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Today's Top Stories - Saturday May 22, 2021

13 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 13 Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the county total to 6,846 confirmed cases, 123 of which are currently active. One individual is associated with Corning, Inc, and four individuals are associated with the following schools: Calvin U. Smith Elementary, Prattsburgh Central School, and the Corning-Painted Post School District.


Steuben County Offices open to walk-ins effective May 24th

In conjunction with New York State's rollback of most restrictions on businesses and organizations and the reopening of State Courts, Steuben County will reopen all offices to walk-ins, beginning Monday, May 24th. In accordance with CDC and NYSDOH guidance, fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear face coverings, unless their visit is to State Court offices, which still require face coverings for all. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated must wear face coverings in all public areas of County office buildings, such as hallways and office suites.


Steuben County lawmakers to consider two new laws during Monday’s session

Steuben County legislators will meet in regular session on Monday, May 24th at 10 a.m. Items on the agenda include the expected approval of a law to bring the county Office of Emergency Services (OES) and 9-1-1 together with the leadership  of one director, and consideration of a law that would allow Steuben County youth, aged 12 and 13, to be able to hunt deer under  the guidance of a licensed hunter 18 and older, which would allow the county to participate in a New York State pilot program. The Legislature is also expected to accept funding for several county programs, including more than $5.3 million from a variety of state sources for highway work through the county Public Works department, additional state revenues including roughly $50,000 from state Homeland Security for “cyber security” training for the county IT department, and the Sheriff’s department will receive $3,000 in STOP-DWI funds.


Fallen heroes recognized at annual Law Enforcement Memorial

The annual Law Enforcement Memorial took place last night after a yearlong pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic at the Steuben County Public Safety Building. The ceremony included the traditional laying of four wreaths representing law enforcement agencies and the toll of the bell for the 32 officers who have died in the line of duty. Sheriff Jim Allard, state Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Marjorie Byrnes, and community representative Joe Sempolinski all addressed those in attendance.


CR-14 bridge to be closed beginning Monday

The County Route 14 bridge, Campbell Creek Road, crossing Campbell Creek in the Town of Howard will be closed to all through traffic on or about May 24th for approximately seven weeks, per Steuben County Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti. The bridge is located between the north end of CR 669 and Dublin Road. The closure will allow the current pipe to be removed and completely replaced with a new concrete box structure. There will be an onsite detour.


Hammondsport CSD announces Board of Education meetings

The Hammondsport Central School District has announced A Board of Education special meeting will be held on Thursday, June 3rd followed by a regular meeting on Wednesday, June 16th. Both meetings are set to begin at 6 p.m. on their respective days at www.hammondsportcsd.org.

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