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Today's Top Stories - Saturday November 11, 2017

Department of Labor Shares New Regulations for On-Call Workers
This week, New York State Department of Labor released new regulations regarding on-call hours for employees. The new regulations would make employers provide a work schedule two weeks in advance and provide two hours of extra pay for last minute assignments . The new regulations also demand employees be paid for at least four hours of work even if the shift they are scheduled is cancelled at the last minute or if they are on-call. These changes can be reviewed and citizens can leave public comments regarding the proposed changes on the DOL’s website during the 45-day public review period.

Dansville Science Teacher Makes State Finals for Presidential Award
Seven New York State mathematics and science teachers are state-level finalists for the 2016-17 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) at the secondary level. The award is one of the highest honors in the nation for teachers of mathematics and science. Locally, Dansville High School science teacher Kevin Mialky is one of the finalists.

Steuben Center Hosts Lunch for Veterans
Yesterday at the Steuben Center, Veterans were celebrated at a luncheon honoring and thanking them for their service. Eighteen local veterans gathered and were recognized with medals and certificates. Each year the Steuben Center holds an event like the luncheon to acknowledge our community’s veterans.

Reed Says Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Will Lower Taxes; Cuomo Foresees Tax Increase
Congressman Tom Reed says tax cuts for western New York families are one step closer to reality. On Thursday, the Corning Republican voted in favor of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Reed has been an outspoken supporter of the bill, which he maintains will lower federal taxes for 99 percent of taxpayers in New York’s 23rd District. Gov. Cuomo disagrees. In a press statement, Cuomo said in the counties represented by Congressman Reed, nearly 60,000 New Yorkers will be affected by the destructive plan and see an average tax increase of more than $2,500 from the loss of deductions.

Bath VA To Celebrate Veteran's Day with Afternoon Concert
A Veteran’s Day concert will be held on the Bath VA campus today. The Mansfield University Brass Band will perform at 1:30 p.m. in the Building 92 Auditorium. The event is 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.

Military Salute to Air Wednesday Mornings
Since today is Veteran's Day it’s an appropriate time to remind you about a special WVIN radio feature. It’s called Military Salute and it airs every Wednesday around 11:35 a.m. It’s sponsored by the Bath VFW post. To have a veteran honored, just go to wvinbath.com, look for the Military Salue logo on the homepage and send us the information.

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