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Last updated: Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:40:13 GMT

 Painted Post resident named Paul Harris Fellow Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:00:00 +0000
Charles Craig, of Painted Post, recently was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Corning.The honor is presented to outstanding club or community members in recognition of activities that exemplify Rotary’s motto of "service above self."The senior vice president of science and technology, administration and operations at Corning Inc., Craig is also active on the board of trustees of Alfred State College [...]
 
 First United Methodist Church to hold holiday benefit concert Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:00:00 +0000
The Crystal Chords Chorus and local guests perform a holiday benefit concert for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 at First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads.The performance will blend traditional holiday tunes with a mix of other contemporary holiday selections. Corning Brass Works will perform alongside the chorus. Admission is free, but any monetary donations will go directly to the Food Bank of the Southern [...]
 
 Winny to perform Dec. 22 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:00:00 +0000
The band Winny, comprised of performers from Tioga County, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22 in the Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main St., Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.Winny will perform a mixture of original folk-rock and pop music written by Joe Callahan, the group's founder, and Brandon Lusk. Josh Warren will also perform on drums. Audience members will be seated at tables cabaret-style and are welcome to bring their own snacks and beverages. [...]
 
 Penny Eckman concert to beheld Dec. 21 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000
The Deane Center for the Performing Arts and KC101.5 will present Penny Eckman in concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Coolidge Theatre, 104 Main St., Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. Eckman will perform songs such as "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "White Christmas" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas; and Patsy Cline songs such as "Sweet Dreams," "Crazy" and Walkin' After Midnight."Audience members can bring [...]
 
 Ornament decorating to be held Dec. 22 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:25:28 +0000
Ornament decorating will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 22 at Cugini Cafe and Market, 16 W. Market St., Corning.Guests can share their holiday spirit while decorating treats to eat and wooden ornaments to hang in their homes. Children younger than 12, accompanied by an adult, will receive one free cannoli. Additional cannoli are $3, or $25 to decorate 12.Cost is $3 per person and free for ages 12 and younger.
 
 Some glitches seen in deadline week for 'Obamacare' sign-ups Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:22:32 +0000
Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for "Obamacare" sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience.
 
 Mario Batali steps down after sexual misconduct allegations Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:40:59 +0000
Mario Batali has surrendered oversight of daily operations at his restaurant empire following reports of sexual misconduct by the celebrity chef over a period of at least 20 years.
 
 Transgender people can enlist in military beginning Jan. 1 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:28:05 +0000
The new policy reflects growing legal pressure on the issue, and the difficult hurdles the federal government would have to cross to enforce Trump's demand to ban transgender individuals from the military.
 
 Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:29:47 +0000
Republicans are determined to deliver the first revamp of the nation's tax code in three decades and prove they can govern after their failure to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law this past summer.
 
 C-PP looks to 'take the lead' on  mental health issues Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:29:05 +0000
Local ImpactTHE ISSUE | The Corning-Painted Post School District is taking steps toward a more coordinated, hands-on approach to the mental health-related issues they see every day in their halls and classrooms.THE IMPACT | District’s efforts range from training for faculty and staff to seminars for parents to the creation of a leadership committee that encompasses a range of stakeholders in the district.[*Editor's note: The second of a two-part look at The [...]
 
 Firefighters protect coastal California towns as blaze rages Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:28:46 +0000
Tens of thousands remained under evacuation orders Monday as the fire churned west through foothill areas of Carpinteria and Montecito, seaside Santa Barbara County towns about 75 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
 
 Hotel work going well Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:26:40 +0000
By Jeffery Smith jsmith@the-leader.comCORNING - Work on the Hilton Garden Inn is moving along nicely and officials expect it to be open for business in early July.City Manager Mark Ryckman called the $20 million project a valuable project for the city’s Northside and the city as a whole.“It’s a major private investment and a redevelopment of the Northside,” said Steve Dennis, city director of planning and economic development. [...]
 
 3 hurt when bomb strapped to man explodes in NY subway Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:02:51 +0000
All three were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries in what the mayor and police labeled an attempted terror attack.
 
 #MeToo movement challenged by cascade of allegations Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:35:47 +0000
As awareness of sexual harassment sweeps the country, experts say leaders in business, academia and other walks of life should take steps to make sure the allegations are not "politicized and weaponized"
 
 New evacuations as huge Southern California fire flares up Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:06:19 +0000
Blazes have destroyed nearly 800 homes and other buildings, killed dozens of horses and forced more than 200,000 people to evacuate
 
 Early praise for 'The Last Jedi' after gala premiere Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:31:58 +0000
Audience laughed and cheered throughout much of the two-and-a-half-hour film, due for wide release Dec. 15
 
 FACT CHECK: Trump's statements on monuments, economy Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:44:29 +0000
A look at the veracity of claims by the U.S. president
 
 Most Alabama GOP leaders say they are voting for Roy Moore Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:22:11 +0000
Who will win U.S. Senate seat uncertain as Tuesday vote looms
 
 Ginalski: Social problems don’t stop at school’s doors Sat, 09 Dec 2017 22:37:08 +0000
Local impactTHE ISSUE | Schools increasingly find themselves on the front line of mental health care for their students, and the problems they face are only growing more complex.THE IMPACT | The Corning-Painted Post School District is taking steps toward a more coordinated, hands-on approach to the mental health related issues it sees every day in its halls and classrooms.[*Editor's note: This is the first of two parts. The second part, to be run Sunday, [...]