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Bath Police Continue Search for Subway Robber:


Police in the village of Bath are continuing to search for the man who robbed the Subway on West Washington Street late Friday night. Police Chief Chad Mullen said no weapon was displayed. Mullen said the man entered the eatery, ordered a sub and then said "this is a robbery...give me all the money." His hands remained concealed in his pockets. The suspect made off with about $232, according to police. The robber is described as a white male…late teens to early 20's, between 5'8'' and 6 foot tall. A rough picture is posted of the Bath PD Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/1505145646412338/photos/a.1527745610819008.1073741829.1505145646412338/1791246287802271/?type=3&theater.  Mullen said the man fled on foot in an unknown direction. Police said they have spent the weekend following up on leads and reviewed nearby security cameras. Anyone with information is asked to call Bath police at 607-776-2175.



Rep. Reed to be Named to 2 New Posts in 2017:


Congressman Tom Reed has announced that he’ll be named to two new posts in 2017: the House of Representative Steering Committee, and he’ll move to a more senior position on the House Whip Team.  The Steering Committee names representatives to committees, and the Whip Team ensures that party lawmakers are in attendance when votes are taken.  Reed says that both positions will benefit the 23rd District.



Painted Post Man Arrested on Warrant:


A Painted Post man has been arrested on an active warrant from the Corning Police Department.  23-year-old Andrew Hatter turned himself in on November 13th and he was subsequently arraigned on three grand larceny charges.



More Shoppers, but Less Spending for Black Friday:


While the number of shoppers went up for the Black Friday weekend, from 151 million last year to more than 154 million, the actual amount of money spent this past weekend is down.  Based on a survey by the National Retail Federation, customers will have spent an average of $289.19 over the four-day weekend, down nearly 3.5 percent from 2015, due to the deep discounting customers have come to expect during the period.



1st Annual Holiday Cookie Walk in H-port:


Hammondsport will be celebrating the season with another unique, new event this weekend.  This Saturday will be the first annual Holiday Cookie Walk, an old fashioned event that can be enjoyed by singles, couples, or the entire family.  Custom, collectible cookie tins will be available for purchase at the Hammondsport Visitor Center, along with a list of participating businesses.  Each of those sponsoring businesses will hand out a wrapped cookie, or candy, during the event.  There is a limited supply of tins, so stop the Visitor Center for more information and to purchase your tin.



Baby Café Holiday Party Dec. 9th:


The second annual Baby Café Holiday Party will be December 9th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dormann Library in Bath.  The event is free and open to all, and will feature a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with a free photo with Santa, decorated Christmas cookies, and other family activities.  Families will also have an opportunity to meet with other mothers and children, and to ask for advice about breast-feeding from trained professionals.



Bath Rotary Celebrates 100 Years:


The Bath Rotary Club enjoyed a special, late-season picnic recently in celebration of the 100th birthday of the Rotary Foundation.  Fifty attendees enjoyed hotdogs, hamburgers, and other picnic favorites, as well as decorated cake at the Activity Hall at Hickory Hill Camping Resort.  There was also a wine tasting experience provided by Pleasant Valley Winery, and a joint, inspirational invocation delivered by the pastors of the First Presbyterian and Centenary United Methodist churches in Bath. 



Red Cross Seeks Blood Donations:


In the spirit of the giving season, the American Red Cross is urging donors to roll-up their sleeves and give blood.  Busy holiday schedules and travel plans make it more challenging for regular donors to give, and many businesses and organizations postpone hosting blood drives during the holiday season.  This can lead to a decline in blood donations, while the need for it stays constant.  To help ensure that patients continue to receive the blood they need through the season, visit http://redcrossblood.org to find a blood drive near you.

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