Ice Jams to Blame for Early C-S Dismissal:
The Campbell-Savona Central School District had to dismiss early Tuesday due to ice jams that were causing the Cohocton River to rapidly rise. The district released early at the recommendation of Steuben County Emergency Services and other officials. As of 5:45 p.m. officials said they didn’t anticipate any more trouble.
Erwin Opens New David “Deak” Johnson Courtroom:
A ceremony was held in the Town of Erwin Tuesday morning, celebrating the opening of its new courtroom as the Honorable David A. “Deak” Johnson Courtroom. The former town judge served from 1981 to 2005, performing more 500 marriages, and often being woken in the middle of the night for arraignments and other court business. Johnson said he’s humbled and really appreciates the special recognition.
911 Center Adds Time-Saving Program:
The Steuben County Public Safety and Corrections Committee approved Monday the addition of a time-saving program to the county 911 Center. The Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) will send information from automated alarms, such as ADT and Doyle, directly to the 911 computer system for immediate dispatch, according to county 911 Deputy Director Tina Goodwin. In the past, Steuben’s 911 dispatchers have fielded calls from alarm monitoring stations and automated alarms installed across the county including, medical, fire, and police emergencies from personal devices, schools, and businesses. The dispatchers then contact emergency responders to report the alarm has been triggered. This new system will reduce significantly the number of calls the center handles annually, Goodwin said.
Prattsburgh Crosby’s Grand Reopening:
Crosby’s is celebrating the grand reopening of its convenience store in Prattsburgh this week, with grand reopening festivities scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. Friday at the newly renovated store at 41 S. Main St. The Prattsburgh location is one of several Crosby’s stores across Western New York that have been completely remodeled during the past few months. As part of the festivities, Crosby’s will present a donation of $500 to Jeff Black, superintendent of the Prattsburgh Central School District and the first 100 customers to arrive following the ribbon-cutting will receive a free $5 gift card. Other local and state elected officials are also expected to attend as part of the ribbon-cutting event.
2nd Annual Taste FLXpo at CCC Feb. 22nd:
Instead of driving from town to town, county to county, to experience the wide range of agricultural products and delicious locally-sourced foods available across the Finger Lakes, this month you’ll be able to find over 30 different regional producers in one spot. Friday, February 22nd, from 5 to 8 p.m. will mark the 2nd Annual Taste FLXpo at Corning Community College. The event is a local food and beverage festival open to the public and includes a food truck, cooking and pairing demonstrations, tasting samples of locally-grown foods, Finger Lakes wine and craft beverage tastings, and a farmer’s market. Admission is $5 per person if purchased by February 16th. Otherwise it’s $10 per person. To learn more, or to get tickets, visit TasteFLXpo.com