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School Buses to Get Stop-Arm Cameras:


On Tuesday Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that authorizes school districts to install stop-arm cameras on school buses in order to catch drivers who unlawfully pass stopped buses.  “No parent should ever have to worry that their child’s bus ride to and from school is anything other than safe and easy,” the Governor said.  “By signing this measure into law, we are providing school districts the tools they need to hold reckless drivers accountable and advancing New York State’s bold initiatives to keep our schoolchildren safe.”  It’s illegal in New York State to pass a stopped school bus, but in 2018 Operation Safe Stop, a one-day law-enforcement initiative found hundreds of drivers ignoring the law, with some 850 people ticketed.  



New Law Prohibits Knives Undetectable by Metal Detectors:


Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Tuesday that prohibits the manufacture, shipment, and possession of knives that are undetectable by a metal detector.  Violators face a misdemeanor charge and a possible year in jail.  The new law goes into effect on November 1st



Tommy Hilfiger, Daughter Book Signing at Consumer Square:


Fashion icon and Elmira native Tommy Hilfiger will be returning to his roots this weekend,

along with daughter Ally, for a book signing at the Barnes and Noble in Consumer Square.  Ally’s book is “Bite Me: How Lyme Disease Stole My Childhood, Made Me Crazy, and Almost Killed Me,” while Tommy’s book is “American Dreamer: My Life in Fashion & Business.”  They will both be signing copies on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m.  The books must be purchased at the Consumer Square Barnes and Noble in order to be signed.    

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