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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, May 14th

Woodstock 50 Lawsuit Update:


In an update to the ongoing saga of the Woodstock 50 event, there’s been no resolution yet in the recently filed lawsuit.  Arguments and testimony began Monday in New York City with investors and organizers trading barbs and accusing the other of broken promises as they vie for control of the festival.  Investor Dentsu has said the event is canceled due to health and safety concerns, citing organizers “misrepresentations, incompetence, and contractual breaches” in court documents.  Organizers say it’s still happening and accuse Dentsu, and its investment arm Amplifi Live, of trying to sabotage the event and of stealing funds.  There’s less than 100 days until the supposed date of the festival, which was set for the weekend of August 16th at Watkins Glen International.  The hearing is set to continue today.



New Lab Hours for St. James Hospital:


Effective now, Saint James Hospital in Hornell has new hours for walk-in lab services.  At the Hospital lab draw location, on Canisteo Street, the hours are 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.  At the Medical Office Building lab draw location, on Seneca Road, the hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday.



Boating Deaths Dropped in 2018 in New York:


The 2018 Recreational Boating Report by the state Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Department has been released and it shows that boating related deaths dropped in the state to 19, down from 22 in 2017.  That said, the total number of injuries and accidents did increase, from 181 reported accidents and 72 injuries in 2017, to 203 accidents and 108 injuries in 2018.   



AAA/Medical Society Push for Passage of Back Seat Belt Law:


At a news conference Monday at the state Capitol, AAA and the Medical Society of the State of New York pushed for passage of a proposed law that would require all passengers to wear seat belts when riding in the back seat.  Currently, all front-seat passengers and passengers younger than 16 in the back seat must wear seat belts.  A vote on the bill could be held this week in the Senate. 



63rd Annual Steuben Co. Dairy Festival Set for June 1st:


The 63rd annual Steuben County Dairy Festival has been set for Saturday, June 1st at the Steuben County Fairgrounds in Bath.  Events include a car show, corn hole tournament, a chicken BBQ, a dunking booth, and more.  There will also be flea, craft, and food vendors, and the parade will begin, rain or shine, 10:30 a.m.  The parade theme this year is Dairyland Mysteries.  Join us, WVIN, on the day for an on-location pre-show broadcast at 8:30 a.m. in front of Lake Country Jewelry on Liberty Street.   



Hammondsport B.O.E. Meeting Tomorrow:


The Hammondsport Board of Education will hold a special meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, May 15th.  It will be at 5 p.m. in the high school library.

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