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Today's Top Stories - Saturday August 12, 2017

VILLAGE BOARD TO MEET FOR SEWER AND WATER RATE INCREASE
The Village of Bath plans to increase the water and sewer rates. But first, the local government needs to hear from its residents. The Village Board has scheduled a public hearing on the rate increase for August 21
st at 5:30 p.m. in the Municipal building.

ROUTE 415 PAVEMENT WORK BEGINS MONDAY
The New York State Department of Transportation announced that pavement recycling work will begin on State Route 415 in the Towns of Campbell and Savona on Monday weather permitting.  The scope of this project will extend from 0.1 mile north of county Route 333 to 0.1 mile south of Little Acorn Lane, for a total of approximately 4.4 miles.  An asphalt overlay course will be placed in the same location at a later time.

COHOCTON CITIZEN CHARGED WITH DWI
A Cohocton woman faces felony charges after she was arrested during a traffic stop this morning on State Route 352 in Corning. Troopers said 50-year-old Bobbijo Brown was charged with felony counts of DWI and having a BAC above .08%. She was also charged with having a false inspection certificate and other traffic infractions. She was processed and released on appearance tickets for court.

BATH MAN ARRESTED FOR VIOLATING SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ACT
Bath Police arrested a Bath man for a violation of the Sex Offender Registration Act. Adam Webster, age 32, was charged with a class D felony for failing to notify the Department of Criminal Justice Services of his whereabouts as a level 3 registered sex offender. Webster was remanded without bail and scheduled to re-appear in court on the afternoon of August 23rd.

NYSP REPORTS SPEED WEEK TICKETS
More than 21,000 tickets have been issued statewide by New York State Police during Speed Week, a campaign to crackdown on speeding and aggressive driving that ran from August 2nd to August 8th. State Troopers report 9,205 speeding tickets, 348 distracted driving violations, 268 accidents resulting in personal injury, 393 people injured, five fatalities and 234 people arrested for driving while impaired. State Police also responded to 268 personal injury accidents, which resulted in five fatalities and 393 people injured. Locally, state police issued a total of 1,504 tickets in our Southern Tier region with 15 DWI charges, 798 for speeding, and 33 tickets issued for failure to obey the Move Over law.

STEUBEN SHERIFF AND BATH PD TO ISSUE BATH BUCKS
The Steuben County Sheriff's Office and Bath Police Department will award law-abiding drivers with "Bath Bucks" during routine road checks for their compliance. If drivers pass during a check, they will be given Bath Bucks- coupons that are redeemable at over a dozen local businesses. The Central Steuben Chamber of Commerce and Sheriff Allard have reached out to neighboring communities like Corning’s Gaffer District and the Hornell Police Department, hoping to inspire other neighboring communities to follow Bath’s example in appreciation of good drivers.

AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM TO GRANT SOUTHERN TIER AGRIBUSINESS AND FARMERS FUNDING FOR GROWTH
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ccording to Governor Andrew Cuomo, $3.6 million will be awarded to multiple farms in the Southern Tier to enhance environmental protections and  increase production of agriculture. The second round of the Southern Tier’s Agricultural Industry Enhancement Program is the source of this funding which covers costs of greenhouses, construction, irrigation, fencing and environmental enhancements. The program’s intention is to help the growth and operations of local farmers and agribusinesses while encouraging responsibility in use and protection of state natural resources. The initiative will grant $1,037,568 to 14 projects in Steuben County alone.

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