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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, June 13th

Meth Bust in Bath:


Following the execution of a search warrant at an apartment on East William Street in the Village of Bath, the Bath Police Department has charged two men.  23-year-old Christopher Sutton and 35-year-old Shawn Northrup have been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and manufacturing of methamphetamine.  They were both sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.



Streets in Bath to be Remilled:


Due to unforeseen circumstances, May Street and East Washington Street in the Village

of Bath will be remilled today, officials have announced.  Repaving will take place tomorrow and Thursday.  Rain date scheduled for the following day.  The village apologizes for any inconvenience. 



Schedule For Bath’s Liberty Street Work:


Officials in Bath have released a schedule for the road work planned for Liberty Street this month and into July.  The schedule is as follows: ADA Sidewalks June 12th to 23rd; Milling June 14th to the 19th; Asphalt T&L June 20th and 21st; Manhole adjustments June 22nd to the 27th; Traffic Loops June 22nd to the 28th; Asphalt topping June 27th to the 29th; Striping June 29th; and Paving of Side Streets July 5th and 6th.



Star Trek Actor Announces Bid for Reed’s District Seat:


Congressman Tom Reed of Corning is getting a unique challenger for his congressional seat. Rochester’s WHEC-TV says according to his Facebook page, "Star Trek" actor J. G. Hertzler has announced he is challenging Reed in November. Hertzler says he disagrees with everything Reed supports, including his support of President Donald Trump.  Hertzler played General Martok on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  He was elected to the Ulysses Town Board in 2013, and he was reelected in 2016.  Also in 2016, Hertzler, along with fellow actor James Cromwell, was arrested for protesting plans for gas storage in salt caravans around Seneca Lake.  He says he will campaign through all 11 counties of the district in the coming months.



Bid for Canisteo Town Hall Roof Replacement Approved:


A bid by a local contractor to the replace the roof on the Canisteo Town Hall has been approved.  Bill Weakland’s low bid of $11,338 will see the roof completely torn off and replaced with shingles.  The board determined that a metal roof would be too expensive.



Work on Corning’s Market Street Underway:


Road work on busy Market Street in Corning got underway Monday, and is expected to last through the next two weeks.  Drivers are reminded that free parking is being provided in two lots, one behind the Radisson Hotel and the other behind R&M Grill.  There is also free parking and shuttle service at the Corning Museum of Glass visitor’s lot.



Penn Yan Man Charged After Striking Boat on Keuka Lake:


The collision of a powerboat and a paddle boat on Keuka Lake Sunday night resulted in the arrest a Penn Yan man.  58-year-old Nicholas Pallar Jr. is facing numerous charges, including boating while intoxicated and reckless endangerment.  The accident occurred around 8 p.m. in the Town of Milo and forced the occupants of the paddle boat – 20-year-old Kayla Wells of North Carolina and 12-year-old Dylan Schrader of Pennsylvania – to jump in the water.  Wells was taken to Soldiers and Sailors for hip and leg pain.  Schrader was checked at the scene and was released to his parents. 



Area Students Awarded Bath Rotary Scholarships:


The Bath Rotary Club recently awarded more than $10,000 in college scholarships to area students from a number of local schools, including Haverling, Hammondsport, Avoca, Bradford, and Prattsburgh.  The club annually selects local students who seek assistance with higher education costs as they embark on their college careers.  The 2017 scholarship winners, along with their parents, were honored during a special Rotary luncheon on May 25th



Taco Bell Offering Free Tacos Today:


As part of the “Steal a Taco” cross promotion with the NBA, fast-food chain Taco Bell will be offering free tacos today from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  The special deal comes after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers on the road.  The offer is limited to one taco per person.  Multiple locations in New York are participating in this promotion.



Catholic Charities Offerings Summer Daycare:


Catholic Charities of Steuben has announced that it will once again offer summer day care.  Besides recreational activities like arts and crafts, and games, the 10-week program will also offer educational enrichment, including a reading program and hands-on gardening where the children will eventually be able to eat what they’ve produced.  For more information, call 776-7387.

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