Over 400 people turned out to Corning Community College Tuesday night to hear why incumbent congressman Tom Reed and his challenger Tracy Mitrano believe they would each be the best representative for the 23rd District. They tackled key topics such as healthcare, gun control, and extremism. The debate was carried by WETM 18 News both on television and streaming live online. The network took an unofficial poll of their viewers afterward as to who they would vote for and Mitrano took the lead with 71 percent of votes, 976 to Reed’s 399. Election Day is November 6th.
Small Fire Above Coffee Shop in Corning:
Firefighters were called to Market Street in Corning Tuesday morning for a small fire above Market Street Coffee and Tea. It happened around 9:30. No injuries have been reported and the shop was not damaged, though a second-floor apartment did sustain water damage. According to Corning Fire Chief Brad Davis, the fire was contained to the roof and attic of the building. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
BEGWS Hydrant and Valve Flushing Continues:
Hydrant Flushing continues by Bath Electric Gas and Water Systems for certain customers in the Village of Bath. Tonight through Thursday morning from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., hydrants will be flushed for customers on East and West Morris Streets, Pulteney Park, Lackawanna Avenue, Ark Street, Wilson Avenue, Murray Avenue, Delaware Avenue, and behind Babcock Ladder along with the corner valves of E. Steuben at Halsey/S. Campbell/E. Morris, Pulteney Park/W. Steuben, and Wilson Avenue/RR Tracks. Customers are advised to check their water for clarity and if they encounter dirty or cloudy water, to run their water until clear with an outside faucet, preferably, before using to clean, cook or do laundry.
Area Trick-or-Treat Times:
Little ghosts and ghouls will hit local streets tonight in celebration of Halloween. Here are some local trick-or-treat times: Bath will host Trunk-or-Treat in Pulteney Park in addition to traditional trick-or-treating from 6 to 8 p.m.; Corning has no set hours, but trick-or-treating on Market Street will be from 4 to 6 p.m.; Campbell 5 to 7 p.m.; and Cohocton and Hornell both from 6 to 8 p.m.