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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, May 16th

Fire in Caton:


Multiple fire departments, including the City of Corning, North and South Corning, and Painted Post, were called to Caton Monday night to battle a fire that broke out at a house on West Caton Road.  The road was blocked off while crews battled the flames.  Three firefighters were reportedly sent to a hospital for heat exhaustion.  Authorities say four people were inside the home at the time of the fire.  They were able to escape without injury.  The fire has left the home uninhabitable.  The American Red Cross is assisting.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Local School District Voting Results:


In local school district budget voting and school board election results, Addison, Bath-Haverling, Campbell-Savona, Corning-Painted Post, Hammondsport, Hornell City, Prattsburgh, and Jasper-Troupsburg all had their budgets and various propositions approved by district voters.  All had open board seats that were running unopposed.  In Avoca, the budget and propositions passed, Elizabeth Peck won the 3-year Board of Education seat, and there was a tie between Sean Turner and Tawyna Hughes for the 5-year seat on the board.  By law, there must be a revote between the two tied candidates within 45 days.  On its Facebook page the district said it will set and announce a revote date soon.


Hammondsport Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest:


A Hammondsport man has been arrested after he allegedly created a physically offensive condition and used obscene language in a public place while on Pulteney Street in the Village of Hammondsport.  60-year-old David Shaw also allegedly resisted arrest when Sheriff’s deputies tried to take him into custody.  Shaw has been charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.  He was arraigned and released on his own recognizance. 


Canisteo Considering Village Wide Garbage Pickup:


At a public hearing Monday night, the Village of Canisteo discussed the possibility of instituting a village wide garbage pickup program.  Currently, there is no such program and residents must dispose of their garbage at their own time and convenience.  The new program would see residents able to have their garbage collected by a pickup company for a set monthly fee.  No decision was made, and the village says it will be seeking further opinions on the matter.


Free Shredding Event:


The Steuben County legislature has offered a free shredding event in the coming days, weekend and month. The next event is this Saturday at the Bath landfill. A document shredder truck will be on site. Just bring your documents and they’ll be shredded and recycled.


Bath-Haverling CSD to Partner with ServU to Open Student-Run Bank:


Bath-Haverling students and staff will benefit from a unique opportunity this fall.  The district is partnering with ServU Credit Union to offer a student-run bank in the high school.  The bank will open on October 1st and will serve district students and staff on Wednesdays and Fridays during lunch periods.  The credit union will provide all equipment and training for students.  Three ServU employees will work with student volunteers to offer deposits, withdrawals, transfers, and check cashing during open hours.  Besides offering out of classroom learning experiences in math, computer, and social skills, the goal of the project is give students hands-on experience in a real financial setting, and to increase students’ knowledge of money management, and with financial products and services. 

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