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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday June 19, 2018

Hammondsport Man Arrested for DWI Charges
Deputies arrested a Hammondsport man for Driving while Intoxicated. According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Alan G. Locey, age 57, operated a motor vehicle on Main Street of Hammondsport while in an intoxicated condition. Locey was charged with DWI, Refusal to submit to pre-breath screening, and failure to keep right.  He was released on traffic summons and scheduled to appear in Urbana Town Court at a later date.


NYS Senate Proposes Legislation Banning Injection Sites
Legislation that would ban safe injection sites for heroin users in New York has been introduced into the State Senate. The bill proposes to make it illegal for state residents to "own, operate, work in or volunteer at a supervised injection site” and is being considered in the State Senate Rules Committee. This isn’t the first time laws regarding injection sites have been proposed in New York State politics. Earlier this year, State Assembly members showed support for legislation establishing safe injection sites in the state.


Bath Women Arrested After DSS Housing Verification Check

Two Bath women were arrested on drug charges following a housing verification check for the Steuben County Department of Social Services. According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Amber Schoch and Danielle Wright were both found to be in possession of illegal hypodermic needles at a place of lodging on West Morris Street in Bath. Schoch and Wright were each charged with possession of a hypodermic instrument, arraigned in Village of Bath Court and sent to the Steuben County Jail until they reappear in court at a later date.


Bath McDonalds to Re-Open June 28th
Bath McDonalds has scheduled a month full of special events and activities to celebrate the grand re-opening of its newly built West Morris Street location. The restaurant opens Thursday June 28th and the celebration begins Friday morning June 29th at 10 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Original owners of the old McDonald’s building that was built in 1975, Peter and Connie Manikas, will cut the ribbon. Current owners David Foster and Martha Manikas-Foster will also be a part of ribbon cutting along with second owner of the restaurant Thomas Manikas, Bath Village Mayor Bill von Hagn and John Bryson, who was mayor at the time of the original opening of Bath McDonalds.The restaurant will offer prizes to promote its reopening through July 31st which include McDonald’s gift cards, VIP 4-pack tickets to NASCAR races at Watkins Glen and more.


Butler Named 2017 Steuben County STOP-DWI Officer of the Year
Steuben County Deputy Matthew Butler was recognized at the STOP-DWI awards banquet as the 2017 Steuben County STOP-DWI Officer of the year. County Legislative Vice-Chair Carol Ferratella of Riverside presented Butler with the award and recognition was also given to State Trooper Joseph Sparacino, City of Corning Police officers Jason Dininny and Zachary Alger for their enforcement accomplishments. Sheriff Sergeant Brandon Scott was honored with the top agency enforcement award. “This is a great opportunity to recognize and support the efforts of the officers who are out there every day keeping our communities safe.” Village of Bath Police Chief Chad Mullen said about the annual banquet.

Bridge Work Begins on I-86 EB & WB in Bath
Work on a bridge on Interstate 86 Eastbound and Westbound in the town of Bath began this week.  Work began yesterday to replace the bridge bearings and is expected to last approximately two months, weather permitting. Traffic will be maintained with a right lane closure in each direction while construction takes place.

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