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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, July 18th

Steuben Co. Property Auction Raises $1.1M:


While officials say it will still be several weeks before the final surplus from the Steuben County Real Property Auction is determined, as they still have to deduct back-taxes and expenses, currently over $1.1 million was raised at Friday’s event.  The county Legislature is expected to approve the sale of the 104 sold properties when it meets at 10 a.m. on Monday. 



Spagnoletti Announces More Road Work:


With $703,000 still available for road projects this year, Steuben County Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti recently announced plans to improve the following roads: County Road 36, Cohocton; County road 16 and 20, Bradford; County Road 17, Campbell; County Road 4, Campbell; and County Road 42, Hornby; Spagnoletti told the county Legislature’s Public Works Committee the savings are largely due to lower-than-expected asphalt prices.



Reed Raises over $1M for Campaign:


Congressman Tom Reed has announced a record-breaking start to his re-election campaign.  In only the first half of the year, Reed has raised over $1 million.  Reed said he’s “thankful to receive the support of so many individuals….”



Time Running Out to Apply for Excelsior Scholarship:


Students hoping to apply for free SUNY and CUNY tuition this fall need to do soon, as

the deadline is Friday, July 21st.  To apply, you’ll need copies of your 2015 New York State income tax return(s) filed by you and your parents, if applicable.  You’ll also need your current unofficial college transcript and your Student Aid Report (SAR).  To see all the educational requirements and qualifications visit http://www.suny.edu/smarttrack/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/excelsior/.  To apply go to https://www.hesc.ny.gov/excelsior/.   



Baby Café to Host Breastfeeding Event:


Steuben County will celebrate “World Breastfeeding Week” with a Bath Baby Café celebration on August 4th at the Dormann Library in Bath.  The free, family-friendly event will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature games, snacks, car-seat checks, and information from local organizations.  Breast-feeding friendly businesses will also be recognized by Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).



Electric Buses for White Deer Park:


Things keep getting better for the white deer herd at the former Seneca Army Depot.  In a recent interview, Seneca White Deer President Dennis Money announced plans to eventually purchase electric buses for the park’s tours.  They want electric buses, he said, because they’re quieter and will be less likely to upset the deer and other animals.  Tours at Deer Haven Park are set to begin this fall.

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