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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday June 22, 2021

Two vaccination clinics to be held at local craft breweries

On Wednesday, June 23rd and Thursday, June 24th there will be two pop-up vaccination clinics providing the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. The clinics will be held at two local breweries, Railhead Brewing in Hornell on Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. and at Iron Flamingo Brewing in Corning on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Public Health Director Darlene Smith said in regards to teaming up with local breweries “We feel this may reach a different, specific population and sometimes people respond to an incentive. Plus, it just seems like a fun way to reach people in the community.” People interested in receiving the vaccine can either show up during the 3-5pm timeframe or they can to register ahead of time. Anyone wishing to be vaccinated needs to bring valid identification and should plan to wait 15-30 minutes after the injection for observation.


One new COVID-19 death in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification of the death of an individual who had previously tested positive for COVID-19.  This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 188.  The individual was a female resident of the Town of Wayland who died at the age of 59.


NYS announces incentives for camping

New York State’s Parks and Recreation Department has announced the first ever camper reward program, in which campers can earn points for every dollar spent on overnight accommodations at state campgrounds. Points can be redeemed and used toward fees of future stays.  


Blood shortage in the Southern Tier

Per the American Red Cross, blood supplies across the country at large are low, and the Southern Tier is no exception. The shortage can be attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Red Cross having limited access to organizations that normally participate in blood donations. The Area Booking Manager for the American Red Cross, Sheila Sullivan said “Places that we normally go to we still are not allowed in yet, they’re not allowing outside organizations in, we obviously weren’t in our schools and our colleges this year and for the most part, that is 20 percent of our blood supply we get from our high schools and colleges,”. To combat the shortage, the Red Cross is asking for your help with a donation.


Apartments on Denison Parkway in Corning officially completed

While the apartment complex on 176 Denison Parkway in Corning has been housing tenants for approximately a year now, officials were able to mark the official completion of work yesterday. The apartments, located on the sight of the old Corning Hospital, offer studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.

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