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Today's Top Stories - Saturday September 9, 2017

DOT ANNOUNCES ROAD WORK IN PULTENEY
The New York State Department of Transportation says work will soon begin on State Route 54A in the Town of Pulteney.  Work will include emergency landslide repairs at two sites in the Town. Work on the first site, located approximately 7.5 miles north of Hammondsport, is expected to begin next week. Work on the second site, located approximately 11.5 miles north of Hammondsport, is expected to begin on October 1. During the projects, work will continue 7 days a week. There will be lane and highway closures during the projects.

BATH TOWN BOARD TO MEET ON BUDGET NEXT WEEK
The Town Board in Bath is continuing work on the 2018 budget. Board members will meet for another budget work session next Thursday at 4 p.m.

POSSIBLE DENTAL OFFICE IN BATH TO BE DISCUSSED ON 9/21
A new dental office building has been proposed at the corner of State Route 54 and County Road 113 in Bath. The Town Planning Board has received the proposed site plan review for the project. The next step will be a public hearing. That hearing will be held at the Municipal Building in Bath on September 21
st at 7 p.m. The site plan application will be public reviewed at that time.

HAMMONDSPORT MAN JAILED AFTER DOMESTIC INCIDENT
Following a domestic disturbance, a Hammondsport man is now in jail. New York State Police report Robert Scott was arrested for assault in the 3rd Degree, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a child. He is accused of choking, restraining and injuring another person while keeping them from calling 911 in the presence of a child less than age seventeen. He was arraigned in the Town of Bath Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail. He will appear in Town of Urbana Court on the eighteenth.

CANISTEO MAN ARRESTED FOR PROBATION VIOLATION
A Canisteo man was arrested for Violation of Probation. Steuben County Sheriff’s Office report that Jacob D. Davis violated the terms of his probation for his original charge of resisting arrest. Davis was arraigned in Hornell City Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail until his scheduled reappearance in court on September 14th.

O'MARA SHARES EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUNDING NEWS
State Senator Tom O’Mara says that each of the counties he represents as part of New York’s 58
th  Senate District will receive public safety and security funding as part of  a new package of $220 million in federal grants being distributed statewide  to support local emergency response operations. The homeland security grants are targeted to enhance county-level counterterrorism initiatives, and emergency preparedness and response capabilities, including training for first responders and equipment purchases. Steuben County is earmarked to receive just shy of $130,000.

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