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Today's Top Stories - Monday, September 18th

Governor Promises Help for Hurricane Devastated U.S. Virgin Islands:

 

Following a one-day visit to the U.S. Virgin Islands in the wake of Hurricane Irma, Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised that New York stands ready to support in whatever way it can to assist in recovery efforts.  The state is sending 100 National Guard military police and 30 State Police to assist local authorities, and has already deployed aircraft and personnel to help with search and rescue. 

 

 

Elmira College Donations Arrive in Texas for Hurricane Harvey Relief:

 

The hundreds of donations made to Elmira College to help with relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey have made their way to Texas.  For roughly two weeks, staff members collected items like canned food, water, diapers, clothes, and hygiene items.  The truck left for Texas Friday afternoon. 

 

 

Military Families Honored with BBQ:

 

A special BBQ luncheon was held Saturday at Denison Park in Corning, honoring local military families.  From one to four, military families, active-duty service members, veterans, and reservists were able to enjoy a free meal at the “Military Family Salute BBQ” hosted by the Finger Lakes Red Cross.  Also in attendance were guest speakers like Assemblyman Phil Palmesano and Vietnam veteran, Gary Roush. 

 

 

“Coaches Care” Contest Encourages Safe Teen Driving:

 

Tapping into high school coaches’ influence as role models, a contest has been launched that encourages coaches to talk to their athletes about safe driving – and in return, they could win $3,000 cash.  In the “Coaches Care” contest, varsity coaches at participating districts will be given materials to guide discussions about safe driving.  At the end of the season, athletes will answer survey questions.  Districts that meet the requirements will be entered into a drawing for one of three $3,000 cash prizes.

 

 

Volunteers Sought to Help Long Term Care Residents:

 

Volunteers are being sought by AIM Independent Living Center for its Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, which serves Steuben and Allegany counties.  Ombudsmen are advocates for those living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and adult care homes.  They visit facilities, build relationships with residents, and give them a voice.  AIM will host a training and certification program October 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, and 25th, in Corning.  There’s no charge, and mileage will be reimbursed.  For more details or to register, call (607) 962-8225, EXT. 112.

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