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Arkport Woman Charged with Identity Fraud:


An Arkport woman has been charged with identity fraud after she allegedly stole and used someone else’s credit card information.  According to the state police, Lori McDaniel admitted to unlawfully gaining access to the victim’s credit card information through her place of employment.  She reportedly used the information on three separate occasions.  In addition to identity fraud, she was also charged with grand larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property.  She was issued an appearance ticket and was released.



Local Schools See Aid Bump in NYS Budget:


With the New York State budget finalized, aid numbers are finally coming out for schools and many are seeing a bump for the 2017-2018 school year.  In Steuben County: Addison, $13.5 million; Arkport, $4.3 million; Avoca, $5.9 million; Bath, $15.4 million; Bradford, $3.3 million; Campbell-Savona, $9.9 million; Canisteo-Greenwood, $11.9 million; Corning, $29 million; Hammondsport, $3 million; Hornell, $18 million; Jasper-Troupsburg, $6.1 million; Prattsburgh, $4.3 million; and Wayland-Cohocton, $15.7 million.  Those are all increases from last year.



Bath VA Gets New Chief of Staff:


A new Chief of Staff has been selected for the Bath V.A. Medical Center.  Dr. Susan Herson has worked as a Hospitalist at the Sioux Falls VA, a Hospitalist-Clinician Educator and Clinical Assistant Professor for New York Medical College, and a Medical Director at Norwalk Hospital in Connecticut.  The Chief of Staff serves as the senior internal consultant regarding professional matters for all clinical providers, maintains responsibility for clinical performance, ensures compliance with all clinical standards and coordinates the activities of clinical division leaders.



State Fair Milk Woes Continue:


Milk woes continue for the Great New York State Fair and Governor Andrew Cuomo.  Last summer, a disaster for many was averted when Cuomo stepped in to head off a price hike at the popular dairy bar, promising a state subsidy of $90,000 to help pay for expenses.  Since 1983, the price for 7-ounce cups of white and chocolate milk was 25 cents, but non-profit Dairy Exhibits said they couldn’t pay their bills at that price.  Now, with a fair spokesman confirming that only about half of the money has come through, Dairy Exhibits says that it’s pulling out of the fair, adding that it will only consider returning “if Cuomo is no longer governor.” 



Health and Wellness Event at CCC:


A health and wellness events has been set for Corning Community College.  April 27th will be Community Health Education Day, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  There will be interactive activities, including music and performances by local artists.  Admission is free and attendees will be eligible to win prizes.

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