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Today's Top Stories - June 12, 2017

 

TYSON RECALLS BREADED CHICKEN 
Tyson Foods Inc. is urging consumers to return or throw away  products produced or packaged between August 2016 and January 2017. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the recalled chicken may contain milk, a common allergen which is not included on the product label. Over 2,485,000 pounds of breaded chicken is under this recall, some of which have been purchased by schools. Please refer to the USDA official website for the full list of recalled products:

https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2017/recall-067-2017-release

SCHUMER DISAGREES WITH TRUMP'S STANCE ON AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

New York Democrat and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer said Sunday that Trump’s plan to privatize the country’s air traffic control system would give airlines too much influence to control costs, creating higher costs for consumers. Trump believes air traffic control should be separated from the Federal Aviation Administration and claims privatizing the system would be safer and cut back on the wait times for passengers. Schumer says these upheavals would impede communication between air traffic control operators and the Department of Defense.

 

SOUTHERN TIER OUTDOOR SHOW SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER
The next Southern Tier Outdoor Show is scheduled for Oct 14-15, 2017 at the Steuben County Fairgrounds off I-86 on Exit 38. The annual event features several wildlife shows, exhibitors and activities to help locals celebrate and explore the outdoors. The Southern Tier Outdoor Show has been held for the past 10 years, bringing in about 7000 people each October, allowing local businesses and organizations to share their products and services to encourage outdoor participation, promote environmental stewardship and offer outdoor awareness and education. The show is accepting new vendors and sponsors at SouthernTierOutdoorShow.com.

 

LUMBERJACK FESTIVAL TO BE SET IN FAIRGROUNDS FOR MAY 2018
The next Lumberjack Festival will be held May 19, 2018, moving for the first time to the Steuben County Fairgrounds. The NYSLA hosts 6 to 8 competitions every year throughout the state. Ten of the current top 40 athletes for this year’s 2017 competition battled at the Bath festival in May, which we covered here on WVIN.  Hosting this event at the fairgrounds is expected to provide spectators more visibility and a better opportunity to advertise sponsors that make the festival possible. The fairgrounds venue can also house more events, attracting more competitors and viewers to the festival.

 

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON PULTENEY SQUARE TO ROUTE 54
Maintenance paving work starts today on State Route 415, Liberty Street, in the Village of Bath.  Work will occur on the roadway from Pulteney Square to State Route 54. This project will adjust drainage structures, asphalt concrete milling, and ADA ramp improvements followed by paving operations. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers controlling lane closures in one lane, creating possible delays. July is the anticipated date of completion.  

 

HAMMONDSPORT PLACES IN "BEST SMALL LAKE TOWNS" LIST
Hammondsport, New York was ranked 10th in Country Living Magazine’s “Best Small Lake Towns” in the country. The magazine mentioned the ample wine country tourism Hammondsport offers as well as the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum as attractions that make the Finger Lakes town a worthwhile visit and place to live.

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