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Man Hit, Killed by Train in Canisteo:


A man was struck and killed Tuesday night by a Norfolk Southern train in Canisteo.  State Police told The Evening Tribune, that the male victim, whose identity is being withheld at this time, “was struck at about 10 p.m., while standing or walking on the railroad tracks off McGee Road.”  The Tribune additionally reported that while the case is “open,” investigators don’t expect any charges of any kind. 



Woman Killed in Fatal Cohocton Crash:


An accident in Cohocton on July 23rd claimed the life of one person.  According to state police, they responded to the scene on County Road 36 where a vehicle had left the roadway and struck an embankment.  The victim was 21-year-old Emilee Rawleigh, a passenger who was reportedly ejected from the vehicle during the crash.  Police are still investigating.



Governor Signs Legislation to Name I-86 Portion after Fallen Trooper:


A portion of I-86 in Bath will officially be named after fallen State Trooper Nicholas Clark, now that Governor Andrew Cuomo has put his signature on the legislation to do so.  The bridge that crosses State Route 415 north of the trooper barracks where Trooper Clark was stationed at the time of his death on July 2nd 2018 will now be known as the “Trooper Nicholas F. Clark Memorial Bridge.”  The 29-year-old Clark was killed in the line of duty while responding to a call in Erwin.  He was a native of Canisteo and had served with the State Police for three years.



$115K in Federal Funding for Steuben, Yates Pro Action:


Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced Wednesday just over $115,000 in federal funding for Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Incorporated.  The organization will use the funds to hire two career development specialists that will help expand childcare services and provide training opportunities to staff by providing outreach, education, and support to childcare providers. 



Tour de Keuka Donations Still Being Accepted:


The annual Tour de Keuka bicycle ride in support of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier

may have been last weekend, but there’s still time to make a donation.  The ride, which saw over 200 cyclists turn out, raised $66,000 – enough for more than 255,000 meals.  But the goal of the event is $85,000 and those interested in donating still have time to do so.  Fundraising continues through August 2nd.  Supporters can read riders’ stories and donate through http://www.tourdekeuka.com

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