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NYS records lowest number of COVD-19 hospitalizations since December 4th

Per the most recent update from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, New York has reached the lowest number of COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide since December 4th. 4,351 people are currently hospitalized, 899 of those are intensive care. 56 people passed away yesterday as a result of COVID-19.


Man arrested for alleged sale of fentanyl in Village of Bath

The Village of Bath Police Department reports the arrest of 41-year-old Christopher Aldrich, a homeless man, for two counts each of Criminal Sale and possession of a Controlled Substance, all class B felonies.  The charges stem from the alleged sale of fentanyl on Belfast St. in the Village of Bath in 2020.


SUNY schools roll out vaccination plans, hoping to return students to campus this fall

SUNY schools statewide have received in excess of 18,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and are pushing for more. The goal, according to SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras, it to have students return to in-person learning this fall. The Chancellor is mulling a policy that would require all students to be vaccinated to return to campus if not enough are vaccinated voluntarily. He said that decision will be made later this summer.


Bath man arrested for Falsely Reporting an Incident

Bath Police reports the arrest of 28-year-old Devin Smith of Bath for Falsely Reporting an Incident in the Third Degree. Smith was processed and issued an appearance ticket for Bath Village Court on April 14th.  The arrest was the result of an investigation in which Smith allegedly reported to 911 that a Bath Police Officer was driving intoxicated.  A thorough investigation found the report to be a complete fabrication.


Van Etten proclaims week of April 11th as “Telecommunicators Week”

Chairman of the Steuben County Legislature Scott Van Etten, on behalf of the members of the Steuben County Legislature, has proclaimed the week of April 11th through April 17th as National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week in Steuben County to pay homage to those whose diligence and professionalism keeps our county and its inhabitants safe.

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