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Freedom of Information Request Denied in Trooper Clark Death:


A Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request filed by the USA Today Network New York branch into the death of Trooper Nicholas Clark has been denied, according to the Star Gazette.  According to the Star Gazette, the FOIL request was submitted to state police in order to gain access to records connected to the case, but it was denied because of the ongoing investigation.  In the denial letter, State Police Lieutenant Colonel Scott Wilcox said the records concern an ongoing investigation and, if disclosed, it would interfere with the investigation and “constitute an unwarranted invasion of the personal privacy of those concerned.”  29-year-old Clark was killed in the Town of Erwin on July 2nd when 43-year-old Bradford Central School principal Steven Kiley opened fire at his home.  Kiley was later found dead in his home.



Warrant Arrest for Criminal Possession, Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Wayland teen on a warrant for criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance.  17-year-old Dakota Fairbrother is being held without bail until arraignment in Steuben County Court.



2 Arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs:


Two Steuben County residents have been arrested in separate incidents for allegedly

driving while impaired by drugs.  23-year-old James Garmon of Corning was arrested in Campbell on September 21st.  He was charged with unlicensed operator.  He was released on traffic summons.  36-year-old Jennie Humprhey of Caton was arrested in Caton on September 22nd.  She was also charged with moving from lane unsafely.  She was also released on traffic summons.



Extensive Repairs Planned for CR 127 & 85 Following Friday Storm:


Preliminary estimates for damages to Steuben County roads during a thunderstorm that dropped a reported 2 to 4 inches of rain in an hour around 8 p.m. Friday night in the southern regions of the county are not yet complete.  But County Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti told the county Legislature Monday that County Routes 127 and 85 in the Towns of Woodhull and Tuscarora, respectively, sustained the most damage Friday night.  While 127 from Woodhull to Osceola, P.A., is now open to local traffic, one mile of 85 from Blend Road in Tuscarora to Elkland, P.A., remains closed.  According to Spagnoletti, repairs to 127 are underway, but repairs to 85 are expected to take a month to complete.  The cost of repairs will be paid for through the $189,000 previously earmarked this year for new blacktop shoulders on County Route 122 in the Town of Prattsburgh.  Travelers will be directed to detours on county routes 100 and 101; or 49 and 50 to Corning.  The Town of Lindley, which bore the brunt of the storm, is being assisted under a shared services agreement with the state Department of Transportation.  Spagnoletti credited the state DOT and county road crews from the Woodhull, Caton, and Curtis shops for working through Friday night and all day Saturday to make roads passable.



Arc of Steuben Open House Oct. 3rd:


The Arc of Steuben will host an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd at the organization’s Industrial Park campus, One Arc Way in Bath.  The open house will showcase the agency’s services, employment opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and business partnerships.  Associates will be available from each department to answer questions or to assist people in learning more about the nonprofit organization.  The Arc of Steuben provides services such as job-readiness training, community employment, transportation, and more to more than 950 people in Steuben and surrounding counties.



Parking/Traffic Restrictions in Bath for this Weekend’s Wineglass Marathon:


Preparations are underway in the Village of Bath for this weekend’s Wineglass Marathon.  Bath Police Chief Chad Mullen reports parking restrictions on certain streets as well as temporary traffic changes where runners will be moving against traffic.  Temporary no parking signs will be erected at the following locations:

  • Both sides of Hubbell Street from W. Washington to W. Morris
  • North side of W. Morris and W. Steuben streets
  • Parking meters on both sides of W. Steuben between Howell and Pulteney Square W.
  • Parking meters on the north side of W. Steuben and E. Steuben streets from Exchange to Gansevoort
  • Both sides of E. Steuben Street (S.R. 415) from Gansevoort Street to the eastern Village line
  • Liberty Street will be closed to through traffic from William to Steuben
  • A section of Steuben Street in front of Pulteney Park from E. Pulteney Square to W. Pulteney Square will be closed

The signs will be erected on Friday, but enforcement will not begin until 6 a.m. Sunday, the day of the marathon.  Parking meter locations will be posted during the early morning hours of Sunday.  Vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and towed.  The restrictions will be lifted at the conclusion of marathon activities in the Village of Bath.



Bill Allowing Marijuana for Pain Management Signed by Gov. Cuomo:


A bill has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo that allows medical marijuana to be used as an alternative to opioids for pain management.  Opioid replacement and opioid-use disorder were added to the list of conditions that qualify a patient for medicinal marijuana in New York earlier this year by the Department of Health.  The law now formalizes these changes.  According a press release, medical marijuana can only be prescribed by a medical professional if the pain “degrades health and functional capability, with certain other requirements.”  Other medical marijuana treatable conditions include chronic pain and PTSD.



Application Deadline for Mitrano’s Young Women’s Leadership Conference Oct.



An upcoming fundraiser for democratic congressional nominee, Tracy Mitrano will give young women a chance to hear from local female leaders.  The conference, which is free for attendees who will be sponsored by a donor, will include presentations from former Majority Leader of the Chautauqua County Legislature, Nancy Bargar; former State Senate candidate, Leslie Danks Burke, and Corning high school student and local organizer Sydney Hewit.  Interested girls must apply for the conference by October 1st.  On the application, girls can indicate if they are in need of transportation.  The campaign will be arranging rides for anyone who needs it.  Applications are available at https://www.tracymitranoforcongress.com/girls

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