Today's Top Stories - Saturday August 21, 202

SUNY CCC, Guthrie, Arnot Health forge partnership

Guthrie and Arnot Health healthcare systems have teamed up with SUNY Corning Community College to provide Certified Nurse Aides (CNA) and Patient Care Partner training for newly hired employees. Guthrie’s pre-requisites for this role require past experience in such work, completion of a Nursing Fundamentals Course from a college nursing curriculum or completion of a training program. By partnering with SUNY Corning Community College, Guthrie is able to hire those interested in a career in healthcare who otherwise do not have the experience, education or training, into a Patient Care Partner role. The training program spans four weeks, with three weeks in classroom and skills lab and one week in conducting onsite clinical training. Tuition for the program is covered by the hospital systems and employees are paid their hourly salary while attending training.


Many towns in state of emergency after flooding

The State of Emergency for the Towns of West Union, Woodhull, Troupsburg, Tuscarora, Greenwood, Canisteo, Jasper and Addison remains in effect until further notice.  Many roads remain closed due to heavy debris and significant damage, including 2 state roads and 6 county roads. Steuben County is working with local, state and federal agencies to provide support to the damaged areas.  This work will include the support of many non-profit organizations. Individuals with damages needing assistance can reach out to the 211 Helpline by dialing 2-1-1 and providing their address, contact information and type of damages. Individuals will be connected with the appropriate community service organization that can assess with their needs. The American Red Cross has shelters open at Corning Painted Post High School, and the Canisteo Fire Department.

Jasper-Troupsburg HS damaged in flood, classes to be held in Greenwood

Jasper-Troupsburg High School took on nearly four feet of water Wednesday evening after Tuscarora Creek overflowed into the building. School is slated to start in just over two weeks. However, with the goal of getting the new academic year underway on time, the high school will be relocated to Greenwood, in the Canisteo-Greenwood School District, per an official announcement on the Jasper-Troupsburg School District Facebook page. Over the weekend, the damage will be assessed at Jasper-Troupsburg High School, and the school will be staged for cleanup and sanitization, a process that is expected to take at least four weeks.


Hunting licenses now on sale in NYS

Hunting licenses and deer management permits are now on sale in New York State. The Department of Environmental Conservation will be issuing animal hunting licenses for the 2021-2022 season for both New York and out-of-state residents. Licenses can be purchased online, at a DEC’s license-issuing agents, or by telephone. Everyone 12 years and older using a firearm or bow to hunt are required to have a hunting license in New York State. Those under age 12 are not permitted to hunt.


202nd Steuben County Fair continues today and tomorrow

The Steuben County Fair is set to continue today and tomorrow in Bath. Today at 6 is the Truck and Tractor Pull and Sunday, the last day of the Fair, will culminate with the Demolition Derby finals, beginning at 4 p.m.

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