Today's Top Stories - Friday, June 11th, 2021

Early Voting for Republican Primary Begins Tomorrow
12 communities in Steuben County will hold Republican primary elections June 22nd and beginning tomorrow, all registered Republican voters can participate in early voting at the Steuben County Annex Building at 20 E Morris St in Bath from 9am to 2pm. Those voting during the early voting period, which runs from June 12th-20th, are not eligible to vote on Election Day, June 22nd.
Early voting for the 12 Republican primaries is held during these dates and times:

  • Saturday, June 12 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Sunday, June 13 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Monday, June 14 from 10 am to 6 pm

  • Tuesday, June 15 from 10:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • Wednesday, June 16 from 10:00 pm to 6:00 pm

  • Thursday, June 17 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • Friday, June 18 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Saturday, June 19 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Sunday, June 20 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Rockland Silk Mill Nominated for Registers of Historic Places
Hornell’s Rockland Silk Mill is one of 15 landmarks in New York State that have been nominated for the State and National Registers of Historic Places. Formerly an industrial facility with its beginning dating back to 1894, the business helped Hornell develop into the second-largest silk manufacturer in the U.S., eventually became nicknamed the “City of Silk.” Before its closing in 1923, the facility hosted several business enterprises. Governor Cuomo remarked: “...these additions to the Historic Registers will help to recognize and celebrate what our State has to offer...” To view the registration form, click this link: Rockland Silk Mill Hornell Steuben County.


Elderly Avoca Woman Found Safe in New Jersey
New York State Police report 83-year-old Avoca woman Charlotte Clark was found in New Jersey late last night and was taken to a local hospital for precautionary measures. Troopers in Bath reported yesterday they were searching for Clark from Avoca, who is a vulnerable adult, after she was last seen in the area of Newark, New Jersey-about 270 miles away or an over four hour drive. 


Bath Police Two for Drugs & Stolen Property
The Bath Police Department reports the arrest of two homeless people after receiving information they were walking through private yards. Police located the pair inside a vacant house and charged 37-year-old Amber Gerow with criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police said she possessed Meth. 36-year-old Steven Jeffers was charged with criminal possession of stolen property for possessing items previously stolen from a local business. Additional charges are pending. Both were released with appearance tickets for village court.


Watkins Glen Man Arrested for Targeting Congressman Reed
An arrest has been made after a local NY congressman was targeted last year. Authorities say Jack Kahabka of Watkins Glen has been arrested and charged with throwing a brick through Congressman Tom Reed’s Corning office and for leaving a dead rat at the Congressman’s home in Steuben County- both incidents which happened during Reed’s 2020 reelection campaign. Kahabka has been charged with making terroristic threats and criminal mischief, both felonies. Corning Police were assisted by the FBI.


High Speed Boat Racing at Keuka Continues This Weekend!
High speed boat racing is coming to Keuka Lake. The Hammondsport Fire Department is proud to bring this exciting event for the first time. The Champlain Beach Lake area is where you will be able to watch this heart pounding, high speed racing. Boat speeds…over 120 mph. These are professional racers. Time trials will continue until 5 p.m. today. Saturday and Sunday will feature high speed racing from 10am to 5pm. Spectators will watch 80 or more boats in total participate.


NY’s COVID Positivity Rate Continues Decline
Officials report that New York has had 13 consecutive days of record-low COVID positivity rates statewide. The 7-day average has now dropped to 0.47% and has declined for 66 consecutive days. The rate is the lowest in the country. The statewide COVID vaccination rate is 69.2%.


Corning Man Arrested After Yates County Incident
After investigating an incident in Yates County, State Police arrested 32-year-old Travis Fassett of Corning. He was charged with two counts of felony grand larceny. Fassett was initially detained. 


Man Who Shot Trooper in Broome County Found and Arrested
The man accused of shooting a NY State Trooper late Wednesday in Broome County was taken into custody after a daylong search yesterday. 34-year-old Jason Johnson was captured around 4:30 p.m. near a riverbank off Route 79 in Colesville. State Police say Trooper Becky Seager, a seven-year veteran of the department, was shot by Johnson and suffered a non-life-threatening hip injury. She was released from the hospital yesterday and was greeted by a sea of law enforcement.

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