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Today's Top Stories - Monday, March 12th

Man Found Injured on Route 36:


The Hornell Police Department has confirmed that a man was found lying in the median on Route 36 on Saturday morning.  Chief Ted Murray said that after calling the Hornell Fire Department for an ambulance, police turned the case over to the Sheriff’s Office as it’s their jurisdiction.  The Sheriff’s Department has not yet released a statement, but a post on Facebook claims the man as Matthew Cole.  Strong Memorial Hospital also confirmed that they have a Matthew Cole as a patient, and said, as of Sunday evening, that he was in guarded condition.



Winter Storm Cleanup in Bath:


The Bath Village Street Department will be picking up brush and limbs taken down by the snowstorm. All limbs and brush to be picked up should be placed to the edge of the street. Residents are told not to pile any of the materials onto the roadway. This pickup is free of charge and intended to clean up storm damage only and no other materials will be accepted. Pickup begins this week and continues no later than March 26th. If you have any additional questions about this pickup please call 776-6321 between the hours of 7am and 3:30pm.



GOP Chairs Endorse Molinaro for NYS Gov.:


While he hasn’t yet made a public campaign announcement, Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro is already picking up steam as a candidate for New York’s Governor’s race.  Friday, Molinaro’s campaign announced the endorsements of several local Republican chairs, including Yates, Seneca, and Schuyler counties.  On Thursday, the Ontario County Republican Committee announced their endorsement of Molinaro following the drop-out of Brian Kolb. 



Hammondsport, Corning, Elmira to Feature on PBS:


Local communities will be getting a spotlight on PBS this weekend, as Emmy Award-winning series “Travels with Darley” will feature Hammondsport, Corning, Elmira, and Watkins Glen.  Filming took place last September and the episode is set to air this Sunday, on March 18th.  There will also be a second episode featuring Finger Lakes National Forest in April. 



Public Invited to 2018 Scripps Regional Spelling Bee:


The community is invited to attend the Scripps Regional Spelling Bee this Saturday, March 17th at 10 a.m. at Corning-Painted Post Middle School.  The event, which is sponsored by Corning Rotary, is free and open to the public.  The Bee includes students from schools in Allegany, Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Tompkins counties, as well as Bradford and Tioga counties in Pennsylvania.  The champion of the regional bee will move on to represent our region in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in May. 



Hammondsport B.O.E. Meeting Wed.:


The Hammondsport Central School Board of Education will hold a budget workshop this week on Wednesday, March 14th.  The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the high school library.

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