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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday September 11, 2019

Cuomo Signs Bill Establishing Today as Remembrance Day
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation earlier this week that established today, September 11th, as Remembrance Day each year. The law allows for students in school across the state to observe a brief moment of silence at their school to begin Patriot Day and honor victims. The law was effective immediately following the Governor’s signature and its purpose is to encourage education and dialogue about September 11th and to better understand that fateful day and its historical significance.


St.Thomas’ Restoration Project Needs $100K
The St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church announced work has begun to repair and replace its sanctuary roof. The project will cost about half a million dollars and must be completed this year to prevent serious structural damage and keep the roof from leaking further. St. Thomas’ encourages and welcomes individuals and local businesses in the community to help out by sponsoring the project. So far, $400,000 has been raised but they need $100,000 more. Repair to the interior walls that are water damaged and the restoration of the rose window will follow the roof. Donors can give by mail at: St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church at 122 Liberty St, Bath NY 14810 or donate online.


Road Work Repairing Pulteney Landslide Starts Next Week
Work to repair a landslide on State Route 54 in the Town of Pulteney begins next week according to State Department of Transportation. The location is 12 miles North of the Village of Hammondsport between Parker Hill and Chidsey Hill Roads. Both directions of traffic will be detoured around the site by using Boyd Hill Road. In mid-October, a second closure will be established along Route 54A in the town of Urbana for about six weeks to repair a  landslide one mile north of Hammondsport near County Route 76. Both directions of traffic for this closure will be detoured around the site by using South Pulteney Road, County Road 76 and Boyd Hill Road.


Second Steuben Historical Awareness Week Announced
Steuben’s second annual “Local History Awareness Week” will be October 1st to the 5th and this year will highlight our county’s strong agricultural tradition by honoring the 200th anniversary of the Steuben County Fair through the theme “Crops, Critters and Farm Life in Steuben County.” The event will feature historic exhibits created by individuals and groups in the county to be displayed October 1-4 at the Steuben County Fairgrounds Horticulture Building. Historians Kirk House and Craig Braack are scheduled speakers at the event. A finale will happen the afternoon of October 5th at the Howard Community Center. For more information you can talk to Emily Simms at (607) 664-2199 or historian@steubencountyny.gov


Registration for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” Open
Registration is under way for the popular six-week educational program “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” focusing on the needs of family and friends caring for older adults suffering with long-term conditions. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” will be held each Tuesday from September 24th through October 29th at the Southeastern Steuben Library in Corning from 1:30 to 3pm each session. The program is supported through a New York State Department of Health grant and is free for family caregivers. Registration required by calling (607) 281-3939 or emailing ofainfo@co.steuben.ny.us


Exit 43 Westbound Ramp Closed Saturday
 Exit The Interstate 86 westbound ramp at Exit 43 in Painted Post will be closed to traffic on Saturday. The closure is necessary to make repairs to the concrete approach slab.  Work is anticipated to last one day, weather permitting. Motorists should use Coopers Plains Exit 42 during the closure. Motorists may experience minor travel delays.

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