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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday September 17, 2019

BEGWS Announces Warden Street Closings
Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems announced they will begin replacing the gas main on Warden Street, from Geneva Street to Hudson Street. For safety reasons, Warden Street will be closed. Local access and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained during construction. The intersections of Geneva/Warden, Shannon/Warden, and Hudson/Warden will be closed periodically as Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems cuts the pavement and replaces the gas main at and/or across these intersections. Work is scheduled to begin the week of September 30th and last through the fall.


Rochester Woman Arrested on Superior Court Warrant
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of Rochester woman, Nishala S. Flowers, due to a superior court warrant.  Ms. Flowers was indicted for allegedly committing two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, all Class B Felonies. Ms. Flowers was held in the Steuben County Jail to await arraignment in Steuben County Court. 


Cohocton Woman Arrested on Contraband Charge
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Cohocton woman. Breana L. Taylor, age 31, of Brown Hill Road Cohocton, allegedly promoted prison contraband in the first degree, a Class D felony.  It is alleged that Ms. Taylor possessed dangerous contraband while being held in detention at the Steuben County Jail.  Ms. Taylor was arraigned in the Steuben County Centralized Arraignment Court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail. 


Bath Man Arrested After Domestic Incident
A Bath man faces an array of charges following a domestic dispute in the Town of Hornellsville. State police arrested 35-year-old Joel Orfanides. He was charged with felony tampering with physical evidence, criminal obstruction of breathing, criminal possession of a controlled substance and two violation offenses. He was initially held in lieu of cash bail.


Trooper Clark Honored with Certificate of Exceptional Valor
Fallen New York State Trooper Nicholas Clark was honored yesterday with a Certificate of Exceptional Valor from Governor Andrew Cuomo. Clark was awarded the posthumous honor for heroic actions taken on the day of his death. In July 2018, Trooper Clark, with other Troopers and local law enforcement, responded to a report of a possibly suicidal man in the town of Erwin. The team established a perimeter and attempted to contact the individual, who began shooting at Trooper Clark and a Sheriff’s Deputy, which ended with Clark dying while serving in the line of duty. Clark was recognized with seven other recipients of the award across the state.


ESD Announces Beginning of NYS Foliage Season
Empire State Development (ESD) announced New York’s 2019 fall foliage season has begun. Beginning this week, the weekly I LOVE NY fall foliage reports will be sent out by the ESD. Reports will include a detailed map to track fall color progressions and the best vantage points to view the change of colors in our region. A new report is provided every Wednesday until the end of the foliage season on the I LOVE NY website. ESD also encourages residents to participate in its annual social media campaign of photos taken by Instagram users. Hashtagging foliage photos with the #NYLovesFall hashtag will give users a chance for their image to be selected and shared on the I LOVE NY Instagram page on “Foliage Fridays.” To qualify, users must tag photos with the image location.

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