Canisteo Considering Park Name Change in Honor of Trooper Clark:
The Hornell Evening Tribune reports that the Canisteo Village Board is considering a measure that would change the name of Patriot Park in honor of late Trooper Nicholas Clark. Clark was shot and killed in the line of duty in July while responding to a domestic incident in the Town of Erwin. He was a Canisteo-Greenwood graduate. A public hearing on the measure will be held next month.
Marine Killed in San Diego Comes Home for Funeral Tomorrow:
The Marine from Horseheads shot and killed in San Diego, California a week ago will come home for his funeral this week. Calling hours for 21-year-old Christopher Truax Junior will be tomorrow at His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Funeral services with full military honors will follow. In lieu of flowers, his family is asking those who wish to remember him to consider donating to a GoFundMe in benefit of his widow and son, https://www.gofundme.com/RememberChrisJr.
90 Unit Apartment Building Coming to Corning:
A $30 million construction project will see ninety new apartments built on the site of the former Corning Hospital. Work is expected to get underway today and should last nine to 12 months. City officials told The Corning Leader this project is a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity for the city.
Bed, Bath & Beyond Big Flats Location Closing:
The Bed Bath & Beyond store in Big Flats has announced that it is closing is doors. Officials haven’t said when the store will close exactly or what will become of employees, but the reason for the closure is because the store’s lease is expiring soon.
Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate Against West Nile:
The state Department of Agriculture is advising horse owners in New York to vaccinate their horses against West Nile virus. According to officials, there have been four confirmed cases of equine infection this year in Steuben, Suffolk, Cattaraugus and Livingston counties. It’s passed by infected mosquitoes to humans, horses, and other animals. Symptoms can resemble the flu, with horses appearing mildly anorexic and depressed. Other symptoms are muscle and skin twitching, fever, hypersensitivity to touch and sound, drowsiness, and unsteady gait. There have been 12 human cases this year. There is no vaccine for humans.
Area Students Could Attend CCC at No Cost with Scholars Award:
Juniors and Seniors in Steuben, Schuyler, and Chemung counties are reminded that they could receive four free semesters at Corning Community College with the Presidential Scholars Award. The award recognizes the top 10 percent of students in their graduating high school class. 42 students are expected to receive the award this year. Learn more at https://www.corning-cc.edu/presidential-scholars.
Steuben OES Urges Residents to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts:
The severe weather conditions associated with Tropical Storm Florence are a good reminder for Steuben County residents to be sure their emergency plans are in place, according to county Office of Emergency Services Director Tim Marshall. While Steuben shouldn’t see the devastation those in the direct path of Florence endured this weekend, Marshall said that Steuben is no stranger to floods, high winds, snowstorms, and electrical outages and this is a “good time for people here to check how prepared they are for any emergency.” Steuben residents have access to three county programs designed to help them and their loved ones in the event of damaging storms: ReadySteuben, a free mobile app giving users direct access to county alerts and notices from the National Weather Service; “Special Needs Registry,” which allows residents with special needs to provide essential information to local emergency response teams so responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergencies; and CodeRED, which provides county residents with warnings from local emergency responders of emergency situations or critical alerts.
Steuben CCE Celebrates Centennial:
More than 100 residents celebrated Steuben County Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 100th anniversary Friday night at the Pleasant Valley Winery in Hammondsport. Organizers said the event honored Steuben’s historical ties to agriculture and farming, while looking forward to a strong vision of the future. The celebration included recognition by county Legislature Chairman Joe Hauryski, and representatives of state Senator Tom O’Mara and state Assemblyman Phil Palmesano.
Steuben’s Strong Kids Safe Kids Draws Crowd:
Steuben County’s eighth annual Strong Kids Safe Kids drew a crowd Saturday at Haverling School, with youngsters, sixth grade and under, and their grownups enjoying carnival games, inflatable bouncers, and art activities, as well as learning about health and safety issues. The event also included a free produce giveaway from the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, a car seat safety check, demonstrations and giveaways, including school supplies, bike helmets, and healthy snacks.
Hammondsport B.O.E. Meeting Wed.:
The Hammondsport Central School Board of Education will hold both a meeting of the audit committee and its regular meeting this week on Wednesday. The audit committee will meet at 5:45 p.m. in the high school library. The regular meeting will follow.