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Congressman Reed and Democrat Candidates Support Caregiver Bill
Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Michael Bennett will team up with Congressman Tom Reed for  an AARP-endorsed bipartisan bill to support family caregivers in New York and across the country. The Credit for Caring Act would provide family caregivers who are working with a nonrefundable tax credit up to $3,000 to assist with out-of-pocket caregiving expenses. The AARP says 40 million caregivers across the country assist loved ones to help them stay in their homes and communities.

 

State Route 53 Construction Begins Today in Wheeler
A road reconstruction project begins today 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.

 

Steuben Real Property Tax Auction Attracts Buyers
The Steuben County Real Property Tax Auction attracted many interested buyers at the Campbell-Savona Central School Friday. Properties for bid included businesses, houses, and four properties that required separate agreements with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Results of the auction will be announced by the county Finance Commissioner Patrick Donelly at a later date.

 

NYS Judge Denies Temporary Vaccination Block
A state Supreme Court judge has denied a temporary block to the repeal of religious exemptions to vaccinations. According to the Associated Press, the judge refused to grant a temporary restraining order as a suit that challenges the current vaccination laws makes its way through the courts. The repeal was passed by state lawmakers last month at the end of the legislative session during a measles outbreak that hit several counties. 

 

County Sheriffs Use Firehouse Subs Grant for AEDs
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office received a large grant from the national sandwich chain Firehouse Subs and has used the money to purchase essential equipment. Sheriff Jim Allard says the department recently bought 15 new Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and Accessories with the $25,000 grant they received in May. Allard says the grant ensures an AED will be available in each patrol car. The grant was made possible by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation , an organization established in 2005 following Hurricane Katrina and supports Law enforcement, EMS, public safety organizations, nonprofits and schools with funding for lifesaving equipment.

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