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Teen Accused of Abandoning Baby in Elmira to Undergo Mental Evaluation:


The teenager from Sayre, P.A. accused of abandoning her baby behind a home in Elmira was back in Chemung County Court Friday.  Harriette Hoyt appeared for a motions hearing, in which her lawyer filed several motions including an order for a mental evaluation for Hoyt.  That is expected to be completed in the next few weeks.  The case is adjourned until October 27th



Record Breaking Wineglass Marathon Sunday:


It was a record-breaking Wineglass Marathon Sunday, as the men’s winner, Tim Chichester, broke a 20-year course record.  A biology teacher at Arkport Central School, Chichester ran the marathon with a time of 2:20:19.19, more than two minutes faster than the mark set in 1997 by Andrew Herr.  On the women’s side, Marina Orrson got her first win of the full-marathon after previously winning the half-marathon two years ago.  Other highlights from the race include runner Karen Murray, who ran her hundredth total marathon this Sunday. 



Multiple Injuries at Darien Lake:


While riding the “Silver Bullet,” several people were injured Saturday evening at Darien Lake.  Officials say the incident, which a spokesperson has said was not a ride malfunction, happened just after 5 p.m.  The park guests were injured as the ride was coming to a stop, according to the park’s manager.  They were treated on scene by the Darien Lake Medical Team.  Each ride at the park is inspected daily.  After the injuries Saturday, the ride was inspected a second time and safety crews found it to be working safely.  Both the park and ride reopened Sunday.



Constitutional Convention Information Session Today:


The Southeast Steuben County Library in Corning will hold an informational session today regarding the New York State Constitutional Convention and Referendum.  The forum will feature the history, process, delegate selection, and function of the constitutional convention and referendum.  There will be a question and answer session after the discussion.  The event is designed as a safe space for all voices.  It will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.



$214.8M to Support NYS Wine Industry:


Governor Andrew Cuomo is encouraging New Yorkers to get out and support the state’s wine and craft beverage trails during this fall harvest season.  To support the success of wineries and wine trails, the State Department of Transportation has invested $214.8 million in support of 103 upgrade projects to roadways, bridges, and culverts that improve access to wineries throughout the State.  There are 182 wineries participating in the state’s wine trails, and they drive tourism and strengthen the craft beverage and food industry.  New York’s wine industry generates more than $4.8 billion annually, including $408 million in state and local taxes.



Ceremony in Campbell Honored Veterans:


A special dedication Saturday honored veterans of Campbell.  A new memorial monument was unveiled by the American Legion.  The new memorial replaces the old wooden Honor Roll Board that was badly damaged.  The new memorial took two years to complete, with the Sons of the Legion purchasing bricks with the 119 names of the World War 2 Campbell Veterans that were on the original Honor Roll Board.  Bricks are still available for purchase for current or deceased veterans of Campbell, or veteran members of the Robert N. Austin Post 1279.  

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