Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, September 5th

Schools Back in Session:


Schools return to session this week across Steuben County. Classes resume today in Hammondsport, Prattsburgh and Campbell-Savona. The first day of class is tomorrow in Bath and Thursday is the first day for all grades in Corning-Painted Post. Area police and school officials urge drivers to be alert for school buses and pedestrians.



Wind Development Company Filing Paper in Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont, and Wayland:


Baron Winds is filing supplemental paperwork with New York State regarding its proposed wind power electric generating facility. The company will file additional proposed stipulations as to the scope and methodology of studies related to sound and vibration to be conducted in support of its upcoming Application. The proposed Facility is an up to 300 megawatt (MW) wind powered electric generating facility, to be located within the Towns of Cohocton, Dansville, Fremont, and Wayland. The proposed Facility consists of the construction and operation of up to 76 wind turbines. Documents filed by Baron can be viewed at the Cohocton, Howard and Hornell public libraries.



NYS to Sue if President Ends DACA:


If President Donald Trump follows through on his proposal to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, New York State will sue, according to a statement made Monday by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.  DACA is a program introduced in 2012 designed to protect young people who were brought to the United States as children without papers from being deported.  As of March 31st 2017, nearly one million people have been approved for the program, including roughly 42,000 New Yorkers.  A decision is expected to be announced today.



NYS Fair Breaks All Time Attendance Record:


The New York State Fair has set two new records.  The new all-time attendance record is 1,161,912, and the new all-time daily record – which was set Monday – is 124,819.  Also, two food related records were broken this year: 59,946 baked potatoes were sold as of Sunday and a record 420,000 cups of milk, both white and chocolate, were sold as of noon Monday.



Red Cross Disaster Service Volunteer Training:


The American Red Cross is offering training sessions for volunteers interested in becoming disaster service volunteers.  The Finger Lakes Chapter of the organization will hold classes on September 12th from 1 to 4 p.m., September 19th from 9 a.m. to noon, and September 26th from 1 to 4 p.m.  For more information, or to register, call (607) 936-2428.



Elmira College Students Collecting Donations for Harvey Victims:


As cleanup begins in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, some students at Elmira College are looking to help.  Donations, including blankets, pillows, towels, water, and pet supplies are now being accepted in both the campus center and the Gannett-Tripp Library.  Items will be accepted until September 13th, when they’ll be loaded into a U-Haul and driven to Houston.

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