Pine City Woman Charged in Lindley Accident:
A woman from Pine City has been charged following a two-vehicle collision in the Town of Lindley. According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, 19-year-old Morgan Jenkins was driving on Mulholland Road on June 28th while in an intoxicated condition. She allegedly failed to keep right while traveling around a curve, and collided with another vehicle. She was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent, and failure to keep right. She was released on traffic summons to appear in the Town of Lindley Court at a later date.
Senator Schumer to Visit Corning, Pushes for Robocall Legislation:
Senator Chuck Schumer is expected to make a visit to Corning today to continue pushing for the passage of anti-robocall legislation. The “TRACED Act,” as it’s known, was passed by the United States Senate in May. It would give “federal agencies newfound tools and authority to trace, prosecute, and enforce fines against robocall scammers, as well as establish new requirements related to call authentication technology that could filter out robocalls.” Schumer will be joined today by area leaders, including the Mayor of the City of Corning, the Director of the Steuben County Office of the Aging, and the Director of the Corning Department of Parks and Recreation, among others. They plan to be at the Corning Senior Citizens Center at 2:15 p.m.
Corning-Painted Post Airport Receives $300,000 Grant:
Representative Tom Reed announced Tuesday over $300,000 in grant funding for the Town of Erwin Industrial Development Agency to renovate and improve facilities at the Corning-Painted Post Airport. Reed said that investing in infrastructure is important and it’s about ensuring fair access to reliable transportation. CEO of the Town of Erwin IDA Rita McCarthy responded to the news, thanking Reed for his support, and that the grants allow the airport to greatly improve safety and help it to become a significant economic innovator in the area.
Highway Lane Closures Suspended for 4th of July Holiday:
To help accommodate what’s expected to be a record number of travelers this 4th of July holiday, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. on Monday, July 8th. That said, motorists are advised that some work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers for emergency repairs. Drivers are also reminded to follow the state’s Move Over law, which requires motorists to slow down and safely move over for law enforcement vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, tow trucks, and construction or maintenance vehicles that are stopped along roads across the state.
Algae Bloom Reported on Conesus Lake:
The Livingston County Department of Health is monitoring Conesus Lake after harmful algal blooms have recently been detected. Contact with the algae may result in some health effects such as itching, rashes, fever, headache, upper respiratory symptoms, vomiting, and diarrhea. The lake water should not be used for drinking or cooking, and do not swim, wade, play, or come into direct contact with water that is discolored or has scums on the surface. Pets should also be kept away from discolored water. Questions may be directed to the Livingston County Department of Health at 243-7280 Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.