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Unemployment Rate Falls in Steuben County:


In its lowest March unemployment rate since 2001, Steuben County’s jobless rate fell to 5.1 percent last month, according to the New York State Department of Labor.  In a report released this week, Steuben is tied with two other counties for the 39th lowest unemployment rate among the state’s 62 counties.  The top three counties were Nassau (3.3%), Tompkins (3.4%), and Dutchess (3.5%), while the bottom three were Jefferson (6.3%), Lewis (7.2%), and Hamilton (7.5%). 



Woodstock 50 Ticket Price Announced:


While sales may have been delayed, those looking to purchase tickets for the upcoming Woodstock 50 event at Watkins Glen International may now know how much they’ll have to spend.  According to a report by Bloomberg, festival organizer Michael Lang said tickets would cost around $450.  That price tag would presumably be for all three days of the event as it was previously announced that day passes would not be sold.  It is unknown at this time if the ticket price would include campground access or parking.



Finger Lakes Red Cross Offering Free Smoke Alarms:


As a part of the Red Cross’ annual “Sound the Alarm” initiative, the Finger Lakes chapter has announced that they’ll be providing free smoke alarms to area homes in need.  From April 27th through May 13th, Red Cross volunteers and partners will visit homes to install 100,000 free smoke alarms across the six counties of the Finger Lakes Chapter.



Jack Lisi Award Banquet Set for May 3rd:


On May 3rd, 14 area students will be recognized at the annual Jack Lisi Youth Award Banquet.  Celebrating its 28th year this year, the event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bath American Legion.  The award celebrates students aged 16 to 21, living in Steuben County, or a currently registered student in either Addison, Alfred-Almond, Arkport, Avoca, Bath, Bradford, Campbell-Savona, Canaseraga, Canisteo-Greenwood, Corning-Painted Post, Hammondsport, Hornell City, Jasper-Troupsburg, Prattsburgh, or Wayland-Cohocton school districts, who have shown interest and ambition toward academic or career and/or employment goals.  The cost to attend is $25.  To register or learn more, visit http://www.lisiyouthaward.org   

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