Funeral Services for Trooper Clark Scheduled for this Weekend
Fallen State Trooper Nicholas Clark will be laid to rest this weekend at his college alma mater Alfred University. Calling hours for the public and law enforcement will be at the McLane Physical Education Center on 99 North Main Street in Alfred from 1 to 6pm this Saturday July 7th. Clark’s funeral service is the day after on Sunday at 11AM at Alfred State College on 10 Upper College Drive.
Reed Expresses Agreement with Trump Tweets
Congressman Tom Reed says he agrees with tweets posted recently by President Trump calling Democratic politicians like Pelosi and Schumer “weak on crime and border security”. Reed expressed his opinion on the issue while making remarks during his latest weekly media conference call.
Bath Board of Education Meets This Evening
The Bath Central School District Board of Education will hold its reorganizational meeting today at 5:30pm. The meeting will take place in the Haverling High School LGI Room (450) and the Board’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting will follow immediately after this reorganizational meeting.
Summer Learning Program at Dormann Begins with Picnic Tonight
Dormann Library in Bath will kick off its Summer Learning program this evening at 5pm with a free hot dog picnic. Attendees can register for the library’s summer program while learning about activities that will be offered during the six week program, which has the theme of “Libraries Rock” this year. Every youth who attends the picnic will get a free book and can check out the Rockin’ Robot Rally and a musical “petting” zoo.
Cuomo Signs Bill Banning Speculative Ticket Sales
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill this week requiring online ticket marketplaces to post clear warnings if a seller does not own tickets to an event at the time of the ticket sale. The bill will take effect in 180 days and aims to prevent ticket scalping and speculative sales when tickets are sold ahead of major events and people buy the tickets only to be scammed by not receiving them. The practice is already banned on a few secondhand marketplaces like StubHub and SeatGeek. Sports fans in New York could see the option of buying “membership passes” where fans pay a monthly fee to attend certain games and have their tickets assigned the day of the event. The monthly pass measure is similar to the baseball clubs found in other states and relaxes state law requiring the option of a paper ticket to be given to New York event-goers.
DEC Urges Public to Avoid Feeding Bears
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos advises the public to reduce the potential of attracting nuisance bears by preventing their access to food sources and never feeding bears intentionally. Black bears are becoming more active and as bear breeding season continues the DEC has received numerous reports of bears breaking into buildings and vehicles as well as approaching camp sites to obtain food. Residents are advised by the DEC to remove all bird feeders outside of your home, keep garbage, grills, bird seed and pet food contained in a secure and solid structure like a house, shed or garage, put trash on the curb the morning of collection and not the night before and close garage doors and ground-floor windows and doors at night. If you do see a bear remember to not panic, don’t approach surround or corner the bear, back away slowly and do not run, don’t throw food or anything else at the bear and if you do feel threatened by the bear, raise your arms over your head to look bigger and yell loudly at the bear while backing away slowly.