Tuesday was village election day. Which according to state election officials, is typically “quiet” and “low-key” compared to other voting days. That seems to indeed be the case, as many villages aren’t even posting the results of their elections. But among those that are, the Bath Clerk/Treasurer’s Office confirms that Robert Plaskov’s write-in campaign was successful, defeating James Burns for the village justice seat 113 to 55.
Canisteo Man Convicted of Sexual Abuse of a Child:
A Canisteo man has been convicted of sexually abusing a child under the age of eleven. 40-year-old Nathan Dupuis was charged with two counts of sexual abuse, one count of attempted sexual abuse, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He will be sentenced in April. He faces up to seven years in prison on each of the sexual abuse counts.
Woman Arrested in Alleged Corning Meth Lab Bust:
A woman has been arrested following the discovery of several suspected meth labs in Corning by police. According to officials, police were dispatched to Steuben Street just before 4 a.m. Tuesday on reports of a disturbance. When they arrived, they say a fire had broken out, prompting the disturbance neighbors had reported. After entering, police and firefighters reportedly found three meth labs inside. 27-year-old Nicole Lockwood was arrested. She reportedly told officers that she didn’t live at the address and was watching it with other people. She was charged with unlawful manufacturing of meth and was sent to the Steuben County Jail. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
Woodstock 50 Lineup Announced:
At long last, the performer lineup for the much anticipated Woodstock 50 festival in Watkins Glen has been announced. It seems it was worth the wait, with many big names on the list, including: Jay-Z, Miley Cyrus, Halsey, The Black Keys, Common, David Crosby and Friends, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, and Janelle Monaé, among others. Tickets go on sale April 22nd according to the event’s website, though pricing information has yet to be released. To see the see full lineup, or to sign up for ticketing information, visit the event’s website at https://www.woodstock.com.
Spectrum Begins Settlement Payments:
Spectrum has begun to make good on refunds promised to customers are part of their $174 million settlement with the NY Attorney General’s office. The company was accused of promising internet speeds it couldn’t deliver on and agreed to refund subscribers $62 million. If you qualify for a piece of that refund, you’ll be notified in your March statement and will receive between $75 and $150. Some customers can also expect to receive free streaming services.
Bath Compost Site to Open April 13th:
The Village and Town of Bath compost site will be opening on Saturday, April 13th. Until April 27th it will be open Saturday’s only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Beginning May 4th it will be open on Saturdays from 9 until 3, and also on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4 until 8 p.m. until June 1st. June 8th thru November 2nd it will again only be open on Saturdays from 9 until 3. Brush, leaves, grass clippings, and garden materials are accepted. No containers, plastic bags, buckets, boxes, etc. may be left at the site. Construction and or demolition materials will not be accepted. Fees are based on pickup truck loads. Tickets may be purchased at the Village Clerks Office and at Bath Plumbing and Hardware. No tickets will be sold at the compost site.
Prevent Child Abuse Steuben Looking for Nominations:
Prevent Child Abuse Steuben is looking for nominations of an individual, program, or organization that has significantly contributed to the prevention of child abuse in the county for its annual Child Abuse Prevention Recognition Award. Submissions should include what the nominee has done to prevent child abuse in Steuben County; what distinguishes efforts from other prevention efforts and specifically why the nominee deserves special recognition. The deadline for nominations is April 12th. For nominating forms or more information contact Youth Bureau Coordinator Bill Caudill at (607) 664-2119.