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Alfred Road work, a thank you from Community Bank, NYSEG and RG&E assistance, Tioga County PA murder

Road Work Announcement

Alfred – Crews will be milling Elm St and Reynolds St on Monday July 11th and paving on Monday July 18th. The Road will be closed down at times so please expect delays.

A note of gratitude from Community Bank

This note was emailed to bank customers this morning.

All because of you
Customers like you have always been our priority. Regardless of what financial guidance or support you need, we make a point of being there when you need us most—and helping you bank happy each and every day. It all comes down to trust, which is why we’re grateful to be recognized for it by both Newsweek and Forbes. From all of us at Community Bank, thank you for helping us become the 6th most trusted bank in the nation and one of Forbes’ World’s Best Banks. To join in the celebration, visit any of our branches the week of July 11 and enter to win one of several prizes. Sweepstake rules are available in branch or online here.

Assistance for business customers

New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) recently announced that funding is still available for business customers through the companies’ COVID-19 Economic Relief Program. Eligible businesses with costs related to COVID-19 after March 15, 2020 can apply for up to $50,000 in grant assistance. The assistance is designed to retain businesses and jobs during these difficult times by promoting the economic recovery of New York businesses that incurred costs due to the pandemic.

Many businesses from the communities NYSEG and RG&E serve have already taken advantage of the program. 

Large business customers can apply for up to $50,000 of assistance and small business customers can apply for up to $15,000 of assistance. Applicants must meet specific billing criteria available on the websites: and

Examples of costs incurred include, but are not limited to:

  • Workforce training and development
  • Retention and recruitment costs
  • Electric and/or heating inspections by contractors
  • Enhanced energy efficiency assistance
  • Additional electric infrastructure projects

All applicants must be NYSEG or RG&E electric service customers. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. Customers need not be current on their electric bills in order to receive a grant; however, in such cases, the awarded funding will be applied first to any customer overdue balances and any remaining amount, if any, will be sent to the customer. As part of the application process, the customer must certify that the request for funding is associated with COVID-19 and submit documentation of the expenditures, including vendor invoices and/or payment receipts.

Businesses with questions about the program or about their company’s eligibility can call 855.846.2982 or email for more information.

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