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Today's Top Stories - Saturday September 22, 2018

County Legislature Meeting Monday
The Steuben County Legislature meets Monday to discuss the reconstruction of a Cameron bridge. The Legislature is expected to agree at the meeting to pay for the consultant design of an overhaul of the Country Road 119 bridge, which the construction worth $4.6 million will be paid ultimately through the federal aid program, funded by 80 percent federal share, 15 percent state Marchiselli share and 5 percent local share through Steuben County, which is expected to be $230,000. The 10am meeting at the County Office Building will also include agenda items of accepting a 2018 State Homeland Security Grant to be used by the Sheriff’s Office, Appropriating $75,000 from the county  Contingent Fund to the Steuben County Soil & Water District for  the streambank stabilization program, renaming the Cohocton Shop Capital Project and more.


Steuben Traffic Safety Board Meeting Scheduled Friday 9/28
The Steuben County Traffic Safety Board has announced their next meeting for Friday, September 28th at 10am in the South Conference Room of the County Office Building. On the agenda is reviewing a letter from the State Department of Transportation to the the Town of Pulteney on the results of speed studies on Middle Road, a letter from the State DOT to the Town of Pulteney on the enacted notice of orders to reduce the speed limit on Middle Road Between Wright Road and Shuart Road and the Approval of 2019’s STOP DWI Plan with Sheriff Allard. 


Gubernatorial Candidate Sharpe Visiting Bath This Afternoon
Larry Sharpe, Libertarian Candidate for New York Governor will be making local appearances today to meet with residents. His first stop is at Bullseye Shooting Supply on South Hamilton Street in Painted Post from 11am to 1pm. Then he’ll be at Angry Oven Pizzeria in Bath from 2 to 4pm. The public is welcome to attend. 


Arkport Man Arrested for Endangering Welfare of Child
A 61-year-old Arkport man was arrested this week for Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Forcible Touching. George R. Meyers allegedly subjected a female victim under the age of 17, who was an acquaintance of a member to his family, to inappropriate contact. Meyers was arraigned in the city of Hornell Court before being released on his own recognizance.


Corning Man Arrested for Multiple Charges After Fleeing
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Corning man for Criminal Impersonation. Wesley Grinnell, age 22, allegedly represented himself as another person to deputies after being pulled over on State Route 415 in Painted Post then fled the scene by foot to a wooded area. Further investigation by Deputies found Grinnell was wanted in Pennsylvania for assault, resisting arrest, larceny and probation violation. Two hours later, Grinnell was located near Cutler Creek in Riverside and charged with Resisting Arrest, Criminal Impersonation, Unlicensed Operation, Inadequate lamp and as a Fugitive from Justice then remanded to Steuben County Jail without bail. 


Office of the Aging Hearing Draws Over 100
This week, a public hearing held by Steuben County’s Office of the Aging had a turnout of over 100 residents attending. The meeting was held to inform citizens about Aging 2019’s aging services implementation plan. Workshops presented information on topics such as digital libraries, feeling fabulous from 55 to 100, farming, bees and more. ProAction of Steuben and Yates Inc. served lunch.

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