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3 Arrested in Alleged Meth Lab Bust:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of three people following the discovery of an alleged meth lab in Painted Post.  Deputies were dispatched to a residence on East High Street to check the welfare of an occupant and during their investigation discovered the alleged lab.  20-year-old Angel Jackson of Painted Post, 35-year-old Matthew Scotchmer and 21-year-old Erick Hoyt, both of Dundee, were allegedly in possession of over two ounces of methamphetamine.  They were all charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second and were sent to the Steuben County Jail.



Fire in Corning Monday:


Firefighters were called to East Market Street in Corning Monday around 1 p.m.  Corning Fire Chief Brad Davies told The Corning Leader that firefighters put out a small fire between the first and second floors of a third-story building.  He said damage was minimal and there were no injuries.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.



WGI Woodstock Event Cancelled, Co-Founder Vows to Keep Trying:


After much tribulation, the Woodstock 50 festival set for Watkins Glen International this summer was officially cancelled Monday.  In a statement, Dentsu Aegis Network, the financier of the festival, said that despite its “tremendous investment of time, effort and commitment,” they don’t believe the festival could be executed “as an event worthy of the Woodstock Brand name while also ensuring the health and safety of the artists, partners and attendees.”  Dentsu reportedly made the decision to pull out of the event without consultation with Woodstock 50 organizers and Schuyler County Manager Tim O’Hearn told reporters that the news was a shock to county officials.  Late Monday night, one of the co-founders of the event, Michael Lang took to his Facebook page and said that he’s still committed to the event.  He said, despite the withdrawal of their financial partner, they will, “be continuing with the planning of the festival and intend to bring on new partners.”  He went on to acknowledge the state and Schuyler County for all their hard work and support.



Gov. Cuomo Signs Offshore Drilling Ban Law:


Drilling for oil and gas off the New York coast is now officially banned.  Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the ban into law Monday.  The ban – which specifically bars state permits for drilling or oil or gas exploration in offshore areas controlled by the state - was passed earlier this year by the state Legislature, following the Trump administration’s proposal to open up more coastal areas to drilling. 

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