Today's Top Stories - Saturday May 1, 2021

16 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 16 Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total to 6,551 confirmed cases, 176 of which are currently active. One individual is associated with T&R Towing, and four individuals are associated with the following schools: Canisteo-Greenwood and Corning-Painted Post High School.


Fitzpatrick does it all at Tyrtle Beach 2021

In a local tradition to raise money for local youth, Steuben County Legislator Kelly Fitzpatrick took the plunge into a brisk Lake Salubria, but with a twist. She took the plunge, but not before biking and running around the perimeter of the Lake. Donations are currently in excess of $13,000. Directions to donate and to apply for funding can be found at www.tyrtlebeach.com.


SUNY CCC Board of Trustees supports President Mullaney after faculty’s no confidence vote

The Regional Board of Trustees recently passed a unanimous resolution supporting incumbent President William Mullaney after a no confidence vote by the faculty’s union, declaring “its full support of President William P. Mullaney and its full support of the process that was utilized in determining and implementing the recent termination of several faculty positions.” The Union said the President “Used faculty terminations and the threat of faculty terminations in failed attempts to intimidate and bully the faculty,” among other reasons given in list of reasons why they were led to vote no confidence.


Registration opens for the Wineglass Marathon

Registration has opened for the 12th annual Wineglass 8k. All participants must register by Sunday, May 16th. The event will take place on the indoor track at the Corning-Painted Post Middle School, with a limited number of runners allowed to partake for COVID safety reasons. The event was held virtually last year, and that could still be an option for this year.


Boater safety class to be held in Steuben County this month

The Steuben County Sheriff's Office will be holding a boater safety course on Saturday, May 15th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Steuben County Public Safety Building, at 7007 Rumsey Street Extension in Bath. Call (607) 622-3911 to reserve your spot, as the class is limited to 20 people.


$15 million available in cooling assistance to eligible New York residents this summer

Fifteen million dollars will be available this summer for low-income New Yorkers who suffer from serious health issues worsened by heat. The funds come by way of the Home Energy Assistance Program, which provides air conditioners to eligible households. To quality, applicants must fulfill existing criteria and income guidelines, which vary by household size, and have at least one member of the household who has a medical condition worsened by heat. Applications will be accepted at local departments of social services between May 3rd and August 30th, or until funding runs out. Assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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