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Last updated: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:48:59 GMT

 Waiting and waiting: Who will make first move on health care reform? Sun, 22 Oct 2017 20:35:31 +0000
Senate Majority Leader McConnell says he's awaiting Trump's guidance on new health care law
 Listeria risk prompts Meijer grocery stores to recall produce in 6 states Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:33:16 +0000
The giant grocery retailer recalls packaged vegetables sold in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin
 Jemele Hill: 'I deserved that suspension' from ESPN after Trump tweets Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:47:14 +0000
Hill, who was suspended due to a second violation of the company's social media guidelines, confirmed that she will be back on Monday to co-host SportsCenter's 6 p.m. show
 FACT CHECK: Trump on military death, and taxes Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:08:05 +0000
A look at what the president claims on top U.S. issues, compared with the facts behind those statements
 Lost park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide' Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:47:45 +0000
Couple had been missing 3 months, were found in death embrace in Joshua Tree National Park
 The Sex Factor: Fox renewed O'Reilly contract despite knowing of harassment allegations Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:09:08 +0000
"The O'Reilly Factor" star reached a $32 million settlement with the analyst, Lis Wiehl, in January. A month later, 21st Century Fox granted O'Reilly a four-year extension on a $25 million-a-year contract. In April, it fired him.
 Erwin to vote on veteran tax break Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:03:51 +0000
PAINTED POST -- The Town of Erwin is going to hold a public hearing at its November board meeting regarding a local law to extend the Cold War Veteran Property Tax Exemption.The town board plans to vote on enacting the law following the public hearing. It has had the tax exemption since it was put in place in New York.“It is our intent to follow the opportunity made available to us by the state and extend this exemption for Cold War Veterans forever,” Town [...]
 Finger Lakes Land Trust dedicates preserve Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:02:33 +0000
CORNING -- The Finger Lakes Land Trust formally dedicated its 194-acre Houghton Land Preserve in Corning on Wednesday.Jamie and Maisie Houghton donated the land as a gift in 2016.“We’re grateful to the Houghtons for their tremendous gift,” said Land Trust Executive Director Andrew Zepp in a statement. “We look forward to building upon this milestone to conserve additional land in this area.”Members of the Houghton Family and Corning [...]
 Leaf pickup starts Monday Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:01:08 +0000
CORNING - Fall weather brings beautiful foliage and colors, but also lots of extra work for homeowners.City loose leaf pickup will begin Monday morning, according to city officials. Leaves must be raked to the area between the curb and sidewalk to be picked up.City Manager Mark Ryckman said the proper placement of leaves is important as leaves left in the street can plug drainage systems and can be very slippery when wet.“Please keep leaves out of the roadway, [...]
 Trump says he plans to release secret JFK files Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:57:29 +0000
President Donald Trump said Saturday that he plans to allow the release of classified files related to the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
 Estate planning workshop to be held Nov. 1 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +0000
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County will offer a free estate planning workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the YMCA, 18 Center St., Hornell.Patrick Roth, elder law attorney, will discuss what can happen if people never get around to completing their plan, what each of the documents do and what happens if people don’t have them and how to prevent disasters. [...]
 Middletown Historical Museum to hold chii and bake sale Sat, 21 Oct 2017 03:00:00 +0000
The Middletown Historical Society of Steuben County will have an Election Day chili and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Middletown Historical Museum, 41 Main St., Addison.The event will feature a bowl of chili and drink for a donation and baked goods made by Historical Society members for sale. Visitors are encouraged to stop by on their way to the voting booths.
 Curses, obscene gestures before Alabama inmate is executed for killing cop Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:47:00 +0000
Cop killer raises his middle fingers, curses state as he is put to death
 Corning Area Community Concert Band to perform Nov. 5 Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:00:00 +0000
The Corning Area Community Concert Band will present its annual fall concert at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 in the auditorium at the Corning Museum of Glass, 1 Museum Way.The concert also will feature performances from the Chorus of the Southern Finger Lakes and The Alternative School for Math and Science Owl Chorale. The Corning Area Community Concert Band is comprised of about 70 volunteer musicians of all ages.Admission is free, but [...]
 Avoca Historical Society to hold potluck dinner Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:45:00 +0000
The Avoca Historical Society will hold its quarterly potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Avoca Central School cafeteria, 17 Oliver St.Members and guests can bring a dish to pass and enjoy their own table service and beverage. After the dinner, a program will be held to honor the late Marv Skillman in the auditorium.
 Corning Center forms partnership to provide mental health services Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:44:46 +0000
The Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare recently partnered with the University of Rochester through The Finger Lakes Performing Provider System and the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment program in New York State to have telepsychiatry services to provide emotional and mental health services.The University of Rochester team is training Corning Center staff for prevention and early interventions to reduce pharmaceutical interventions, [...]
 Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:46:59 +0000
Pyongyang would regard any attempts to strangle the country via U.N. Security Council sanctions as an attempt "to declare war"
 Laptops could be banned from checked bags on planes due to fire risk Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:03:22 +0000
The Federal Aviation Administration is urging airlines to ban large personal electronic devices from checked luggage due to the potential for an uncontainable fire
 This kills more people every year than war, smoking or road accidents Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:02:04 +0000
Study: Environmental pollution, including air, water and soil, kills 9 million people a year and costs $4.6 trillion
 White nationalist undeterred by boos on latest college stop Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:32:06 +0000
Richard Spencer sees his speech Thursday at the University of Florida as a smashing success.