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Canisteo Man Facing Drug Charges:


A drug investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Canisteo man.  According to the Canisteo Village Police Department, officers received multiple complaints of drug activity taking place at home on North Street over the past few weeks.  When officers conducted a search, they arrested 30-year-old Michael DuBois on criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of marijuana.  Police say they also confiscated drug paraphernalia items and packaging material.  DuBois was sent to the Steuben County Jail.



Wayland Woman Allegedly Lied to Steuben DSS:


A Wayland woman has been arrested for allegedly lying to the Steuben County Department of Social Services.  59-year-old Kim Raup allegedly provided false information to Social Services in March of 2015, and allegedly offered a written instrument to Social Services in July 2016 knowing it contained false information.  As a result, Raup received benefits that she was not eligible for.  She has been charged with offering a false instrument for filing, falsifying business records, and grand larceny. 




Production Company Drops Out of Woodstock 50 Event:


Woes continue for the embattled Woodstock 50 event.  Production company Superfly has now dropped out of the festival, just days after financier Dentsu Aegis Network bowed out.  Superfly, based out of New York City, Chicago, and San Francisco, was one of two production companies running the festival at the Glen.  Rolling Stone broke the story, with a source saying that the loss of Superfly is “catastrophic” to the event.  “Any festivalgoer knows now that Superfly doesn’t have faith in it,” said the source.  “I don’t know how you recover from that.  It’s impossible.”  Additionally, Billboard reports that the artists scheduled to play at the event are not obligated to perform.  Representatives from two major talent agencies said that Dentsu’s decision to pull out voids the artists’ contracts and releases them from playing. 



St. James Hospital Lifts Adult Visitor Restrictions:


Due to decreasing influenza activity, St. James Hospital has lifted its adult visitor restrictions.  However, visitors under the age of 14 will continue to be restricted.  Adult visitors and family members with flu symptoms are asked to avoid visiting inpatients at the hospital.



Cooper Plains Cemetery Caretaker Removed:


The caretaker of the Cooper Plains Cemetery has been removed after a petition calling for the caretaker’s resignation was submitted to the Town of Erwin.  Community members have expressed many concerns about the caretaker and the management of the cemetery.  In December of 2018, several people had difficulty accessing the graves of their loved ones after the caretaker blocked off the entrances with ropes and chains, which is against federal law.   



OFA Ready to Celebrate Spring:


The Steuben County Office for the Aging Advisory Council’s 28th annual “Celebration of Spring” will be May 18th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Haverling High School in Bath.  The “Life is a Cabaret” event is co-sponsored by the Haverling Student Council and will feature student vocal performances, dancing, food, and prizes.  Tickets are $10 for one and $15 for two.  Tickets will only be available at the door, which will open at 5 p.m. For available transportation and more information, call the county Office for the Aging at (607) 644-2298. 



New Festival Celebrating Outdoors Set for Steuben County Fairgrounds in July:


Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau is partnering with Finger Lakes Trail Conference and the Friends of the Chemung River to host the first annual Finger Lakes Trail Days Festival on July 26th and 27th at the Steuben County Fairgrounds in Bath.  The festival will begin on the evening of Friday, July 26th with a concert featuring Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band, Steep Canyon Rangers at 5 p.m.  Gates will open on Friday at 5 p.m. and tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children 16 and under.  On Saturday, July 27th, the day will be filled without door recreation activities, including a guided hike, a zip line, kayak lessons, and more.  There will also be local food, drinks, and a musical lineup including 2015 winner of The Voice, Sawyer Fredericks.  Gates open at 11 a.m. and a day pass is $10 for adults and $5 for children.  For more information about the upcoming event, visit http://www.fingerlakestraildays.com

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