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Campbell Man Pleads Guilty to October Crash Charges
Campbell man Robert Neally pleaded guilty to charges from a crash that left a local fire chief dead. Neally pleaded guilty to 2nd degree vehicular manslaughter and DWI. According to prosecutors, Neally had a BAC of .17 percent when he hit motorcyclist 65-year-old Terry Hill last October on State Route 415 in Campbell. Terry Hill was fire chief of the Lindley-Presho Fire Department. Neally will face up to 15 years in prison when he shows up to his sentencing date in court next month.


DOT Announces Closure on State Route 54A to Fix Landslide
The New York State Department of Transportation says that continuing work to repair a landslide on State Route 54A in the town of Urbana requires that the road be closed starting this week.  The location is about 2.5 miles north of the Village of Hammondsport. The closure is expected to be in place approximately six weeks with at least one lane open by Memorial Day Weekend. During this time both directions of traffic will be detoured around the site using Steuben County Road 76 and Boyd Hill Road. 


Hydrant Flushing Scheduled This Week in Hornell
Hornell Water Department and Fire Department have announced that flushing hydrants throughout the city as well as in Hornellsville and North Hornell will occur this week. Flushings are scheduled as part of necessary maintenance to the water system from today, April 21st, to Sunday April 27th from the times of 11 p.m. to 7 p.m. Residents are encouraged to not do laundry during flushing hours and check their water for discoloration before use. If residents discover discolored water, it is advised they run the water until discoloration clears up.


BEGWS to Close Gansvoort Street for Gas Main Repairs
Bath Electric Gas and Water Systems will complete the tie-in of its gas main on Gansvoort Street most of this week. Gansvoort Street near East Washington Street will be closed for safety reasons. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained during this time. Work will take place from tomorrow, April 23rd, through Thursday April 25th, weather depending. BEGWS apologized for the inconvenience but appreciates the patience and understanding as it improves its gas infrastructure. Any questions can be directed to BEGWS (607) 776-2173, Option 2.


Charter Spectrum to Stay in NY Following New Agreement
On Friday, Charter Spectrum and New York announced an agreement for the cable giant to stay in the state so long as it expands its high-speed internet service to underserved areas. The Public Service Commission voted in July 2018 to kick Charter out of the state, citing its failure to live up to its promises to enhance its broadband services for the decision. The two sides say they have reached a compromise where Charter must double its investment into upstate New York, which was estimated to be $305 million in 2016. This expansion has a deadline to be completed by September 30, 2021 and the agreement includes $12 million for Charter to expand broadband service to 45,000 more upstate addresses.


Reed Leads Fundraising Among Congressional Candidates
Congressman Tom Reed leads Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano in fundraising for the 2020 Congressional race. The Corning Republican leads by a very wide margin with a number of $347,220 raised between January 1st and April 1st while Mitrano has raised $22,913 according to the  Federal Election Commission (FEC). Ithaca oral surgeon Scott Noren is also running in the race for congress in the 23rd district but does not yet have fundraising data available for his current campaign.


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