A new Web site featuring a searchable database of training events for local public officials was launched in New York State earlier this month. Local Government Training Clearinghouse allows public officials to search for training events around the state, bringing together information otherwise scattered among municipal and state department Web sites. The site, a joint venture between the State Comptroller's Office and Cornell University's Community and Rural Development Institute, lets visitors search for training sessions by date, region, job type and event sponsor. localtraining@osc.state.ny.us.