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Today's Top Stories - Saturday March 3, 2018

Parts of Steuben Powerless After Storm
Steuben County is still recovering from the foot and a half of snow that was dumped during the National Weather Advisory that ended early this morning. NYSEG is working to restore power to an estimated 5,400 customers remaining without power in the county, with many outages expected to last into the weekend in some areas. Those who are using backup generators or heating devices please use caution to ensure proper ventilation to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.

Red Cross Shelters Open for Those Displaced by Storm
Red Cross-organized shelters have been established for those who have lost power during the storm and need warmth or shelter. Shelters are set up at the following stations:

·     Canisteo-Greenwood High School - 84 Greenwood St., Canisteo

·     Prattsburgh Fire Hall – 17 Allis St., Prattsburgh

·     Alfred University McLane Center Gymnasium 99 n Main St. Alfred

·     Livingston County has opened a shelter at the Springwater Fire Station

A warming Center  has been established at the Hornell Community Arts Center 54 Broadway in the City of Hornell

Those who are in need of a shelter but unable to make their way on their own should call 2-1-1 for assistance.


Changes for Loyola Recovery Foundation Location and Contacts
The Bath VA Medical Center would like to share a Public Service Announcement:
The Loyola Recovery Foundation is no longer located on the grounds of the Bath VA Medical Center.  Anyone who must contact Loyola Recovery Foundation should call 585-203-1005.  All veterans interested in the VA’s services should call the Bath Veteran’s Administration at 607-664-4000.


Farley Nominated as Republican Pick for US Senate
Chele Farley was nominated as the unanimous choice of New York Republicans as the candidate for United States Senate. The New York City Finance Chair accepted the nomination for U.S. Senate at a meeting of state leaders in Saratoga Springs on Friday. Farley says she will challenge Kirsten Gillibrand and pledges to reverse New York’s balance of payment deficit with Washington. Farley said “Since Kirsten Gillibrand took office New Yorkers have sent over $300 billion more to Washington than we got back. I will stand up and stop Washington from discriminating against New York taxpayers.”

Reed Wants Consensus Before Committing to Gun Violence Bill
Multiple proposals for gun control have been presented in Congress and Senate after the Parkland, Florida school shooting but Congressman Tom Reed says he has not committed to supporting any specific bills at this time. Reed visited Geneva this week and said he is working with the Problem Solvers Caucus on a bipartisan consensus and says he would prefer that the National Rifle Association be involved with the effort if possible and said that the NRA was not opposed to enacting legislation that would establish background checks for guns. Reed expressed sentiment about coming to a solution, saying: “There’s not a human being in America that wants to see these horrific tragedies occur and those Americans include members of the NRA.”


PBS Show to Spotlight Local Finger Lakes Attractions
Our Finger Lakes Region will be put on the map through National Television thanks to a PBS Travels Show. Travels with Darley will feature the Southern Finger Lakes Region in its first episode.The episode will specifically focus on Elmira, Corning, Watkins Glen, and Hammondsport. Darley and her crew learned about the history of Mark Twain, experienced glider rides, waterfalls and of course wine while in Wine Country. The show is set to air Sunday, March 18th at 11:30am on PBS local affiliate WSKG. Another episode taking a look at the Finger Lakes National Forest will run on WSKG on Sunday, April 8th at 11:30am.

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