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Today's Top Stories - Saturday November 9, 2019

Free Fishing Day in NY for Veteran’s Day
New York residents and non-residents can fish for free without a fishing license on Veterans Day on Monday. New York's Free Fishing Days help encourage more people get outdoors and enjoy the many world-class fishing opportunities available. 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.


Bath Village Board Meeting for Speed Change Set 11/18
The Bath Village Board wants to slow down traffic on a specific street and has proposed a local law to do so. The law would reduce the speed limit on Delaware Avenue to 25 mph. The village will hold a public hearing on the proposed legislation on Monday, November 18th at 5:30 p.m. The hearing will take place at the Municipal Building.


Woman Who Hit Bath Man Pleaded Not Guilty to Charges Yesterday
The Painted Post woman who allegedly struck and killed Bath man Donald Masti in May has pleaded not guilty to charges that include vehicular homicide. Tonya Smith plead not guilty at her arraignement yesterday afternoon. Smith was indicted by a grand jury late October on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide, second degree manslaughter and first-degree reckless endangerment. A pre-trial conference is scheduled for the case on November 26th.


Ceremony for Veteran’s Day Scheduled at Pulteney Park
A Veteran’s Day Ceremony will be held 11am this Monday at Pulteney Square Park’s Veterans Memorial. The ceremony marks the 100th anniversary of the American Legion and will also honor veterans and their families. If it rains or snows during that time, the Ceremony will be taken indoors to the American Legion Hall Post on 14 William Street in Bath.


Millions of Dollars Unspent by State Following Prison Closures
Despite pledging millions of dollars to help communities deal with closures of seven prisons he closed during his first year in office, much of the money has still largely been unspent after three years. In the past three years, the governor has also added $32 million to the pledge and now closed 17 prisons across the state. Rochester’s Democrat and Chronicle reviewed records by USA TODAY and Network New York and found of the about $80 million pledged, only $59 million of that has been committed to projects while only $39 million has been disbursed.


Steuben County Poverty Panel Slated for November 19th
Steuben County Public Health Director Darlene Smith will be a part of the panel looking at the future impact of children raised in poverty at a free public screening of WSKG-TV’s “Chasing the Dream” set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 19 at the Corning-Painted Post High School auditorium. According to a Cornell University study, estimates show 3,901 kids or two in 10 children ages 0-17 in Steuben are living in poverty and 12,1761 people or more than one in 10 of all residents in the county live in poverty. Registration for the free event is requested through Eventbrite: https://chasingthedreamcorning.eventbrite.com

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