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Today's Top Stories - Thursday, March 21st

1 Killed in Crash Involving Addison School Bus:


One person was killed Wednesday in an accident involving an Addison school bus and a passenger vehicle.  According to State Police, the crash happened on Route 417 in Erwin when the passenger vehicle crossed the centerline and hit the school bus head-on.  The driver of the passenger vehicle, 23-year-old Kaynna Lehman, was killed.  There were 10 students and the driver on the bus at the time.  Students were transported to a local hospital for evaluation as a precaution, according to the school district, no injuries were reported.  The investigation is ongoing as to what caused Lehman to cross the centerline.



Urbana Landslide Repairs to Start Next Week:


The New York State Department of Transportation has announced that work will begin next week to repair a landslide that occurred in January on State Route 54A in the Town of Urbana.  The location is approximately 2.5 miles north of the Village of Hammondsport.  The repair is expected to take approximately eight weeks.  During this time both directions of traffic will continue to be accommodated in one lane using temporary traffic signals.



Maple City Savings, Steuben Consultants in Hornell to Merge:


Maple City Savings and Steuben Consultants in Hornell have announced that they will merge, effective April 1st.  In a statement, Maple City Savings said the merger will help them continue to serve their customers from the current Steuben Consultants location on Main Street, and the merger will allow both financial institutions to broaden and strengthen their product offerings. 



Bill Banning Waste Incinerator’s Heads to Governor’s Desk:


Both the New York State Assembly and Senate have now, unanimously, passed a bill that would ban waste-to-energy incinerators from being built in the Finger Lakes.  The legislation now heads to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature.  In the past, the Governor has spoken out against the incinerator that was proposed for the Town of Romulus by Rochester-based company Circular EnerG.  He said that it was “not consistent with [his] administration’s goals for protecting our public health, our environment, and our thriving agriculture-based economy in the Finger Lakes.”



CCC Names New President:


Corning Community College has chosen its successor to outgoing President Dr. Kate Douglas.  Dr. William Mullaney, current Vice President of Academic Affairs at Bergen Community College in Paramus, N.J., will take over for Douglas on July 1st.  Douglas is retiring after serving eight years. 



NYS Sheriff’s Institute Membership Drive:


The New York State Sheriff’s Institute will begin its annual Honorary Membership drive in Steuben County within the next ten days according to Sheriff Jim Allard.  The Institute was established in 1979 and is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization.  Contributions made to the Institute are tax deductible.  The flagship program of the Institute is the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp for economically challenged children.  Now in its 42nd year of operation, the camp is located on Keuka Lake and 840 children from across the state attend each summer.  The Institute pays the entire cost.  Financial support for many of the Institute’s programs comes from Honorary Membership dues.  Invitations for Honorary Membership are extended on a non-partisan basis, and the invitees are selected at random.  If you do not receive an invitation, but are interested in becoming an Honorary Member, you should visit http://www.sheriffsinstitute.org to download an application. 



Haverling B.O.E. Meeting Today:


A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Haverling Central School District will be held today at 5:30 p.m. in the High School Library.

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