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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, August 31st, 2021

All Steuben County Roads Closed to Flooding Have Reopened
All Steuben County roads closed due to last week’s historic flooding in Western Steuben are now open according to Steuben County Public Works. County Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti said the remaining two previously closed county roads, CR 31 in the Town of Jasper, and CR 129 in the Town of Woodhull are open. 

 

Canisteo Man Arrested for DWAI in Bath
A 37-year-old Canisteo man was arrested in the Village of Bath after he was allegedly found driving while under the influence of drugs with three children under the age of 13 in the vehicle. Village of Bath Police say Nickalus Carbone was stopped on East Morris Street and was found to have a revoked license. Police say he was under the influence of drugs and that there were three young children in the vehicle. Carbone was arrested for DWAI by drugs with a prior DWI conviction, three counts of aggravated DWAI by drugs with a child in the vehicle, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, operating out of interlock device restrictions, and other traffic offenses. Police also say an adult female passenger, Renee Evingham was issued a citation for facilitating aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle “due to her knowledge of the operator’s driving status.” Carbone was released on appearance tickets and is due to appear in the Village of Bath Court at a later date.

 

Hochul Announces Removal of  Final Toll Booths on NYS ThruWay
Governor Hochul announced the removal of the final toll booths on the New York State Thruway, a historic and significant milestone in the $355 million Cashless Tolling Design-Build Project. Yesterday, Cashless Tolling Constructors, LLC began removing the last standing toll plaza at Exit 60 (Westfield), the final of 52 toll plazas, including 230 individual toll booths, that have been removed since cashless tolling went live in November 2020. Exit realignment and road reconstruction continues at interchanges across the Thruway system and is on schedule to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting.

 

Kirk House To Give Historical Talk About 9/11 in Dormann
As we are approaching the 20th Anniversary of the September 11 attack, the Dormann Library in Bath has invited local historian, Kirk House, to discuss this world changing event on Friday, September 10th at 4:00pm. He will be presenting a talk entitled: A Many-Sided Tragedy: September 11 and Its Aftermath. The presentation’s focus will be as follows: As the 21st century dawned, the September 11 terrorist attacks seemed to usher in an entire new age. But the genesis of this tragedy lay a hundred years earlier. And the response, more than the attack itself, has spawned a new era. Please be aware that masks will be required to attend this presentation regardless of vaccination status.

 

WalletHub Ranks “Hardest-Working States”
With Americans working an average of almost 1,800 hours per year and leaving around half of their paid time off unused, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Hardest-Working States in America. Neither New York or Pennsylvania made the top 20 list.

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