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Today's Top Stories - Friday, July 14th

Yates Co. Sheriff Issues Boating Safety Advisory for Keuka Lake:


Due to the strong rains, the Yates County Sheriff has issued a boating safety advisory for Keuka Lake.  Boaters are being cautioned to look out for tree limbs, logs, and other assorted debris that has washed into the lake that could pose as a hazard.  Also, boaters are reminded that there is a speed limit of 5 mph within 200 feet of the shore.



Watches Secures Four Ballot Lines in Steuben Co. Surrogate Judge Race:


Steuben County Surrogate Judge candidate Chauncey Watches secured four ballot lines in the race this week when he submitted petitions for the Republican, Conservative, Independence, and Reform parties.  In all, Watches and his team collected more than 2,100 signatures in support of his candidacy – roughly double the minimum required.  The Republican Primary Election will be held Tuesday, September 12th with the General Election on Tuesday, November 7th



Hornell’s Adsit St. to be Designated School Zone:


In response to the turning of Red Raider Drive to two-way traffic, the Hornell Board of Public Safety has decided to designate Adsit Street a school zone due to the increase in school bus traffic.  The Hornell Police Chief says signs will be up in the near future.



Corning’s Denison Pool Closed for Season:


Residents hoping to beat the summer heat with a dip at Corning’s Denison Park Pool have recieved some bad news.  Due to a delay in the replacement of the old filtration system, the pool will be closed for the season.  City Manager Mark Ryckman said the replacement now won’t be completed until the end of July at the earliest, which doesn’t allow enough time to open the pool.  Fortunately, Stewart Park Pool opened on June 14th



Senior Farmers Market Coupons Available in Bath Today:


Farmers’ Market coupons for senior citizens in Steuben County will be available from 9 a.m. to noon today at Lakeview Apartments in Bath.  The coupons can be used to purchase locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and cut herbs at participating farmers’ markets.  Booklets must be picked up in person by the eligible recipient or documented power of attorney.  After today, call (607) 664-2298 for coupons.



Steuben’s Open Access Provides Service:


Steuben County residents feeling overwhelmed by everyday stresses have open access to professionals trained to support them during critical times thanks to the “Open Access” program.  Open Access is run by the county Office of Community Services, with clinics in Bath, Corning, and Hornell.  County Adult Clinic Program Coordinator Christine DeSocio-Burns said that “people may come in because they feel depressed or anxious… they may also have a problem with housing, or a job or their finances….”  All three clinics are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, with “Open Access” intakes available from 8:45 to 3:45 Mondays and Fridays in Bath; Wednesdays and Thursdays in Corning; and Tuesdays in Hornell.  The cost is covered through several insurance programs and a sliding fee scale is also available. 



Travel Advisories – I-86 Exit 36, Exit 46 and 47:


The New York State Department of Transportation announced Thursday that the Exit 36 connector ramp from I-86 eastbound to I-390 in the Town of Bath will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, July 18th and 9th for repaving.  Work is set to begin around 7 a.m.  The ramp will be closed with message boards directing traffic to use Exit 37.  Work may be extended for inclement weather.  Additionally, drivers are reminded that beginning Monday detours will start for traffic from Exit 46 to Exit 47 onto State Route 352 during the overnight hours of 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. due to the I-86 pavement rehabilitation project.  All eastbound traffic will be required to exit the highway at Exit 45, travel east on State Route 352 through the City of Corning to the 47 Interchange, just east of Gibson.  

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