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GAP Training for Farm to School Program Set for Next Month
A Good Agricultural Practices training for the Farm to School Program is set for 8:30am-4:30pm on April 11th and 12th at the Civil Defense Center in Bath. The GAP Certification allows farmers to sell their produce to schools by meeting the requirement to have a farm food safety plan. Steuben County schools seeking local produce could attract more local farmers to meet that need. GAP certifications are voluntary audits that prove fruits and vegetables are produced, packed, handled and stored safely to ensure quality food. Anyone interested in more information about the training please call Ainsley Robbins at (607) 664-2574.


Bath Man Arrested for Allegedly Damaging Police Cars
A Bath man was arrested following an investigation into damage to several Village of Bath Police cars and an officer’s personal car, both incidents that happened in February. James Racalto, age 54, allegedly caused over $1,500 in damage and was on probation for felony DWI. A warrant was issued for violation of probation and following his arrest, Racalto was arraigned in Bath Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail.


Senator Tom O’Mara Presented with CLA “State Legislative Award”
CropLife America, America’s leading crop protection trade association, Thursday presented State Senator Tom O’Mara with the association’s 2018 “State Legislative Award.” According to the CLA, O’Mara received the award for his “outstanding leadership in state legislative issues and strengthening the reputation and advancement of crop protection.”

Woodhull Woman Arrested Following Domestic Incident
A domestic dispute in Woodhull ended with an arrest. State police said they took 32-year-old Brianne Young into custody. She was charged with criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.


Bath’s “Stand Up For Recovery Day” Set for Wednesday
Steuben County’s Second “Stand Up For Recovery Day” is coming up this week with the goal to change the public’s attitude toward substance abuse and addiction. The event happens Wednesday at 10am in the county office building’s third-floor atrium and coincides with Stand Up For Recovery Day in Albany as well as other cities across New York state. Recovery Day proponents want to end myths about addiction and the stigma those who suffer from addiction face.


Former Phillips Lighting Plant to be Auctioned Monday
It’s possible there could be new life for the former Phillips Lighting plant on Route 54 in Bath. The building has sat idle since 2014 but on Monday the facility goes up for auction. The Corning Leader reports that the Steuben County industrial development Agency says the auction has generated some serious interest.

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