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Today's Top Stories - Saturday August 29, 2020

One new cases of COVID-19 in Steuben County

A Steuben County resident from the Town of Thurston has tested positive for COVID 19 according to the health department. This brings the total to 326 confirmed cases, six of which are currently active. The individuals are isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department.  Public Health staff investigated and identified close contacts of the confirmed cases and exposure risks.  All those known to have direct contact with the individuals have been notified.


Cuomo reports record low COVID-19 infection rate in New York State

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced a new record low COVID-19 infection rate percentage in New York State, 0.65%. This figure is the lowest it has been since the pandemic began. In addition, New York State’s infection rate has been less than one percent every day for the past three weeks. The governor also announced that 8 million tests have now been administered in the state.


Prattsburgh requests tax payments be mailed

Prattsburgh Central School is asking that everyone mail their tax payments this year to tax collector Cassie Kennard, to avoid contact with staff and students, and to adhere to health and safety protocols for the tax collection season. Receipts will be mailed to taxpayers. Anyone with questions or concerns is asked to contact Cassie Kennard at 522-6203 to discuss options.


Locally owned Corning business to close up shop for good

After 42 years of business, The Glass Menagerie on Corning’s Market Street will close it doors for good. Jackie and Dick Pope, the owners of the family run shop have been planning on closing their store since Christmas, and say the decision was not made based on the pandemic. They hope to move closer to family and possibly travel with their newfound free time. They will be having a sale lasting through Labor Day.


Portion of Route 415 in Wayland to close this upcoming week for construction

The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists of an upcoming two-day closure, weather permitting, along route 415 in Wayland for the replacement of a culvert pipe south of County Route 36. Beginning Monday, August 31st through Tuesday September 1st, this section of road will be only available to local traffic and emergency vehicles. A detour will be in place guiding motorists to use nearby exits to access Interstate 390.

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