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Today's Top Stories - Friday November 20th, 2020

Haverling Boys’ Win Soccer Championship & Hold Parade
Last night, the Haverling Boys’ Soccer team came home with the Class B-2 Championship after winning the final sectional game of the season 3-0 over Bishop-Kearney! Following the victory, there was a parade for the Rams in Bath, where Mayor Mike Sweet made an appearance. The parade was made possible and organized by the Bath Volunteer Fire Department.


Steuben Sees 19 New COVID Cases, One New Death
19 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Steuben County. This brings the total to 1,551 confirmed cases, 253 of which are currently active. Four cases are from the Village of bath and two others are from the Town of Urbana. The new cases involve an employee at Hammondsport Central, a worker at the Bath VA and a student of Glenn Curtiss Elementary School. The county also reports another COVID-related death. The latest victim is a 92-year-old man who lived at Absolut Care Three Rivers. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 89.


NYSEG's and RG&E's Customer Delivery Rates Will Increase
Electric and gas delivery rates for NYSEG and RG&E customers will see a rise but the cost has been drastically reduced from the double-digit percentage increases in the original utility proposal. The state Public Service Commission staff and utility representatives agreed to keep rate increases for both electric and natural gas delivery rates to below 2% annually over the three-year term which will extend to April 2023.


Southern Tier Red Cross Chapter Seeks “Real Heroes” Nominations
The Finger Lakes Area of the Southern Tier Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting nominations for its annual Real Heroes Event which will go virtual this year. The Real Heroes Event honors local heroes in Steuben, Schuyler and Chemung Counties.For a nomination form and a description of award categories, visit redcross.org/flxrhb or email FLXRealHeroes@redcross.org. The deadline for nominations is Friday,  December 4th.


NY One of Seven States Paying More in Federal Taxes than it Receives
According to a report just released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, New York taxpayers paid $23.7 billion more in federal taxes than the state received in federal spending in federal fiscal year 2019.New York is one of just seven states that pays more in federal taxes than it receives in spending. The others are New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Illinois and Wisconsin. DiNapoli says “at a time when the pandemic has shrunk local and state government revenues, shut down businesses and hurt families across New York, it’s never been more critical that we receive much-needed support from the federal government.”


Canisteo Man Arrested After Fleeing Traffic Stop
Canisteo Police arrested 42-year-old Randall T. Plank Jr of Bath for Fleeing from an officer, Obstruction of Governmental Administration, and multiple counts of reckless driving. Plank was arrested during an attempted traffic stop in the Village of Canisteo when he fled from the traffic stop and took officers on a pursuit. Plank was later located by officers at his residence and issued several tickets and appearance tickets to appear in Canisteo Village Court at a later date.


Dansville Man Arrested for Child Porn, Failure to Register
Livingston County deputies arrested a NYS Registered Sex Offender on felony charges after an investigation by the Sheriff’s Office. 23-year-old Kyle J. Webster, from Dansville was charged with felony Possessing a Sexual Performance by a Child and felony Failure to Register and Verify. It is alleged that Webster, who is registered as a level one sex offender, possessed images of sexual conduct by a child less than sixteen years of age on his cell phone. It is further alleged that Webster also failed to register internet e-mail accounts along with login information to social media accounts as required by law.

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