ABSENTEE BALLOTS NOW AVAILABLE
If you want to vote in the upcoming September 12th primary elections but will be away or otherwise unable to make the trip to the polls, fear not. Absentee ballots are now available to vote in local primaries. You can apply for your absentee ballot online at the County Office of the Board of Elections site: steubencony.org/boe under the "Absentee Voting" link. Ballots can also be viewed online for the primary. Anyone with questions about voting is encouraged to call the county Board of Elections at (607) 664-2260.
READY STEUBEN APP: DOWNLOAD FOR PREPAREDNESS
A new mobile app that aims to ensure safety and preparedness for emergencies is now available to download for free. The Office of Emergency Management says the "Ready Steuben" app will help residents, local businesses and visitors to the area be prepared before a multitude of emergencies. Features the app offers include a “damage report” allowing people to submit reports to Steuben County Office of Emergency Management, a notice letting users communicate if they are “okay” with neighbors and loved ones and a list of items necessary for safety in emergencies. Both iPhone and Droid users can download “Ready Steuben” on their smartphones.
ATTORNEY GENERAL PURSUES TWC LAWSUIT
Attorney General Schneiderman is pursuing a lawsuit for customers defrauded by Spectrum-Time Warner Cable. Filed in February, the lawsuit says TWC subscribers’ wired internet speeds were slower than promised at a rates of 70, and in some cases, 80 percent slower than the premium plan they paid for. Spectrum-Time Warner attempted to move the case federally, but they lost, causing the case to stay within New York State courts as it continues. Meanwhile, Schneiderman wants subscribers to test their internet speeds and use a form found on the Attorney General’s website to record their results.
COLE ENDORSES MCALLISTER FOR SURROGATE JUDGE
Assistant District Attorney Patrick McAllister and candidate for Steuben County Surrogate Judge has gained the endorsement of Former Steuben County Sheriff David Cole. "Based on Patrick's resume, character and integrity, I firmly believe he is the most enlightened choice and perfect fit for Steuben County Surrogate Court Judge," Cole said. Cole retired from the Sheriff's Department in 2016 after over 20 years of service.
AVOCA ASPHALT PAVING WORK BEGINS TUESDAY
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced that asphalt pavement overlay work will begin on I-390 this Tuesday, August 29, 2017, weather permitting. The project begins Interstate 86 in Kanona and extends approximately 5.5 miles to Neils Creek Road in Wallace. Michigan Hollow Road in Avoca, as well as all 4 ramps at Exit 1 in Avoca, and the Interstate 390 southbound to Interstate 86 westbound ramp in Kanona will also experience asphalt pavement work. Motorists should expect flaggers, lane closures and travel delays, remembering to drive carefully if they plan to travel through these areas.