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Primary Election Results:


The following are the local results of Tuesday’s Primary Elections.  In Addison, Yvonne Burton won the Town Justice race, while Superintendent of Highways went to Jerrey BeGell.  In Bath, Joshua Buck and Dustin Buck narrowly won the Town Council race.  In Campbell, the Town Council primary went to James Drumm and Glenn Vogel.  In Canisteo, Wally Wade won Superintendent of Highways on the Republican and Conservative tickets.  In Caton, Town Supervisor went to Paul Michaloski.  In Cohocton, it was Jan Kastberg and Milton Levesque winning Town Council.  In Dansville, Town Supervisor went to Michael Willis, Town Council went to Robert Mahany and Eugene Jackson, and Superintendent of Highways went to Toby Jamison.  In Fremont, Carol Burns and Thomas Flansberg took Town Council.  In Greenwood, the Town Council race went to Trevor Hulse and Arnold Waters.  In Hornellsville, Jessica LaFrance won Town Clerk.  In Howard, it was Eric Hosmer and Gary Rice for Town Council.  In Jasper, Darrell Brewer won Superintendent of Highways.  In Lindley, Superintendent of Highways went to Kevin Putman.  In Rathbone, Dan Barney won Superintendent of Highways.  In Troupsburg, Benjamin Carl and David DuBois won Town Council.  In Wayland, Robert Reigelsperger and Kerry Pebbles won Town Council.  In Wayne, Thomas Dunbar took Town Supervisor, while William Mahr and Mary Cornish Starkweather both won the Town Clerk race on the Republican and Conservative tickets respectively.  And in Woodhull, James Martin won the Superintendent of Highways primary.    



Bath Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Have Sex with a Child:


A Bath man has pled guilty to trying to have sex with a child.  According to U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr., 33-year-old William Read used a social media application in an attempt to meet a nine-year-old child for sex.  Read was intercepted by members of the state police and department of homeland security in October 2018 while on his way to meet the child.  At the time of his arrest, he was found to have condoms and candy in his possession.  He was also accused of distributing and possessing images of child pornography from a cell phone in his possession.  Read is scheduled to be sentenced in September on a charge of online enticement of a minor.  It carries a minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life, a lifetime period of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.



Bridge in Bath to be Named After Trooper Nicholas Clark:


Senator Tom O’Mara and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano released a joint statement Tuesday announcing that the state Senate and Assembly have approved legislation that will designate a portion of I-86 in Bath as the “Trooper Nicholas F. Clark Memorial Bridge.”  If signed by the Governor, the bridge on I-86 where the highway crosses State Route 415 will receive the designation.  That section is located less than a half mile north of the State Police Barracks – which is where Clark was stationed at the time of his death.  The 29-year-old Canisteo native was killed in the line of duty last July during a confrontation in the Town of Erwin.



Schuyler Co. Health Dept. Reports Possible Hepatitis A Exposure:


The Schuyler County Public Health Department has announced a possible Hepatitis A exposure incident at the Seneca Harbor Station restaurant in Watkins Glen between June 11th and June 21st.  The department says that the risk of infection is low and most people do not get sick when an employee at a restaurant has hepatitis A, but that there is still a risk.  Anyone who ate food at the restaurant between June 12th and June 21st is advised to receive a free hepatitis A vaccine during one of Schuyler County Public Health’s upcoming vaccine clinics.  The clinics will be held at the Schuyler County Human Services Complex today from 2 to 7 p.m., tomorrow from noon to 6 p.m., and on Friday from noon to 4 p.m.  Pre-registration is encouraged.  Visit https://apps.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/counties to pre-register.  If you can’t pre-register, bring your driver’s license or another form of identification.  Anyone who ate at the restaurant on June 11th may have been exposed, but will not benefit from the hepatitis A vaccine, which is only effective within two weeks of exposure.  These people are encouraged to monitor themselves and their families for symptoms for 50 days after consuming the food.  Symptoms can include: fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark-colored urine, clay-colored stools, joint pain, or jaundice.  If you have any symptoms, contact your healthcare provider and be sure to tell them you may have been exposed to hepatitis A.  The restaurant is complying with all recommendations from the state and local health department.  It is currently open and there is no risk from eating there at this time. 

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