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Farm Equipment Speed Limit Bill Heads to Gov. for Signature:


A piece of legislation that would raise the speed limit on farm equipment is now on its way to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature.  The bill, which has strong support from the Farm Bureau and has now passed both the Assembly and Senate, would increase the speed limit for farm equipment from 25 to 35 miles per hour. 



First Heritage Federal Credit Union and Hornell Erie Federal Credit Union Merging:


First Heritage Federal Credit Union will complete its merger with Hornell Erie Federal Credit Union later this month.  Currently, Hornell Erie FCU serves nearly 1,000 members who live, work, attend school, or worship in Steuben, Livingston, or Allegany Counties.  Services are limited to savings accounts, personal loans and vehicle loans, but the merger with First Heritage FCU is expected to expand services to include high-yield checking accounts, online banking services, and loans to meet all of their home buying needs.  Hornell Erie FCU members will also be able to use the newly opened First Heritage Hornell branch on Seneca Street.  The two credit unions officially become one on August 18th



Indian Pines, Red Jacket Parks in Penn Yan Closed due to Algae Blooms:


The swim areas at Indian Pines Park and Red Jacket Park in Penn Yan have been closed until further notice due to toxic blue-green algae.  Some blue-green algae produce toxins that can pose health risks to people and animals if exposed to large enough quantities.  People, pets, and livestock should avoid contact with water that has scums on the surface or if its discolored.



“Touch-A-Truck” Fundraiser to Benefit Pathways Childcare Programs:


If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with a construction truck, a fire truck, a race car, a police vehicle, or even a Monster truck, your chance is coming this weekend.  Pathways, Inc. has teamed up with T&R Towing for a Touch-a-Truck Fundraiser.  The event is this Saturday, August 11th at Hodgman Park in Painted Post from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  $5 per person, or $20 per family with all proceeds benefiting Pathways, Inc. Childcare programs.  Tickets will be available at the gate for cash only.



S.R. 21 Work, Campbell Rest Area Closing – Both Start Aug. 7th:


A reminder for motorists – a two-part paving project on State Route 21 from the Wayland village line to the Town of North Cohocton will get underway tomorrow.  Traffic will be maintained with a one-lane, two-way alternating flagging operation and a pilot vehicle.  The public should expect delays.  Also, starting tomorrow, the Campbell Rest Area on the eastbound side of I-86 in Campbell will be closed to replace a backup generator.  It’s expected to reopen just before the weekend.

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