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County Legislature Approves Homeland Security Grant
Yesterday the Steuben County Legislature approved the acceptance of an $805,000 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Grant for Emergency Services. The grant money is a 2017 funding award that will be invested into improving emergency communications in the county. The County Legislature also voted in favor of increasing one county defense attorney position from being part to full time, to meet state requirements to support defendants who cannot afford an attorney. Contracts were also awarded to replace the county Department of Public Works in Caton, a project that is estimated to cost about $740,000.


Victim in ICU, Man Arrested in Campbell Stabbing
A stabbing in Campbell last night left a woman in Critical Condition at the ICU and has resulted in an arrest of a Steuben County man as a suspect. According to Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, the stabbing happened around 9pm following the report of an altercation and about 2 hours later, the suspect was identified and found with a knife nearby. The suspect has been identified as Nicholas Rideout, who is believed to be the partner of the unidentified woman in critical condition. Following the arrest, police taped off and surrounded a home near the intersection of Route 415 and East Main Street in Campbell. Rideout had several lacerations at the time of his arrest and he will receive medical attention before being sent to Steuben County Jail to be arraigned.


Bath Man Arrested for Assault Yesterday
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Bath man for assault in the second degree following a response to an incident at a residence on West William Street Extension in Bath. It is alleged 39-year-old William P. Niver engaged in a physical altercation with another male, causing physical injury by means of weapon. Niver was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail to appear in Bath Court at a later date.


Farmington Man Arrested for Drugs Following Stop
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports the arrest of a Farmington man following a traffic stop in Woodhull yesterday. According to the Sheriff’s Office, 38-year-old Joshua L. Surine allegedly possessed a quantity of suspected methamphetamine and did not possess a valid driver’s license. Surine was charged with Failure to Use Turn Signal, an Unlicensed Operator charge and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and was found to be wanted under two active warrants from the state of Pennsylvania. Following his arraignment, Surine was remanded to Steuben County Jail to appear in Woodhull Town Court.


2019 Congressional Art Competition Open to High Schoolers
Congressman Tom Reed announces the 2019 Congressional Art Competition is open to local high school students in New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Students who submit their artwork will have a chance to have their piece showcased in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. One student will have their original artwork displayed for one year in the United States Capitol and will have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for the Exhibition Opening Celebration of artwork. Five students total will have their art displayed in Reed’s Washington, D.C. office and one piece of artwork per school can be submitted. The deadline for artwork to be submitted is April 17th.

Framed artwork must be submitted to one of Congressman Reed’s district offices with the appropriate documentation (available here) by April 17.Winners will be selected and notified by May 8th.

Contest including participation requirements and other information can be found by visiting https://reed.house.gov/constituent-services/arts-competition.htm or calling Sharon Murphy of Reed’s Corning office at (607) 654-7566.

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