House fire in Corning
Fire over the weekend on the Swamp School Road has displaced two families in Corning. The cause of the blaze is under investigation. The American Red Cross is providing temporary housing for the five adults. The fire occurred Friday night.
New Mayor for Corning sworn in
Corning’s new mayor was sworn in yesterday. Bill Boland took the oath of office at city hall along with four other councilman. The newly elected Mayor said he was looking forward to getting started on housing and economic development initiatives. He replaces Rich Negri who has been Mayor of Corning for 8 years.
New Year...New Laws
Minimum wages are going up in New York state. $10.40 is the new wage and can vary depending on where you work in the state and what industry you are in. It’s expected more than 2 million wage earners with be affected in a positive way.
New York State begins the strongest, most progressive paid family leave policy in the country. New Yorkers will be allowed to take job-protected paid time off to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition or help relieve family pressures when a loved one is called to active military service abroad. The new law with eventually allow New Yorkers to be eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid time off.
Full Moon Tonight
It’s called a wolf full moon and should happen around 9:24pm tonight. It’s the first of two full moons this month…the second is scheduled for Jan 31st . The weather is forecasting cloudy skies tonight so it may be difficult to see the rare sight.