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White House campaign to help jobless 'find something new'
July 14, 2020, 2:20 pm | Source
WASHINGTON — A new White House-backed ad campaign aims to encourage people who are unemployed or unhappy in their jobs or careers to "find something new."The opening ad in the "Find Something New" campaign beginning Tuesday features ordinary people sharing their stories. A companion website provides links to training and other resources.The initiative was swiftly criticized on social media, with some suggesting the effort is insensitive during a pandemic and the [...]

Cuomo offers formula for reopening schools
July 14, 2020, 2:12 pm | Source
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday revealed new details of the state plan for reopening schools this fall in regions with low COVID-19 infection rates.Schools will be allowed to reopen in regions that are in Phase 4 of the state’s economic reopening and have a daily infection rate that remains 5% or lower over a 14-day average, Cuomo said during a press briefing. The state will announce its initial decision on each region during the first week of August.But if the [...]

Maxwell pleads not guilty in Epstein-related sex abuse case
July 14, 2020, 2:03 pm | Source
NEW YORK— Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges she recruited girls and women for the financier to sexually abuse more than two decades ago.British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell appeared in a video court hearing in Manhattan.Maxwell, 58, has been held without bail since her July 2 arrest at her million-dollar New Hampshire estate, where prosecutors say she refused to open the door for FBI agents, who busted through to find [...]

Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin added to NY quarantine list
July 14, 2020, 1:55 pm | Source
Delaware was removed from the list Tuesday

How to watch for spectacular Comet Neowise – before it disappears for 6,800 years
July 14, 2020, 12:48 pm | Source
Skywatchers are in for a treat over the next few weeks as newly discovered Comet Neowise is paying a visit to the inner solar system for the first time in 6,800 years.The comet has been getting brighter and brighter in the early morning sky, AccuWeather said, and in the coming days, it will make an appearance in the evening after sunset."The early reviews are in," said. "Comet Neowise is a hit."Neowise is one of the few comets visible to the unaided [...]

US carries out first federal execution in 17 years after Supreme Court clears the way
July 14, 2020, 10:43 am | Source
The federal government carried out its first execution in 17 years early Tuesday when Daniel Lewis Lee, convicted in the 1996 slaying of an Arkansas family, was put to death by lethal injection at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana.Lee, a once-avowed white supremacist, was pronounced dead at 8:07 a.m., following a protracted legal fight that delayed his execution by more than 16 hours."You're killing an innocent man," Lee said before he died.Lee's [...]

Corning Museum of Glass to host summer family program
July 13, 2020, 7:36 pm | Source
The Corning Museum of Glass will host the summer family program Little Glass at 10 a.m. Wednesdays via YouTube.Program sessions will include Doc Possum on July 15, the Allegany River Indian Dancers on July 22, "The Bubble Circus!" with Doug Rougeux on July 29, A Couple of Puppets presents "The Three Little Pigs" on Aug. 5 and Magic with John on Aug. 12.Each year, the museum partners with the Southeast Steuben County Library, which presents content related to Little [...]

Corning's Gaffer District to host drive-in movie night
July 13, 2020, 7:35 pm | Source
Corning's Gaffer District and Corning Palace Theatre will host a drive-in movie night at 9 p.m. July 17 at Corning Credit Union, 1 Credit Union Plaza."Sonic the Hedgehog" will be shown on an outdoor movie screen. The temporary drive-in will adhere to New York's guidelines on social distancing. Attendees will be allowed to sit inside their vehicles or empty parking space next to the vehicle. Gov. Andrew Cuomo allowed drive-in theaters to begin operating across the state May 15. [...]

Corning-Painted Post School District announces honor rolls
July 13, 2020, 7:34 pm | Source
The Corning-Painted Post Area School District announced its high honor and honor rolls for marking period 3.

Middletown Historical Society to open museum July 18, 25
July 13, 2020, 7:33 pm | Source
The Middletown Historical Society, 41 Main St., Addison, will open the museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 and 25. Visitors will have a chance to see the newest acquisition from Ron Butler, a roll top desk used by the Odd fellows in the I00F Lodge in the top floor of The Old Village Hall. Butler’s father bought the desk when the building was condemned and The Odd Fellow Lodge had to relocate.For information:

Burke exits Prattsburgh, leaving behind a legend
July 12, 2020, 1:04 pm | Source
Multi-sport coach, athletic director and mentor steps down from Prattsburgh schools -- but that doesn’t mean he’s done

Central Restaurant hosts a crowd of regulars for final night
July 11, 2020, 3:01 pm | Source
"It was nice to see a lot of our friends -- it’s just been nice," said Tom Pierri

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