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Today's Top Stories - Thursday November 11th, 2020

Bath Village Board Reminds Public of Winter Parking
The Bath Village Board reminds residents and visitors that Winter Parking rules are in effect now.  This means until Winter Parking ends on April 1st, vehicles can not be parked on village streets between the hours of 2am-6am.


Steuben Reports 32 New COVID Cases
Steuben County reports 32 new COVID-19 cases. This brings the total to 1,532 confirmed cases, 255 of which are currently active. The new cases involve a student at Alfred State and Campbell-Savona High School. One additional death was also reported Wednesday afternoon. The latest victim is an 82-year-old man who lived at Absolut Care Three Rivers. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 88.


CR 128 in Canisteo Closed for Repairs 11/30-12/3
County Route 128, between the CR 119 turnoff and Depot Street in the Town of Canisteo will be closed to all through traffic from 9 am to 3 pm Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 for road repair. There will be no on-site detour.


High-Risk Winter Sports Seasons Delayed by NYSHAA
Winter sports deemed to be 'high risk' by state officials have been pushed back to a January 4th, 2021 start date. This comes as the number of COVID-19 cases continue to increase throughout New York state. Those high risk sports include basketball, hockey, wrestling and competitive cheerleading. Low and moderate risk sports - which are listed as bowling, indoor track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, and skiing, are still on schedule to begin November 30th.


Danks-Burke Concedes State Senate Race ti Senator O’Mara
State Senate Democratic candidate Leslie Danks Burke conceded the 58th Senate District election to incumbent Republican Tom O ‘Mara days after a state Supreme Court Judge dismissed her lawsuit against the Schuyler County Board of Elections. O’Mara scored a convincing victory, 56% to 43%, beating Burke by over 16,000 votes.  He won by landslide percentage of 68% in Steuben County. Danks-Burke said: “...it is clear that we will not see the outcome we hoped for. And out of respect for the voters and the principles on which our democratic republic is founded, we accept this outcome for the next two years.”  O’Mara remarked: "Voters responded to our positive message of sticking together, rebuilding our communities and local economies, and restoring a true, long-term voice for Upstate, rural New York.


AAA’s Ithaca Office Closing the End of the Month
AAA Western and Central New York announce they will close the Ithaca Travel & Insurance Center on South Meadow Street on its final day of operations: Monday, November 30th. No jobs were lost from this closure. AAA is currently offering a 30% discount on most retail items at the Ithaca Travel Store. Local AAA associates will still be available to help Ithaca area members out of a different office, by phone, email, or virtually.


American Cancer Society Calls for Increasing Tobacco Tax
Today the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) marked its 45th annual Great American Smokeout today by calling on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to protect the health of state residents by increasing the tax on all tobacco products. In New York, cigarette taxes and most tobacco taxes have not been increased in ten years and lawmakers say the increase in taxes will raise more revenue to be used for the state’s public health program. ACS is working with public health organizations and medical professionals to increase the tax in order to reduce the state’s smoking rate of 12.7%


Poll Shows New Yorkers Optimistic About Holiday Season
More than two thirds of New Yorkers polled say the holiday season will look different this year -- but it won't be ruined by the ongoing pandemic. That's the word in a new Siena College Research Institute poll just released.  It says 68 percent of responders say the holiday spirit will prevail.

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