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Top Stories, April 19, 2023

Upcoming School Board/School Budget Voting Day

Voting for schools in Prattsburgh, Bath and Hammondsport will be May 16 from 12pm to 8pm that day.  In Hammondsport, they have one candidate running for school board:  Carrie Doyle is seeking re-election on the Hammondsport Board of Education.  In the Bath School District, Pam Cleveland is not going to run again, and that is after ten years on the board.    Brad Laverty is running for that seat on the Bath School Board.  As for Prattsburgh Central, there is one candidate running for the Prattsburgh Board of Ed, that’s Joe Castrechino. 

 

And The Next Top State Judge Will Be....

Governor Kathy Hochul has gotten her nominee for the New York State Court of Appeals, approved by the state senate.  Last night the State Senate Democrat Majority  confirmed Judge Rowan Wilson.  The governor says she’s looking forward to working with the new chief judge on issues of public safety and protecting new Yorkers.  Republican State Senator George Borrello says Judge Wilson is a progressive, who will legislate from the bench.     

 

Where Your Congressman Is Today

Republican Congressman Nick Langworthy and Buffalo Democrat Congressman Brian Higgins will be with family members of Flight 3407, the plane that crashed on February 12th 2009 in Erie County.  That event will be this afternoon in the 2:00 hour in Washington DC, in front of the U.S. Capital.  Langworthy and Higgins will be there to urge Congress to protect the 1,500 hour training rule for first officer pilots of commercial airlines.  

 

Senator Chuck Schumer: On Helping Firefighters 

Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer says the Senate is moving forward on the Fire Grants and Safety Act that will help so many rural and suburban communities in America. Schumer notes that the Fire Grants and Safety Act will extend two important federal grant programs that firefighters rely on.

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