Candlelight vigil for Las Vegas in Bath Today:
Following the lead of other Episcopal churches in the region, the St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Bath will hold a candlelight vigil tonight to mark solidarity with those who died in Las Vegas and those whose lives are forever changed. Reverend J. Brad Benson said that this will not be a political rally, but rather an opportunity for the community to come together and grieve. They are planning to toll the church bell 59 times, once for each of the victims, starting at 8 p.m. Following, there will be brief remarks, prayers, bagpipe, and possibly some singing. The event will take place on the corner of Washington and Liberty Streets, in the park just north of the church. Candles will be provided, however you are welcome to bring your own.
Hornellsville Town Supervisor Has Died:
Long time Hornellsville Town Supervisor Ken Isaman has died. Isaman passed on October 2nd after a struggle with Lewey Bodies Disease Dementia. Isaman served on the Town Board of Hornellsville for 27 years and was the Town Supervisor for over 10 years. He also served as a Steuben County Legislator for 12 years. There will be a reception in his honor at the American Legion on Seneca Street in Hornell tomorrow at 6 p.m. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hornell Salvation Army, Southern Tier Food Bank, or the Hornell Humane Society.
2 Arrested for Growing Marihuana:
Two people have been arrested after New York State troopers received an anonymous report of a subject, currently on probation, that was growing marihuana and possibly possessing a firearm on Acomb Road in the Town of Dansville. Troopers report that upon their arrival they witnessed 7 marihuana plants growing in plain view. A search of the residence allegedly turned up a small amount of marihuana and paraphernalia. 58-year-old Katherine Kurtz and 67-year-old Richard Kurtz were both charged with unlawful possession of marihuana and unlawfully growing cannabis. Both were issued appearance tickets. Katherine Kurtz is currently on probation for a previous grand larceny conviction.
Rep. Reed Hold Town Hall in Urbana Sat.:
Congressman Tom Reed will hold three town hall meetings on Saturday, October 14, 2017. One is in Steuben County. Reed will be at the American Legion in Urbana that day from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m.
Steuben Co. Shared Services Plan Presentation Oct. 12th:
The Steuben County Shared Services Panel will be providing a public presentation on the proposed county Shared Services Plan on Thursday, October 12th. The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in the Legislative Chambers of the County Office Building in Bath.
NYS Considering Ban of Anonymous Political Ads on Facebook:
New York State is considering new legislation that would require all political ads on social media platforms, like Facebook, to contain the name of the individual or group that paid for it. The bill was proposed by Long Island Senator Todd Kaminsky, who says requiring more information about the groups paying for ads would discourage false and misleading statements while giving citizens more information about those trying to influence their vote. The proposal would also apply to campaign mailers.
Thrills and Chills in the Southern Finger Lakes This Fall:
With the arrival of Fall, it’s time to take advantage of the collection of seasonal and Halloween happenings in the Southern Finger Lakes, and to make it easier to find them all, Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben counties have joined together to create Thrills and Chills. The listing features the best fall foliage, harvest, Halloween events, and other activities happening in the Southern Finger Lakes. The full collection of events is available online at http://www.thrillsandchillsflx.com.