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Today's Top Stories - Saturday December 1, 2018

Free Two Hour Parking in Bath Business District Begins Monday
Two hour free parking in the Bath business district will begin this Monday and continue until January 4th 2019. Parking spaces will be on Liberty, East William, Buell, Steuben Streets and the West Pulteney Square’s West Side. During this time, metered parking will not be enforced for these areas but parking enforcement will periodically check vehicles in the area for anyone parked over the two hour limit.


NYSDOT Meets Wednesday to Talk Sidewalk Construction
This Wednesday at 6 p.m. the New York State Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting at the Bath Fire Hall to discuss replacing and extending sidewalks on State Routes 415 and 54. The proposed project would replace or extend sidewalks along Washington, West Morris and East Steuben Streets as well as the intersecting Liberty and Geneva Street. The project is slated for 2020 and the meeting will begin with an open house that features one on one discussions on the specifics of the construction followed by a presentation and question and answer session.


SCLBC Meets Wednesday
The Steuben County Land Bank Corporation will hold a meeting Wednesday December 5th at 11:00 a.m. to discuss the Treasurer’s Report, Sales Updates for Onondoga, Kingsbury and Wells, Project Updates for Habitat for Humanity as well as Franzese for 137 East Washington, Terry Street Bid Results and Award, ABO Training and Policy Requirements and an Enterprise Grant Award Update. The meeting will be held at the Legislative Committee Conference Room at the Steuben County Office Building.


Bath Man Jailed for October Kidnapping
A Bath man was sentenced behind bars for a kidnapping incident in October. Richard Vanorden, age 41, of Bath was charged with kidnapping in the second degree, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree, two counts of robbery in the second degree, two counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. During the October incident, police responded to a robbery in Hornellsville and found a male victim tied up with bed sheets who said he was threatened with force. The initial investigation resulted in the arrest of 19-year-old Rochester man Deangelo Phillips and 35-year-old Detric Marshall of Rochester for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Vanorden is behind bars of Steuben County Jail on $50,000 bail.


Bath Woman Arrested for Drugs and Endangering Welfare of Child
With the help of the Steuben County District Attorney’s Drug Initiative Program, Bath Village Police report the arrest of a Bath woman for two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Miranda L.  Bishop, age 35, allegedly sold narcotics and with at least one of the sales had her infant child present. Bishop was sent directly to Steuben County Jail without bail.

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