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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, June 20th

Wayland Man Charged in Domestic Incident:


A Wayland man has been charged in an incident in the Town of Wayland.  According to the New York State Police, they received a complaint from a woman who said her ex-boyfriend struck her and left the residence.  Troopers arrested 21-year-old Thomas Hough on charges of criminal mischief, unlawful imprisonment, and harassment.  It's alleged that Hough grabbed the victim by the hair and prevented her from entering her residence.  He also allegedly grabbed the victim's phone and prevented her from contacting 911.  He was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $1,500 cash bail.



Former Syracuse Mayor Announces Bid for Governor:


A former Mayor of Syracuse has announced that she's throwing her hat into the Gubernatorial race.  Stephanie Miller will run on the independent line.  She left the mayor's office this December.  She told media that she "cannot be a silent witness to what [she] thinks is a corrupt political culture that is hurting real people every day." 



CCC President Announces Retirement:


After years of service, Corning Community College President Dr. Katherine Douglas has announced that she will retire in 2019.  Dr. Douglas is the college's 6th president.  Her tenure began in July 2011.  She will retire on June 30th, 2019.



Watkins Glen State Park Opens New Welcome Center:


The new welcome center at Watkins Glen State Park is now officially open, after two years of construction.  The $6.5 million project is part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's NY Parks 2020 project.  It includes a new green space, a new amphitheater space, local food and drinks in the concession center, and informational plaques.  Parking will now be located across the street from the park.



NYS Senate Votes to Block Romulus Trash Incinerator:


Following the Schuyler County Legislators vote against the proposed waste incinerator in Romulus, the New York State Senate has now voted unanimously voted in favor of blocking energy company Circular EnergG's proposed facility.  The project was first proposed in January and drew immediate opposition over potential environmental impacts.  Governor Andrew Cuomo, as well as local governments and school boards, environmental and business organizations, have also come out against the project.  The bill now moves to the Assembly.



Hport B.O.E. Meeting:


The Hammondsport Central School Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the Code of Conduct today at 5:45 p.m. in the high school library.  The regular meeting will follow. 

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