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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, March 21st


President’s Budget Could Impact Steuben Meals on Wheels Programs:


President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget includes cuts to numerous programs, including one that could be impacted here in Steuben County: Meals on Wheels.  The Steuben County Office for the Aging anticipates over $66,000 in federal funding for home-delivered meals.  County OFA Director Patricia Baroody said that home-delivered meal programs are critical in helping to keep seniors in their homes and keeping them healthy.  Last year, Corning Meals on Wheels served over 53,000 meals and ProAction served 61,000.  According to the Associated Press the proposed budget would cut hundreds of millions of dollars for the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as eliminate Community Development Block grants.



Public Meeting with the DEC on Corning Soil Remediation:


The public will soon get details on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s plans for the soil remediation in Corning.  A public meeting will be held tomorrow with the DEC and the Department of Health at the Radisson Hotel beginning at 6:30 p.m.  The agencies will outline proposed plans for dealing with contaminated soil in the area.  Also, from 3 to 5 p.m. agency staff and Corning Incorporated will be available to answer questions concerning the study area.  Remediation could begin this summer.  Public comments are being accepted until April 10th.  For more information about the meeting and the proposals, click https://www.dec.ny.gov/data/der/factsheet/851046pddou1235.pdf



Steuben Sheriff Announces Membership Drive:


Steuben County Sheriff James Allard is encouraging residents to support the New York State Sheriffs’ Institute, which began its annual Honorary Membership Drive in Steuben County this week.  The Sheriffs’ Institute was established in 1979 to advance criminal justice education, prevent juvenile delinquency, and support victims of crime and their families.  Programs include the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp, Criminal Justice Scholarship Program, and Victim Notification Programs.  For information about Sheriffs’ Institute Programs you can visit https://www.sheriffsinstitute.org



Tech Kiosk Installed at Bath’s Dormann Library:


The newest education tool added to the Dormann Library in Bath is a Krayon Kiosk, recently installed thanks to a community-wide effort that included the Bath Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club, and Servu Credit Union.  The kiosk includes four iPads/tablets that are each equipped with educational applications focused on reading, writing, math, science, music, art, history, puzzles, and problem-solving.  It’s meant for children aged 2 to 9 years old. 




Applications Still Being Accepted for Arc Scholarship:


The Arc of Steuben is reminding interested students that there’s still time to apply for the Ethel Strickarz Memorial Scholarship.  Any student in a public or private high school is eligible.  It’s also open to home-schooled students and continuing education students.  Students interested in applying must be majoring in a subject connected to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  For more information email Bob Recotta at brecotta@arcofsteuben.org



Board of Ed. Meeting:


The Avoca Central School Board of Education Meeting will be tonight at 7 p.m. in DL Room #137.  Among the items on agenda is the approval of the 2017-2018 school calendar.

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