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Last updated: Wed, 23 Aug 2017 01:17:26 GMT

 Centre Stage Community Theatre to host 'Closed for the Holidays' auditions Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:16:50 +0000
Centre Stage Community Theatre will host auditions for "Closed for the Holidays."Auditions will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center, Corning; and from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 at Christ Episcopal Church, 33 E. First St., Corning.The production needs five females and four males, ages 20-60; eight female teens; and three male teens. [...]
 Analysts say Trump's warning to Pakistan could backfire Tue, 22 Aug 2017 19:43:02 +0000
President Donald Trump's warning to Pakistan to put an "immediate" end to harboring militants operating in Afghanistan didn't spell out the consequences of defiance or suggest a new strategy to get it to yield to longstanding U.S. demands, analysts said Tuesday.
 Officials say Trump's Afghan plan involves 3,900 more troops Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:48:13 +0000
President Donald Trump's plan to end the stalemate in America's longest war and eliminate Afghanistan's rising extremist threat involves sending up to 3,900 additional U.S. forces, senior officials said Tuesday. The first deployments could take place within days.
 3 children pulled from rubble on quake-hit Italian island Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:30:00 +0000
Italian firefighters working through the night, sometimes digging by hand, freed a 7-month-old baby Tuesday and then his two older brothers from the rubble of their home that collapsed when a 4.0-magnitude quake struck the resort island of Ischia during the height of tourist season.
 Schlesing Arc Associate of Year Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:06:04 +0000
BATH -- Associate of the Year Michelle Schlesing manages Star Enterprises, which employs more than 60 associates who work in the community.Schlesing, who has worked for the agency for more than 17 years, says that she likes making a difference in lives of the people we support. “They have changed my life. If your heart is not in it, then it’s not the job for you,” Michelle says.As a grandmother to five, Schlesing says that family [...]
 Eclipse delivers across US Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:04:21 +0000
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Millions of sky-watchers gazed heavenward Monday as the moon’s shadow raced eastward along a slender corridor bisecting the mainland United States, blotting out the sun in a grand celestial show that had not been visible all across America in nearly a century.As if by the machinations of some great astral clock, the magic of the total solar eclipse began right on schedule, with the moon taking its first “bites” from the sun, to the [...]
 4 accidents, 2 deadly, raise questions about Navy operations Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:30:00 +0000
One major U.S. Navy collision may be an accident. Twice in two months could be a coincidence. Or it could point to a bigger failing in how the U.S. navigates its warships around the world.
 A coal country dispute over an alleged Trump promise unmet Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:46:00 +0000
The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him.
 Finger Lakes Boating Museum to host Boat Auction Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:43:41 +0000
The Finger Lakes Boating Museum, 8231 Pleasant Valley Road, Hammondsport, will host the third annual Boat Auction at 10 a.m. Sept. 23.Bidder registration and preview will begin at 9 a.m.For more information or to make a donation, call 607-569-2222 or email
 Moon blots the sun out of the sky in historic US eclipse Mon, 21 Aug 2017 19:21:21 +0000
Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history.
 Barcelona fugitive shot dead had knives, wore fake bomb belt Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:41:49 +0000
The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard just outside the city he terrorized, authorities said.
 Navy chief orders probe into Pacific fleet after collisions Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:56:06 +0000
The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet as vessels from several nations searched Southeast Asian waters for 10 U.S. sailors missing after an early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker.
 Organization dedicates new building Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:20:23 +0000
BATH - A ribbon-cutting, building dedication and open house was held Friday afternoon celebrating the opening of a new Family Service Society Inc., building on East Steuben Street.“Family Service Society has been providing community services in the Bath area for more than 30 years,” Family Service Society Executive Director, Harmony Ayers-Friedlander said moments prior to the ribbon cutting. “It’s just wonderful to have our own place.”Ayers- [...]
 CCC observatory welcomes viewers Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:19:49 +0000
CORNING - For those looking to view Monday’s solar eclipse from a great vantage point, Corning Community College is going to hold a special viewing event at the Eileen Collins Observatory on the Spencer Hill Campus.At the viewing, eclipse glasses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Volunteers will also be on hand to answer any questions.“We’re going to have a handful of astronomy buffs and astronomy professors up here that can talk to you [...]
 Genesee Country Village & Museum to host women's suffrage centennial luncheon Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:38:16 +0000
Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, will host a women’s suffrage centennial luncheon at 11 a.m. Sept. 23.Sally Roesch Wagner will present "The Rest of the Story of the Suffrage Movement," a dialogue about the issues of equality raised by the country’s suffrage foremothers..The luncheon will feature rebel soup and salmagundi served with suffrage salad dressing, from suffragette [...]
 Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump's turbulent White House Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:55:39 +0000
Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump's White House, is leaving.
 Looking Up: Clouds or not, a solar eclipse is coming! Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:12:26 +0000
More Content Now The much anticipated solar eclipse is days, even hours away. On Monday, August 21, 2017, the New Moon will block the Sun, providing the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in the United States, in 99 years. The total eclipse is limited to a narrow path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, but the rest of America will witness a partial solar event. That is- if skies are not completely cloudy!Clouds are the bane of astronomers both amateur and professional [...]
 Residents get final Taste of Summer Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:45:08 +0000
CORNING - Hundreds of locals turned out for the Gaffer District's second Taste Of Summer on Bridge Street Thursday afternoon.The weather was a little more accommodating this time around, with slightly overcast skies but otherwise a nice summer afternoon and no rain.“It’s good to be here. As long as the weather holds up it’s going good,” said Bob Smith, station manager of 95 The MET, who was cranking tunes from the station’s vendor booth. [...]
 Trump won towns drowning in despair. Will he save them? Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:30:42 +0000
Vacant buildings dominate blocks. A van, stuffed so full of blankets and boxes they are spilling from the windows, pulls to the curb outside Stacie Blodgett's antiques shop. "Look inside of it," she says. "I bet you he's living in it."
 After Charlottesville, colleges brace for more hate attacks Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:30:00 +0000
Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats.