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Today's Top Stories - Saturday June 1, 2019

CCE Seeking Grow-NY Applicants
Online applications for the first round of Grow-NY, a state-funded $3 million food and agricultural competition will be accepted until July 15th. New food and other agricultural products can submit an application online at grow-ny.com. The top prize is $ 1 million while two runners-up will win $500,000 and four will be awarded $250,000 for their entries with the five criteria of Viability of commercialization and business model, Customer value, Food and agriculture innovation, Regional job creation and Quality and completeness of the development team and its readiness to deliver. Those who win must commit to operate their businesses in the Finger Lakes, Southern Tier or Central New York region for at least a year and give a portion of the profits they make back into the Grow-NY program.


No AM Parking on Liberty St. Today at Dairy Parade
Bath Police Chief Chad Mullen announces there will be no parking on the parade route during today’s 63rd annual Dairy Festival Parade. Parking meters were posted with “no parking” signs in the early morning hours. Traffic is closed from Liberty Street to Washington Street to Steuben Street from 8am in preparation for Dairy Festival Activities. All vehicles must be removed from Liberty Street by 8am and any vehicles parked in violation of this temporary police order will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense. Traffic Detour hours will be in place by 10:15am and will remain in effect until the conclusion of the Dairy Festival Parade which is scheduled to begin at 10:30 this morning.


State Route 36 Work Begins Tuesday
The New York State Department of Transportation announced that paving will begin on State Route 961F on Tuesday, June 4…that’s weather permitting.  Paving will occur from the intersection of State Route 36 in the village of Arkport to the intersection of State Route 70 in the town of Burns in Allegany County.  This project is anticipated to last approximately one week. Motorists should expect delays.


Steuben County Man Arrested Following Traffic Stop
A Steuben County man is facing felony drug charges and other counts. 36-year-old Clifford Henderson Jr. of Wayland was driving on I390 when he was pulled over. Livingston County deputies said through the roadside traffic investigation it was found that Henderson’s license was suspended a total of twelve (12) times. he was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the 2nd Degree. Henderson was also found to have an active warrant from of the Village of Dansville. Deputies said when they dropped him off at jail, they found he was allegedly in possession of four grams of crack cocaine. That earned him a felony charge. Henderson was arraigned and remanded to jail in lieu of bail.


Bath ‘90s Alumni Selected for Haverling Hall of Distinction
The Bath Central School District Board of Education has unanimously approved the Class of 2019 for the Haverling “Hall of Distinction”. The nomination committee selected two candidates to be recommended for this class: Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad from the Class of 1998 and Ms. Christine E.B. Howard from the Class of 1995. They both were honored with the title of “Business and Professional/Lifetime of Notable Achievement”. All inductees and families will be invited to the annual Alumni Banquet on June 21st for a formal recognition ceremony. Following the presentation at the Alumni Banquet, plaques will be displayed permanently in the main hallway outside the entrance to the Haverling Auditorium.

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