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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday November 27, 2019

 Canisteo Woman Arrested on Fraud Charges

A Canisteo woman was arrested following what Canisteo Police are calling a “lengthy investigation” involving the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office. Rebecca Manry-Miller faces felony charges of Forgery in the 2nd Degree, Making a Terroristic Threat, Falsifying Business Records in the 1st Degree, Offer to file false instrument in the 1st degree and Falsely Reporting an Incident in the 2nd Degree. She was taken to Steuben County Jail to await Centralized Arraignment. As the investigation continues, more charges could be filed.


Hammondsport Board of Trustees Holds Budget Workshop Monday
The Village of Hammondsport’s Board of Trustees have announced they plan to hold a Budget Workshop on Monday, December 2nd  at 5:00 p.m. in the Village Office on 18 Water Street, Hammondsport.


NWS Issues Wind Advisory Tonight Through Tomorrow Morning
The National Weather Service has issued Wind Advisories for the entire Finger Lakes region today through tomorrow. The wind advisory for our county will be in effect from 6pm this evening to 10am tomorrow morning. West to NorthWest winds are expected from 15 to 25 MPH with gusts as much as 40-50 MPH expected. Gusty winds could blow down trees and unsecured objects, possibly causing power outages. Use extra caution while driving for Thanksgiving travel, especially if you are traveling to the Western New York region, where significantly stronger winds are expected.


Red Cross Accepting Nominations for Real Heroes Breakfast
The American Red Cross of the Finger Lakes is now accepting nominations for the Real Heroes Breakfast held on March 27th at the Corning Museum of Glass. The breakfast honors those who have shown “courage, dedication and unselfish character by their acts of heroism and service in our community”. Proceeds from the annual breakfast will benefit the Finger Lakes Chapter serving Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties. The deadline for nominations is December 6. For a nomination form, and a description of award categories, visit redcross.org/flxrhb or email brian.mcconnell2@redcross.org.


Wreaths Across America Sponsor Deadline is Friday
The wreath sponsorship deadline for Wreaths Across America is this Friday. Those interested in donating a wreath for the Wreaths Across America Day that will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14th, in Bath National Cemetery at the Bath VA Medical Center can be made online  by Friday. The individual wreaths are $15 and are tax-deductible. The public is invited to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on December 14th beginning at 11:30am. This year’s theme is “Everyone Plays a Part”.


STOP-DWI Thanksgiving Crackdown Begins Today
The statewide STOP-DWI crackdown effort begins today as state Troopers, sheriff's departments and local law enforcement across the state increase patrols to combat impaired driving. Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard says checkpoints will run from today through Sunday to stop impaired driving. Historically, the night of Thanksgiving Eve is one of the top days for intoxicated drivers while being one of the top travel times of the year. During Thanksgiving Day weekend last year, 291 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in traffic crashes across the US.


NYS Joins Three States Appealing SALT Tax Ruling
New York joined three other states Tuesday to appeal an October decision from a federal judge that upheld key parts of President Donald Trump’s tax reforms capping homeowners’ property- tax deduction. New York Democratic officials Governor Cuomo and Attorney General Letiitia James says New York filed its appeal with Maryland, New Jersey and Connecticut regarding a 2017 tax reform that capped homeowners’ deductions on state and local taxes to $10,000 annually. States have argued the cap has unfairly targeted Democratic States in the Northeast. Governor Cuomo called Trump’s SALT Policy “retribution politics” and said “New York is already the nation’s leader in sending more tax dollars to Washington than we get back every year.”


AAA Forecasts Busy Travel Holiday
AAA projects that over 55 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving. AAA’s Elizabeth Carey says most people will be traveling by car but air travel has upticked at about 5 percent. Carey says the best travel tips are to be prepared and plan ahead. This afternoon is expected to be the worst travel period time nationally.

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