Mitrano Announces “One District” Town Halls
In her bid for Congress against incumbent Republican Tom Reed, Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano is holding a series of town halls across the 23rd District. Mitrano will hold ten town hall meetings, one in each county, as part of her “One District” Campaign to reach as many constituents as possible. Mitrano’s town hall for Steuben County will be held on the evening of October 15th at Corning’s United Steelworkers 1000 Headquarters from 5 to 7.
State Officials Advising Schools Carry Naloxone
New York State officials are urging schools to carry the opioid antidote naloxone in an effort to combat the opioid problem. A letter sent by the State Department of Health advocates for more awareness and education about opioids and synthetic cannabinoids by public schools due to the increase in use by students over the years as well as the great number of deaths from the opiate fentanyl. State leaders like the Education Department Commissioner, the Health Commissioner and head of the state substance abuse services program have signed onto the letter that you can access and read here.
Cuomo Aide Percoco Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Joseph Percoco was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes. Percoco was convicted several months ago in March for accepting over $300,000 from companies paying to influence the Cuomo administration. Though Cuomo denies any knowledge of Percoco’s dealings or being involved with them, the trial testimony illustrated a less than favorable picture behind the scenes of the administration that may hurt Cuomo in November’s upcoming election for governor.
DiNapoli Reports Over $4.5 Billion in State Farm Revenue
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says New York state’s farms generated $4.8 billion in revenue in 2017 according to a report released yesterday. The report also says that 15 agricultural products produced in New York State have ranked in the top five nationwide. Compared to 2011, our state’s rankings rose for milk, maple syrup and snap beans. Though milk is New York’s biggest agricultural asset worth $2.7 billion in sales last year, DiNapoli says the decline in milk prices can threaten farms, as well as tariffs and restrictions on immigrant workers. There are over 35,000 farms in the state and almost one quarter of the state’s land area is devoted to farming.
Horseheads Rite Aid Robbery Suspect linked to Six States
Police say a robbery at the Rite Aid in Horseheads shows a man jumping over a counter and stealing prescription codeine cough syrup, possibly linking him to other robberies in several states. Police are working on getting help from the FBI in investigating the case, where it is likely the suspect has been involved robbing drug stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. Police throughout the country are looking for the man who is described as black, male, 6’3”, thin built with a cornrow hairstyle. The suspect has not yet acted violently during any of the incidents and anyone with information is urged to come forward to state or local police.
USDA Announces Ground Beef Recall
Over 132,000 pounds of ground beef across the nation is being recalled by Cargill Meat Solutions due to possible E. Coli contamination after 17 people became sick and one person died. Recalled products are marked with the establishment code: “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection. All consumers are advised by the USDA to safely prepare all raw meat products by cooking them to a temperature of 160°F before consuming.
The list of recalled beef products to avoid and discard:
3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749057646.
3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749002653.
10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749089098.
10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749002751.
10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749003536.
10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749003568.
10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749402773.
20-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF COMBO” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749073935.
10-lb. chubs of “Sterling Silver CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749702416.
10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749802405.
10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 with case code 00228749802413.
10-lb. chubs of “Fire River Farms CLASSIC GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a USE/FREEZE BY: 07/11/2018 with case code 90734730297241.