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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, April 23rd

Carlineo Appears in Court:


55-year-old Patrick Carlineo, of Rathbone, appeared in court Monday for his first hearing since he was arrested earlier this month for allegedly threatening to assault and murder a Minnesota Congresswoman.  According to authorities, Carlineo telephoned the office of Senator IIhan Omar on March 21st and told a staff member that he would shoot the senator.  The threat was referred to the United States Capitol Police, who began an investigation in coordination with the FBI.  A search warrant was executed on Carlineo’s residence on April 3rd and authorities say six guns were confiscated along with over 1,300 rounds of ammo.  Carlineo’s next court appearance will be on June 7th



Street Closure in Bath for BEGWS Work:


Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems will be completing the tie-in of its gas main on Gansevoort Street. For safety reasons, Gansevoort Street near East Washington Street will be closed starting today. Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained during this time. Work is scheduled to take place thru Thursday, weather depending. The utility apologizes for the inconvenience, but it appreciates your patience and understanding as it works to improve its gas infrastructure.



Youth in Government Meet Steuben Legislators:


Steuben County legislators met Monday with student interns participating in Steuben’s long-running Youth in Government program, which introduces high school juniors and seniors to county operations.  The students attended the regular session of the Legislature, which was followed by a luncheon and an informal opportunity to interview legislators.  The Youth in Government interns will participate in a simulated legislative session at 11:15 a.m. May 1st, to present non-binding resolutions on topics they feel concern Steuben residents.



Woodstock 50 Tickets Delayed:


Hopeful Woodstock 50 goers were disappointed Sunday when tickets to the much-hyped event failed to go on sale as expected.  Ticket sales were delayed this weekend without an official reason.  Though, unofficially, it may have to do with failure to submit a permit application early enough.  A permit for the event was filed with the state Department of Health on April 15th, one week before the tickets were scheduled to go on sale.  The DOH states that applications to promote or hold a mass gathering should be made at least 15 days before the first day of advertising and at least 45 days before the first day of gathering. 



Steuben Public Health to Hold Meeting on Goals May 7th:


The Steuben County Public Health department invites the public to help pick community health goals at its “Health Priorities Setting” meeting at 9 a.m., May 7th at the Steuben County Annex.  The public meeting will help Steuben Public Health and local hospitals set up priorities for the next three-year Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).  Priorities set in the current CHIP, approved in October 2016, included preventing chronic disease and promoting healthy women, infants, and children.  Community members and organizations are asked to RSVP by May 3rd by calling (607) 664-2438. 



B.O.E. Meetings:


The Hammondsport and Haverling Central School districts will both hold Board of Education meetings tomorrow, April 24th.  Hammondsport’s will be held in the high school library starting at 6 p.m.  Haverling’s will be at 6:30 p.m. in its high school library.



Hornell Area Concern for Youth Vol. Receives County Child Abuse Prevention Award:


An active volunteer through the Hornell Area Concern for Youth has received the Steuben County Child Abuse Prevention Award.  Michael Morey, of Hornell, was selected for the award by Prevent Child Abuse Steuben and was recognized by the county Legislature Monday.  The award is given annually in special recognition of an individual, program, or organization that has significantly contributed to the prevention of child abuse in the county.  Morey has averaged 12 to 15 hours per week as an active volunteer at Hornell Area Concern for Youth since January 2016.  He is also the founder and leader of the local Boy Scouts of America’s Venturing program, and he’s a substitute teacher at Greater Southern Tier BOCES Wildwood campus, working with youth at the school and volunteering with an ecumenical Sunday Meal program in order to become involved with children’s whole families.    



Caregiver Workshops to Begin May 7th:


Registration is underway for a free, six-week educational program in Hornell focusing on the needs of family and friends who care for older adults suffering with long-term conditions.  “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” will be held 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday beginning May 7th through June 11th at the Hornell Senior Center.  The series will provide participants with the skills and confidence they need to care for themselves while caring for others.  Registration is required by calling the Caregiver Resource Center at (607) 281-3636 or emailing OFAinfo@co.steuben.ny.us



Food Bank “Fight Hunger, Spark Change” Campaign Underway:


The Food Bank of the Southern Tier is partnering with Walmart and Sam’s Club to raise awareness and combat food insecurity with the sixth annual “Fight Hunger, Spark Change” campaign.  Through May 20th, shoppers in Steuben, Chemung, Schuyler, Broome, Tioga, and Tompkins counties can participate in three ways – purchasing a participating item in-store or online, donating in-store, or donating on Feeding America’s website.  For every participating product purchased at U.S. Walmart stores, Sam’s Clubs, or on Walmart.com during the campaign, the supplier will donate the monetary equivalent of at least one meal on behalf of a Feeding America member food bank, up to applicable limits.  You can keep track of the number of meals provided during the campaign by visiting http://www.walmart.com/fighthunger

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