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 “Golden State Killer” Born in Bath:


Now that he’s behind bars, more is being learned about the man accused of terrorizing the state of California in the 70s and 80s, including the fact that he has local ties.  In a California newspaper article published in 1973 profiling Joseph DeAngelo, he was described as a “native of Bath, N.Y.”  The now 72-year-old DeAngelo was arrested on Tuesday after DNA samples allegedly linked him to a series of murders and rapes.  He is currently charged with eight counts of first-degree murder.  



Cynthia Nixon Makes Stop in Geneva:


Governor Andrew Cuomo’s democratic challenger, Cynthia Nixon made a stop in Geneva Thursday where she voiced opposition to the proposed waste-to-energy incinerator on Seneca Lake.  The proposed facility at the Seneca Army Depot in Romulus would reportedly burn 2,500 tons of trash every day.  Opponents say it would be bad for the environment and that it would bring an influx of traffic.  In her speech, Nixon also called out the Crestwood LPG storage project on the opposite side of the lake.



Local Fire Departments to Participate in RecruitNY Weekend:


Four Steuben County fire departments will be participating in this weekend’s annual “RecruitNY” campaign.  The Cohocton Volunteer Fire Department will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow.   The Gibson fire department will be open tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m. for those interested in volunteering.   And the Pulteney Fire Department will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow.  Then, on Sunday, the North Corning Department will hold an event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.



“Meet the Candidates” Night May 10th:


Allegany and Steuben county voters are invited to a congressional “Meet the Candidates” night on Thursday, May 10th at Genesee Valley Central School in Belmont.  There are five candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Republican Tom Reed for the 23rd congressional district seat in November.  The 23rd district covers all of Allegany and Steuben counties.  Linda Andrei, Max Della Pia, Ian Golden, Tracy Mitrano, and Eddie Sundquist will all appear on the June 26th primary ballot, and the May 10th meet-and-greet will allow their potential constituents the chance to sit down with the candidates in small groups and ask about their specific plans on a variety of topics, including agriculture, social security, job growth, and more.  The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited to the first 100 guests.  You can reserve a seat by calling (585) 466-4246. 



Hornell Named One of the Most Affordable Places in New York:


A financial services monitoring organization has named the City of Hornell as one of the most affordable places for homeowners/buyers in New York State.  SmartAsset used data from Bankrate, the US Census Bureau 2012 American Community Survey, government websites, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and more, Hornell was ranked fourth overall in affordability, fourth in property tax rate, fourth in homeowners insurance rates, and fourth in mortgage payments.  In response, Mayor John Buckley said, “The Maple City continues to lead the way in the region in affordable living.  From water and sewer to public safety, Hornell continues to provide effective services to residents.”      

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