Local News: March 28, 2024

- State DOT to hold info session about upcoming road work in Ithaca -

Residents in Tompkins County learn about some upcoming state road repairs on April 3. The State Department of Transportation is holding an information and feedback session about work it will be doing on State Routes 13/34/96 in the City of Ithaca. The Ithaca Voice reports people can see the preliminary plans, ask questions, and give feedback at the event. It will be at Ithaca High School, on April 3, 5-7 PM.

- Overdoses go up in Steuben County during February -

Steuben County is the latest in the region to report a rise in overdoses. The county health department reports there were 19 overdoses in February. That was 7 more than were reported in January. WETM-TV reports no one died from any of the incidents. County officials say Narcan training and kits are available for free to anyone. A list of resources for anyone seeing treatment in Steuben County is below.

Steuben County Substance Abuse Services Bath: 607-664-2156

SCASAS Corning: 607-937-6201

SCSAS Hornell: 607-324-2438

SCSAS after-hours: 607-937-7800

CASA Trinity Hornell: 607-282-5200]

- Corning, Inc. to continue clean up of contaminated areas of Corning in April -

Environmental clean-up in a residential section of Corning is scheduled to start in April. The Corning Leader reports the project will remove soil containing ash, brick, or glass from past glassmaking by Corning, Inc. The land is contaminated with toxins like cadmium, lead, and arsenic. Corning, Inc. is conducting the clean-up under a 2014 consent order with the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The DEC will oversee the work and is continuing to investigate other sites in Corning. The current work is expected to be finished later this year.

- WRFI News Feature: Student views on free speech at Cornell -

The second of our three reports about free speech at Cornell airs tonight. Tune in at 6 PM to hear students' views on the current climate around free speech on campus. The piece will play again on Friday at 2 PM.

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