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Today's Top Stories - October 18, 2019

BEGWS Announces Closing of Haverling Street
Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems is planning to close a section of Haverling Street today. The section will be between Gratton Street and Vermont Street. Maine Street will also be closed. Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems sincerely apologize for the inconvenience but appreciate everyone’s understanding as they complete work on Village utility infrastructure and streets.


Reed Votes Against Condemnation of Trump Troop Withdrawal
Congressman Tom Reed was among the 60 lawmakers voting yesterday to oppose a bipartisan House resolution to disavow President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. armed forces from Syria. The resolution condemned Trump’s decision to remove about 1,000 soldiers from the region stationed to help combat ISIS and help allies like the Kurdish and Syrian Democratic Forces. The final vote tally was 354-60.


Rumsey Says Bath CSD Renovations to be Done By the Holidays
The $36 million project approved in 2016 to upgrade Bath Central School District’s middle and high school is in its final phase and anticipated to be complete in the couple of coming months. Bath Central School District Superintendent Joe Rumsey says the school hopes to have the project that began in early 2017 “wrapped up by the holidays”. The project will be completed with no additional cost to taxpayers through proper planning and makes upgrades including a complete remodel of the art departments, redoing much of the athletic facilities, improving middle school classrooms, creation of a STEAM Suite (for science, technology, engineering, art and math), adding 86 inch smartboards, dimmable lights and what he calls “the most optimum settings possible for our kids.”


Sheriff’s Office Promotes and Hires New Deputies
Steuben County Sheriff James Allard recently announced the promotion of one deputy, along with additions to the road patrol and corrections department. County Deputy Joshua Day was promoted to the rank of corporal, with Sheena Schafer sworn in as deputy. Shafer is a veteran of the City of Canandaigua, Village of Dansville and most recently, the Village of Wayland Police Departments. Men and women completing Basic training and sworn in as new corrections officers are: Thomas Brown, Leon Woodworth, Brandon Marvin, Jeffrey Oney, Heather Bossick, Nathaniel Carlin, Ryan Phelps, Jesse Conrad, Jeffrey Sawczyszy and Beau Roberson.


Bath Man Arrested Following Report of Domestic Dispute
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports deputies arrested Jason M. York of Bath. Deputies responded to a report of domestic dispute on Redwood Circle in the Town of Erwin. It is alleged that Mr. York had choked, harassed and restrained another person.  York was charged with Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, Aggravated Harassment and Unlawful Imprisonment. Mr. York was held in the Steuben County Jail to be arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court.


Cuomo and Other Governors Gather for Cannabis and Vaping Summit
Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo got together with governors of neighboring states of Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for the Governor’s Regional Cannabis and Vaping Summit. Last month, Cuomo invited each governor to talk about the differences in their state laws regarding marijuana and vaping and also come up with laws that were similar to prevent overstraining respective law enforcement forces. Issues like crossing state borders and driving with cannabis were touched upon, with Cuomo commenting: “We don’t want somebody driving from New York to Connecticut or New Jersey to New York to buy marijuana and then drive back and possibly be using it in the car.” Representatives from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Colorado were also present.

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