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Today's Top Stories - Thursday October 10, 2019

Hornell Wins $10 Million Downtown Revitalization Grant
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visited Hornell yesterday to announce the city would be the recipient of a $10 million state grant for downtown revitalization. Hochul praised regional councils and the work they do for making the grant possible and for representing the local interests of regions like the Southern Tier, noting that these investments have spawned a “reawakening of the Southern Tier”. Hornell Mayor John Buckley thanked the Lieutenant Governor for making what he noted was "a large, impactful investment" and called the Downtown Revitalization Intiative a "game changer" for Hornell. Buckley said an announcement of the process and how the money will specifically be allocated comes in the next few weeks.


Thurston to Host Rabies Clinic
The Town of Thurston will hold a free Rabies Clinic this evening from 6-8pm at the Town of Thurston Highway Department. Those who are vaccinating their pets must bring their previous vaccination records. Pets must be caged or restrained.


Blood Drive in Bath Planned for Tomorrow 
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive tomorrow at the First Presbyterian Church in Bath from 1-6pm. To make your appointment please call 800-RED-CROSS, visit RedCrossBlood.org or download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Sheriff’s Office Navigation Unit Holding Boating Safety Course This Saturday

Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Offers NYS Boater Safety Class
Course at the Steuben County Public Safety Building on Rumsey Street Extension Saturday October 12th from 8:00am to 4:00pm. The class is limited to 30 students so you need to call the Sheriffs Office at (607) 622-3911 to confirm your attendance. You must bring proof of age to attend and the minimum age to attend is ten years old. The course is meant to be a comprehensive class teaching the fundamentals of safe boating operation.


Sheriff’s Office Reminds Community of Halloween Safety
As Halloween approaches, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office offers a few safety reminders to keep trick or treating, Halloween parties, and festivals happy and healthy traditions. All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant and if out after dark, fasten reflective tape to costumes, bags and glow sticks. Adults must always accompany small children and traveling in groups is recommended. Law enforcement and authorities should always be notified immediately of any suspicious activity.


Two Arrested on Town of Horseheads Bench Warrants
Two Southern Tier men were arrested Tuesday on outstanding bench warrants issued by Town of Horseheads Court. Jared Voorhees, age 22 of Elmira was arraigned in Horseheads Town Court and released after paying a fine. Jacob Franks, age 26 of Waverly was also arraigned in Horseheads Town Court and was released after paying his fine.

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