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3 Arrested in Waverly on Drug-Related Offenses:


Three Steuben County residents have been arrested by the Waverly Police Department for drug-related offenses.  29-year-old Michael Dubois of Canisteo, 24-year-old Samantha Bouton and 27-year-old Devon Hough both of Addison were all charged with felony criminal possession of controlled substance in the 2nd, felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in the 5th (with intent to sell), misdemeanor charges of criminal use of drug paraphernalia in the 2nd, and criminal possession of marijuana in the 4th.  All three were arraigned and sent to the Tioga County Jail. 



Campbell Man Arrested in Corning Larceny:


A Campbell man has been arrested following a larceny complaint in Corning.  According to Corning Police, they were called to a West Market Street business on a report of an unknown male that stole a Bluetooth speaker from the business’ mailbox.  24-year-old Shelby Buchanan was identified through surveillance video and with assistance from the public.  Buchanan has been charged with petit larceny and he has been released on an appearance ticket.



Steuben Board of Elections Removes McCarthy from Independence Ballot:


At a hearing Wednesday, the Steuben County Board of Elections announced that it has removed Matthew McCarthy’s name from the Independence Party ballot line in this year’s race for county Court Judge.  The Board deemed that the 74 signatures McCarthy gathered to be invalid.  At the same hearing, the Board ruled the petition by Chauncey Watches to be valid, so he will appear on the Independence line on the fall ballot.  Watches has also secured enough valid signatures to appear on the Republican, Conservative, and Reform party lines.  This year’s Primary Election is Thursday, September 13th, and the General Election will follow on Tuesday, November 6th.



Steuben Co. Considering Housing Needs Studies:


At Wednesday’s meeting of the Steuben County Legislature’s Agriculture, Industry, and Planning Committee, county Planning Director Amy Dlugos discussed the possibility of a county-wide study of the housing market and future needs.  While multiple housing studies have been done in the cities of Corning and Hornell, Dlugos noted that no county-wide analysis has never been done.  Studies would be done of multiple areas, including population centers in Bath, Wayland, and Hammondsport, and the recent studies in Corning and Hornell would be updated.  The projected cost of the analysis is approximately $25,000 – with the county footing $12,500.  The rest would be sought through an Appalachian Regional Commission grant.  A final decision on whether to seek funding for the project is required by the full Legislature, which next meets on August 27th.



Travel Advisory S.R. 21, Wayland to N. Cohocton:


The New York State Department of Transportation has announced that a two-part paving project on State Route 21 from the Wayland village line to the Town of North Cohocton will get underway next week.  Beginning August 7th, traffic will be maintained with a one-lane, two-way alternating flagging operation and a pilot vehicle.  The public should expect delays.



Hport BOE Special Meeting:


The Hammondsport Central School Board of Education will hold a special meeting tomorrow at 7 a.m.  It will be in the district office.



Finger Lakes Wine Region in Running for USA Today “10Best”:


The Finger Lakes Region has a chance to be named the country’s best wine region as its currently in 1st place in a USA Today “10Best Reader’s Choice” poll.  The Finger Lakes is up against other celebrated wine regions, including: Napa Valley, California, Monticello, Virginia, and Walla Walla Valley, Washington.  The nominees were chosen by a panel of experts, but the final determination is up to the public.  Voting is open now through August 20th at https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-wine-region/.  You can vote once a day.

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