Bath VA Bridge to Close Tuesday for 4 Months:
Visitors to the Bath V.A. Medical Center will need to use the VA’s back entrance starting Tuesday the 28th, as the entrance bridge will be closing for major structural renovation. The work, which includes the removal and replacement of the steel beams, concrete deck, and sidewalks, is expected to take four months. Traffic will need to enter using Longwell Lane off Knight Settlement Road.
Canisteo Man Arrested on Drug Charges:
The Canisteo Police Department reports the arrest of 30-year-old Michael Dubois, of Canisteo, on charges of criminal possession and criminal sale of a controlled substance. This is the second time in recent months that Dubois has been arrested on drug charges.
David Gee Jr. Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Snowmobile Accident:
As expected, David Gee Junior appeared in Steuben County Court Wednesday to answer charges related to the fatal snowmobile accident earlier this year in which his wife was killed. Gee pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree manslaughter. After posting bail, Gee was released and he’s expected back in court next month.
Memorial Day Weekend STOP-DWI Crackdown:
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard announced Wednesday that Steuben County police agencies will be participating in a special enforcement effort to crack down on impaired driving over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. From May 24th through May 27th, law enforcement agencies will collaborate across the state and will be out in force to reduce the number of impaired driving-related injuries and deaths. Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year. You can do your part to make sure it’s a safe one by Having a Sober Plan. Download the mobile app – “Have a Plan” and you’ll always be able to find a safe ride home. http://www.stopdwi.org/mobileapp.
Memorial Day Ceremony at Bath V.A.:
There will be a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Bath V.A. Medical Center on Monday at 10 a.m. Featured will be wreath presentation, bag pipes, Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard as Guest Speaker, and more.
DEC Reminds Campers to Use Local Firewood While Enjoying Outdoors:
With the start of camping season underway, the Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding campers that the New York State firewood transportation regulation is still in effect. Untreated firewood may contain invasive pests that kill trees, and to protect New York’s forests, untreated firewood should not be moved more than 50 miles from its source of origin. The origin of the wood is where it was grown. Anyone that cuts firewood for personal use is required to fill out a Self-Issued Certificate of Origin available on the DEC’s website. Producers of untreated firewood for sale must obtain wood grown within 50 miles of their business, but may then declare the business as the source of the firewood. Examples of documentation are also available on the DEC’s website.