Today's Top Stories - Saturday July 3, 2021

Three years since the death of NYS Trooper Nicholas Clark

Yesterday, July 2nd, marked the three-year anniversary of the death of New York State Trooper Nicholas Clark. Clark was a native of Canisteo, graduating from Canisteo-Greenwood High School in 2006. He was a gifted athlete, not only a state wrestling champion in his senior year at C-G, he was a decorated football player at Alfred University and even tried out for the Buffalo Bills in 2012. Trooper Clark was working out of New York State Police – Troup E in Bath, when he was tragically killed in the line of duty on July 2nd, 2018, after responding to a report of a suicidal man in the Town of Erwin. Police exchanged fire with the man, who was barricaded in the home, when he struck and killed Trooper Clark. The memory of Trooper Clark lives on, he is memorialized at the Steuben County Law Enforcement Memorial in Bath, and the Trooper Nicholas F. Clark Memorial bridge along Interstate 86 bears his name as well.


Bath mayor announces new monthly series

In the latest installment of WVIN’s ‘Community Focus’ series, Bath Mayor Mike Sweet teased a new monthly “series” of his own, “Coffee with the Mayor”, in which residents of the village of Bath can meet with the mayor, and other village department heads at various restaurants in the village and have an open dialogue. The first “Coffee with the Mayor” will take place at the Chat-A-Whyle restaurant on July 7th at 8:30 a.m., featuring the newly minted Chief of Police, Colin Taft.


Wood Road Bridge in Campbell to close for construction

The Wood Road Bridge over the Cohocton River between County Route 125 and the Savona Campbell Road, in the Town of Campbell is set to close to all through traffic, per the Steuben County Department of Public Works. The closure will begin on or around Tuesday, July 6th, and is expected to last approximately six weeks. The existing bridge deck will be removed and completely replaced with a new wooden deck. A detour using Savona-Campbell Road and County Route 333 will be posted in advance of the closure.


Hammondsport Fireman’s Carnival continues today

Today marks the second day of the Hammondsport Fireman’s Carnival. The festivities, beginning at 11 a.m., include a number of family-oriented activities, such as fire truck rides for the kids beginning at 11 a.m., a cornhole tournament beginning at 12 p.m., a parade up lower Lake Street, down Main Street, and back to the fire house at 6 p.m., culminating with a display of fireworks at 10 p.m.


“Rediscover Corning” event continues this weekend

The Rediscover Corning event continues this weekend, the back half of a six-day event in total. Today features an art exhibit from 2-5 p.m. and live music from 6-8 p.m. Tomorrow features live music from local songwriters from 7:30-9 p.m., and a fireworks exhibit beginning at 9:15 p.m. As a result, Market Street will be closed off to traffic until Tuesday, July 6th.

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