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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, February 14th 2017

SAVONA DRUG BUST

New York State Troopers arrested Corey M. Prettyman of  Elmira for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 3rd degree after stopping for a traffic law violation in Savona.  Prettyman was arraigned before Village of Savona Justice Michael Horton, and remanded to the Steuben Co. Jail in lieu of $50,000.00 cash bail/$100,000.00 property bond.  He will appear in court at a later date.

 

BATH ELECTRIC HOLDS MEETING REGARDING TREATMENT PLANT

The Utility Commission of Bath Electric Gas and Water Systems meets Thursday at 4:30 PM regarding the aging water treatment facility in Bath. Two options are being  discussed, according to story in The Leader this morning. One option will cost $14 million dollars a second will be $15 million.  The project aims to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment loads coming from all wastewater plants that enter the Chesapeake Bay. The facility currently serves approximately 2,500 residents.

 

CAMPBELL FIRE DISTRICT VOTES ON TRUCK

The Campbell Fire District Commissioners have set a public vote on purchasing a tanker truck for tonight, costing an estimated $233,000.  Residents are welcome to vote at the Campbell Fire Department on Church Street from 6-9 p.m tonight.

 

HEARING SCHEDULED FOR SOUTH CORNING CELL TOWER

South Corning is holding a hearing for the construction of a cell tower in the village. Upstate Tower would wants to locate its cell site at 314 Park Avenue. The Zoning Board of Appeals of South Corning has set the hearing for Wednesday at 4:30 p.m .

 

 

NEW YORK STATE TEENS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR ORGAN DONORSHIP

In time for National Organ Donor Day, New York teens as young as sixteen can now become eye, organ and tissue donors.  New York is currently last in the nation for organ donors above the age of eighteen with a rate of 26 percent. Citizens under eighteen can become organ donors when applying for their first driver ID. Currently, 47 other states in the nation share the age requirement.

 

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