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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday June 2nd, 2021

Dormann Library Announces June Activities
The Dormann Library announced they’re offering many activities this month including a String Art Craft Program for those aged 16 and up on Thursday, June 10th starting 6:00pm. Space is limited and does require pre-registration. You can do that by stopping in the library during business hours or by calling the library at 607-776-4613. All materials will be provided, but if you have a small hammer, feel free to bring it with you. The Dormann Library will also show movies outdoors every Friday night starting at 8:00pm with free popcorn and Chapters Café open with a limited menu from 7:30pm to 8:30pm on movie nights. 


AG Letitia James Wants Kodak CEO to Testify for Insider Trading Case
New York Attorney General Letitia James wants Kodak's CEO to testify in court regarding insider trading during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kodak CEO Jim Continenza purchased over $46,000 shares of Kodak stock early last summer while he led secret discussions with the Trump administration and the federal government to get a loan enabling Kodak to repurpose legacy assets in Rochester to produce chemicals needed for the pandemic. Last month, Continenza made false statements about the trading to investors. Attorney General James made a full petition to the NYS Supreme Court that says just a month after Continenza’s stock purchase, Kodak signed a public letter of interest to produce these necessary chemicals, leading the stock price to jump 27 times more than what Continenza paid for it.


Savona Man Arrested for DWAI
Bath Police arrested 42-year-old Rendell Hyer of Savona.  He was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, aggravated unlicensed operation and a window tint and cracked windshield violation. He was additionally charged criminally with using drug paraphernalia. He’ll respond to the charges in village court June 9th.

Wayland Man Arrested for Controlled Substance Possession
State Troopers arrested 26-year-old Joseph Lane of Wayland. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was issued a court ticket and released. 


Bath Man Charged with Animal Cruelty
Bath police report the arrest of 45-year-old Warren Copp of W. Steuben Street in Bath. He was charged with misdemeanor Animal Cruelty for allegedly failing to provide necessary veterinary care to his dog causing pain and suffering to the animal.  When Copp was taken into custody, he was allegedly found in possession of a set of metal knuckles and was subsequently charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd degree a class D felony. He was arraigned and released.


O’Mara Joins Colleagues to Oppose Parole Reform Legislation
State Senator Tom O’Mara joined Senate Republican colleagues yesterday at a Capitol news conference to reject policies being pushed by the Legislature’s Democrat majorities and to advance what he calls a package of “parole reform legislation”. O’Mara and his colleagues say this legislation will put crime victims and safe communities first. O’Mara said, “Enough is enough.”


NY’s COVID Positivity Rate Continues to Drop
New York’s average COVID positivity rate continues to drop to new lows. The rate has declined for 57 straight days. It now stands at 0.65%. The 7-day average positivity rate in every region in now below 1.5% for the first time since September 25th. Currently, there are 1,032 people hospitalized with virus-related complications.


Sayre Radio Broadcaster Chuck Carver Passes Away
The man who owned Choice 102 radio in Sayre for some 44 years died unexpectedly last night. Chuck Carver was well known as the Voice of the Valley. It was the only radio station he had ever worked at. He sold the station and retired in December so he could spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren. All day long, the community has been asked to come to the station and share memories of Carver.


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