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Today's Top Stories - Monday October 26th, 2020

Congressional Candidate Mitrano Stops at Bath
Congressional Candidate Tracy Mitrano stopped by Bath this morning at the Steuben County Democratic Committee to set the record straight on her stance regarding funding police departments and says that, unlike what her opponent claims, she is not in favor of defunding the police. Mitrano shared she has two sons working as law enforcement officers in the district and thinks a false dichotomy of either completely being for or against police defunding has been painted by the media because she believes both police and social programs should both be better-funded by taxpayer dollars. Mitrano also cites her opponent, Tom Reed, has voted against the HEROES Act that would fund local police and fire departments. Mitrano and Reed debate tomorrow.


Cuomo Announces Paving Renewal With 5 Projects in Steuben County
Governor Cuomo announced the start of a $357 million pavement renewal project that would take place in each region of New York state. Cuomo says the construction will create environmentally-conscious techniques like recycling and re-using existing materials that will also reduce fuel consumption. Steuben County is expecting to see $ 2.9 million to resurface Route 248 the southern village limit of Canisteo, $ 1.9 million to resurface Route 36 from south of Rock Run Road in the Town of Canisteo, $ 4.1 million to resurface Route 36 from Route 66 to Route 70 in the Towns of Hornellsville and Dansville,  $ 1.5 million to resurface Route 415 from Route 15 to Village of Cohocton west line in the Towns of Wayland and Cohocton and $ 1.8 million to resurface Route 36 from Route 417 to the New York/Pennsylvania state line in the Towns of Jasper and Troupsburg. Designers are working on the project with construction expected to start in the spring of 2021.


Halloween Hours Set Across Steuben
Halloween is set for this weekend on Saturday and some Villages, Cities and Towns across Steuben County will be participating in the trick-or-treating tradition while others will opt out of the festivity. The Village of Bath will be holding their trick or treat Saturday on Halloween night from 6 to 8pm. The Villages of Canisteo and Savona also host trick or treat the same Halloween Saturday night from 6 to 8pm. Village of Painted Post has canceled trick-or-treating altogether while the City of Hornell is advising against trick or treating and not setting hours. The Town of Erwin has also declined establishing a trick or treat time but did say they encourage parents to provide a safe, fun Halloween experience for their families.


Early Voting Continues
New York state began early voting this weekend and the early voting opportunity extends through November 1st. Tomorrow is the last day New Yorkers can request an absentee ballot online or by mail. Voters who wish to request an absentee ballot in person can do so until November 2nd.


Corning PD Reports Threat Investigation Involving Congressman Reed
Corning Police Department confirmed a threat investigation involving Congressman Tom Reed and his family this weekend.  The Department reports a complaint was received Friday around 10:30 a.m. that a dead animal and a brick were found at Reed’s home. Police say the scene has been processed and turned over any evidence to the New York State Police Crime Lab in Albany for analysis and will continue their work with state and federal authorities in this investigation. The case remains active at this time. If you have any information about this incident, contact Corning Police at 607-962-0340 ext.#1500 


Bath Man Arrested for Failure to Notify Change of Address
A Bath man, who is a registered sex offender with a previous conviction, has been arrested for failure to notify a change of address.The Village of Bath Police Department say they arrested 52-year-old Mickey Pike SR., for the failure of notification for change of address. Pike was transported to Steuben county CAP court, where he will be arraigned.


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