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NYSP Honor Trooper Clark’s Family with “Highest Award”:


The New York State Police have honored fallen Trooper Nicholas Clark and his family with their highest award.  The Brummer Award was established in 1968.  It represents valor, heroism, and outstanding performance.  It was presented to the Clark family by the acting NYSP Superintendent Keith Corlett.  Trooper Clark was killed last July in the Town of Erwin while responding to a call.



Spending Up, Tax Levy Increase in Proposed Prattsburgh School Budget:


When voters in the Prattsburgh School District head to the polls on May 21st they’ll be deciding on a proposed budget of $10.1 million.  It includes a spending increase of $227,000 and a tax levy increase of 2 percent.  District officials say the tax levy is projected to be $75,000 below the district’s cap.  Also on the ballot will be a proposition to re-establish the district’s capital reserve fund. 



Woodstock 50 Organizers Sue Investor:


From accusations to a lawsuit – organizers of the Woodstock 50 event are suing a former investor, Dentsu Aegis, in state Supreme Court.  USA Today reports that developers are demanding that Dentsu return nearly $17.8 million in “misappropriated” funds, and are seeking a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order against Dentsu and its Amplifi Live division.  They’re also demanding that “Dentsu cooperate with W50 in connection with W50’s continued planning of the festival, including providing reasonable consents and approvals.”  A hearing is set for Monday.  Dentsu has said it just “recovered” cash that it provided for the event.



Steuben Looking at Unified Transportation System:


The Steuben County Mobility Management program expects to begin developing a unified transportation system next year.  According to Belinda Hoad, Associate Director at Institute for Human Services, Inc., the four-year coordinated transportation plan addresses the need for system improvements to include new routes, transit wi-fi, expanded hours of operation, fare structures, marketing, fare box collection systems, technology, and management.  The plan includes improved community awareness of the services available in Steuben and the region, she said.



Today Proclaimed as RSVP Day in Steuben Co.:


In a tribute to the dedication and conscientious work completed by the Steuben County Retired and Seniors Program volunteers, county Legislature Chairman Joe Hauryski has proclaimed today (May 10th) as the “46th Annual RSVP Recognition Day” in the county.  Hauryski said RSVP provides major cost savings to agencies and municipalities, and remains an important resource in the county.  “These 400 RSVP volunteers contribute more than 59,300 hours of service to the well-being of their communities,” Hauryski said. 



2nd Annual Truck & Jeep Convoy to Support First Responders Set for July:


The second annual Truck and Jeep Convoy to support first responders has been set for July 20th at Country Pub 2 in Painted Post.  It’ll be $10 per driver and $5 per passenger with prizes that are yet to be announced.  There will be a different route this year, but all jeeps, cars, and trucks are still welcome to participate.  There will also be live music and a chicken BBQ.  All proceeds from the event will go to first responders and the Nick Clark Scholarship Fund.

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