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Corning Apartment Fire Displaces Tenants:


An apartment fire in Corning Sunday morning has displaced several tenants.  According to the Corning Fire Department, the fire started after 3 a.m.  No injuries were reported.  The American Red Cross is working with the residents to provide temporary shelter.  The fire is under investigation.



Gov. Cuomo Urges Governments to be Ready for Possible Ice Jam Flooding:


With temperatures now surging following last week’s deep-freeze, Governor Andrew Cuomo is urging local governments to be prepared for possible ice jam flooding.  Warmer temperatures can loosen jams on streams and rivers, forcing waterways to clog and creating serious flooding.  The DEC has said local authorities can take whatever measure they see fit to break up the ice and can start without their approval.



Tioga Downs to be “Official Casino” of WGI:


Watkins Glen International is teaming up with Tioga Downs to make it the “Official Casino” of the track.  On Friday, the two businesses announced a multi-year deal that they say will not only benefit the Southern Tier, but also expand the region’s tourism.  As part of the partnership, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, held in June, will now be known as the “Tioga Downs 240.” 



$7.3 Million in Home Renewal Grants for Steuben Co.:


$7.3 million will be coming to Steuben County to assist households through the New York State Homes and Community Renewal annual HOME Local Program.  The funding is awarded to nonprofit organizations and municipalities to support 215 households in rehabilitating and improving existing homes, increasing their access to affordable homes, and provide down payment assistance to help families achieve the dream of homeownership. 

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