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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, January 31

Bath Man Charged with Forcible Touching and Endangering Child:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 54-year-old Steven Sutfin of Bath on charges of forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.  It’s alleged that Stufin forcibly touched a child while in Avoca.  He was arraigned and was released on his own recognizance.



Corning Inc. Ends 2017 with Strong 4th Quarter:


2017 was a good year for Corning Incorporated, especially in its final quarter.  The company released its 4th quarter earnings and core sales, earnings, and earnings per share all increased.  Vice President of Corporate Communications Dan Collins said shareholders should be happy with 2017’s results, and they should look forward to an even better 2018.  Collins said they “…think [they] can reach $11 billion in sales in 2018.”



NYS Pistol Recertification Deadline Today:


Those with pistol permits that were obtained more than 5-years ago are reminded that today is the deadline to get recertified.  Under law, those who had their permits issued before January 2013 must renew or their permit could be revoked.  For more information visit https://www.troopers.ny.gov/Firearms/pistol_revolver_license_recertification.php



Reed’s Problem Solver Caucus Backs Immigration, Budget Proposal:


During a media call Tuesday, Representative Tom Reed said that the Problem Solvers Caucus – which he co-chairs – is supporting a proposed solution to the immigration and budget gridlock plaguing congress.  The plan includes a 10-12 year window for Dreamers to acquire citizenship – on the condition they pay taxes and don’t have a criminal record – and approximately $2.5 billion for the border wall.  The 40-member caucus reached majority consensus on the proposal, but whether Congress agrees remains to be seen as a bill has not yet been drafted.  Reed said a framework is in place and multiple components do have legislative texts.



Public Hearing on Proposed Campbell Tax Law:


The Town of Campbell will hold a public hearing next month on a proposed local law. That law would enact a real property tax exemption for Cold War veterans. The hearing is scheduled for February 12th at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall.



NYS Senate Passes Law to Require Helmets for Children Skiing, Snowboarding:


The New York State Senate has passed a bill to help prevent children from dangerous head injuries while participating in winter sports. The legislation requires skiers and snowboarders under 14 years of age to wear a protective helmet while riding the slopes at ski areas in New York. According to a Senate press release, ski areas – which have expressed support for the legislation - would post signs at their information boards and on-site locations where lift tickets are sold notifying guests of the helmet requirements. The bill has been sent to the Assembly.

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