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Today's Top Stories - Thursday October 1st, 2020

Haverling athletic events will be starting soon according to Haverling Athletic Director Randy Abrams. Abrams says as a notice to the public, these events will be limited to only two relatives of each player and only with a pre-issued pass due to current Steuben County Department of Health guidelines. The events are closed to the general public at this time. The district is working on streaming options for some of the games and will release that information when available.

 

 A Steuben County man is in jail after a drug bust. Bath Village Police say 25-year-old Shannon Brockway allegedly sold fentanyl this past spring on West Steuben Street in Bath. Brockway faces a list of felony charges that includes 2 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree. A Police said a parole warrant had been issued. Brockway is held at the Steuben County Centralized Arraignment Court.

 

Public health officials say over half of the latest active COVID-19 cases in Steuben County are linked to the Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. The total number of cases at the facility spiked to to 83 as of mid-week, with 57 residents having contracted the virus. Employees accounted for 26 of the positive cases. A total of 146 cases of COVID-19 are active in Steuben County. Click here to check out the County’s interactive dashboard.

 

The Bath Village Board will hold a special and virtual meeting tomorrow to discuss a resolution for the village of Bath courts to apply for a grant. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. Friday.

 

Restaurants and bars in Steuben as well as Chemung counties are adapting their hours and dining rules following the latest cluster outbreaks of COVID-19 in the area. Hand and Foot closed for this weekend initially out of caution and later announced it will be staying closed for the time-being until the local of COVID-19 caseload declines. Management says no one on their staff has tested positive for the virus. Woodhouse is also closed until further notice for sanitation and deep-cleaning.

 

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) formally announced its endorsement of incumbent Republican Congressman Tom Reed’s reelection. To be eligible for this endorsement, candidates must acknowledge a role for the federal government in reducing America’s carbon emissions and developing a robust clean energy industry, as well as demonstrate leadership on policy initiatives related to climate change and emissions reduction. CRES Executive Director Heather Reams says Reed played a role in advancing clean energy technology that created 159,000 new jobs across the state.

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