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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, December 6th

Honeoye Falls Assis. Track Coach Arrested:


An Assistant Track Coach at Honeoye Falls Lima High School has been arrested on a charge of endangering the welfare of a child.  32-year-old Jeffrey Utegg is accused of requesting nude photographs from a 16-year-old student via Instagram Messenger.  He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.



Bath Woman Falsely Applies for Emergency Housing:


A Bath woman has been arrested for allegedly falsely applying for emergency housing.  42-year-old Michelle Boarder is facing a charge of offering a false instrument for filing in the 1st degree, a class E felony.  She allegedly presented to the Steuben County Department of Social Services as homeless, but when her claim was investigated it was determined that she had filed false paperwork.  Boarder was also arrested on a violation of parole warrant.  She was sent to the Steuben County jail without bail.



Sex Offender Arrested for Failing to Register:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Town of Lindley man.  Sayquan Dejean is accused of failing to change address and failing to register as a sex offender.  He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance.



Students IDed in Dryden Accident:


The two young girls who were struck by a truck on Sheldon Road in Dryden Sunday evening have been identified.  11-year-old Kaylee Wacht of Freeville was killed, and 14-year-old Kristin Shevalier of Freeville was flown to Upstate University Medical Center where she now listed in stable condition.  State Police are investigating the accident.  Charges are not anticipated.



Voters to Decide on Addison Capital Project Thurs.:


Voters in Addison will head to the polls Thursday. They’ll decide the fate of a nearly $30 million capital improvement plan for the school. The work will provide several areas of improvements. School officials say, if approved, the project won’t raise local taxes.



Corning Approves Pool Feasibility Study, Rink Work:


In a vote Monday night, the Corning City Council passed a resolution to move forward with a feasibility study on the Denison Park and Northside Pools.  The pools are currently in need of extensive repairs.  The feasibility study will look at more cost efficient ways for residents to enjoy the water during the summer months, such as turning them in splash parks.  In other action, the Council also voted to pay $23,000 for work that was completed at the Nasser Civic Center rink in 2015.  The council is now hoping to hear positive news regarding a $500,000 state grant needed to make other improvements at the Center.



Canisteo to Sell Old Fire Engine, Property:


An old fire engine and hot tar application machine from Canisteo will soon be hitting Ebay and Craigslist.  At its meeting Monday night, the village board decided that the retired 1984 Mack fire engine will be put up for sale, along with the hot tar machine.  The board believes the proceeds will be better than selling it for scrap metal.  In other action, the board has agreed to sell the property adjacent to the village hall on Green Street to a couple looking to build a house on it.  The property will be appraised by a realtor.



NYS Relaxing Some Pot Restrictions:


Following the recent news that nurse practitioners and physician assistants will soon be able to certify patients for medical marijuana, New York State has announced that some restrictions in the medical marijuana law that may be relaxed.  Officials are considering authorizing home deliveries and will add chronic pain to the list of 10 qualifying conditions. 



Medicare Open Enrollment Deadline Tomorrow:


Have you been meaning to enroll in Medicare for next year?  Make sure you do before tomorrow’s deadline.  Open enrollment for Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug coverage closes on December 7th.  You can switch from original Medicare to a private Medicare Advantage Plan, join a prescription drug plan, drop your coverage, or swap Medicare Advantage plans during open enrollment.



Avoca Students Give Back to Food Bank:


In November, the Avoca Central junior and senior national honor societies helped ensure that residents in our area won’t go hungry by preparing more than 3.5 tons of food for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.  They also packed over 1,100 backpacks or food packages that go home with students each Friday.  This is the fifth year the students have helped out at the food bank. 

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