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Today's Top Stories - Saturday June 3, 2017

REED HOLDS TOWN HALLS

Congressman Tom Reed will be holding a series of town halls today. He is scheduled for four appearances across the 23rd district. The town halls will be as follows:

Trumansburg Fire Department at 8:30 am

White Springs Fire Association in Geneva at 11:00 am

Town of Bradford Fire Department at 1:30 pm

Erin Town Hall at 4:00 pm

 

NURSING SCHOLARSHIP TO BE DISCUSSED AT COUNTY MEETING

When the Steuben County Human Services, Health and Education Committee meets next week in Bath, it will discuss a proposal to create a county nursing scholarship program in conjunction with Corning Community College.  According to documents filed with lawmakers, there are more than 200 vacant nursing jobs in Steuben, Chemung and Schuyler counties. The college would nominate a county resident and the legislature would award the $10,000 scholarship.  

 

FOOD BANK OF THE SOUTHERN TIER RECOGGNIZED WITH AWARD
Beating out more than 200 food banks across the country, the Food Bank of the Southern Tier has been named the “Feeding America 2017 Food Bank of the Year.”  The food bank serves 6 counties in the Southern Tier and last year provided 9.8 million meals to people in need.  Officials at the food bank say the need is actually about 13 million, fortunately the award comes with a $20,000 prize comes that they say will go toward closing the gap.

 

BATH VA HONORED WITH GREENHEALTH EMERALD AWARD

The Greenhealth Emerald Award from Practice Greenhealth has been awarded to the Bath VA Medical Center. The title is presented to applicants that have exveptional scores in green practives such as recycling and waste reducation and a strong commitement to sustainability while providing leadership to their local communties. The VA's recycling program at the VAMC was what won the Emerald Award. Last year over 171 tons of materials were recycled, making up 44 percent of total solid waste generated by the VAMC.

 

CUOMO PROMISES JOBS AND CLEAN ENERGY
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he aims to create thousands of clean energy jobs in the state by introducing the Clean Climate Careers Initiative, a strategy to expand New York's clean energy economy and prepare the current worforce for long-term careers in the green energy industry. The plan focuses on accelerating renewable energy growth and efficiency and creating 40,000 by 2020. New York State will first make a $1.5 billion investment in renewable energy projects, resulting in 2.5 megawatt-hours of electricity annually. 

 

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