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Today's Top Stories Saturday January 28, 2017

CLAYTON TRIAL WRAPS UP TESTIMONY

The weeklong testimony for the Clayton trial has come to an end. Thursday brought to the stand the owner of ServPro, an Elmira Jackals announcer, and a business manager from the Finn academy. On Friday, ServPro owner and friend Lang characterized Clayton as a family man and loving husband. A New York State Police Investigator testified regarding photos and debris from the crime scene as well as evidence recovered by the autopsy. The trial continues 9:30am Monday in Steuben County Court. 

 

NYS SCHOOLS LESS FISCALLY STRESSED SAYS REPORT

Fewer schools are fiscally stressed according to the report issued this week by New York State Comptroller Tom Dinapoli. This year's total number of fiscally stressed schools is 59, down from the previous 82. Andover Central Schools and Campbell-Savona were identified as being high risk for fiscal stress. School districts under fiscal stress are more likely to have higher poverty rates and lower rates for graduation. 

 

REED VOTES YES TO HR3

Congressman Tom Reed says he voted for the No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act. Reed said on his Facebook page: "This legislation makes permanent the #HydeAmendment and blocks taxpayer money from being used to fund abortions." Current Vice Chair of the Trump Transition Team, Reed recently voted for a House Resolution that would dismantle the Affordable Healthcare Act but supports some provisions of the law. 

 

 

CORNING AWARDED REDEVELOPMENT GRANT

Corning will be getting at least $480,000 of funding for the Blodgett Site redevelopment project. Restore-NY Communities Initiatives Program has awarded municipalities with state grant funding. The state legislature created the program in 2006 with the intent to aid cities to remove or rehabilitate commercial and residential properties that are obsolete and rundown. 

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