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Last updated: Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:13:12 GMT

 Wreaths laid to honor vets Sat, 16 Dec 2017 22:50:02 +0000
BATH -- Hundreds of people braved the cold and snow Saturday to lay wreaths at the graves of fallen veterans at the Bath National Cemetery.The annual event was one of many at cemeteries across the country Saturday for Wreaths Across America day, including one at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia where a wreath was laid at each of its more than 400,000 tombstones.“It’s to honor those that have served in the military at our national cemeteries,” said [...]
 Living in a wind farm: Communities divided over pursuit of clean energy, its incentives Sat, 16 Dec 2017 21:08:37 +0000
Wind farms generate clean energy. They also produce some unwelcome effects: Strobe-like shadow flicker. Loud, whooshing sounds. And throbbing, air-pressure pulsations. Some living in these wind farms say it's tolerable. Others say it's hell.
 Hollywood execs create panel to probe sexual misconduct cases Sat, 16 Dec 2017 20:25:47 +0000
Commission will be chaired by Anita Hill, who brought sexual harassment to forefront during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
 Thousands evacuate as Calif. wildfires intensify Sat, 16 Dec 2017 19:28:25 +0000
Winds sweep fire toward wealthy community area near L.A.
 Playwright alleges misconduct by Hoffman when she was 16 Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:43:21 +0000
Playwright Cori Thomas was a classmate of Dustin Hoffman's daughter in 1980
 Grand jury: Penn State showed 'shocking apathy' to drinking Fri, 15 Dec 2017 20:13:20 +0000
Report released on fraternity pledge's death as other universities take actions against dangerous behavior
 Trump blasts FBI leadership but says he's loyal to police Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:30:38 +0000
President Donald Trump laced into FBI leadership Friday, while proclaiming his loyalty and support for law enforcement in an address at the agency's training academy.
 With Rubio, Corker onboard, GOP finalizes huge tax package Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:28:57 +0000
Support all but ensures the package will pass the Senate
 Nasser rink not on REDC list Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:01:00 +0000
CORNING | Though area leaders are generally happy with the state funding being received through the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC), some key projects did not receive funding on Wednesday -- including the city’s bid for improvements to the Nasser Civic Center Ice Rink.City Manager Mark Ryckman emphasized that funding has already been secured for the work necessary to keep the rink itself up and running.“Regardless, there’s going to be a working [...]
 Wreaths Across America set for Sat. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:01:00 +0000
BATH | Each year, wreaths are placed at the graves of the fallen at Bath National Cemetery -- a small reminder that their sacrifices are not forgotten.On Saturday, Wreaths Across America will return to Bath, placing wreaths after a short ceremony at noon.Organizers said their sponsorship goal of 2,500 wreaths was exceeded, and more than 2,700 will be placed Saturday.Wreaths Across America involves coordinated wreath-laying ceremonies in 1,200 locations in all 50 states, [...]
 Rubio's defection threatens Senate GOP's edge on tax bill Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:20:24 +0000
Action could wreck the Republicans' razor-thin margin as they try to muscle the $1.5 trillion bill through Congress
 Nelson honored at council meeting Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:07:33 +0000
By Jeffery Smith jsmith@the-leader.comCORNING - Longtime City Councilman Jim Nelson was thanked Monday for his 20 years on the City Council and more than 45 years working for the city.“We just want to recognize a councilman who has spent many years on the City Council, many years as a (city) police officer,” said Mayor Rich Negri. “We want to thank his for all of his service. Thank you Jim Nelson.”All members of the council clapped for [...]
 Southern Tier projects get $67M Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:06:12 +0000
Local impactThe issue | The Southern Tier receives $67.3 million in state funding through the annual regional economic development competition.The impact | Funds will support 83 projects including a cheese factory in Painted Post and upgrades to Corning’s wastewater treatment system.By James Post jpost@the-leader.comThe Southern Tier region will receive $67.3 million in state development money, funding significant local projects [...]
 Obamacare applications pour in as enrollment deadline arrives Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:25:20 +0000
Millions of Americans sign up for health care coverage for 2018 through the Affordable Care Act
 Corning Community College professor publishes collections, e-book Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:30:00 +0000
Corning Community College professor and author Gregg D. Caruso published two new edited collections and an authored e-book.His work focuses on applied issues in moral, legal, and social and political philosophy, as well as topics in the philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and moral psychology — all with a particular interest in free will, moral responsibility and criminal punishment.All three books explore topics shaping society today — including debates [...]
 Corning Community College welcomes chief diversity officer Thu, 14 Dec 2017 22:30:00 +0000
Corning Community College recently welcomed Connie Park to its leadership team as the executive director of human resources and chief diversity officer.Park comes to the college from Cornell University, most recently having worked with engineering, computing and information science; and Cornell Tech, the new campus in New York City. In addition to human resources oversight, Park will champion the college’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive College environment. [...]
 Arc of Steuben names Relief Associate of the Fourth Quarter Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:33:27 +0000
Direct Support Professional David Bush was named Arc of Steuben’s Relief Associate of the Fourth Quarter.Bush was nominated by Keli Machuga, relief coordinator, for going above and beyond with providing support to people."David has developed a wonderful relationship with the people he supports," said Machuga.For more information, visit
 Smoking, drinking, drug abuse decline among U.S. teens Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:15:17 +0000
They prefer pot and vaping, latest nationwide survey shows
 Holy cow! Wandering bovine returned to Philly nativity scene Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:53:03 +0000
Stormy escapes twice, loses job after taking adventures on snowy downtown streets
 Omarosa on White House exit: She saw things that "made me uncomfortable" Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:04:49 +0000
Outgoing presidential adviser had White House pass revoked, but will stay in job until Jan. 20.