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Today's Top Stories - Thursday, May 30th

Cohocton Lifts Drinking Water Advisory:


The Village of Cohocton has lifted the high nitrate drinking water advisory that was issued on May 15th.  Any questions can be directed to the Village Office at (585) 384-5252 or the NYS Department of Health at (607) 324-8371.



Travel Advisory – I-86 in Bath:


The New York State Department of Transportation has announced that bridge joint replacement work will begin Friday on Interstate 86 westbound over State Route 54 in the village of Bath.  Work will consist of removing and replacing existing bridge joints. For the duration of the work, one lane of traffic will be maintained.  Work is anticipated to last approximately five days, weather permitting.



Gov. Cuomo “Right to Die Legislation Unlikely to Pass This Year”:


As part of radio interviews earlier this week, Governor Andrew Cuomo said he doesn’t

think that legislation allowing the terminally ill to request life-ending medication from a physician will pass this year.  This year’s Senate and Assembly sessions adjourn next month and no vote on the bill has been scheduled.  The bill would require two physicians to sign off on the use of life-ending medication.  Eight other states and Washington D.C. have already passed such legislation.



Rep. Reed Introduces School Bus Safety Bills:


Representative Tom Reed announced Wednesday that he has joined with Representative Josh Gottheimer to co-sponsor two bills to improve school bus safety following a school bus crash in New Jersey last year.  The Miranda Vargas School Bus Driver Red Flag Act – or Miranda’s Law – ensures real-time background checks, so that when a school bus driver has any driving infraction beyond a parking ticket, the school or school bus company will receive an alert about that infraction from the Department of Transportation within 24 hours.  The SECURES Act requires seat belts on all school buses, makes three-point lap-and-shoulder seat belts the national standard, and encourages innovative measures to ensure students actually wear their seat belts while on school buses.



SCOPE Donating Medical Equipment to Steuben Co. Sheriff’s Office:


The Steuben County chapter of SCOPE (Shooters Committee on Political Education) will make a donation today of 10 emergency medical bags and one EMT bag to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.  Members from Hornell, Bath, and Corning will be present to donate the medical equipment as a means to help keep Steuben County safe.



Special Haverling B.O.E. Meeting:


The Haverling School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the District Office.  The purpose will be to discuss litigation and other routine matters of the Board.

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