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Hurricane rips roofs, cuts power in Bermuda, but no deaths
September 19, 2019, 5:30 pm | Source
"We've made it through and everyone is safe," Premier David Burt said. "That's what is most important."

South Corning Fire Department to hold chicken barbecue
September 19, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
The South Corning Volunteer Fire Department, 7 Clark St., will hold a chicken barbecue  at 11 a.m. Sept. 22.The full menu will include a chicken macaroni salad, baked beans and a dinner roll. Cost is $10 for a full dinner and $8 for a half-chicken.For reservations, call 607-937-5866.

Caton United Methodist Church to host drive thru barbecue
September 19, 2019, 3:49 pm | Source
The Caton United Methodist Church, 11186 Hendy Hollow Road, Corning, will host a drive thru chicken barbecue from 4 p.m. until gone Sept. 25.The menu will include a half-chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans, a roll and brownie. Cost is $9. Customers can pay at the first station and pick up food at the second station.

Canada's Trudeau faces furor over brownface photo from 2001
September 19, 2019, 2:30 pm | Source
With his bid for re-election just a month away, the 47-year-old Trudeau begged Canadians to forgive him.

Officials: Cloudy, discolored water led to Smith School closure
September 19, 2019, 2:04 pm | Source
Corning-Painted Post School District officials say the decision was made early Thursday morning to close Calvin U. Smith School in Painted Post for the day as a precautionary measure after water at the school appeared discolored.They stressed that despite the discoloration the water was tested and found safe.The school will be open Friday.District spokesman Bill Cameron said after working at length with the Village of Painted Post Department of Public Works, the [...]

UNC-Duke program too positive on Islam, Trump officials say
September 19, 2019, 1:30 pm | Source
The Trump administration is threatening to cut funding for a Middle East studies program run by the University of North Carolina and Duke University, arguing that it's misusing a federal grant to advance "ideological priorities" and unfairly promote "the positive aspects of Islam" but not Christianity or Judaism.

Iran envoy: 'All-out war' to result if hit for Saudi attack
September 19, 2019, 12:30 pm | Source
The comments by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif represented the starkest warning yet by Iran in a long summer of mysterious attacks and incidents following the collapse of Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, more than a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the U.S. from the accord.

Campbell-Savona eyes attendance improvement
September 19, 2019, 12:16 pm | Source
CAMPBELL | Campbell-Savona School District leaders have introduced a new long-term plan for 2019-22 setting goals for academic achievement and other key metrics of success. While the district is excelling in many areas, officials say an issue with some students’ absenteeism needs to be addressed.The plan, which had already been rolled out to staff when school opened for the year, was discussed at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.In some ways, the [...]

Trump scorns complaint about call with foreign leader
September 19, 2019, 11:30 am | Source
The inspector general's testimony at a closed-door meeting of the House intelligence committee was described by two people with knowledge of the proceedings.

UFO images released by Blink 182 singer are real and should not have been released, Navy confirms
September 19, 2019, 9:04 am | Source
Tom Delonge has been speculating about aliens for years. According to Vice, he quit Blink 182, the band he founded, years ago to "expose the truth about aliens," and he founded To The Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences "to advance society’s understanding of scientific phenomena and its [...]

Pratt earns Mitchell Award
September 19, 2019, 2:01 am | Source
CORNING - A Civil Air Patrol Cadet was recently honored at an awards ceremony held by the Twin Tiers Cadet Squadron at the Wings & Wheels event hosted by the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Depot Park.Cadet Lucas Edward Pratt, 16, of Corning, received the General Billy Mitchell Award and was promoted to Cadet Second Lieutenant.“I’ve been in (the Civil Air Patrol) for so long, and been working so hard to get to this point. It’s quite amazing having earned this, [...]

Finger Lakes Health promotes nutritional services director
September 18, 2019, 9:00 pm | Source
Dorothy Ricks recently was promoted to nutritional services director at Finger Lakes Health for all acute and long-term care facilities.Ricks has been the manager of Nutritional Services at Huntington Living Center for the last 28 years and has been serving in the capacity of interim director since February 2019. Ricks holds degrees from the State University of New York at Alfred State College and SUNY College of Fredonia, and completed training at [...]

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