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Today's Top Stories - Saturday June 15, 2019

Hornell Man Arrested Following Bolivar Incident
A Hornell man was arrested with a felony charge of 3rd degree criminal mischief after he allegedly destroyed a car on Liberty Street in the village of Bolivar.Troopers arrested and charged Jamie Miller for the June 5th incident, leaving him with an appearance ticket to show in court later this month.


Route 21 in Cohocton to Be Closed for Construction
The New York State Department of Transportation says that that State Route 21 in Town of Cohocton will be reduced to one lane at a location approximately 0.5 miles south of the Ontario County line on Tuesday. This lane closure is being implemented to facilitate subsurface repair to the road base and drainage enhancements to State Route 21.  Work is anticipated to last approximately one week. Traffic will be accommodated by a one-lane, two-way traffic pattern, controlled by flaggers. Motorists should expect delays.


County Reminds Citizens of Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Steuben County Legislature urges residents to take special note of the rights and dignity of the elderly in Steuben today on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. County Legislature Chairman Joe Hauryski says “our aging residents are suffering from neglect or are victims of physical, emotional, or financial abuse. According to studies, it is estimated that only one in 23 cases of elder abuse ever comes to the attention of authorities.


Governor Eliminates Non-Medical Vaccination Exemptions
Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation removing non-medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements for children. The United States is currently experiencing the worst outbreak of measles in more than 25 years, with outbreaks in pockets of New York primarily driving the crisis. This new law will help protect the public amid this ongoing outbreak. Cuomo says "the science is crystal clear: Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to keep our children safe.”


OFA Issues Needs Assessment Survey
Steuben County residents are asked to weigh in on how to best serve the needs of our elderly. Every few years, the Steuben County Office For the Aging conducts its “Needs Assessment Survey” with its community members to help determine how the organization focuses thier services. Surveys are available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019OFA-NAS or calling 607-664-2298 to receive a survey through mail. Surveys are also available in large print for ease and comfort of participants.

Hammondsport Man Arrested on Drug Charges
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Hammondsport man for drug charges. According to deputies, a Superior Court Indictment Warrant was issued for 36 year old Thomas R. Boston, who was indicted for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance charges in both the fourth and fifth degree. It is alleged that Boston sold substances in the Hammondsport area. Boston was arraigned in Steuben County Court then released on his own recognizance.

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