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Today's Top Stories - Saturday November 7, 2020

29 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification that 29 new Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  This brings the county total to 1,246 confirmed cases, 173 of which are currently active. 6 of the individuals are residents of the City of Corning, the towns of Campbell, Corning, and Erwin had 3 new positives, the villages of Bath and South Corning had 2 new positives, while the City of Hornell, the towns of Cameron, Jasper, Prattsburgh, Thurston, Troupsburg, Tuscarora, Woodhull, and the Villages of Addison and Savona each had one positive. An investigation concluded seven individuals are contacts to previously reported positives, four are linked with Pathways, two are employees of Wegmans in Corning, two are residents of Absolut Care Three Rivers, one is an employee of Alfred University, one is a student of the Canisteo-Greenwood Elementary School, one is a student of Haverling High School, one is an employee of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, one is an employee of Elderwood at Waverly, one is an employee of Corning, Inc. at Headquarters, and one individual is an employee of Sportsman’s Warehouse in Big Flats


Structure fire reported in Corning Friday morning

A structure fire broke out Friday morning at around 5:00 a.m. in Corning, more specifically on 330 Dennison Parkway East. The fire was confined to only that home. There were no reported injuries, however the family pets did perish in the blaze. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Mitrano accuses Reed of violating federal law

Tracy Mitrano is accusing Rep. Tom Reed of violating the Hatch Act, which limits certain political activities of federal employees while running for re-election. Mitrano said “Mr. Reed did that repeatedly. He uses his office as a Congressman to campaign, just read many of his newsletters, he uses his staff to campaign, just go ahead and find out who made calls to various people, who made a call to my local hardware store asking if they would engage in the commercial on behalf of Mr. Reed’s campaign. It wasn’t his campaign manager and it wasn’t his intern, it was one of his congressional staff”. Rep. Tom Reed was not available for comment but his senior advisor said “Tom handily won re-election and the campaign is over. Tracy’s baseless and ridiculous claims don’t warrant a response.”


Free fishing day in New York State on November 11th

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday that New York residents and non-residents can fish for free without a license on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11th. New York's Free Fishing Days encourage more people to get outdoors and enjoy the state's world-class fishing opportunities. Legislation signed by the Governor in 2015 allowed an increase in the number of authorized statewide Free Fishing Days. Every year since, Veterans Day has been designated as a Free Fishing Day.

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