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Today's Top Stories - Friday July 6, 2018

Schumer Talks Farm Bill at Campbell’s Upstate Farms Cheese Factory
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stopped into Upstate Farms Cheese Factory in Campbell yesterday afternoon to speak with leaders at the company about what he wants to contribute to the latest farm bill that passed in the Senate. Schumer said that steel tariffs and dairy trade relations with Canada are currently the two conditions impacting companies like Upstate Farms. Schumer vows to do whatever he can to help preserve jobs and keep this business expanding as the House and Senate plan to revise the bill into its final version before awaiting the signature from the President.


Palliative Care Act Awaits Full Committee Vote in Congress
The Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act is advancing in congress. This week, Congressman Tom Reed said the measure he introduced passed the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee and will advance to the full committee to be voted on. Reed said the measure would increase palliative care and hospice training for healthcare professionals, enhance research on improving the delivery of palliative care and launch a national campaign to inform patients and families about the benefits of palliative care.


Corning Man Charged with Making False Written Statement
A Corning man will appear in Riverside court following his arrest. State police charged 59-year-old Thomas Gorton with making a false written statement. The alleged incident occurred Tuesday. He was issued an appearance ticket for court and released.


Cohocton Woman Arrested for Driving While Impaired
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Cohocton woman for driving under the influence. Sheriffs say while on State Route 371 in Cohocton, Tonya Cagle operated a vehicle while impaired by drug use. Cagle was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by drugs and moving from a lane unsafely. She was arraigned in Cohocton Town Court and released on her own recognizance for a July 19th reappearance.


Steuben Agriculture, Industry and Planning Committee Meets Monday

When the Steuben County Agriculture, Industry and Planning Committee meets Monday morning they will discuss multiple issues including Authorizing a Public Hearing on an Eight-Year Review of our Agricultural District (District #3) and a Watershed Study Request made by County Manager Jack Wheeler. Budget presentations will also be shared for funding groups ARTS of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes Wine Country. The Monday meeting will happen 9am at Legislative Committee Conference Room in the Steuben County Office Building.


Human Services, Health & Education Committee Meets Monday
The Steuben County Human Services, Health and Education committee will meet Monday morning. The committee will be asked to support a resolution supporting the consolidation of the town and village of Avoca vital registration districts. Both local governments have already adopted resolutions supporting the move. The consolidation effort is at the urging of the state Department of Health.

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