ADDISON MEN ARRESTED FOR SIGN DAMAGE AND THEFT
Three Addison men have been arrested for a March 26th incident where it was alleged they damaged and stole street signs from State Route 417 and County Route 129 in Woodhull. Dylan Benjamin aged 20 was charged with one count of Criminal Mischief in the 3rd degree which is a class E Felony and three counts of Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor. Zachary Cary, age 18, received charges for two counts of Criminal Mischief and three counts of Petit Larceny while Cole Grabowski, also 18, was charged with three counts of Criminal Mischief and three counts of Petit Larceny. The three men were arrested by Steuben County Sheriffs and issued an appearance ticket for a later date in the Town of Woodhull Court.
FREE LEAD TESTING FOR STEUBEN RESIDENTS
Free lead testing is now available for Steuben County residents. The New York State Department of Health is offering the program open to residents drinking water from private wells or public water systems. County residents can request testing of their drinking water by submitting a request to the Bureau of Water Supply protection by calling (518) 402-7650. For any other questions about this program you can call Steuben County Public Health at (607) 664-2438.
DAKOTA MILLER TRIAL CONTINUES
Prosecution and defense rest its cases in day five of testimony yesterday in the Dakota Miller trial. Miller’s half-brother was called as a witness by the defense and the prosecution brought up nine times where Dakota Miller lied during the investigation, which he later admitted to lying. When shown photos of his hospitalized baby, the defendant avoided looking at them. Court continues today, beginning with closing statement followed by jury deliberations, which will continue well into the evening in Steuben County Court.
TOWN OF PRATTSBURGH TO HOLD BOARD MEETING FRIDAY
There will be a town board meeting held by the Town of Prattsburgh on Friday June 23rd at 1pm at Prattsburgh Town Hall on 19 North Main Street to discuss possibilities of a sewer system for Prattsburgh’s Business District and any other businesses that come before the board.
STATE LEGISLATURE APPROVES FIREFIGHTER CRITICAL HEALTH CARE BENEFITS
The New York State Legislature has approved legislation co-sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara to extend critical health care benefits to volunteer firefighters by ensuring expanded levels of protection for firefighters stricken with cancer attributable to their service as volunteers. The legislation would expand the Volunteer Firefighters’ Benefit Law to provide presumptive cancer coverage to New York’s more than 100,000 volunteer firefighters. O’Mara said the volunteers deserve and they’ve earned the health care coverage this legislation would provide. The measure now goes to Governor Andrew Cuomo for final action.
STATE SETTLES VOTER REGISTRATION CASE
The U.S. Justice Department says it has reached an agreement with New York State to settle a lawsuit over voter registration opportunities through state motor vehicle offices. According to the Associated Press, Federal investigators found applications for New York driver's licenses, permits and identification cards didn't consistently serve as applications for voter registration for federal elections as required by law. Under a settlement agreement, New York will make sure a voter registration opportunity will be included with all applications for driver's licenses and renewals.
GAS PRICES REACH RECORD LOW
The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is now $2.28, 10 cents cheaper than it was earlier this month. According to AAA, gas prices have fallen each day since June 2nd. This is a record cheap gas price for the start of summer in 12 years. The Oil Price Information Service says prices could even be cheaper for Independence Day weekend than the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, which would be the first time to occur this century, a pleasant surprise for drivers across the country.