CCC President Shares Local Workforce Developments
When Corning Community College President William Mullaney spoke to County Legislators at yesterday's regular meeting, he shared that the college has launched a number of innovations to develop the local workforce. Mullaney says CCC has streamlined its educational opportunities for students that includes new uses for its planetarium, accelerated education advancements and additions to growing STEM programs. The school now offers three accelerated associate's degrees in Hornell through a joint collaboration program with The Hornell City and Hornell High School.
Academic All Stars Competition Continues
Last night's scores for Academic All Stars in the Large School Division had Hornell hailing 38-33 over Bath, Corning Gold and Black tying at 42 but Corning Gold winning the tiebreaker with a score of 5-0. Canisteo-Greenwood canned Campbell-Savona 37-33 and Alfred-Almond annihilated Addison 75-24 both for the Medium Large School Division. For the Medium-Small School Division, Arkport beat Naples 47-40 while Jasper-Troupsburg forfeited their match to Avoca due to lack of participants. Prattsburgh then defeated Canaseraga 41 - 28 in the Small School Division. Next week the following schools will compete: Bath-Haverling, Alfred-Almond, Avoca, and Canaseraga.
Siena College Poll Shows Decreasing Support of Bail Reform
A Siena College poll released yesteday showed a plummeting of support fo the new bail reform laws since April. In April 2019, 55 percent of voters thought ending cash bail for most misdemeanor and non-violent crimes was "good for New York" compared to the 38 percent believing the change was bad. Now, 59 percent ending cash bail for most cases was a bad policy compared to the 33 percent who found it positive.
Hammondsport Board of Trustees Meet Friday
The Board of Trustees for the Village of Hammondsport holds a Special Meeting at 12:10 p.m. this Friday February 28th in the Village Office on 18 Water Street. This meeting is to discuss the Village’s Fiscal Year End and any other business before the Board.
GOP Senators Join Congressman Reed in Opposing Green Light Law
State Senator Tom O'Mara and other Republican legislators in the state joined Congressman Tom Reed in calling on Governor Cuomo to rescind the newly-enacted "Green Light Law" that grants drivers licenses to undocumented immigrants in New York State. O’Mara and other opponents say that county clerks and employees at local Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMV) are unable to verify the authenticity of foreign IDs. The New York Association of County Clerks and several county clerks have opposed the measure and so far, unsuccessfully challenged the law in court. Twelve states allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses and all but New York allow federal agencies full access to their state DMV records.
Bath Village Holds Board Meeting Tomorrow
The Village of Bath holds a budget meeting tomorrow night at 5pm. The meeting will be held in the boardroom of the village hall on 110 Liberty Street. The meeting is to discuss the budget for fiscal year 2020-2021 and any outstanding business before the board.