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3 Arrested in Bath Drug Bust:


Three people were arrested in the early hours of Wednesday following investigation into narcotics activity in the Village of Bath.  During a traffic stop off of May Street, village police allegedly found 10 bags of crack cocaine, as well as $1,200 cash.  21-year-old Sarah Barnes of Bath, 24-year-old Katherine Labarr-Bulson of Prattsburgh, and 36-year-old Clyde Gladney of Rochester, have all been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, a class B felony.



Dutchess Co. Man Charged in Bath VA Overdoses:


Investigation into the overdoses of two residents of the Bath V.A. during the same weekend in February has resulted in the arrest of a man from Dutchess County.  34-year-old Matthew Helmer, who also a resident at the V.A.’s drug treatment program, is accused of providing the patients with fentanyl and he has been charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.



Wayland Teen Arrested in Domestic Incident:


A teenager from Wayland was arrested on October 29th after State troopers were called to a domestic dispute.  It’s alleged that during the course of the incident, 16-year-old Geoffery Burnett damaged property within the residence, threw a knife at a trooper, actively resisted arrest, and possessed a dangerous weapon.  He has been charged with attempted assault, criminal possession of a weapon, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest.  He has been sent to the Steuben County Jail on $3,000 cash bail.



New Fire Engine for Corning Fire Dept.:


The Corning Fire Department will soon be replacing its 26-year-old engine thanks to a grant of $450,000.  The full price of the new truck is expected to be around $650,000; the difference will come from the city’s reserved funds.  The new engine won’t be in place until next year as a committee of firefighters and officers will look at different designs to decide one that best works for the department.  Once that process is complete, it will need to be built and delivered.  The bid is expected to be awarded next fall.



New Law States Child Under 2 Must be in Rear-Facing Car Seats:


A new law is clarifying car seat requirements for young children.  Currently, children are to remain in a car or booster seat until the age of 8.  That will continue, but the new law specifies that children under the age of 2 must be in a rear-facing seat.  Previously, this was only a recommendation.  Parents of children found to be in an improper seat can be ticketed or face fines once the law takes effect on November 1st 2019. 



Seneca Army Depot Opening for Tours Nov. 16th:


The long-awaited re-opening of the Seneca Army Depot to the public has been set for November 16th.  This will be the first time in more than five years that the facility – now known as “Deer Haven Park” - will be open to public.  Guided bus tours will prominently feature the white deer herd, which is the world’s largest, and will also include military artifacts from when the property was a major weapons storage facility.  Tours will be conducted year-round.  More information is available at http://www.senecawhitedeer.org.  

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