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Today's Top Stories - Saturday March 7, 2020

Addison Man Sentenced for Threat to Kill Congresswoman Omar
The Addison man who threatened to kill a Minnesota Congresswoman was sentenced Friday to 12 months plus one day of prison before being put on supervised released for three years.  Patrick Carlineo Junior was arrested last April then charged with threatening to assault and murder a United States official while she was engaged in the performance of her official duties. Carlineo threatened Congresswoman Ilhan Omar through a phone call he made to her Washington, DC office where he left his name and contact information.


Congressman Reed Visits Haverling Student Artists
Congressman Tom Reed visited Haverling High School kick off the annual Congressional Art Competition for our 23rd Congressional District. Reed visited an art classroom and met with the students to discuss their art pieces then sat with them to get a personal drawing lesson from the young artists. Reed’s visit was to encourage students to enter the annual Art Competition that happens each spring and first began in 1983. Interested students submit their entries to their representative’s office to be voted on by panels of district artists who select three winning entries to be displayed one year at the US Capitol.


Tops and Wegmans Limit Hand Sanitzer Purchases

Wegmans and Tops have placed restrictions on the purchases of hand sanitizer at their stores. Like surgical masks, the coronavirus has helped create a shortage of hand sanitizer in the past few weeks which prompted Wegmans to put a limit on the amount of hand sanitizer that can be bought at once to three per customer. Tops recently released a statement saying they will also implement a restriction of three purchases per customer.


Corning City Council Vote to Increase Penalties for Meth Charges
The Corning City Council voted 8-0 at this month’s meeting supporting legislation introduced by State Senator Tom O’Mara to combat methamphetamine crimes. The measure was introduced in January and targets meth-related crimes locally and across New York State by increasing the criminal penalties significantly for the manufacture, sale and possession of meth. The council also accepted a $22,500 Steuben County STOP-DWI grant.


Corning City Council Approves Stormwater Pipe Project
At its monthly meeting for March, the Corning City Council voted 6-2  to approve a transfer worth $1.4 million for the second phase replacement of a 60 inch stormwater outfall pipe adjacent to Denison Park. Both phases of the project will be completed by T& R.


Finger Lakes Wine Joins Global Wine Origin Alliance
Yesteday, the Wine Origins Alliance announced that the Finger Lakes Wine Alliance and Seneca Lake Winery Association and two other groups have joined its global coalition that aims to protect wine place names and eliminate trading barriers in the industry that include removing all tariffs on wine. The Wine Origin Alliance includes 29 organizations from 10 countries.


NYSAC Announces Month-long Celebration of Women’s Suffrage 
The New York State Association of Counties has announced that, in partnership  with the Association’s Women’s Leadership Council, it is launching a monthlong celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees and protects women’s constitutional right to vote. During this month, the Association will also recognize the contributions of women in New York county government. To celebrate this historic milestone, the Association of Counties is encouraging counties across the state to pass resolutions honoring the 100th anniversary.


Southern Tier Remembers the Late Amo Houghton
Corning Incorporated leaders and the Southern Tier are mourning the loss of 93-year-old Amory (Amo) Houghton Jr. Houghton passed away Wednesday at his home in Corning. He served  our region in the House of Representatives for nine terms and as a chairman and chief executive officer for Corning Incorporated from 1964 until 1983. Among his numerous accomplishments, Amo led the recovery efforts after Hurricane Agnes flooded the Southern Tier area in 1972, he initiated Corning’s first LPGA event in 1976, and he supported the expansion of the Corning Museum of Glass in 1980.

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