BATH SEWER & WATER UPGRADE WILL COST MILLIONS
This week, increase for water and sewer rates were approved for village of Bath customers. Yesterday on our Community Focus program, Mayor Bill Von Hagn explained the need for more money, calling it a major upgrade. This renovation is projected to cost taxpayers at least $15 million.
VILLAGE OF BATH TO HIRE RESIDENTIAL INSPECTOR
The Village of Bath is getting serious on the safety of rental units. This week, the village board voted to hire a part-time inspector to examine all non owner-occupied houses and apartments.The Mayor made the comments yesterday on our Community Focus program which is available online at http://wvinbath.com/podcasts/community
MAN INJURED IN HAMMONDSPORT TRACTOR TRAILER ACCIDENT
Steuben deputies say one person was injured Wednesday morning when a tractor trailer crashed on State Route 54 in Hammondsport. Deputies said the driver, a 50-year-old man from New Jersey fell asleep at the wheel, causing the rig to exit the highway and slam into an embankment. A 39-year-old passenger, also from New Jersey sustained a head and neck injury and was transported to Ira Davenport Hospital.
SAVONA WOMAN ARRESTED FOR CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION
State Police report the arrest of 34-year-old Alieshia Davila of Savona. She was charged with 2nd degree criminal impersonation. She was detained for a court appearance.
CUOMO ANNOUNCES SWEEP TO FIGHT UNDERAGE DRINKING
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a coordinated effort by state agencies to crack down on underage drinking on college campuses and in college towns as the fall semester begins. The New York State Liquor Authority and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, along with local law enforcement agencies, will conduct statewide sweeps of locations holding liquor licenses, including bars, restaurants, liquor stores and grocery stores, looking for fake IDs and illegal sales to minors.
CANISTEO WOMAN CHARGED WITH PROMOTING PRISON CONTRABAND
44-year-old Angela Dixon of Canisteo was charged with felony Promoting Prison Contraband, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree (Misdemeanor), Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree (Misdemeanor), and Failure to Keep Right. She was arraigned in Livingston County court with her attorney, pled not guilty, and the matter was adjourned to October 10.
REED HOLDS BATH PRESS CONFERENCE FOR HELP ACT
Yesterday, Congressman Tom Reed addressed the opioid epidemic with local law enforcement and community leaders, introducing the Help Ensure Lives are Protected Act (HELP) Act during a press conference at the Steuben County Courthouse. The legislation would allow federal prosecution for more severe penalties in criminal drug drug cases. If connected to an overdose death involving fentanyl-laced heroin, drug dealers could face life in prison or the death penalty.
BATH MAN ARRESTED FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR
Steuben County Sheriff Deputies took a Bath man into custody this week for failure to appear in court. Deputies checked the address of Steven Farrell with an arrest warrant for the town of Corning, took him for arraignment in the Town of Corning Court and then sent him to Steuben County Jail on $1000 cash or $2000 property bond bail.