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Today's Top Stories - Friday, July 21st 2017

Corning, Merck & Pfizer Announce Valor Glass Agreement
Yesterday, President Trump announced pharmaceutical corporations Pfizer and Merck to team up with Corning Incorporated to market a new glass used for injectable drugs, investing $500 million for this project and creating about a thousand US jobs. The initial investment will include the construction of a new plant in the Southeast U.S. According to a Corning press release, it is projected this plan will expand to a $4 billion investment, creating 4,000 high tech jobs in the long-term. Corning and Merck spokespersons say they have been developing the program since 2012 and are awaiting FDA approval of the product and the EPA’s okay for the processes before the proposal becomes official.

Bath Village Utility Rates to Increase
Utility rates in the village of Bath will likely be increased. That’s the word from Erin Bonachi, the Directors of Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems. Officials aren’t sure yet when the rate increases will take effect or much they’ll go up by.An aging utility infrastructure in the village has been listed as the primary cause for the increase. Erin Bonachi is the Director for the local utility and say some of the gas mains are the biggest concern.

Pistol Course to be Offered in September
Steuben Sheriff Allard announced there will be a 12 hour Pistol Proficiency course for Pistol Permit holders of Steuben County to be held September 9th and 10th by the Bath Rod & Gun Club. The course will provide instruction in shooting fundamentals, threat assessment, live fire courses as well as a review of pistol safety, storage and carry. A $20 range use fee is required for interested permit holders and pre-registration is required. To register please contact Terri Moir at 622-3930 or email moirtl@co.steuben.ny.us


Wayland Woman Arrested for Stolen Property
State Police report the arrest of 38-year-old Sara Incarnato of Wayland. She was charged with criminal possession of stolen property following an incident in Wayland. She was detained on cash bail.

Slight Approval Increase for Trump by New York Voters
President Donald Trump is viewed favorably by 34 percent of New Yorkers. That’s up slightly from May.  Thirty percent give Trump a positive job performance rating and 68 percent rate him negatively, including 52 percent who say he’s doing a ‘poor’ job as President. The numbers are from a new Siena College Poll of New York State registered voters released today. On Obamacare, 65 percent want it kept and improved, compared to 32 percent who want it repealed and replaced.

O'Mara and Palmesano Praise Public Libraries at Addison Appearance
State Senator Tom O'Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano recently visited the Addison Public Library summer reading program to help promote the importance of summer reading and praise the central role public libraries play in many area communities. The state lawmakers said, they are always grateful for opportunities to support local public libraries.

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