Local News: September 11, 2023

- Schuyler County owners can buy back foreclosed property -

The deadline for Schuyler County property owners to buy back foreclosed properties is next week. The legislature voted in August to allow foreclosed owners to repurchase their land before the county’s annual property tax auction. Owners must submit an offer to the county treasurer by September 18. This is the last attempt by the county to collect past-due taxes and prevent foreclosures. Last November, notices were first sent and posted publicly. Then this February letters were sent with handwritten notes. All offers submitted must cover all taxes, interest, penalties, and other county expenses relating to the property. After the buyback deadline, all remaining properties will be sold to the highest bidder at the auction on October 2.

- Broome County Substance Abuse Work Pilot Project Gets Almost $500,000 Grant -

A pilot project of Broome-Tioga Workforce NY has gotten over $498,000 to help people with substance use disorders get and keep jobs. The Johnson City non-profit will work with Broome County law enforcement to overcome legal obstacles to employment, work training, and support after being hired. The funding is part of $14 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission to support partnerships that help people in recovery enter the workforce.

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