School Budget Voting Today:
Today the fates of school budgets across the state will be decided as voters hit the polls. Besides weighing in on the budget, many residents will also vote on board of education candidates, and propositions. Polling hours vary by district. Be sure to check with your district for times and locations. Locally: Addison, Avoca, Bath, Bradford, Campbell-Savona, Hammondsport, Hornell, Jasper-Troupsburg, Prattsburgh, and Wayland-Cohocton all have hours from noon to 8 p.m. Polls at Arkport will be open from 11 to 8 p.m., and from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Canisteo-Greenwood.
2 Arrested During Warrant Sweep:
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two Steuben County residents during a recent warrant sweep. 26-year-old Heather Creelman of Lindley was taken in a violation of conditional sentence issued by the Erwin Town Court. The charge originally stems from charges of forgery and criminal possession of stolen property. She was arraigned and released on her own recognizance. 30-year-old Kyle Butler of Addison was arrested on a warrant for criminal possession and criminal sale of a controlled substance. He was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.
$137K Awarded to Corning Fire Dept.:
Monday Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that over $137,000 in federal funding through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program has been awarded to the Corning Fire Department. The department says the funding will be used to purchase 24 new self-contained breathing apparatus air packs.
3rd Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service Saturday:
On Saturday, May 20th at 11 a.m. the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the third annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service at the county Public Safety Building in Bath. The ceremony is the culmination of National Police Week and commemorates the law enforcement professionals in Steuben, Allegany, Chemung, Livingston, Ontario, Schuyler, and Yates counties who have made the ultimate sacrifice in serving their communities. The county Law Enforcement Memorial Park, which has finished its first phase of construction, will be featured in the ceremony.
Avoca 8th Grader Wins CCE-Steuben Essay Contest:
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County (CCE-Steuben) has announced the winner of their recent Money Smart Kid Essay Contest. The contest was part of national Money Smart Week. Youth in grades six through eight were invited to write an essay on if they thought there was a connection between financial and physical health as well as answering what a policymaker could do to help promote financially healthier citizens. The winning essay was from 14-year-old Lexxi Clancy of Avoca Central School. She won a cash prize donated by Serv-U Credit Union, Chemung Canal Trust Company, and Steuben Trust Company.