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Today's Top Stories - Friday, November 24, 2017

Tappan Zee Panels to be Used on Local Steuben Bridges
Steuben County anticipates to reuse steel and concrete panels from the Tappan Zee Bridge, a bridge crossing the Hudson River that is currently being dismantled. According to Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler, the County will be receiving six panels to reuse on three town bridges within the county, saving the county approximately $180,000. Which local bridges will get the panels is yet to be determined.

Suspects Flee Following Old National Hotel Robbery
Bath Village Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at the Old National Hotel yesterday at 6AM. Bath Village Police say two white males and one white female entered the bar area, taking off with a cash register containing money. The suspects ran away through the back door, fleeing towards Gansevoort Street. Anyone with information or leads is asked to forward their knowledge to the Bath Village Police Department at (607) 776-2175.

Governor Announces Statewide Holiday Drive
A statewide drive for families across the state to celebrate the holidays was announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo this week. New Yorkers who wish to help their neighbors in need are asked to donate new and unwrapped coats, toys and school supplies to help community-based service organizations for this holiday season. Donations for the drive will be collected from this Monday November 27 until Friday, December 15th. The participating local drop--off site in this area is located at the Henderson-Smith State Office Building at 107 Broadway Avenue in Hornell.

Canisteo Men Arrested for Burglary, Petit Larceny
Two Canisteo men are facing felony counts. State Police they arrested 25-year-old Anthony Schneider and 31-year-old Michael Schneider. Both men were charged with multiple felony 2nd degree burglary counts as well as petit larceny. It happened earlier this month in the village of Canisteo and city of Hornell. Both men were detained.

Reed Briefly Comments on Net Neutrality Changes
Congressman Tom Reed said during a weekly media conference call that he was concerned about the recent repeal of the FCC’s net neutrality regulations.The FCC released the plan on Tuesday dismantling regulations that ensured equal access to all content on the world wide web and opening up Internet Service Providers to charge users to see certain online content and curb the access to some sites altogether. In March of this year, Reed voted with many other Republicans in Congress rolling back a landmark FCC anti-piracy ruling that protected customer data from being sold to Internet Service Providers.

NYS E-Cig Ban Takes Effect
A statewide ban has taken effect on using e-cigarettes indoors in New York. The new state law The Clean Indoor Air Act was signed last month by the governor and bans vaping in the workplace, indoors at all colleges, on public transportation, and outdoors wherever smoking is prohibited. Private homes, hotel rooms and dining areas outdoors that don’t have a ceiling or roof New Yorkers can still use e-cigarettes.

Workshop for Farms at Risk Being Held Next Wednesday
A workshop on New York State’s Highly Competitive Grant Program for Purchasing Development Rights of Farms at Risk of Conversion to Non- Farm Uses is set for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Steuben County Civil Defense Training Center, State Route 54, in Bath. The workshop will explain conservation easements, the application process and program criteria. The workshop is sponsored by the county Planning Department, Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Finger Lakes Land Trust.

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