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Today's Top Stories - Saturday July 13, 2019

Steuben County Sheriffs Receive EMT Training
Training to be certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) was completed by the first formal class of Steuben County Sheriff's deputies. Sheriff Jim Allard told the Steuben County Legislature’s Public Safety Committee these certifications are the first in his department’s initiative to have all county deputies certified as EMTs.Allard also completed the EMT trainings and told the committee his department is looking to assist local emergency medical teams in responding to incidents. Deputies now have training in First Aid, CPR, Narcan administration as well as being trained in and equipped with AEDs.“This training is simply another tool we can use in our public safety mission.” says Allard.


County DPW Sets Meeting for County Road 119 Project
The Steuben County Department of Public Works will hold a public information meeting July 31 at 6pm set at the Steuben County Bridge Shop in Rathbone. This meeting is regarding the County Road 119 Bridge Project over the Canisteo River in the town of Cameron. Steuben County representatives, New York State Department of Transportation officials and  project consultant, C& S Engineers, will share a brief presentation and take any public questions, comments and concerns about the project.


State Route 53 Construction Begins Monday in Wheeler
A road reconstruction project begins Monday on State Route 53 in Wheeler, about a half of a mile north of County Route 13, weather permitting, according to the State Department of Transportation. Lane reconstruction work will be completed for the site then it will be repaved, along with the culvert site just south of this location damaged during the flood on July 5th on Route 53.Work is anticipated to be completed by mid August. Traffic will be reduced to one lane with a one-lane, two-way traffic pattern controlled by signals on State Route 53. Motorists should expect delays.


State BUNY in the Parks Initiative Begins Today
The New York State Police, the New York State Park Police and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee are partnering to ensure that visitors to state parks are buckling up for safety.  "BUNY in the Parks" is an enforcement and educational campaign to ensure that visiting motorists and their passengers properly buckle-up their seatbelts while travelling inside state parks, and to teach the importance of properly securing our youngest visitors in approved child safety seats. This year’s campaign begins today and runs until Monday, August 12. This initiative coincides with one of the peak times that visitors travel to state parks throughout New York State, and the goal is for motorists and their families to arrive and depart safely. During the 2018 campaign, State Police and State Park Police issued more than 3,700 total tickets. That included 2,100 tickets for child restraint violations and 764 tickets for adult seatbelt violations.


NY Regulators Approve Settlement With Charter Communications
New York regulators have approved a settlement with Charter Communications resolving a dispute over rural broadband. The state's Public Service Commission endorsed the deal Thursday, according to an Associated Press report. Under the terms, Charter must follow through on promises to provide broadband to 145,000 upstate customers - an investment estimated to exceed $600 million - and pay the state $12 million for other broadband projects.


Shoppers Beware: Wegmans Coupon Scam on Facebook
A scam promising a coupon to Wegmans has hit Facebook. Customers are told if they see an 80 dollar Wegmans coupon while browsing on Facebook, do not click on it. Officials from the grocery store say the coupon is a scam and it will soon be removed from Facebook. The post shows the logo of Wegmans and claims the popular supermarket is giving away a voucher for 80 dollars. Please disregard the post and remind your friends and family to do the same. This is what the online link looks like:




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