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Drug Charges in Bath Traffic Stop:


A Corning man has been arrested following a traffic stop in the Village of Bath.  According to State Police, Demarques Underwood was an occupant of the vehicle, which was stopped for a traffic violation, and he was found to be in possession of a large quantity of “crack” cocaine which was packaged for sale.  He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.



New E-C Airport Terminal to Open Next Week:


After much time and labor, the new terminal at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport is finally ready to see travelers on their way.  It will open next week, on October 31st, a day earlier than originally expected.  Passengers will be able to wait for their flights in the nearly complete courtyard and enjoy food at a new restaurant, bar, and Dunkin’ Donuts – though business won’t start until November 1st.  There will also be a pet relief area for those traveling with their four-legged friends. 



Bath Tops Approved as Prescription Drop Off Point:


Those looking to dispose of unwanted or unused medications now have another convenient location to do so.  20 Tops stores have been approved to collect prescription drugs, and among them is the Bath location at 309 West Morris Street.  Disposal bins will be located in the pharmacy department.  The Dansville location at Franklin Plaza has also been approved as a drop off location.



BEGWS Hydrant and Valve Flushing Continues Next Week:


Hydrant Flushing continues next week by Bath Electric Gas and Water Systems for certain customers in the Village of Bath. Sunday night through Monday morning from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., hydrants will be flushed for customers on Rumsey Street, May Street, Clubview Drive, Buck Meadows, E. Washington Ext., E. Washington Ext. and Lakeview, and Lake Country Estates along with the corner valves of Fern/E. Washington St. Ext., E. Washington St. at May/Gansevoort/Campbell/McMaster/Fowler, and Fairview/Rumsey. Customers are advised to check their water for clarity and if they encounter dirty or cloudy water, to run their water until clear with an outside faucet, preferably, before using to clean, cook or do laundry.



Honey Smacks Cereal Returns to Store Shelves:


After a salmonella outbreak forced it off shelves earlier this year, Honey Smacks cereal will soon be returning to stores.  According to the CDC, more than 100 people were sickened between March and July.  The cereal will return in limited quantities starting in November.

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