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Today's Top Stories - March 28, 2017

Hornell Woman Charged with Larceny, Forgery

A Hornell woman is facing charges for grand larceny and forgery once an audit from a financial institution discovered she allegedly forged documents at a former job. Jennifer Mix, 37, is accused of forging an application for a personal loan, which she will stand trial in Hornell City Court for one count of forgery and one count of grand larceny on April 6th.

County Legislature Approves Construction Project

The Steuben County legislature approved a plan to begin the capital construction project for offices on East Morris Street and a records building on Mount Washington in Bath.Also approved was a proposal to build a shell on the third story of Bath’s downtown center. State-mandated institutions like the Public Defender office, are likely to need more space in the future. According to county officials, this endeavor is funded through a bond and county reserves, and not financed by increasing citizen’s property taxes.

Weston to Test Corning Soil

Soil testing is planned to begin for up to 66 Houghton Plot properties in Corning from mid-to-late April. Homeowners will be mailed access agreement letters from Corning Incorporated asking permission on behalf of Weston Solutions to start soil sampling. The results will be available approximately mid-August. Testing is to monitor the soil levels for contaminants including lead, cadmium or arsenic levels to the standard of State Soil Cleanup Objectives established by the DEC.

State Budget Approval Underway

 

Eyes will be trained on Albany this week…The state budget is supposed to be adopted by Saturday, but some lawmakers question if the $154 billion will be approved on time. There are still plenty of issues that remain open for discussion.


 

Tax Credit for New York Emergency Workers

 

New York officials are reminding volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers that they could be eligible for a personal income tax credit. The credit is designed for state residents who were active as volunteer firefighters or ambulance workers for the full tax year. The credit is worth $200 for individuals and $400 for couples filing jointly, if both spouses qualify.

 

Free Drug Education Event

All of the community is welcomed free educational event to combat teen substance abuse on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Bath-Haverling High School Auditorium. Steuben Prevention Coalition has partnered with Alfred State College and the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office to sponsor the event titled “High in Plain Sight: Current Drug, Concealment and Alcohol Trends”. The program features three sessions throughout the day, including a presentation by renowned speaker and officer Jermaine Galloway from 6-7:30. Youth Action Forum group will provide childcare for this free event.

 

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