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Canisteo Man Arrested for Rape:


A Canisteo man has been arrested on charges of rape.  39-year-old Alvirn Riley was arrested Thursday on multiple counts each of rape, criminal sex act, and endangering the welfare of a child.  He was sent to the Steuben County Holding Facility awaiting arraignment.



Corning Man Facing Burglary, Attempted Assault Charges:


A Corning man has been arrested following investigation by police into two domestic violence incidents.  According to police, 28-year-old Erik Huyler was wanted on two city court warrants in relation to the incidents that occurred on June 30th and July 5th.  He was arrested Thursday as he was allegedly fleeing a home in Lamphear Court.  He has been charged with burglary, aggravated criminal contempt, criminal mischief, petit larceny, and attempted assault.



Warrant Arrests:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrests of seven people by the Warrant Squad.  Arrested were: 35-year-old Philip Spangenburg, Jr. of Campbell, 33-year-old Michael Wilson of Bath, 28-year-old Ramon Rivera of Rochester, 34-year-old Karen Matteson of Addison, 32-year-old Sabra Henry of Horseheads, 39-year-old William Niver of Savona, and 20-year-old Ryan Cosgrove of Corning.  All were wanted on active warrants.



Arbor Housing Proposes Low-Income Housing Project in Bath:


At Thursday’s meeting of the Bath Planning Board, several construction projects were proposed, including one from Arbor Housing and Development for low-income housing.  Arbor’s plan is for the 16-acre lot on State Route 54.  The proposal includes nine buildings, eight residential and one possible multipurpose sort of room.  Thursday’s meeting was open to the public and the proposal drew mixed responses from those in attendance.  The board took no action on the proposal Thursday.



Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Expanding Protections for Domestic Violence



On Thursday Governor Andrew Cuomo signed three pieces of legislation expanding

protections for victims of domestic violence.  These measures broaden the definition of the crime of domestic violence to include forms of economic abuse such as identity theft, grand larceny and coercion; give victims the choice to vote by mail-in ballot, even if they remain within the county where they are registered to vote; and allow victims to report abuse to any law enforcement agency in New York State, regardless of where the violence originally took place.



National Immunization Awareness Month:


It’s National Immunization Awareness Month and Steuben County Public Health is reminding residents both of the importance of vaccinations and of new vaccine regulations in New York State.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that thousands of Americans get sick each year from diseases that vaccines can prevent, and New York State itself is coming off the largest measles outbreak in 25 years.  In its wake, Governor Andrew Cuomo passed a law this June that bans religious exemptions for vaccines.  That includes both school students and those attending daycare.  Students must have started the first vaccine of any series they need to catch up on within the first 14 days of the school year.  Then within the first 30 days they must have an appointment scheduled to catch up on all of their vaccines.  Anyone not vaccinated will not be allowed to attend school or daycare.  Steuben County Public health offers monthly clinics, August’s will be on August 14th from 1 to 3 p.m. and August 27th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  In September clinics will be held on September 11th from 1 to 3 p.m., and September 24th from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

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