Campbell Woman Arrested for Crack Cocaine:
Bath Police arrested 21-year-old Kodie Grant, of Campbell, earlier this week on charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree. Authorities report that upon her arrest she was found to be in possession of 24 bags of crack cocaine, as well as cash and other narcotics. She was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $25,000 cash, $50,000 property bail.
Vangorden Back in Court:
The Addison man accused of shooting at several state troopers in September appeared in court once again yesterday with his new defense attorney. 38-year-old Richard Vangorden appeared in Steuben County Court with his new representative, Terrance Baxter – his third attorney in the case. Vangorden has been charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder for allegedly firing several rounds at two state troopers on September 27th during a high-speed chase in Hornellsville. He was also charged with two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, one count of second degree reckless endangerment, two counts of tampering with evidence, second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree use of a firearm, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He has plead not guilty to all the charges; Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker says he is hopeful the trial will begin in June.
First Arena Court Date Pushed Back:
The upcoming court date on the lawsuits surrounding the First Arena has now been pushed back. It’s been moved from Monday to April 17th in State Supreme Court in Elmira. No reason has been given for the delay.
Hornell Mayor Endorses Shinagawa for 23rd:
The Chairman of the Steuben County Democratic Party and Mayor of Hornell, Shawn Hogan, has announced his endorsement of Nate Shinagawa in the race for the 23rd Congressional District. In a statement released yesterday, Hogan said, “I’m supporting Nate Shinagawa because we need a candidate for Congress who is an independent leader for the people of the Southern Tier. Nate has a proven record in economic development and job growth. His background in healthcare makes him an ideal fighter to preserve important programs like Medicare.” Shinagawa is one of three Democratic candidates to emerge for the House seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Tom Reed. The others are Ithaca attorney Leslie Danks Burke and Owego attorney Melissa Dobson, a Painted Post native. New York’s congressional primary is set for June 26th.
“Coolest Small Town” Logo Chosen:
America’s coolest small town now has their official logo. Hammondsport accepted entries for nearly a month in a contest to see what their “coolest” logo would be and out of 20 entries, it was Rob Kurcoba of Watkins Glen that had his design chosen. The design is said to show the wine rich country of the Finger Lakes, along with shops and old planes. His design will now be featured on street banners around town, storefronts, and on various souvenirs.
Campbell Kraft Plant Wins Big:
The Kraft-Pollyo Foods Plant in Campbell has got something to celebrate! They’ve walked away with several awards at the recent 2012 World Cheese Championship contest in Wisconsin. Out of 2,500 entries from around the world, the Kraft plant came out with 6 awards – 3 of them first place wins. The plant manager, Michael Gracia says Kraft is proud of their accomplishments. “It allows us to keep a pulse on what our products are doing out in the market place and it’s great recognition for over 400 employees that we have here and what they do.”
Firefighters Sought for Video Contest:
The Fireman’s Association of the State of New York is looking for volunteer firefighters in New York to compose a short video highlighting their personal story using a smart phone or web cam. Winners will be part of a statewide advertising campgain which will roll out this summer. The submission deadline is April 13th; winners will be notified by April 18th, filming is scheduled to begin at the end of April. For more information and to submit your video, visit http://www.fasny.com/castingcall/.
Steuben County to Offer Boating Course:
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department Navigation Unit will be instructing a NYS Safe Boating Course at the Steuben County Public Safety Building in Bath on Monday April 23rd and Wednesday April 25th from 5 to 9 p.m. The class is limited to 40 students, so call to reserve your spot. Personal watercraft operators must be at least 14 years old or older, and hold a valid Boating Safety Certificate. Anyone who is at least 10 years old but not 18 years old and wants to operate a powerboat without adult supervision must hold a Boater Safety Certificate. Call 622 – 3911 EXT 6003 to pre-register.