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Today's Top Stories - Friday May 1st, 2020

At this morning's daily coronavirus press briefing, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced schools all across the state will remain closed until the end of the academic year. Cuomo says schools will continue to provide distance learning until the end of the school year as well and that a decision on summer school programming will be announced at the end of this month.


More criminal charges have been leveled against Bath man Kenneth Turner after he was allegedly found to be in possession of $4,300 in cash and suspected crystal meth after a parole visit. Last week, Turner was arrested by Bath Police and Sheriff's Deputies for other drug charges and remanded to jail on the parole violation. 


College Student Group Cornell Democrats have endorsed State Senate candidate Leslie Danks Burke for the five-county 58th State Senate District. Danks-Burke recently was endorsed also by the New York State Young Democrats and faces off against incumbent Republican State Senator Tom O'Mara in the November general election. 


Four additional COVID-19 cases have been reported by the Steuben County Health Department and brings the total number of cases to 231 confirmed. Two of the new positives are from the City of Hornell as well as the towns of Urbana and Wheeler.


Empire Access has announced the extension of their 2 months of free internet service through June 30th for families who do not currently have Empire internet. Households that have K-12 and/or college students can sign up for 2 months of free Empire Access internet service with Wi-Fi. There will be no contracts required to receive this service and installation is free. 


Eligible seniors 60 and over in Stueben County can recieve a 30-meal box of shelf-stable food supplied by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier by calling (607) 664-2322. Boxes may contain items like dried beans or lentils, pasta, rice, shelf-stable milk, canned fruits and vegetables, canned tuna and chicken and dried fruit. Call (607) 664-2322 and leave a message to request a box. Calls will be returned by Office for the Aging Staff.


The spring turkey season opens today in all of Upstate New York. Hunters may take two bearded turkeys during the spring season, but only one bird per day. From now until June 30th you may complete all the requirements to earn a NYS hunter education certificate online for $19.95. The course can be found on the DEC website where a link to the hunter education course can be found. 

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