Domestic Dispute Leads to Charges for Savona:
A Savona man has been charged in a reported domestic dispute on November 21st at a residence in Savona. 28-year-old Aaron Nichols is accused of repeatedly striking a woman in front of two children less than 17 years of age. He has been charged with 2 counts of endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful imprisonment, and harassment. He has been sent to the Steuben County Jail and is scheduled to reappear in court on December 4th.
Water Bill Changes Causes Confusion in Arkport:
There’s been a bit of confusion in Arkport recently as changes to the village’s water bills and the system used to generate them has led to a few snafus. At Tuesday’s meeting of the village board, it was revealed that switching the billing systems from a DOS to a windows system caused some files to become corrupted, especially with 6000-9000 series accounts, prevalent among those living at The Oaks residential park on Route 36. Some bills were also accidentally sent to service addresses rather than billing addresses, and the format of the bills themselves was changed from a postcard sized bill to a full-sized, 8.5 by 11 invoice. Village officials urge residents not to be alarmed by the changes, and assure that they are “working out the kinks.”
Veterans Town Hall at Bath V.A.:
There will be a Veterans Town Hall and Health Fair at the Bath V.A. on Wednesday, December 6th. The event will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in Building 92. This will be an opportunity for veterans, their families, and the community to learn more about V.A. programs and services.
Corning’s Holds Annual Tree Lighting/Parade of Lights, Sparkle This Week:
The holiday season officially got underway in Corning this past weekend with the annual Parade of Lights on Market Street and the Tree Lighting in Centerway Square. If you missed out on the festivities Saturday night, the Gaffer District will again be holding the annual Sparkle Festival – in its 43rd year this year – this Saturday, December 2nd.
Black Friday Online Sales Hit Record High:
The holiday season is off to a very merry start for online retailers as Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales have hit record highs, according to retail analytics firms. Adobe Analytics measured transactions at the largest 100 U.S. web retailers on Saturday and according to their report, a record $7.9 billion was raked in. That’s up 17.9 percent from a year ago. Today, Cyber Monday, internet sales are expected to pull in another $6.6 billion, which could make it the largest online shopping day in U.S. history. On the brick-and-mortar side, the National Retail Federation is expected to release sales data on Tuesday.
Spirit of Christmas in Bath Friday:
Get in the holiday spirit with the Central Steuben Chamber of Commerce this Friday when it presents the Spirit of Christmas in Bath. On Pulteney Square from 5 to 8 p.m. there will be a variety of activities and fun including horse-drawn wagon rides, ice carving, a live nativity scene, a community tree lighting, and a visit from Santa Clause. Stay tuned here to 98.3 WVIN for more details and for an on-location broadcast from the event that night.