- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Seventeen counties across New York will share $50 million from the state to upgrade their emergency communications.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the money will help counties communicate faster and respond to emergencies sooner.

Individual counties will receive awards of up to $3.5 million.

The grants are being made to the following counties: Cayuga, $2.5 million; Columbia, $3.5 million; Dutchess, $2 million; Erie, $2.1 million; Essex, $420,814; Genesee, $3 million; Greene, $3.5 million; Livingston, $3.5 million; Madison, $3.5 million; Monroe, $3.5 million; Nassau, $3.5 million; Oneida, $3.5 million; Putnam, $3.5 million; Rensselaer, $3.5 million; Saratoga, $3 million; Schoharie, $2.4 million; Steuben, $2.9 million.

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