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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, October 24th

Campbell Tax Hike Cut Down:


The proposed 85 percent property tax hike for residents in the Town of Campbell Fire District has been cut down.  Officials held a budget workshop Tuesday night and lowered the proposed 2019 budget from $246,323 to roughly $199,756.  The new proposed tax increase would be approximately 29.5 percent.  Eliminated from the budget was the insurance policy, including Worker’s Comp, as the volunteer fire department falls under Steuben County’s health insurance plan.  Officials will now review the adjustments and create a formal budget proposal.  It’s expected to be accepted during a meeting on October 29th.    



Strong 3rd Quarter for Corning Inc.:


Corning Incorporated announced strong 3rd Quarter earnings Tuesday.  According to VP of Corporate Communications Dan Collins, all 5 of Corning’s businesses delivered excellent results, with year-over-year sales and profit growth.  Core earnings increased from 40 cents a share to 51 cents, and core sales saw an 18 percent increase, rising to $476 million. 



Mitrano, Baer to Visit Hornell Sat.:


Democratic candidates for Congress and the Assembly, Tracy Mitrano and Barbara Baer will pay a visit to Hornell this weekend.  They will both be at the Hornell Democratic Office on Seneca Street on Saturday from 1 to 3:30 p.m.



Steuben Co. to Participate in STOP-DWI Halloween Crackdown:


Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard announced Tuesday that county police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.  Officers will take to the roads starting October 26th through November 1st in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries, and save lives.  Don’t forget you can make a Sober Plan with the STOP-DWI “Have a Plan” app, available at http://www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp



BEGWS Hydrant Flushing Continues:


Bath Electric Gas and Water Systems hydrant flushing for street and corner valves continues today.  Hydrants on the following streets will be flushed: East Washington, Prospect Street, Purdy Street, and McMaster Street.  Corner Valves include: E. Washington – Gansevoort/Rumsey/Campbell/May/Fowler, E. William/McMaster Street, and Rumsey Street/Campbell Street.  Bath Electric Gas and Water Systems customers are reminded to check their water for clarity before cleaning, cooking or doing laundry. If the water is dirty or dingy, you must flush it before using, preferably with an outside faucet, and running the water until it is clear.

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