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Today's Top Stories - Monday February 24th, 2020

Constitution Pipeline Project Cancelled
The Southern Tier will not be getting a natural gas pipeline. According to USA Today, Williams Partners LP are not continuing its plans to build the 124-mile Constitution Pipeline. The company cites increased financial risk amid a number of court battles with the state. The pipeline would have moved natural gas from Pennsylvania to the Albany area through a portion of Broome County. Environmental groups issued statements praising Williams Partners for discontinuing the pipeline project.


Legislators Meet Today to Discuss CCC and FLTrails Volunteer Fees
Steuben County Legislators will receive an update on Corning Community College at today's meeting. CCC's new president William Mullaney will address the Legislature with his agenda that includes accepting the state’s 2019 Interoperable Communications Formula Grant of $796,257 which pays to upgrade, improve and maintain public safety communicatons and facilitate communication between first responders. Lawmakers are also expected to waive nightly fees for Finger Lakes Trails volunteers. 


Village of Hammondsport Seeks General Maintenance Worker
The Village of Hammondsport is looking for a full-time General Maintenance worker. CDL, mechanical background, welding experience and knowledge of water systems would be preferred. Applications are available at the village office. Submissions with resume are needed by March13th.


CCE Holds Social Security Workshop Tonight
Tonight, Steuben County Cornell Cooperative Extenston hosts the free workshop "Making the Most of Social Security Retirement Income-Enhancing Strategies” from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Steuben County Office Building Annex. This workshop covers claiming retroactive benefits as a lump sum, do-over and start-stop-restart strategies, making informed retirement plan distribution decisions and how married couples can help enhance combined efforts. Call 607-664-2300 to register.


Cuomo Prioritizing Pot Legalization
Governor Cuomo has prioritized the legalization of marijuana this year and he announced he will visit the states that have already legalized cannabis to learn more about their programs and inform similar legislation in New York. Cuomo says the goal is to coordinate laws so neighbor states don't have competing markets against one another. Cuomo says he wants a legalizaton bill passed in the state by April 1st. 


County Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations By 3/31
The deadline to submit a nomination to the Steuben County Hall of Fame is March 31st. Already, 145 people have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. All nominations are then reviewed by a committee composed of local historians who select individuals for induction. Nominees may be any man, woman or child from all walks of life, living or deceased, who has enhanced the name of Steuben County outside county borders. They should have lived in Steuben but may have been born elsewhere. Anyone interested in nominating a notable figure in Steuben County may call (607) 664-2199 or download an application at https://www.steubencony.org/Files/Documents/halloffame/hof_nomination_revised.pdf

 

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