Thursday, September 21, 2017

Seneca County Police Departments offer child safety car seat check

Seneca Daily:
On Friday, September 22, 2017, from 2:30 pm-6:30 pm the Seneca Falls Police Department, in cooperation with the Waterloo Police Department, will be hosting an annual Child Safety Car Seat check at the Seneca Falls Police Department, 130 Ovid Street, Seneca Falls, NY.
Anyone with a car seat wishing to have the police check to ensure their seats are correctly installed or those who want to learn how to install a car seat properly can attend this free event. The police department will be able to distribute car seats for those that do not have them but will be limited to only one car seat per family.
No appointment is needed for this free event. Please bring the child with you when you come as it makes for a safer install.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Avoid Hurricane-related charity scams

The following tips have been offered by New York State officials for those contributing to the relief effort:
• Take Time To Research The Organization.
• Know Where Your Money Will Go.
• Give to Established Charities.
• Be Cautious With Telephone Solicitations.
• Check Before You Text A Contribution.
• Check Before Donating to an Online Giving Site.
• Don’t Respond to Unsolicited Spam Emails.
• Never Give Cash.
• Be Careful About Personal Information.
• Report Suspicious Organizations.
If you believe an organization is misrepresenting its work, or that a scam is taking place, click here.

For more information on how to avoid a scam, click here.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Law Day 2018 Theme Announced

The American Bar Association has announced the theme for Law Day 2018, "Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom."

The U.S. Constitution designated a system of government with distinct, independent branches – legislative, executive, and judicial – and outlines how they interact. Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court share power and serve as a check on the powers of the others, providing a framework for freedom.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Schuyler County Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics, and Tire Collection Day

Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics, and Tire Collection Day: Saturday, September 16th, 2017
REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 7 - September 13

WHERE: Schuyler County Highway Department, 901 S. Decatur Street, Watkins Glen

HOW TO REGISTER: Complete registration form and return to kvanhorn@co.schuyler.ny.us or mail to 105 Ninth Street, Unit 39, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

CAN I REQUEST A DROP OFF TIME?: Yes! The drop-off times are assigned in 30 minutes increments starting at 9:00am. If you would like to come at a certain time please write that on your registration form and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Schuyler County and Yates County Residents Only (sorry, no businesses)

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Institute for Advancing Justice on October 26, 2017

In looking to the future of criminal justice reform and the achievements of the last few years, the Charles Koch Institute is hosting “Advancing Justice 2017,” a one-day conference to be held in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Advancing Justice will offer attendees the opportunity to learn more about issues critical to the reform agenda – including the opioid crisis, collateral consequences, mens rea, and the future of federal sentencing.

Additional information about the schedule of events and confirmed speakers is available here.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Seneca County Working on Shared Services Plan

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The Board of Supervisors that make up Seneca County’s governing body met on July 25 to discuss the latest revisions to the plan that will be submitted Sept. 15.

The plan consists of three main efforts for the county and local municipalities to work together to share services. The first idea would be a snow removal agreement between the towns within Seneca County and the County itself....

The second effort is a similar, but covers mowing of County roads instead of plowing...

The final effort of the plan would be to create a rental agreement between the County and Towns for unique county highway department equipment. The cost of owning the equipment is “substantial” according to the draft, but by increasing their usage by renting them out to towns that can’t justify the expense of owning them, the County could save more money and possibly reduce property taxes. This has happened in the past, but by formalizing it the effort can be added to the plan.