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Today's Top Stories - Monday March 22nd, 2021

Bath Intersection Getting Sidewalk, Pedestrian and Traffic Signals  
In the next few months intermittent lane and shoulder closures are expected at the intersection of Route 415 and Liberty Street in the village of Bath accommodating installation of new traffic and pedestrian signals at the intersection. The project at the intersection complements a $2 million award announced this previous August to replace existing sidewalks while making the village of Bath more walkable. Construction is weather-dependent and subject to change.


Steuben Health Dept. Holds Moderna First-Dose Clinic Wednesday
Steuben County Public Health Department holds a first-dose COVID-19 Moderna vaccination clinic this Wednesday, March 24 open to eligible residents 18 and up at the Corning-Painted Post High School gym. You must pre-register for this clinic by clicking here. Proof of eligibility is required. All attendees must wear a face mask and expect to wait 15-30 minutes following the vaccination for observation.
List of eligible groups found by clicking here


Campbell Home Deemed Total Loss from Saturday Morning Fire
A Campbell home was completely destroyed in an early Saturday morning fire that  5 fire companies responded to at around 1am on King Hill Road. Campbell Fire Chief Glenn Vogel said to WETM no one was injured but the home is a total loss.The fire’s cause is under investigation.


Reed Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election After Sex Misconduct Allegation
A sexual misconduct allegation has forced a NY congressman into retirement. Tom Reed, whose district spans the southern tier and a portion of western New York, issued a statement last night saying he would not seek a seventh term nor would he run for governor, as he had earlier suggested he might. He said he will retire from public service on January 2, 2023. His abrupt change of heart came after he first denied the allegation that he groped a woman in a bar in 2017. Last night Reed apologized to the woman, his family and supporters. While accepting full responsibility for his actions, Reed said at the time of the incident he was battling alcoholism. He entered treatment in 2017.


Prevent Child Abuse Steuben's  Family Fling March 29th-April 2nd
The annual Family Fling, sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Steuben, will have a new direction this year in response to the COVID pandemic. Traditionally a one-night event in one elementary school in Steuben County, the 2021 event will include online week-long festivities and themed nights for families across the county from Mar. 29-Apr. 2. Participants are invited to check the organization’s Facebook page.


Steuben Reports 8 New COVID Cases Friday; 108 Active Cases
Steuben County currently has 108 active cases of COVID-19. Since last March, the county has had more than 5,700 cases. Eight new cases were confirmed on Friday.


Wayland Man Arrested for Felony Assault
A violent incident in the Town of Wayland and another, hours later, in the Village of Dansville led multiple charges being filed against a 34-year-old man. State Police arrested Roy Johnson, charging him in the Wayland incident with felony assault, felony weapon’s possession, felony criminal mischief, two counts of menacing and resisting arrest. In the Dansville incident, he was charged with two felony counts of felony assault.


Pharmacies Can COVID-Vaccinate New Yorkers with Comorbities
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced new guidance has been rolled out allowing pharmacies to vaccinate New Yorkers with comorbidities. Pharmacies were previously able to vaccinate New Yorkers over the age of 60 and teachers. The governor said "New Yorkers with comorbidities are among our state's most at-risk residents, and access to the COVID-19 vaccine protects this vulnerable population." He added "As New York receives more doses and more people receive the vaccine, we're able to expand the population pharmacies can serve, and this is a commonsense step forward that will help make it easier to protect New Yorkers."


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