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School District Voting Results:

 

Voters approved Tuesday the proposed budgets of all the local school districts in Steuben County as well as all the additional propositions.  Library propositions also passed in Corning, Prattsburgh, and Wayland-Cohocton.  In contested Board of Election’s races: Patrick Flaitz won in Arkport, Amy Rusak at Haverling, and in Corning the seats went to Marjorie Lawlor, Mary Franklin, and Kristina Belanger.

 

 

Man Charged in Fatal Snowmobile Accident to Appear in Court:

 

The Steuben County man charged in the fatal snowmobile accident in January will appear in Steuben County Court today, where he is expected to be arraigned on a second-degree manslaughter charge.  David Gee Junior is also charged with aggravated DWI and felony DWI.  David was driving the snowmobile with his wife, Billie Jo Gee, when he entered State Route 417 on January 21st and struck a car.  Police report neither of them were wearing helmets at the time of the accident.  Billie Jo Gee was killed in the crash.

 

 

Steuben Co. Jail Inmate Accused of Damaging Cell:

 

A current inmate at the Steuben County Jail has been arrested.  26-year-old Dylan Outman of Hornell allegedly caused damage to a cell window.  Outman was charged with criminal mischief in the fourth.

 

 

Undetectable Firearm Ban Heading to Gov. Cuomo:

 

Legislation that would ban the making, sell, transporting, or possession of 3D-printed guns and other undetectable firearms in New York State is now on its way to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature.  The Assembly passed the bill Monday; the Senate approved it last week.  The measure bans all firearms whose components can’t be detected by security screening technology, like X-rays and metal detectors.  If approved by the Governor, New York will join several other states that either have, or are considering bans on so called “ghost guns.”  Washington state banned them earlier this month, and similar proposals are being considered in Rhode Island and Maryland.

 

 

GlassFest Needs Volunteers:

 

GlassFest 2019 is only a few days away and the Gaffer District is hoping to put the finishing touches on the event.  To do so, they’re looking for a few more volunteers to help during the weekend.  They’re in need of volunteers as: artist break booth sitters, information table helpers, and entertainment crowd control.  If you’d like to help, you can get more information at https://www.gafferdistrict.com/glassfest

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