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Today's Top Stories - Friday, January 6th

Life-Saving Equipment Donations for the Corning Fire Dept.:


On Thursday, the Corning Fire Department received a donation of two pieces of equipment that will help them save even more lives.  Corning Center donated two suction units that will be used in the department’s ambulances to assist with breathing and to help clear the airways of critical patients.  Chief Brad Davies said that they’re previous units were around 20-years-old and in need of replacement.



Corning Inc. Unveils New Gorilla Glass “Connect Car” at CES:


At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Corning Inc. unveiled the latest applications of its Gorilla Glass.  They featured the “Connect Car,” which has a lightweight Gorilla Glass hybrid windshield with augmented reality capabilities, a Gorilla Glass dashboard with floating center console, and a Gorilla Glass hybrid sunroof and backlines.  The CES event is the largest consumer technology trade show in the world.



Village of Bath Considers Law to Override Tax Cap:


The Bath Village Board will hold a public hearing later this month on the year’s first proposed local law. That law would give the village government the authority to override the state’s 2% property tax cap. The hearing will be held Tuesday January 17, 5:30pm, at the Municipal Building.



Gov. Proposes Increase in Child Care Tax Credit:


Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed an increase to the child care tax credit for middle-class families.  The plan would raise the average benefit from $169 to $376 for households making between $60,000 and $150,000.  If approved, it would cost New York State $42 million and would help an estimated 200,000 families.



Steuben Co. Offering Weight Loss, Stop Smoking Programs:


The Steuben County Health Department will soon be offering two health-related programs: a year-long weight loss “National Diabetes Prevention Program” for people who are pre-diabetic or who are at risk of Type 2 diabetes, and a 10-session “Freedom from Smoking” program to help smokers quit.  The programs will only be held if there is enough public interest.  For more information or to sign up, call (607) 664-2438.

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