Update – Human Remains Found on Lackawanna Trail Identified:
The Elmira Police say forensic investigators have determined that the human remains found on the Lackawanna Trail late last week are that of a homeless white male in his mid-60s. Police do not believe there was any foul play. The man’s family has been notified, though complete DNA test results could take several weeks yet.
Former Arkport Village Clerk Suing Village Board:
A former clerk for the Village of Arkport is suing the Village Board. Margaret Horan is suing the board because officials are opposed to a Dollar General Store being built on her property. According to WLEA News, Horan claims her property is zoned as commercial, while the Village has it listed as agricultural. Steuben County reportedly has it zoned as commercial as well.
List of Clergy Accused of Sexual Abuse to be Released Today:
A list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor will be released today by the Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese. In a news release Saturday, the Diocese said the list will include names of living and deceased priests since 1950. It will be available at http://www.thecatholicsun.com and the Diocese website at http://www.syrdio.org.
Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of President George H.W. Bush:
Flags outside federal government buildings and military installations will be at half-staff per the order of President Donald Trump in honor of former President George H.W. Bush’s death. The President also ordered government offices to be closed today. In New York specifically, Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered that state government buildings lower flags to half-staff as well. Flags will remain at half-staff until President Bush’s burial.
New Yorkers Urged to Buy Naturally-Cut Christmas Trees:
Shopping locally is deservedly stressed this time of year, but there’s one way to support community businesses specific to the holiday season that you may not have thought of: purchasing your Christmas tree from a local tree farm. The New York State Agriculture Commission and the Christmas Tree Farmers Association of New York have even come together to make it easy for you to find that perfect tree with a tree-farm locator available at http://www.christmastreesny.org/SearchFarm.php.