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Identity of Victim in Fatal Bath Accident Released:


The identity of the victim in the fatal accident in Bath on May 3rd has been released.  56-year-old Donald Masti, of Bath, was killed after being struck by 45-year-old Tonia Smith, of Painted Post, as he was attempting to cross State Route 415.  Smith has been arrested for vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.



Bath Home Struck by Vehicle:


A home in the Village of Bath was struck by a car Monday night.  The accident happened around 7:20 p.m. on West Morris Street.  According to the Bath Fire Department, no one was home at the time and the driver of the vehicle did not appear to be injured.  Two pillars in front of the home were destroyed.



Car, Haverling School Bus Collide:


A car collided with a Haverling School bus Monday morning.  The accident happened on Maple Heights in front of the VEW school after the bus had dropped off the children.  There were no children on the bus at the time of the accident.  According to the Village of Bath Police Department, the vehicle was driven by 34-year-old Jolynn Haight.  She crossed the roadway into opposing traffic and struck the school bus, being driven by 62-year-old Stephen Williams, head-on.  Extensive damage was done to the front-ends of both vehicles.  Then, another vehicle, being driven by 27-year-old Brendan Reeve struck the rear of Haight’s vehicle, causing minor damage.  Haight and a minor passenger in her vehicle were both taken to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for treatment of injuries.  Williams and an aide who was on the bus, 31-year-old Stephanie Jones, were transported to a local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  WENY reports that Haight told police sleep deprivation caused her to cross into the other lane.  She is expected to be issued traffic citations at a later date.



Canisteo Man Accused of Stealing Pickup:


A Canisteo man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a pickup truck in Hornell.  According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old Gary Mullen III allegedly entered a residence on Seneca Road North in Hornell with the intent of stealing a 2004 GMC pickup truck.  He was later located in Rochester in possession of the truck.  He has been charged with burglary and grand larceny.  He was sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.  Mullen is additionally facing charges from the City of Hornell Police Department.



Wayland Man Charged in Domestic Incident:


A Wayland man has been arrested following an alleged domestic incident in the Village of Wayland.  The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies responded to a residence on Cass Street on May 5th and arrested 25-year-old Justin Brown.  Brown is accused of damaging the property of another and of acting in a manner likely to be injurious to the physical, mental, or moral welfare of a child.  He was charged with criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child.



Woodstock 50 Needs to Raise $30M by Friday:


The beleaguered Woodstock 50 festival could still happen, but only if founders can raise $30 million by this Friday.  After Dentsu and Superfly pulled out of the event, many thought the festival would surely be canceled, but co-founder Michael Lang has doubled-down on the event and is working to keep it alive.  CID Entertainment is now reportedly going to produce the festival, but according to Billboard, the standard producer fee for most festivals is 10 percent – or about $3 million in the case of Woodstock 50 – and it’s unclear how much CID will get paid, or if Lang will be able to raise the $30 million by Friday’s deadline.



Haverling Budget Meeting Today:


A budget hearing will be held by the Haverling Central School District tonight at 7 p.m. in the Haverling Auditorium. 



Annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Letter Carriers Food Drive this Saturday:


Residents are being encouraged by the Food Bank of the Southern Tier to help “Stamp Out Hunger” this weekend with the annual National Association of Letter Carriers national food drive.  The Stamp Out Hunger drive is the country’s largest single-day food drive.  Last year, the Food Bank received more than 7,600 pounds of food, equaling more than 6,300 meals.  Participants should leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods next to the mailbox by 9 a.m., Saturday, May 11th.  Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail.  Suggested items include: canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, canned tuna and chicken, dry pastas, boxed macaroni and cheese, and canned soups.



Deadline to Purchase Flag for Glassfest’s Field of Flags Extended:


The deadline to purchase a flag for this year’s Glassfest Field of Flags has been extended to May 14th.  During Glassfest, which is set for May 24th through the 26th in Corning, as many as 270 flags will be displayed in Riverfront Centennial Park.  The public can sponsor a flag for a veteran or purchase one for themselves for $35.  After the Rock the Park concert on Sunday, the flag can then be picked up or donated.  Donated flags will be given to veteran’s organizations or to civic groups to distribute among veterans.  Flags can be purchased online at https://www.gafferdistrict.com/fieldofflags, by phone at (607) 937-6292, or in person at 114 Pine Street Suite 201.

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