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Car Chase, Crash Wednesday:


A woman accused of stealing several items from the Corning Wegmans led police on a brief car chase Wednesday before she crashed her vehicle near Painted Post.  Police said the woman refused to pull over when officers attempted to stop her and she led them on an 80 mph pursuit on Interstate 86 before she crashed into a guardrail on an exit ramp near Painted Post.  The woman was not injured.  The vehicle was towed from the scene.  The woman has been charged with larceny and unlawful fleeing.  The investigation is ongoing.



Bath P.D. Participating in Operation Safe Start:


New York State law requires motorists to stop for school buses when they’re receiving or discharging passengers.  Today, the Bath Village Police Department will ensure that drivers are doing just that, as they will be participating in Operation Safe Start.   Drivers are reminded that they must stop when they encounter a school bus in the process of loading or unloading students on public highways, multiple lane roads, opposite sides of divided highways, public streets, private roads, in parking lots, and on school property.  The first offense penalty for failing to stop includes an up to $400 fine, five points on the driver’s license, and possibly up to 30 days in prison.



Campbell-Savona Eyes $22M School Budget:


The Campbell-Savona school district will put a $22 million budget before voters on May 16th.  The tax levy sits at exactly 2 percent, which is the cap, according to Superintendent Kathy Hagenbuch.  She added that she doesn’t expect the tax rate to rise much, if at all.  The current rate is $17.21 per $1,000.



Forum on Bath Drinking Water:


A forum to raise awareness of drinking water in the Bath area will be held next week at the Bath Fire Hall.  The Bath Peace and Justice Group along with the Finger Lakes Group of the Sierra Club will show how a groundwater system works and how contamination can impact the aquifer.  Particular attention will be given to the now-closed Philips Lighting plant, where the concern is that pollutants might have leached into the “Bath valley-fill” aquifer.  The 7 p.m. meeting will be free and open to the public on Wednesday.



Walk to Raise funds for PRC:


On Saturday a 2-mile walk will be held at the Steuben County Fairgrounds to raise funds for the Pregnancy Resource Center.  The PRC provides free programs such pregnancy testing, a learning program to help parents, and many more.  Officials say the goal is raise $40,000 to help keep those programs running.  The walk begins at 9 a.m., with registration at 8 a.m.  A second walk has been scheduled for the same time at Bellamy Park in Mount Morris.  To register visit http://www.prcvalleys.org/walk.html.   

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