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Today's Top Stories - Saturday October 21, 2017

County Legislature to Discuss Former Hornell Courthouse
The Steuben County legislature on Monday will consider transferring ownership of the former county courthouse on Allen Street in Hornell to the City of Hornell. The building is located on Allen Street in the city. The county acquired the land and property in 1907, but according to a pre-filed resolution, it no longer has a need for the building. The city has expressed a strong interest in the building.

Solar Energy Hearing in Urbana Next Month
The Town of Urbana will hold a public hearing next month to discuss solar energy. The town wants to make an addendum to its comprehensive plan regarding solar energy. The hearing will be held at the town hall on November 14
th at 6:30.

NY Public Healthcare Uncertain Following Federal Subsidy Cuts
Upon President Trump’s decision to end healthcare subsidies to aid lower-income Americans to afford health insurance, it is unclear how this order will affect New York state. Subsidies issued to New York were used to create The Essential Plan, which provided about 680,000 New Yorkers who were the over income limits to be eligible for Medicaid but could not afford plans under the Affordable Healthcare Act. Several public healthcare officials have expressed uncertainty of the program’s future but Governor Cuomo has suggested holding a special session in December to further discuss the federal health care cuts.

Steuben Sheriffs to Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office will host a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 28 from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. The Bath Village Police Department will drop off 38.2 pounds of unwanted and unnecessary medications from their Medication Collection Unit that was installed back in February. Since the Unit was built, Bath Village Police say over 70 pounds of unnecessary and unwanted medication has been collected from the streets.

McAllister Gains More Support in Surrogate Race
Citing his long experience as an attorney and leadership in the Republican Party, Town of Bath Republican Party Committee members voiced their support Wednesday for Patrick McAllister’s bid for Steuben County Surrogate Court Judge. The Bath GOP endorsement follows on the heels of an endorsement earlier this week by Hornell City Republicans.

Dormann Library Hosts Halloween Activities This Week
With Halloween coming up, Dormann Library has planned some festive activities and events this week for the entire family. Wednesday at 6pm Dormann will offer a craft class for adults, where attendees will make a paper pumpkin decoration, treat box and interactive card. All materials will be provided. Thursday at 6pm there will be a library Halloween party geared to younger patrons with stories, treats, games and a craft. Party attendees are asked to please come in costume for the event. Saturday from 10AM to 2PM there will be a book sale in the Book Barn and Empire Room. All proceeds will support Dormann Library.

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