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NYSDEC Picks Up Bear Cub in Corning:

Officers with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation were called in Sunday to help a visitor who got lost in the City of Corning.  At around 10 a.m., Corning Police received a report of a bear cub in the area of the city’s Department of Public Works.  Police found the cub in a salt barn and stayed nearby until the DEC arrived.  The cub was taken to a wildlife rehab center and will eventually be released into the wild.



Gubernatorial Candidate Molinaro Chooses Running Mate; Nixon to be on General Election Ballot:


In the latest concerning the fast-approaching election for New York State Governor, Republican hopeful Marc Molinaro has chosen his running mate for lieutenant governor, Julie Killian.  Killian is the former deputy mayor of Rye, which is located in Westchester County.  She recently lost a special election for state senate.  Molinaro and Killian plan to run on the Republican, Conservative, and Reform party lines; the pair is expected to be nominated by the state GOP at this week’s convention.  On the Democratic side of things, regardless of what happens in the primary, Cynthia Nixon will be on the November general election ballot.  Even if she loses the primary against incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo, Nixon will appear on the Working Families Party line, which endorsed her over the weekend.  The Democratic Primary is set for September 13th



Negotiations Resume Between Hornell and Humane Society:


Hornell Mayor John Buckley and the Hornell Area Humane Society released a joint statement following their recent contesting Facebook posts.  They said negotiations and dialogue have resumed with a neutral third party, and progress has been made.  They agreed that their previous remarks did not appear to be the best path towards resolution, and as such were removed from social media.  The Hornell Area Humane Society will continue to provide services to the city, at the same rate as the previous contract, for the months of April through June while negotiations continue.  They hope to have a new contract completed before the end of June.



Tickets on Sale for Steuben Public Health’s 100th Anniversary:


Tickets are on sale now for the Steuben County Public Health Department’s 100th anniversary celebration, which is set for 6 to 9 p.m. June 8th at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum in Hammondsport.  The event includes live music, catered appetizers and local beverage and cheese tastings, displays, and more.  Tickets are $15 until June 7th and can be purchased at Vine and Barrels in Bath, the Steuben Public Health’s Office in Bath, or online at https://tinyurl.com/100yeartickets.



Boater Safety Class June 9th:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Navigation Unit will be instructing a NYS Boater Safety Course at the Steuben County Public Safety Building in Bath on Saturday, June 9th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Please bring proof of age for all students attending.  The minimum age to attend is ten-years-old.  The class is limited to 30 students.  Call (607) 622-3911 to register. 

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