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Today's Top Stories - Saturday October 19, 2019

Reed Calls Bipartisan Syria Resolution Support “Political Cowardice”
After voting against the condemnation to pull out 1,000 U.S. Troops from Syria, Congressman Reed spoke out against the large bipartisan majority voting in favor of the resolution, saying he is appalled. The resolution condemning the President pulling out was voted on by 129 Republicans and called the support for it “political cowardice”. “To me the political cowardice demonstrated by this was appalling because one of the things that has happened is members of Congress aren’t doing their job in regards to authorizing the use of military force in these areas around the world like Syria.” The resolution was passed 354-60.


Village of Fall Leaf Collection Scheduled for Monday 10/21
The annual fall leaf collection for Village of Bath residents will begin this Monday, October 21st. All leaves must be raked or bagged and brought out to the curb for collection. Village crews will begin collecting leaves on the East Side of the village then crews will begin collection on the West Side of the village. Absolutely no brush or trash will be accepted. Anyone with Questions may call the Village Street Department during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. @ 776-6321


Two from Bath Arrested for Drug Charges
Two Bath residents were arrested on drug charges following a search warrant on the Holland-American Country Inn on State Route 415 conducted by the New York State Police Violent Gang and Narcotics Enforcement Team, along with the Troop E BCI and Uniform force. Barney Baker and Darcie Smith each were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree unlawful possession of marijuana. Investigators seized 10 grams of methamphetamine, 10 grams of marijuana, one wax envelope containing heroin, packaging material, digital scales and approximately $200 in U.S. currency. Baker and Smith were arraigned at the Steuben County Jail.


Pharmacies Must Inform of Drug Recalls Within 7 Days
New York has passed a new state law that requires pharmacies to inform people of class 1 drug recalls made by the Food and Drug Administration within one week. A class 1 recall happens when the drug has a high probability of causing serious adverse consequences or death. There was previously no requirement for pharmacies to inform people a drug they received was recalled. The new law mandates pharmacies contact consumers by phone or email and immediately has taken effect.


Steuben Democrats Hold Oktoberfest Event Tomorrow
The Steuben County Democrats will be holding an “Oktoberfest” event . Come and meet the candidates up for election this year. This event will take place tomorrow from 3-6 pm at the Main Place in Hornell. Tickets are $10 each which include 2 beers or 2 glasses of wine and pizza and wings. Entertainment will be provided by John Lewis. Special guest will be Tracy Mitrano who is running for the 23rd Congressional District next year.

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