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Today's Top Stories - Saturday April 27,2019

Prescription Drug Take Back Today
State Senator Tom O’Mara reminds area residents today is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  Law enforcement agencies across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions will operate drop-off centers to allow for the safe and responsible disposal of unused prescription drugs. Steuben County Residents can drop off their prescriptions at the Steuben County Public Safety Building on Ramsey Street Extension from 10-2.


Steuben County Bridge Work Scheduled for Spring & Summer
Preliminary work on eight Steuben County bridges is scheduled for the upcoming summer months with an estimated cost of about $1.8 million to repair the aging bridges. One of the projects includes a bridge on Spaulding Road over 10 Mile Creek in the Town of Wheeler and Nicholson Road over Campbell Creek in the Town of Howard and should be completed by June. Construction for Lyons Hollow Road Bridge in Prattsburgh will begin on May 27th. On July 8th Construction for the Curtis Creek Tributary Bridge in the Town of Campbell will begin. On July 22nd projects begin for County Road 119 over Canisteo River in the Town of Cameron, Clymo Road over Neils Creek in the Town of Avoca and the Taggart Road over Keuka Inlet bridge in the Town of Urbana.


Reed Announces Federal HUD Grant
Congressman Tom Reed announced the securing of a federal grant on Friday worth $904,000 that would provide the Elmira Housing Authority with funding to “develop, repair and improve” affordable housing in the area. The grant is from the Department on Housing and Urban Development Public Housing Capital Fund. The fund supports projects that “promote the empowerment and self-sufficiency of public housing residents” as well as “develop, finance and modernize public housing projects”.


Wegmans Holding Plastic Bag Trade-In Today
Wegmans announced that today they will accept plastic shopping bags to trade in between 11am and 3pm in exchange for a free reusable bag. The effort is to help customers make the switch from plastic bags following the plastic bag ban that was passed recently in New York State and will begin in March of next year.


Mishooks Take the Plunge for Youth
Mike and Tuesday Mishook took the plunge into the chilly waters of Lake Salubria in Bath yesterday for the annual Tyrtle Beach jump. The pair is the first married couple to jump into the water for the fund raiser for Central Steuben County youth programs and they raised over $34,000 so far as of yesterday’s numbers. WVIN will update everyone on the final, official number of funds raised once more pledges and monies come in.


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