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Today's Top Stories - Saturday September 28, 2019

County Votes to Contract PrimeCare for Jail Medical Service
Steuben County will begin a contract with an external firm to provide the County Jail with medical services with recent staff departures made this issue urgent. At their monthly Monday meeting, the County Legislature approved the contract, which starts on October 1st. PrimeCare Medical will be the healthcare provider for one year with annual renewals with the arrangement costing $1,470,000 per year- a greater number than the $1,153,571.50 the jail currently pays for its own medical staff. The jail has failed to meet standards for medical staffing due to staff departures. New York State requires the jail to have a part-time physician as a medical director, full-time licensed nurse practitioner, three full-time registered nurses, and two part time LPNs.


County Route 10 Closed for Construction Monday
Motorists using County Route 10 are reminded the road will be closed to all traffic Monday through Wednesday from 9am to 2pm. From the Bath Village Line and Turnpike Road on County Route 10 will be closed. The detour route will be Moore Road, Turnpike Road and County Route 15 (Knight Settlement Road) and will be posted to alert motorists.


Last Board of Elections New Inspector Class is Tuesday
County Board of Elections officials are wrapping up their final 5-hour class for new election inspectors beginning 10am this Tuesday at the county Annex. With less than five weeks away from the November 5th General Election, volunteers are needed. Half day shifts are available and the class provides hands-on training on the electronic voting machines and basic information on general operations at each poll site. For more information or to sign up for Tuesday’s class to become an inspector please call (607) 664-2260.


Bath Hosts ServU Shred Day Today
The community is reminded that ServU Shred Day at the Bath location is today from 9am to 12pm. ServU and Swarthout Recycling will help people safely dispose of confidential and personal paper documents. This service ServU provides is free but those participating are highly encouraged to bring donations for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. The paper limit is five boxes of documents per person. Please note that electronics are not able to be brought in for recycling this year.


State to Crack Down on Underage Drinking in October
The upcoming month of October has been dedicated to preventing underage drinking in the Empire State. In October, the New York State Liquor Authority and DMV will work with local law enforcement, conducting underage drinking checks at restaurants, bars, liquor stores and grocery stores. A total of 500 locations will be checked across the state and officials will check for fraudulent IDs. Sheriff Jim Allard reminds the public “If they have a fake ID that’s actually a possession of a forged instrument, which is a felony.”


Free Fishing Weekend Starts Statewide Today
Today kicks off the weekend where New York residents can fish for free without a license in any of the 7,500 lakes and ponds or 70,000 miles of rivers and streams across the state. Several events are being hosted on National Hunting and Fishing Day to encourage more people, whether skilled or new to these sports, to get outdoors and enjoy the abundant hunting and fishing opportunities available across the State. New York's hunters and anglers contribute an estimated $4.9 billion to the economy in spending, which supports more than 56,000 jobs and $623 million in state and local taxes.

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