ALL SCHOOLS IN STEUBEN COUNTY ARE CLOSED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR
There will be a special Prattsburgh Central School Board meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM via Zoom.
Here is the information to join the meeting:
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Meeting ID: 984 1217 6699
Kory G. Bay, Superintendent and Business Administrator
Prattsburgh Central School and Franklin Academy
1 Academy Street
Prattsburgh, NY 14873
Post from Bath, Craft and Brewfest Facebook page:
It is with great sadness that the "Brew Crew" is making this announcement but after much discussion regarding the situation with the Coronavirus, we feel that it is in the best interest for our community, surrounding communities and all involved to CANCEL the Brewfest for this year.
We will be in contact with all participating vendors and entertainers over the next couple days.
Thank you to everyone that has supported the Brewfest for the last 3 years and we will see you in 2021!!
SAVE THE DATE AUGUST 14, 2021
April 28th 2020
June Dairy Festival in Bath canceled and the Prattsburgh Summer Festival in July also has been canceled
The Village of Bath has announced that Mossy Bank will not be opening on May 1 due to the pandemic. It will be closed tentatively through May 15 due to executive orders from NYS. Once we have an official date of opening we will update you
April 14, 2020
Contact Person-Jack Wheeler 607-664-2935
Steuben County Announces County Park Closures and Continued Closure of Offices to Public Walk-In
Under an Executive Order signed by County Manager Jack Wheeler, county-operated parks will be closed until further notice. This includes Kanakadea Park in Hornell, Birdseye Hollow Park in Bradford, Harley Mayo Park at Boyd's Corners in Cameron, and Hornby Park in Hornby.
In addition, Steuben County offices will remain closed to public walk-ins through April 29th, coinciding with the Governor’s executive order related to facility restrictions. The public should utilize the phone numbers posted on the main page of the county website and social media to schedule appointments for services with various departments.
These buildings include the 3 East Pulteney Sq. Main Office Complex (Main County Office Building, County Clerk’s Office, Annex Building, and the Balcom House); Veterans’ Service Office; Bath Mental Health Building; and Hornell and Corning DMV, Office for the Aging, Probation, and Mental Health Offices.
Other County buildings, including the landfill and transfer stations, remain open.
Residents can also contact the 2-1-1 Helpline for additional information.
“It is important that local governments lead by example to promote social distancing in this crucial time” Wheeler said. “These short-term limitations to access will allow us to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and hasten our return to normalcy.”
For general COVID-19 Questions please refer to the CDC Website at http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus or the NYS 24/7 Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.
Financial Took Kit for New Yorkers:
Bath Dental Associates has cancelled all appointments until 4/30/20 and will be contacting patients to reschedule.
In the interest of public safety Bath Village Mayor Bill Von Hagn has announced the closure of Village Municipal Skate Park.
The Town of Urbana and Village of Hammondsport closed the “Champlin Beach Park” located at the South end of Keuka Lake until further notice, for the reason of Covid-19 stay safe. The park will be open to: Walking, Jogging, walking dogs and fishing. No Gatherings of any kind will be permitted and will be enforced.
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Hammondsport Loaves and Fishes Pantry at St. Gabriel's is open on its regular schedule for Hammondsport Central School District residents - Sat 10:30 - noon, Tues 3-5 call 569-3436 with questions.
Prattsburgh Central School District will be holding a special board meeting on Monday, March 30 at 7 PM. Due to the closure of the school and for the safety of everyone, this meeting will be held via Zoom technology.
Here is the information to attend the meeting via Zoom:
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Meeting ID: 733 898 6664
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
St. James Hospital/UR Medicine Implements New Directives in Response
to COVID-19 Pandemic
March 25, 2020…In light of the growing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, St. James Hospital has implemented new directives as recommended by UR Medicine and New York State Department of Health. The hospital also developed a surge plan to address and prepare for the potential increase of COVID-19 patients.
“We are taking every measure possible to minimize exposure to our patients and staff,” said Bilal Ahmed, M.D., St. James Hospital chief medical officer.
Dr. Ahmed reminds the public to continue to follow the recommended safety guidelines: frequent hand washing, cough/sneeze into a tissue or inside of your elbow, social distancing, and self-quarantine for mild symptoms. He emphasizes that patients with mild respiratory symptoms should not come to the emergency department or urgent care to ask for COVID-19 testing.
“If anyone thinks they might have been exposed to Coronavirus/COVID-19 before visiting your provider’s office, Urgent Care, or the Emergency Room, call the UR Medicine COVID-19 support line at 1-888-928-0011 or your health care provider. You can also contact the NYS Department of Health (888-364-3065) to determine next steps,” he said. “Patients with serious symptoms are encouraged to seek a higher level of care at the emergency department.”
Bryan O’Donovan, St. James president and CEO, commends his team for their efforts.
“Everyone at St. James Hospital is doing an extraordinary job of responding to this rapidly evolving situation, and we are so grateful for their efforts to keep patients and staff safe. We would also like to thank the community for following social distancing guidelines and for the tremendous number of phone calls and social media posts supporting our hospital and our team members during these challenges times.”
For current information on COVID-19 visit:
· Centers for Disease Control:cdc.gov
· New York State Department of Health:www.ny.gov or 1-888-364-3065
· UR Medicine COVID website: www.stjames.urmc.edu
Line dancing and round and square dance classes at the Howard Community Center have been cancelled for the month of April
A message from Russ Saurbaugh a certified tax preparer:
As of March 25, New York State has NOT extended the deadline for filing New York State income tax returns. It is true that the IRS has extended the filing of income returns to July 15, 2020. If taxpayers owe additional tax to the IRS, you have to July 15, 2020 to pay and there will be no penalty or interest added to the balance. Interest and penalty will accrue if not paid in full by July 15, 2020
Update New York State as of 3/26 HAS extended the tax deadline to July 15, 2020
Longwell Lumber is considered an essential business and is open. They have reduced their hours to 8am to 3:00pm Mon-Thru Friday and 8am to noon on Saturday. They are practicing social distancing and can assist by delivering purchases
Libraries are considered "nonessential" during the COVID-19 crisis so we had to close our doors, but we are still here for you. You can access our wireless network 24/7 outside the building and in our parking lot. Our password is posted on the door. There are numerous resources available from our webpage (www.dormannlibrary.org). Look for the ?hotlinks? - Overdrive which gives you access to ebooks, audio books and movies; Freegal which gives you access to music which you can stream or download (up to three a week to keep); and RBdigital which gives you access to hundreds of magazines. You can do all this by using your library card number and pin (usually the last four digits of you telephone number). If you need help, please send us a message via our contact link on our webpage or leave us a message on our Facebook page.
If you have items checked out on your account, don?t worry, no fines will accrue during our closure. Currently, all items have a due date of May 1. The Southern Tier Library System has requested that patrons hold on to library material until we can reopen, as staff will not be working and cannot discharge returns.
The Library is updating their Facebook page regularly and encourage you to check it out. Stay in touch by liking their page and liking our posts.
Thank you for your patience during this trying time. Stay well and stay safe. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Betty Kay Bake Shop 3/23/20
** UPDATE ** WE GET TO STAY OPEN. But will have shortened hours. Monday - Friday 6:30 am - Noon and Saturday 7:30 am - 12 pm for Curbside pickup. Just call us at 607-776-4842 to place an order. Over the phone credit card payment highly preferred for everyone’s safety. Any special requests please call the day before if at all possible but we as always will try to work with everyone. Have a great Sunday. Due to circumstances beyond our control Betty Kay bakery will be closing at end of day, Saturday, March 21 2020, until further notice. We will continue to take orders by phone and do curbside delivery until close at 2:00 PM. REMEMBER we do have plenty of bread and of course baked goods still available! You can reach us at 776-4842. THANK YOU to all of our loyal customers and friends for your support.
The Dental office of Dr. Sam Pennise is officially closed, but is available for emergencies. If you are in pain and need help you can call the office and they will get back to you as quickly as they can. Call 569-2242
Steuben County Legislature Meeting available to the public
The media and public may call in to listen to the Special Joint Public Works/Finance Committee meeting and the Legislative meeting to be held on Monday (March 23) beginning at 10am using the following number: 1-408-4189388. Please use access code 710 961 348
St. James Hospital/UR Medicine Continues to Monitor
and Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic
March 21, 2020…In light of confirmation that two Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, officials at UR Medicine/St. James Hospital continue to monitor and provide guidance to protect the community.
“Everything we are doing is geared toward keeping our staff and patients safe,” said Bilal Ahmed, M.D., St. James Hospital chief medical officer. “We have implemented a no-visitors policy, with the exception of one visitor for pediatric patients or special circumstances, and are rescheduling all non-essential outpatient clinic appointments and surgeries. This will help ensure that our local health system has the staff and resources it needs to care for all patients.”
Dr. Ahmed emphasizes that patients with mild respiratory symptoms should not come to the emergency department or urgent care to ask for COVID-19 testing. Patients with serious symptoms are encouraged to seek a higher level of care at the emergency department.
“If anyone thinks they might have been exposed to Coronavirus/COVID-19 they should call their primary care physician or the NYS Department of Health (888-364-3065) to determine next steps,” he said.
“There is a nationwide shortage of test kits and the reagents to conduct the tests, so given the limited supply we are only testing patients who have severe symptoms,” stated Bryan O’Donovan, St. James Hospital president and CEO.
Due to the visitor restrictions and COVID-19 guidelines, St. James is also limiting access to its two buildings on Seneca Road, and all patients and staff will go through screening questions at the medical office building and at the hospital main entrance.
“Patients coming to the medical office building for appointments should use entrances B and C only,” said O’Donovan. “We also want to remind people to self-quarantine if they have mild symptoms, practice social distancing to avoid unnecessary contact, and follow good hand hygiene.”
To learn more about COVID-19 visit:
· Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov
· New York State www.ny.gov or its hotline at 1-888-364-3065
· St. James Hospital/UR Medicine COVID website: www.stjames.urmc.edu
As of 1:30pm on 3/21/20
BETtY KAY BAKE SHOP HAS BEEN FORCED TO CLOSE AS OF 2:00PM SATURDAY 3/21/20
LAKE COUNTRY JEWELRY & COINS IS NOW CLOSED ON LIBERTY STREET IN BATH. LISA IS SEEING CUSTOMERS BY APPOINTMENT…call 661-7380
TAGGART INSURANCE IN BATH IS CLOSED…CUSTOMERS CAN REACH THEM THRU EMAIL AND PHONE 776-2241
THE ARC OF STEUBEN DAY HABIILITATION SERVICES AND PREVOCATIONAL SERVICES ARE CLOSED UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE. STAFF TO REPORT TO REPORT TO ALTERNATE SIGHTS
BATH FIRE DEPT’S BINGO AND END OF THE MONTH BREAKFAST FOR MARCH ARE CANCELLED
KANONA FIRE DEPT POSTPONING THEIR APRIL DINNER TO MAY
THE RADIO “SILENT” AUCTION TO BENEFIT IRA DAVENPORT AND TAYLOR HEALTH CARE FACILITY HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WAS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 28TH AT THE STEUBEN BREWING COMPANY
THE TYRTLE BEACH KICK-OFF PARTY SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 28TH AND THE TYRTLE BEACH TRIVIA NIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. TYRTLE BEACH THE EVENT IS STILL PLANNED FOR APRIL 24TH .
QUALIFYING FOR THE HESSELSON’S HOT TUB GIVEAWAY IS BEING SUSPENDED ON 98.3 WVIN
THE DORMANN, SAVONA AND HAMMONDSPORT LIBRARIES ARE CLOSED
HAMMONDSPORT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING IS POSTPONED TO MARCH 25TH AT 7:30AM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LIBRARY
FROM KIRK HOUSE AT THE STEUBEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
IN line with the order to close non-essential businesses and offices, we will close the Magee House for the time being -- we will re-evaluate as the situation changes. I will stop in from time to time to check the building, bring in mail, answer phone messages, etc.
TOPS FRIENDLY MARKETS IS SETTING SPECIAL HOURS FOR ELDERLY SHOPPERS TO PROTECT THEM FROM POTENTIAL CORONAVIRUS EXPOSURE. DOORS WILL OPEN FROM 6:00AM TO 7:30AM FOR SENIORS 60 AND OLDER ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS. THIS WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
HAMMONDSPORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AS CANCELLED THEIR DIAPER DEPOT FOR APRIL 4TH.
KIWANIS TEAM TRIVIA FOR THE FINAL TWO WEEKS 3/19 AND 3/26 AT THE BATH
AMERICAN LEGION HAS BEEN POSTPONED
A Message from State Comptroller DiNapoli on the Coronavirus Public Health Emergency
The coronavirus has disrupted our daily lives in ways large and small. New Yorkers continue to follow the latest updates on its impact and the precautions necessary to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities against the virus.
Circumstances and information about the virus change on a daily basis, but it is imperative that we continue to fund the services and programs all New Yorkers rely on. That’s why my office has been at work assessing the coronavirus’ financial implications for the state budget.
This week, my office presented to the Governor, as he requested, an estimate of how the coronavirus is impacting tax revenues. We estimate that revenues could be $4 billion below the projections of the Executive Budget. We cannot rule out a more severe recession, however, or additional stock market declines, which could lower the outlook for tax revenues significantly more.
We have entered a new economic reality. No one knows how long the situation will last, but we must prepare to meet the financial challenges it poses for New York right now and in the future. We will need to maintain our vigilance over the state’s fiscal health just as we do over public health.
The state’s pension fund also faces challenges. Financial markets remain in turmoil as we near March 31, when we calculate the fund’s year end value. Fortunately, our state’s retirement system is well-funded. I want to assure the more than one million men and women, who rely on the state pension fund for retirement security, that we are well-positioned to weather the ongoing volatility. To our retirees, your pensions are safe and we will continue to pay your benefits as promised.
We take a conservative approach to investing, focused on sustained, long-term results. For some time, we’ve been making adjustments in expectation of a downturn in the economy. We’re actively managing through these difficult times and are confident the markets will ultimately recover.
My staff continues to carry out the office’s responsibilities. We are expediting contracts and payments to ensure that purchases of emergency equipment and services can get to where they are needed quickly.
New Yorkers have a reputation for strength in times of crisis and that resilience has been on display in the last few weeks. The number of coronavirus cases may grow, but the better we all are at reducing opportunities for the coronavirus to spread, the sooner we will put it, and the changes it has forced into our lives, behind us.