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Today's Top Stories - Friday, October 13th

No INDYCar at WGI in 2018:


After a two year partnership, INDYCar racing won’t be returning to Watkins Glen International in 2018.  In a statement on Twitter, WGI said the decision was “based purely on an inability to find a date that works for the fans, the series, and the track.”  They added that they will continue to maintain a positive working relationship with the INDYCar organization and they will “keep the lines of communication open should opportunities become available in the future.”  



Data Being Mailed in Town of Bath Reassessment Project:


Starting Friday, letters will be mailed to all residential property owners in the Town of Bath as part of the town reassessment project.  The Data Collection Phase has been completed, and the letters to property owners will include a summary of all the information collected on their property.  Owners will be asked to review the information, and if it’s correct, no further action will be required.  If there is an error, instructions will be included as to how to submit changes.  A dedicated helpline will also be available to assist with questions.



Rep. Reed Holding Town Halls Tomorrow:


Congressman Tom Reed will be holding a series of Town Hall meetings tomorrow, one of which will be in Steuben County.  It will be at the Hammondsport American Legion, starting at 1:30 p.m.  The other meetings will be held earlier in the day in Tioga and Seneca counties.



Fill the Bus Food Drive Raises 101,000lbs of Food:


The results of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s 10th annual Fill the Bus food campaign were announced Thursday morning and between the Corning, Hornell, Elmira, Johnson City, and Ithaca Wegmans 101,162 pounds of food was raised this year for the food bank’s Backpack Program.  That’s 30,000 more than last year.  The food will get shipped between 41 school districts within the food bank’s 6-county area, including: Steuben, Chemung, Broome, Schuyler, Tioga, and Tompkins.  The food helps children get through the weekend if they are in a situation where a parent isn’t always available. 



NYS Offering New Savings Plan to Help Those with Disabilities Cover Costs:


To help those with disabilities and their families cover costs, New York State has started a new savings plan.  The NY ABLE program allows people to save money without risk to their other benefits.  Some qualifications do apply.  To learn more about the program, visit https://www.osc.state.ny.us/savings/able.htm



Road Work on C.R. 85/Freeman Hollow Road in Tuscarora:


Road work is coming to Town of Tuscarora.  Starting Monday, the 16th, and last through October 26th short segments of County Route 85, Freeman Hollow Road will be closed to traffic on some days during the hours between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.  The road will be closed to replace several existing pipes.  Drivers should use existing town and county roads as a detour.



Veterans Day Concert at Bath V.A.:


The Mansfield University Brass Band will perform a Veterans Day Concert on Saturday, November 11th at 1:30 p.m. in the Building 92 Auditorium on the Bath V.A. campus.  The event will be open to the community.  The band will play patriotic standards, pop hits, and nostalgic classics, including a salute to all branches of the U.S. Military.

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