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Boil Water Advisory for Hornell:


A boil water advisory is in effect for a portion of Hornell due to a water main break on Madison Avenue.  According to the city, water will be shut off on Madison Avenue and Sheldon Street until repairs are complete.  The boil advisory is in effect until further notice.



Keuka College Recognized as College of Distinction:


Keuka College has been designated as a College of Distinction in recognition of the integrity of its individualized and engaging education.  The award is presented by the national Colleges of Distinction organization, which honors schools throughout the U.S. for their excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education.  Colleges of Distinction Chief Operating Officer, Tyson Schritter said, “Keuka College puts the student experience first, providing all the tools and opportunities they need to become lifelong learners, ready to take on any challenge in today’s ever-evolving society.” 



Penn Yan’s KanPak to Expand:


KanPak, one of Penn Yan’s largest employers, has announced plans to expand.  The company produces a variety of dairy and coffee-based products, including iced and cold brew coffee, ice cream, and yogurt.  The company is looking to construct a new private wastewater treatment plant on-site at the Horizon Park Drive location and to expand its manufacturing line and warehouse.  The project will be one of the largest construction projects in the history of Penn Yan.  Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky said the expansion will create “top-quality jobs that will benefit Penn Yan and the entire region.”  Empire State Development is helping to facilitate the expansion with up to $600,000 through the Excelsior Jobs Program and a $150,000 Capital Grant.  The company is expected to hire up to 15 new employees over the next five years while retaining 197 jobs. 



Woodstock 50 Festival Heading to Maryland:


After striking out with two different New York communities, organizers of the Woodstock 50 festival have decided to take their event out of state and are heading to Maryland.  Bloomberg reports that the concert will now be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion, an outdoor amphitheater in Columbia, Maryland.  The amphitheater is said to hold approximately 32,000 people, which is a fraction of what original host Watkins Glen International would have accommodated.  The event finally has a location again, but it is still unknown which, if any, of the originally contracted artists are still performing and tickets have yet to go on sale. 

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