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Today's Top Stories - Friday September 14th, 2018

Primary Election Day Results Posted
Yesterday’s primary election votes are in and the Steuben County Board of Elections have posted the unofficial results. Democratic primaries resulted in a victory for incumbent Andrew Cuomo winning the nomination for governor with 54% of the vote to Cynthia Nixon’s 45.52% of the votes. Amanda Kirchgessner was nominated as candidate for State Senator of the 58th district winning the Democratic nomination with nearly 63% of the vote. Incumbent Kathy Hochul will represent Democrats with her win of 66% of votes for Lieutenant Governor. Sean Patrick Maloney won the Democratic nomination for Attorney General with over 38% against three other candidates. Republicans chose Joe Errigo as their candidate for Member of Assembly with over 50% of the vote. Chauncey Watches won the nomination for the County Judge Republican candidate with over 51% of the vote while Howard Republicans have elected Gary Rice to represent them as candidate for Councilman with his win of over 54% The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 6th.

Howard Man Arrested for Drug and Weapons Charges
New York State Police report the arrest of Howard man for drug possession and gun charges. Convicted felon John Dellapenna, age 30, was said to be in possession of a loaded 9mm Glock handgun with a 30 round magazine, a loaded AR-15 assault rifle with a 30 round magazine and a quantity of methamphetamine. Dellapenna was remanded to Steuben County jail following his arraignment in Village of Bath Court where he was charged with 4 counts of Criminal Possession of a weapon and 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Troopers were assisted by Village of Canisteo Police Department and New York State Parole in this investigation.

Jail Inmate from Wayland Arrested for Violating Order of Protection
New York State Police in Bath arrested a Wayland man for allegedly harassing a woman while he was an inmate at the Steuben County Jail. Police say 28-year-old Gary Wilson made hundreds of phone calls to a Wayland woman while he was incarcerated for an unrelated charge. Wilson knew there was an order of protection in place forbidding him from contacting the subject while allegedly making these calls to her. Wilson was arraigned in Town of Bath Court and charged with Criminal Contempt in the First Degree and Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree before he was sent back to the Steuben County Jail without bail.

23-NY Congressional Candidates Scheduled for Three Debates
Both candidates for Congress in the 23rd District race have agreed to three debates this fall before the November 6th election. Congressman Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano will face off in the three debates scheduled all within a week, the first one slated for Wednesday, October 24th in Jamestown. The second debate is Tuesday, October 30th in Corning and will be televised while the final debate is two days later on Thursday, November 1st in Olean.


Bath Resident Volunteering for Red Cross Florence Releif
In response to  Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, 13 area American Red Cross volunteers have been deployed to support citizens there and one is a Bath resident. Lorraine Morris will be joining 12 other regional volunteers as well as two Emergency Response Vehicles from the Western and Central New York Region. Red Cross is planning to give shelter for tens of thousands of people in the midst of the storm until they can return to their homes or relocate. The organization has opened evacuation centers in both states and will open dozens more today. The Red Cross urges those who are not affected by Florence and eligible to donate blood or platelets to do so to ensure a sufficient supply for the disaster.


HUD Funding Announced for Ithaca and Elmira
Congressman Tom Reed announced the cities of Elmira and Ithaca will be getting funding from the Federal Government for development of affordable housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide two grants to Elmira with a worth totaling $1,580,691 and $
1,054,874 for Ithaca made possible by HUD’s Community Development Block Grants Program and the HOME Program which give communities the opportunity to provide more decent and affordable housing for low-income families.

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