The small Southern Tier city of Corning has quietly become a top tourist destination. "We see nearly a half-million of visitors a year for tourism," said Mike Melaro, director of marketing and communications for Corning's Gaffer District. Thousands of those visitors are expected this weekend for the fourth annual GlassFest.
The Erie County IDA will be voting on a development project that could decide the future of a decaying downtown industrial facility. Jim Fink of Business First believes the project is important because of its visibility.