Top Stories, September 15, 2023

Statement From Mayor Michael Sweet

"It gives me great pleasure to announce that Tub Town Brewing has purchased the former Five Star Bank property located at 220 Liberty Street and will expand to this location. What is significant about this is that Arbor Housing was in the process of buying the building until I intervened and asked them to reconsider. This property is important to the tax roll of the Village, and it didn’t align with our comprehensive plan (which is to reduce the number of not for profits in our business district). Arbor said that they would consider the request if we could find them alternative office space that met their needs. I’m happy to announce that Tub Town (their partners) and Arbor have been able to work out all requests and as a result we have, created a win win win. A win for Tub Town as they will expand to the most marketable façade on Liberty Street, a win for Arbor Housing as they will have upgraded office space in the former Babcock building and most importantly a huge win for the taxpayers and all businesses downtown.

'This would not have been possible without the efforts of the entire Tub Town staff, Arbor Housing and Brian Polmanteer. People are seeing the efforts the Village is taking to make Bath a better place to live, shop and raise a family.

"Thank you all for your part in this major announcement!"


Tyrtle Beach Numbers For 2023

Steuben County Youth Bureau Director Bill Caudill says, this year’s Tyrtle Beach Fundraiser brought in $26,411.  Bill Caudill  announced that this morning on Community Focus with Dave Taylor Smith.  Tyrtle Beach is a fundraiser for non-profit youth organizations throughout Central Steuben County.


NYSUT: Lots Of Teachers Are Working W/Out Contracts

State Teachers Union NYSUT, issued a statement today, saying that there are 130 teacher unions around the state, that are still working without contracts.  The state teachers union spokesman says, with the teacher shortage that’s been going on, and the decline in college students becoming teachers, this is a problematic situation. 


Background Checks Are Now In Troopers Hands  

The state police have taken over the job of doing background checks for those buying guns or ammunition.  Troopers took over that duty earlier this week. 


Steuben County Grand Jury Indicts Risingville Man For Alleged Corning Crimes From Ten Years Ago  

From New York State Police in Painted Post:  On September 13, 2023, the New York State Police at Painted Post reports the arrest of Kristopher Vosburgh, age 43, of Risingville, NY. His arrest follows a yearlong investigation, which resulted in a Steuben County Grand Jury indictment.  The incident involved a complaint to the State Police regarding Vosburghs’s interactions with a minor child at a town of Corning residence in 2013. Vosburgh was charged with Sex Abuse 1st (D Felony), forty-nine counts of Sex Abuse 2nd (A Misdemeanor), and Endangering the Welfare of a Child (A Misdemeanor). Vosburgh was remanded to the Steuben County Jail for Centralized Arraignment Part Court.  


Comedy Night Coming Up On Monday In Bath

There’s going to be a comedy night, at the Bath American Legion, that’ll be Monday night, 7 to 9.  Tickets are available at the Bath American Legion and Vines And Barrels in Bath.

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