakers approve two new administration jobs

Westchester County Center gun show ban: Now it's a law


Albany County honors soldiers in Black History Month event

Albany once again makes case for permanent $12.5M from state


Flu cases in St. Lawrence County since Oct. 1 balloon by two-thirds in last 11 days

St. Lawrence County solar power installations up more than 500% since 2011

Number of St. Lawrence County foster care adoptions more than doubles

Solar power generation on the rise in north country, across New York state

Franklin County District Attorney's Office completes policy changes to address federal audit concerns

Lewis County Youth Bureau offering $14,000 for youth development programs

Franklin Co. exceeds bed-tax projection


Broome County sees 1,310 flu cases so far

After a week of feuding, County is still willing to work with City on finances

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Flu Confirmed in Nearly 1,300 in Onondaga County; Still Time for Prevention, Medical Experts Say

Tompkins County: 2017 was the most deadly year for drug overdoses in a decade

Sick of traffic on Route 13? So are Tompkins County officials


State funds will allow county to buy new excavator

Morelle says grant money for Frontier Field hasn't been used, County disputes claims

2 Livingston County non-profits receive Community Health Awards


Opioid and heroin abuse committee complete draft of Allegany County strategy

Despite early start, flu has yet to reach peak in Western New York