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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, August 8th

Canisteo Gives Go-Ahead for Heroes Banner Program:

 

At Monday night’s meeting of the Canisteo Village Board, the Heroes Banner program was officially given the go ahead.  Like other villages like Bath and North Hornell, the program will place banners on poles to recognize veterans of the community.  According to the Mayor, there will be no cost to the village other than labor for putting them up.  The individual families will be responsible for the purchase of the banners, which are expected to be around $175 each.  The program will be seasonal, with banners going up in the spring and coming down in the fall.  It will begin after the minimum 15 banners are ordered.

 

 

2nd Alligator Captured in Whitney Point:

 

There’s been a twist in the saga of the alligator at Whitney Point.  The DEC announced Monday that they captured a second alligator also in Whitney Point.  A couple was kayaking Sunday when they spotted the animal and got it on video.  They contacted police, who alerted the DEC.  This second alligator will join the first, which was captured on July 29th, at Animal Adventure Park.

 

 

NYS Pharmacies to Provide NARCAN:

 

Naloxone, or NARCAN, is a life-saving drug that can help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, and now more people will be able to have it at hand.  Starting tomorrow, people with healthcare coverage will receive up to $40 co-pay assistance when buying naloxone at over 2,000 participating pharmacies in the state, no prescription required.  Uninsured individuals and those without prescription coverage can receive the drug at no cost through the state’s network of registered opioid overdose prevention programs.

 

 

Funding Granted for College-Level Education at NYS Prisons:

 

Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo, along with Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., announced over $7 million in funding for educational programming and reentry services at 17 New York State prisons over the next five years.  The College-in-Prison Reentry Program is being funded through the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Criminal Justice Investment Initiative and it’s expected to create more than 2,500 seats for college-level education and training for incarcerated New Yorkers across the state.

 

 

Reunion Tomorrow for Savona School Staff:

 

There will be a reunion picnic tomorrow at Mossy Bank Park in Bath for all faculty and staff of the former Savona Central School district.  The event starts at noon.  There will be a sign.  Drinks and table service will be provided; attendees should bring a dish to pass and $2.

 

 

Free Rabies Clinic in Erwin:

 

The Town of Erwin will hold a free rabies clinic this Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Town Garage on Addison Road.  All Steuben County residents may bring their cats, dogs, and ferrets for vaccination.  Cats and ferrets must be contained, and dogs must be leashed.

 

 

Tagsylvania Casting Call:

 

August might just be getting underway, but Tags in Big Flats is already thinking about Halloween.  The venue is looking to scare up some talent for their annual Tagsylania frightfest with auditions and casting calls this month.  The auditions are being held August 16th, 20th, and 24th at 6 p.m. in the banquet room at Tag’s Restaurant.  Actors must be 16 or older, and have parental permission if they’re under 18.  Training will be provided.  Interested parties need to fill out an audition form available here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxIWFt-NWqwOqR1MFGRzSdli-E7AdMRvTOwSwN1dpcCP9Hbg/viewform.  

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