Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Drive-Up Rabies Clinic Set for June at Cameron Town Barn
Steuben County Public Health announces a Drive-Up Rabies Clinic at the Cameron Town Barn Monday June 21st from 6 to 8pm. Participants must wear masks and follow social distance guidelines. Owners will wait in their vehicle and be given a clipboard to fill out their pet’s information. Cats must be confined and dogs must be leashed. The vet will have the owner and animal step outside the vehicle to get vaccinated. Please bring your own pen, $5 donation per each animal and proof of prior vaccination if applicable to receive a 3 year vaccine.


Steuben Prevention Coalition Offers Overdose and Naloxone Training
Steuben Prevention Coalition’s Opioid Committee holds a virtual training for Opioid Overdose Recognition & Naloxone Use on Wednesday May 12th from 7 to 8pm. This free training is being conducted by the Erie County Department of Health. To register, visit: www.eventbrite.com/e/erie-county-doh-opiod-overdose-recognition-naloxone-use-tickets-150194350345 


Reed Breaks Media Silence to Talk Restaurant Revitalization Fund
Following a media silence after his sex scandal and announcement he would not seek re-election, Congressman Tom Reed has issued a press release…and it’s an important one for area eateries. Rep. Reed provided constituents with new information regarding the opening of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund through the Small Business Administration.  He urges eligible businesses to apply to this program, which aims to help restaurants and other impacted businesses keep their doors open throughout the pandemic. Reed said while he didn’t support the plan, “this program is critical to the small businesses across the district.” The program provides funds equal to the revenue restaurants lost throughout the pandemic up to $10 million, but no more than $5 million per physical location. Funds will not need to be paid back by the businesses if the funds are used in the correct manner by March 11th, 2023.


Steuben Sees 177th COVID Death
COVID-19 has claimed another life in Steuben County. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 177.  The individual was a female resident of Steuben Center who died at the age of 90.


32 More Steuben Residents Test Positive for COVID
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 32 more residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Friday's update. This brings the total to 6,583 confirmed cases, 146 of which are currently active.


Turkey Season in NY Kicks Off, Continuing to May 31st
Turkey hunting season in New York has officially kicked off! The season started Saturday and runs continues to May 31st. The state DEC reminds people they have to be registered and have their turkey hunting permits which allows each hunter to harvest “two bearded turkeys, yet, only one per day." Hours are restricted from shortly before sunrise until noon because afternoon hours are when the birds are most active, and hunting then could disrupt their mating. It is estimated about 90,000 hunters already have their permits.


Steuben Observes International Firefighters' Day
Residents across Steuben County are urged to light their homes and social media in “red” today in recognition of International Firefighters’ Day. Office of Emergency Services Director Tim Marshall say he invites communities, businesses and fire departments to join in celebrating and highlighting the great work firefighters do every day, and to thank them for all that they do to keep us safe. The role of all firefighters, both volunteer and paid, has never been more important. International Firefighters’ Day was established in 1999. Marshall also noted the international recognition falls within National Arson Awareness Week – also an important time to reflect on the selfless dedication of firefighters.


Hornell Man Arrested for DWI
State Troopers arrested 22-year-old Jacob Dunn of Hornell. He was stopped in Wayland and charged with aggravated DWI. Court action is pending. 


State Passes Emergency Eviction Moratorium
The New York State Senate and Assembly passed legislation Monday night that extends the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction Moratorium. The bill protects tenants and small business owners from being evicted under certain circumstances. The extension will now go until August 31. The bill is headed to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his signature.


Wayland Teen Arrested After Domestic Dispute
A Wayland teen…arrested…following a domestic dispute. The 15-year-old boy, charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury.


Wayland Man Arrested for Property Damage
A Wayland man gets facetime with a judge for allegedly recklessly causing property damage during a disturbance. Troopers leveled the charges against 20-year-old Sebastian Harvey.


7 Million New Yorkers Now Fully-Vaccinated
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that more than 7 million New Yorkers are now fully vaccinated. 91,035 doses have been administered across the state's vast distribution network in the last 48 hours, and more than 1.1 million doses have been administered over the past seven days.

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