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Today's Top Stories - Monday, August 19th

Trooper Clark Memorial Bridge Naming Today:


A dedication ceremony to name the Route 415 bridge over Interstate 86 in Bath in memory of Trooper Nicholas Clark is scheduled for today at 2 p.m. Last month, Governor Cuomo signed legislation designating a portion of I-86 crossing Route 415 as the “Trooper Nicholas F. Clark Memorial Bridge,” located a half mile north of where the late Clark was stationed as a State Trooper. Clark was a Canisteo native killed in the line of duty at the age of 29 last summer after responding to a call in the town of Erwin.



Violent Sunday Storms Knocked Out Power to Thousands:


Severe storms marching across the Twin Tiers Sunday afternoon knocked out power to thousands of residents across several counties in New York and Pennsylvania.  As of 5 p.m. yesterday in Steuben County, just over a thousand NYSEG customers were still waiting on power to be restored.  Thankfully, this morning, that number has dropped to less than 10. 



Penn Yan’s Red Jacket Park Reopens for Swimming:


The Department of Health cleared Red Jacket Park in Penn Yan to reopen for swimming late last week.  The area was closed on Monday the 12th after the discovery of a blue-green algae bloom.  At this time, both Red Jacket and Indian Pines Park are both open to swimmers.    



Open House for Corning Parks:


In order to get more input on how the city’s parks can meet the public’s recreational needs, Corning will hold a Parks Open House tomorrow from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Corning-Painted Post High School.  The city is preparing a long-range strategy that will help shape the facilities and the appearance of the parks.  Input given during the Open House will be used to help guide the Parks Improvement Committee’s recommendations.  Light refreshments will be available during the event.  Everyone is welcome.



Annual Ride for the Red August 31st:


The 11th annual Ride for the Red Motorcycle run has been set for Saturday, August 31st.  The event honors local veterans and gold star families, with funds raised supporting the Service to the Armed Forces (SAF) program of the Finger Lakes Red Cross.  The ride will depart the Big Flats American Legion at 10:30 a.m. sharp with New York State motorcycle troopers leading the way through the Finger Lakes region.  There will be a meal for riders at Arkport Cycles.  Online pre-registration is encouraged.  The deadline is tomorrow, August 20th at https://events.eventzilla.net/e/11th-annual-ride-for-the-red-motorcycle-run--2138707466.

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