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Sheriff’s Office Looking for Owner of Chainsaw, Weed Trimmer:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the owner of a chainsaw and a weed trimmer that reportedly fell from a vehicle.  The items were recovered in the area of 1000 State Route 36 in the Town of Hornellsville.  Anyone with information can contact the Sheriff’s Office at (607) 622-3911.



Inmate Charged with Assault:


An inmate at the Steuben County Jail as been charged with assault.  30-year-old James Blankenship allegedly struck another person while incarcerated in the jail, causing physical injury.  He was arraigned and sent back to the jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.



GOP, Dems Make Nominations for NYS Governor:


New York Republicans and Democrats have made their official nominations for state Governor.  As expected, GOP delegates endorsed 42-year-old Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro at Wednesday’s state convention.  In his acceptance speech, Molinaro vowed to fight corruption and deep-pocketed special interests.  Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, incumbent Andrew Cuomo secured ninety-five percent of the delegates votes to secure endorsement for his third term.  Cuomo next faces off against challenger Cynthia Nixon in a primary on September 13th, but regardless of how that vote turns out, both will be in the November General Election as Nixon will be on the Working Families Party line.  She could also still appear on the Democratic ballot line if she gets 15,000 Democratic signatures in a petition. 



Farmers Market Returns to Bath:


A now annual tradition returned again to Bath Wednesday.  The Bath Farmers Market is back up and running in Pulteney Square, and it will continue throughout the summer every Wednesday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until October.  The market features a variety of handmade items, from soaps to fire-grilled pizza.



Gas Prices Surge ahead of Holiday Weekend:


If your Memorial Day plans include a stop at the gas pump, be prepared to pay more.  AAA says gas prices will reach record highs for this weekend.  The national average is $2.93 for a gallon of regular, it’s highest since 2014.  Unfortunately, relief isn’t expected in the foreseeable future, with prices expected to more or less hold throughout the summer.  AAA also predicts that if they haven’t already, most states will hit $3.00 in the coming weeks.

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