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2 Arrested for Selling Drugs in Hornell:


A four month investigation into the sale of crack cocaine in Hornell has resulted in the arrests of two women.  54-year-old Roxann Godley, of Hornell, and 37-year-old Kesi Stallworth, of Rochester, were both charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance following a search on Ranson Street Friday night.  Police report they found crack cocaine, money, packaging materials, and other drug paraphernalia.  More charges against the women are pending.



Multiple Steuben Co. Communities named Brownfield Opportunity Areas:


Friday evening, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that several communities in Steuben County have been designated as Brownfield Opportunity Areas.  The town of Erwin, Villages of Painted Post and Riverside were selected to become the focus of projects and other actions of redevelopment of vacant and underutilized properties.  Some proposed projects include: construction of a new West Water Street bridge, improvements to key intersections, redevelopment of the Corning-Painted Post School Building, and streetscape improvements. 



Schumer Vows to Fight Trump Tax Plan:


On Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed to fight President Trump’s proposed tax plan, which the senator says would hit New Yorkers especially hard.  The code would end the federal deduction for state and local taxes, and Schumer estimates it could cost New Yorkers an average of $4,500 a year.



Co. Road Work Begins Today in Steuben:


Today road reconstruction will begin on four sections of county roads in Howard, Prattsburgh, Avoca, and Woodhull, according to Steuben County Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti.  By August, work on some 104 miles of 20 county roads is expected to be completed in Tuscarora, Campbell, Addison, Corning, and more.  The 683 road miles in Steuben County are now rated as 25 percent better than the state average and 36 percent better than the U.S. Department of Transportation’s rating of the nation’s rural roads. 



Anti-Poverty Walks This Month:


The 9th Annual Steps to End Poverty walk will be held at three Steuben County locations over the course of May.  The first will be May 6th at 10 a.m. at Steuben Trust in Hornell during the Wildflower Festival; the second on May 13th at 10 a.m. at Pulteney Square in Bath during the Community Expo; and then on May 20th at Centerway Square in Corning at 10 a.m.  Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on all three dates.  For more information, call (607) 968-4107.

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