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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, June 12th

Operation Safe Summer Nets 2 More:


District Attorney Brooks Baker announced Monday that two more people have been arrested as part of the continuing investigation surrounding Operation Safe Summer, spearheaded by the Bath Village Police Department.  37-year-old Cedric Williams of Rochester and 32-year-old Jessica Horton of Corning were arrested pursuant to a sealed indictment handed up by a Steuben County Grand Jury.  The indictment charges them with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 3rd.  The pair allegedly worked together to sell cocaine in the Village of Bath on March 22nd.  They were both sent to the Steuben County jail without bail.  Baker said that the investigation surrounding Operation Safe Summer continues, and that more arrests are expected.



Meth Materials Found During Domestic Incident:


A Howard man is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated harassment, and could be facing possible charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and criminal possession of a controlled substance following a reported domestic incident on County Route 70A.  According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Robert Stehm Jr. allegedly acted in a manner likely to be injurious to the mental and moral welfare of a child less than seventeen years old, and intentionally harassed another person.  Also during their investigation, deputies allegedly recovered suspected methamphetamine production vessels and suspected methamphetamine oil.  Stehm was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.



Dormann Library Budget Hearing Today:


The Dormann Library Board of Trustees will hold a budget hearing today at 5pm in the Empire Room.  The public is invited to attend to learn what the library has to offer and how it is supported prior to the tax levy vote to be held on Thursday from Noon – 8pm at the library.  Board members will be on hand to answer questions.



Bath’s Gansvoort Street Closed for Gas Main Replacement:


Work is underway to replace a gas main on Gansevoort Street in Bath, between East Washington Street and East Steuben Street. To protect the public and Bath Electric, Gas, and Water Systems workers, the street is closed. Local access and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained during construction. The intersections of East Washington/Gansevoort, East William/Gansevoort, and East Steuben/Gansevoort will be closed periodically as crew cuts the pavement and replace the gas mains across these intersections. Work is scheduled to continue through the end of July.



Assemblyman Errigo Endorses Watches for Steuben Co. Judge:


Monday Assemblyman Joe Errigo endorsed Judge Chauncey Watches in this year’s election for Steuben County Judge.  The seat is up for election due to the impending retirement of Judge Peter Bradstreet.  Watches has served as a Municipal Judge in Bath for the past 14 years.  Additionally, he has run his own private legal practice for 30 years, and he’s previously served as Assistant District Attorney and as Assigned Council through the Public Defender’s Office.  Watches said that if he’s elected he will ensure that every person that comes through the courtroom is treated with respect and that integrity in the process is at the forefront of every case.  This year’s primary election is set for Thursday, September 13th.  The General Election is Tuesday, November 6th

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