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Bath Woman Charged in Death of Dog:


A Bath woman has been charged for abandoning a dog.  The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty Investigation Deputy initiated an investigation in September after receiving a report of a deceased dog in a vehicle at a location on Buck Settlement Road in the Town of Bath.  The result is a charge of abandonment of an animal, a misdemeanor, against 26-year-old Jillian Nolan, for allegedly abandoning the dog in May and not checking on it.  Nolan is currently incarcerated at the Steuben County Jail on an unrelated charge and was issued an appearance ticket.



Hornell Man Accused of Attempting to Defraud S.S.:


Steuben County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 24-year-old Augusten Dix of Hornell on Monday for allegedly reporting false job search forms to the Steuben County Department of Social Services.  Dix was charged with one count of offering a false instrument for filing in the first, a class E felony.  He was issued appearance tickets.



Hogan Says Goodbye as Mayor:


On Monday, long-time Mayor of Hornell Shawn Hogan presided over his last common council meeting as Mayor, bringing to an end his 32 years of overseeing the city.  In a speech, Hogan thanked his constituents, family, friends and colleagues for their support, and wished incoming Mayor John Buckley the best of luck.  Hogan’s remarks were followed by a standing ovation by all those in attendance.   Though it was his last bang of the gavel, Hogan will still be serving Hornell.  He will be a consultant with Hornell’s Industrial Development Agency.



CMoG Announces “Glassbarge” Tour:


On Monday, the Corning Museum of Glass announced a new twist on their popular live glass-blowing demonstrations, a “Glassbarge Tour.”  The plan is for a mobile glass-blowing studio that will be touring the state via its waterways.  The tour is in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Glassmaking in Corning and the 200th anniversary of construction of the Erie Canal.  The tour will begin in Brooklyn, where Corning Inc. first got is start as Brooklyn Flint Glass.  Stops are planned for Yonkers, Kingston, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo.  Learn more at https://www.cmog.org/glassmaking/demos/hot-glass-demos/glassbarge



NY Bus Drivers Now Able to Administer EpiPens:


A new law goes into effect today that will allow bus drivers in New York to administer EpiPens in emergency situations.  Lawmakers say the bill, passed by the state Senate in June, will help protect the lives of children with severe food or other allergies.  Prior law allowed those employed by school districts and other educational institutions to administer the life-saving injections, but those who worked for agencies contracted out by a school district, such as transportation services, were not authorized. 



H-port Board of Ed. Meeting:


The Hammondsport Central School Board of Education will hold a work session and its regular meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, December 20th.  The work session will be held in the high school library at 5 p.m.  The meeting will follow at 6 p.m., also in the library.

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