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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday August 8th, 2020

Road Closure Continues to Friday in Caton
Steuben County Public Works Department reports a road closure beginning today and running through Friday in the Town of Caton. County Route 34, Whiskey Creek Road, between house numbers 1912 and 2294 in the Town of Caton will be closed for the replacement of a culvert pipe. There will be no on-site detour.


OFA Offers Annual Public Hearing Online
Steuben County Office For the Aging’s annual public hearing scheduled for 10am on Thursday, September 17th will have a different look. County OFA Director Patty Baroody said: “…in keeping with our motto, ‘The new age of aging,’ we’re offering the event online.” The public hearing will give residents an opportunity to discuss OFA’s plans for 2021, followed by a lively and humorous presentation by Wellness Advocate Joshua Goldman on “Getting Better At Getting Older.” Join the September 17th event by clicking the “Join Senior Forum Event” via Zoom:
at www.steubencony.org/OFA or by calling (646) 558-8656.
Webinar ID is 958 1508 2369 then press #.
Those looking for technical help may call (607) 664-2298.


Two from Bath Arrested on Narcotics Charges
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports that on September 4th, deputies arrested 28-year-old Christine M. Stevens and 40-year-old Jose A. Velez both of State Route 415 in Bath, following a multi-agency investigation into the alleged sale of narcotics in the Bath area. Stevens and Velez were arrested due to Superior Court Warrants issued by the Steuben County Grand Jury. Stevens is charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. Velez was charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree. Both Stevens and Velez were held, arraigned and released.


Campbell Woman Charged With Grand Larceny
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports September 7th, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34-year-old Linda J. Tongate of State Route 415 in Campbell. Between April 2020 and July 2020, Ms. Tongate allegedly received multiple forms of unreported income while receiving benefits and obtained benefits she was not entitled nor authorized to receive in the amount of $1,756.00. Tongate was charged with one count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree and issued an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Bath Court at a later date.


Corning Community College Controlling COVID Well
While SUNY Oneonta reported over 100 COVID-19 cases and had to shut down as a result, Corning Community College appears to be in better shape. During the past two weeks, the college reported 153 students were tested with zero positive cases. However, four students are under a precautionary quarantine. Three are isolating off campus and one student is isolating on-campus. Corning currently has 13 rooms available on campus for students who must quarantine.


Mitrano Talks Jobs at Yesterday’s Labor Day Rally
Democratic Congressional Candidate Tracy Mitrano held a rally yesterday afternoon, highlighting the history of the Labor Movement and how organized labor union workers fought for live-able wages, reasonable hours and safer working conditions. Mitrano said the movement was the stepping stone to end child labor in the United States, provide workers with health benefits and give aid to people who were injured or retired. Mitrano also says political involvement in the community allows congress to create more job stability and employment opportunities for younger Americans who are looking to find employment in a currently erratic job market. Mitrano faces off against GOP Incumbent Congressman Tom Reed in the November 3rd General Election.


NY Updates Personal Care Service Guidelines
New York State released updated guidelines for personal care services requiring clients to remove their face mask. Services including facials, makeup, waxing or piercing services are allowed to resume if the employee wears a face shield in addition to their face mask under the new guidance. Employees must also get tested for COVID-19 and receive a negative result dated September 3rd or later.


Four States Added to Travel Advisory
In this morning’s press briefing, Governor Cuomo announced four states have been added to the COVID-19 travel advisory list: Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia while Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were removed. Now, 35 states and territories are on the list: 

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

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