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Thousands mourn slain state trooper

Home cooling help now available The Spectator


Members of the New York State Police perform the flag presentation ceremony following the funeral for Trooper Nicholas Clark at Alfred University last Sunday. The service included traditional elements of law enforcement funerals including bagpipes, a riderless horse and a 21-gun salute.

BATH — The Steuben County Office For the Aging and county Department of Social Services urge older adults and people with certain medical conditions to find out if their household qualifies for cooling assistance through the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Cooling Assistance Benefit program. Eligibility requirements include: • Gross monthly income at or below HEAP’s monthly income limits, or the household receives SNAP, Temporary Assistance, or Supplemental Security Income Living Alone. • A household member has a documented medical

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‘Nick was one of the best of the best of us’ Reed talks broadband in P’burgh

By Neal Simon The Spectator

ALFRED — New York State Police Trooper Nicholas F. Clark was given a hero’s funeral last Sunday at Alfred University in a service attended by the governor, the State Police superintendent, several thousand law enforcement personnel from across the country, and featuring a 21-gun salute and a helicopter flyover.

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Above | Law enforcement officers from as far away as Texas join members of the New York State Police standing in formation at the conclusion of the funeral. Left | Law enforcement officers, including those from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, paid tribute to Trooper Clark by covering their badge numbers with a Thin Blue Line mourning band.

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ZBTB rocks Bath’s Pulteney Park Steuben Courier BATH — The Central Steuben Chamber of Commerce kicked off its 2018 Music in the Park series Wednesday evening in Pulteney Park. Hundreds packed the park to listen to music by The Zac Brown Tribute Band. The event also featured local vendors and food. Don’t miss the next Music in the Park event, set for see ROCKS | 7A


PRATTSBURGH — Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) recently spoke with leaders at Empire Access to discuss broadband accessibility in rural communities. “It was my pleasure to meet with the fourth-generation of owners at Empire Access who are stimulating our economy by providing quality internet service to their customers,” said Reed. “We care about the advancement of broadband

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Trooper’s killer had illegal guns

Volunteers celebrate veterans at VA

Twenty two members, family and friends of the Allegany District Masons and Eastern Star celebrated the 4th of July holiday by providing a picnic lunch to the residents of the Bath VA Medical Center. Volunteers put up decorations, passed out 140 flag pins and red, white and blue hats and Cuba Cheese snack treats. Over 220 veterans and their families plus a number of hospital staff were served grilled hot dogs, sausage and hamburgers, potato salad, baked beans, potato chips, pickles and homemade cookies at the outdoor pavilion. The group of volunteers expressed that it was a great day to honor our veterans and a great way to say, “thank you” for their service to our country.

Steuben Courier Steven Kiley, who reportedly shot and killed New York State Trooper Nicholas Clark early Monday, was in possession of a dozen illegal firearms at the time of his death, according to a press release from the state police. According to troopers, Kiley, who was the principal at Bradford Central School, had eight assault rifles, three handguns and another rifle, plus two silencers (sound suppressors) and multiple high-capacity ammunition magazines. The press release also  included results from  autopsies conducted on  both men at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton. The results indicated that Trooper Clark was killed by buckshot from a 12-gauge shotgun. State police also reported that Kiley died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, but that he had already received a gunshot wound to the chest from law enforcement that would have been fatal regardless of any other injuries. Clark, along with other members of the New York State Police, Steuben County Sheriff ’s Office and Corning Police Department, responded  to Welch Road at approximately 3:30 a.m. for a report of a suicidal man barricaded in his residence. During the course of the response, according to authorities, Trooper Clark, 29, of Troupsburg, was shot and killed by Kiley, 43. Funeral services for Trooper Clark were held last Sunday at Alfred University.


KLP to give sneak peek of ‘Honk!’ Submitted The Dormann Library will be holding our next Summer Learning Program event on Friday, July 20 at the Bath Fire Hall on 50 East Morris St. starting at 1:30 p.m. The Keuka Lake Players will be presenting a preview of their summer musical “Honk!” Honk! is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Ugly Duckling, and the show incorporates a message of tolerance. The musical is set in the countryside and features Ugly, a cygnet (a swan), who is mistaken for an ugly duckling. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. The little fowl finds himself on an adventure of

self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be. The show will be presented in its entirety in Hammondsport on Aug. 10-12. Come see a free sneak peek of this family show and learn more about theater. Don’t forget to bring your reading coupons, since we will be drawing for some prizes this week. The Dormann Library’s Book Group: “The Book Stops Here” will be meeting on Monday, July 23 starting at 6 p.m. There is enough time to read a biography about a musician/composer in honor of the “Libraries Rock!” summer theme and join us. Bring a music sample by your musician to share during our discussion of the books we chose.

Elks, Scouts team up

ON CAMPUS • BUFFALO – Buffalo State College is pleased to recognize the following students who have been named to the Spring 2018 Dean’s List: Michele Hauryski of Bath (art education K-12) and Roselynn Corrado of Bath (theater). • NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Alexis K. Spry of Corning was recognized on the dean’s list at Norwich University for the spring 2018 semester. • ONEONTA – SUNY Oneonta students earning Dean’s List honors for the spring 2018 semester are: Raven Foote of Cohocton and Trenton Hickey of Savona. • Submitted



The Bath Elks Lodge #1547 held their last blanket giveaway at the Bath VA Medical Center for the 4th of July holiday. Cub Scout Pack #57 from Bath helped thank each patient for their service. Pictured, from left, back row, Exalted Ruler, Judy McGlynn, parents Matt Lyke, Ken Kaiser, Teresa Klock, Pack Leader, Scott Folckemer, Veteran and Elk member, Jim Robinson.  Front row, Caleb Lyke, Bryce Kaiser and Keegan Folckemer.  A pizza and wing party was held after the event. The blankets were purchased with Elk National Foundation Beacon Grant monies.   

Free workshop with attorney on estate documents Is your estate plan a comprehensive estate plan which includes all of the five critical documents? Do you know what could happen if you don’t have one or more of these documents in place? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County is offering a free workshop to answer these questions, Five Critical Estate Planning Documents …and five more you may want to consider on Tuesday, July 24 from 2-4 p.m. at the Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning. Patrick Roth, Elder Law Attorney, CPA from Corning, will lead both workshops and discuss such topics as: • What can happen if you never get around to completing your plan? • What do each of these documents do and what happens if you don’t have them. • Learn how to prevent disaster from striking you and your loved ones. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607-664-2300 to reserve a space. For more details visit • Submitted

• OSWEGO – SUNY Oswego has named highperforming students from the area to the President’s List for spring 2018: Hannah M. Berleue of Campbell, a junior accounting major; Ryan C. Furness of Campbell, a senior broadcasting and mass communication major.

• OSWEGO – Giovanni A. Rodriguez of Cohocton, a sophomore majoring in theatre, earned Deans’ List recognition at SUNY Oswego for the spring 2018 semester.

• LEXINGTON, Va. – The following students received a degree from Washington and Lee University: Rachael Jourdan Miller of Corning, received a BA degree and majored in Philosophy and East Asian Languages and Literatures; William Benjamin Whedon of Corning, received a BSC and BA degree cum laude and majored in Accounting and Business Administration and History. • Submitted



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This summer, America, can we keep it together? stay aware of HABs By Charita M. Goshay More Content Now

As we move through this summer, one of the most serious threats to area lakes and other waterways – to waterbodies all across New York State, in fact – is Harmful Algal Blooms, commonly referred to as “HABs.” The state Department of Environmental of Conservation (DEC) defines HABs this way, “Most algae are harmless and are an important part of the food web. Certain types of algae can grow quickly and form blooms, which can cover all or portions of a lake. Even large blooms are not necessarily harmful. However some species of algae can produce toxins that can be harmful to people and animals. Blooms of algal species that can produce toxins are referred to as harmful algal blooms (HABs). HABs usually occur in nutrient-rich waters, particularly during hot, calm weather.” HABs do pose serious health threats to people, pets and livestock, which means we all need to pay attention, stay informed, practice caution and, importantly, report blooms where and when we see them. More on this below. At the start of the year, I joined several colleagues – Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, Senator Pam Helming and Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb – to send a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to include Canandaigua, Keuka and Seneca lakes on a list of 12 “priority lakes” for which the state has developed specific actions plans to combat HABs. Our request went unheeded by the Cuomo administration and, following a series of four regional HAB summits throughout New York State, the administration has unveiled the specific action plans for the 12 lakes. These action plans are intended to serve as “living documents” that will be constantly reassessed and serve to identify the strategies – wastewater treatment upgrades, sewer expansions, septic system upgrades and replacements, streambank erosion prevention, storm water best management practices, agricultural nutrient reduction measures and others – proving most effective at combating and preventing HABs in every water body. It’s also critical to note that the 2018-2019 state budget includes approximately $60 million in grant funding to support implementation projects for the 12 priority lakes, as well as for other waterbodies impacted by HABs.  It is important

that Southern Tier and Finger Lakes municipalities, soil and water conservation districts, and not-for-profit organizations are aware of their eligibility to apply for state grant funding to help combat HABs on impacted lakes and other waterbodies, even those not on Governor Cuomo’s priority list. We want to ensure that Finger Lakes and Southern Tier communities are aware that while their impacted lakes and waterways may not be on the Cuomo administration’s priority list, funding is still available to assist any waterbodies impacted by HABs. We worked to ensure that this funding was included in this year’s state budget and available on a statewide basis to combat harmful algal blooms threatening drinking water sources, upstate tourism economies and the recreational use of lakes and other waterways. In addition to the $60 million for HAB projects, grant funding is also available through the $2.5-billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act enacted by the Legislature last year. Funding is available through nine separate programs.  My state Senate website,  http://www., provides a link to more detailed information from the DEC on applying for this funding. Furthermore, the public is encouraged to submit comments and ideas to assist with the ongoing assessment of HABs prevention and treatment. Email comments to the following address:  DOWInforma Finally, the DEC website also provides comprehensive and detailed information on the state’s overall strategy to address HABs, including the recently released action plans, identifying and reporting HABs (which the DEC highlights as extremely important), and other educational and informational resources. I encourage everyone spotting a suspicious algae bloom to use the DEC website to report it. Summer is a season full of safety reminders. This year, that includes being aware of the existence and danger of HABs. 

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Someone far more clever than me once described the Declaration of Independence as “the world’s most famous break-up letter.” Independence Day exists because American colonists, fed up with the British Crown’s greed and disrespect, were convinced they could do bad all by themselves, so it was inevitable. In essence, the letter reads: “Dear George: Drop dead.” Even so, it wasn’t easy. We tend to think the Declaration was printed and signed, someone lit fireworks and that was that. Apart from the sure threat of being hanged for treason, the Founders also bickered and argued among themselves about what kind of country they wanted. Some called for George Washington to serve as king. He didn’t even want to be president. Others laid bare their hypocrisy when they demanded freedom from the British, while compromising on slavery. It would come back around to bite, inflict-

ing wounds unhealed to this day. In some ways, the question of our national identity remains unanswered — and therein lies our genius. We Americans can pivot and reinvent ourselves better than anyone on Earth. Though our core tenets remain, we are not remotely the same country we were in 1776, or even 1976. What would they think? We can only guess what the Founders might think of the America of 2018, and how we’ve evolved from being a country in which only white men with land could vote to one in which practically anyone can be elected president — and practically anyone has. They would be astonished that a nation that couldn’t pull the trigger on slavery elected a black man president. Twice. They would not be at all shocked, however, that a woman has not been elected president because it never would occur to them that such a thing was possible. So far, they appear to be right. They’d likely be

thrilled at their own brilliance in devising a system that has withstood the foolishness and abuses of their descendants, all while maintaining its central purpose: self-governance and the preservation of individual rights. We have to suppose that some of them might be surprised we’re still here, though it sometimes feels as if we, too, are breaking up. A new Gallup Poll finds that for the first time in years, less than half of us describe ourselves as “extremely proud” to be American. Just 47 percent of those polled identified themselves as such, down from 70 percent in 2004. Torn fabric Our “common garment of destiny,” as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. described it, is at risk of unraveling; its threads being stressed by anger and resentment; the fabric being soiled and torn asunder by fear and demagoguery. Among extremists and fear-mongers, there always has been talk of secession and even a second civil war. It all sounds silly on its face, but we know what hap-

pens to a house that remains divided. We’ve been so good at democracy for so long, we’ve taken for granted it never will come undone. That a foreign adversary unleashed an army wielding laptops and false ads in 2016, and made the kind of inroads that no bombs ever could, should give us all nightmares. It exposed our arrogance in thinking that no one would dare, and our failure to learn the lessons of Sept. 11, when a small group was able to wield online propaganda like a sword and inflict grievous harm. Can we keep it together? The question has been posed before, with the answer written in the blood of more than 600,000 lives lost to preserve it between 1861 and 1865, and just as many in its defense during World War II. But our current state of deep divisiveness is cause for renewed concern. The real question: Do we have the courage, resolve and faith to save ourselves from ourselves? Reach Charita at charita.goshay@canton

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Rolling abs keep your core strong By Marlo Alleva More Content Now

A strong core is so important for your body to be at its best. It takes the strain off of your back, helps with good posture, and of course great abs just look good. Our move today is a little something to not only challenge the core, but also the upper body and legs. So it’s kind of a total body thing, not just core! The move is rolling abdominals (with a foam roller). And the focus is core, but upper body, leg strength, and balance all play a role. You will need a flat surface for this exercise, too. Start by sitting on the ground and extending your  legs straight out in front  of you. Place the foam  roller under your calves,  on the upper end. Position your hands just outside of your hips, under your shoulders for leverage. Hold your chest tall and prepare to move. Now, pressing your hands into


the floor, lift your rear end up, and hold this hovering position. Once you find your balance, engage your core and proceed to pull your hips in a backward motion. Using the roller as a wheel for your legs to roll back and forth on. Keep the abdomen tight and in control of the whole movement.

As you reach your deepest contraction, (by pulling back); reverse the move, and push forward. Go slightly farther than the start position, giving the arms and glutes a little extra tension. Continue this rolling motion for at least 10 repetitions. Take a break, and go for at least two more sets.


HIV clinic Steuben County Public Health sponsors free and confidential HIV testing clinics, by appointment only as follows: • From 9-10:30 a.m. July 17 at Steuben County Public Health Clinic Rooms, County Office Building, 3 E. Pulteney Square, Bath. These clinic services are available to all residents of Steuben County for HIV counseling and testing. Residents seeking testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, which include Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and

Syphilis, can call for a referral. For an appointment or information, call Steuben County Public Health at 664-2438 or 800-724-0471. Immunizations clinic Steuben County Public Health will offer immunizations: • From 4:30-6:30 p.m. July 24 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath. All clinics are by appointment only. All vaccines recommended for children are available for children who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover the cost of vaccines. All adults should get one dose of the

whooping cough vaccine called Tdap, especially those who will be around infants less than 12 months old, since infants are at greatest risk of life-threatening complications from whooping cough. Public Health has Tdap vaccine and most other adult vaccines, and charges a fee based on a sliding scale ($5-25/person) for those without insurance. Medicaid is also accepted. Call the Steuben County Public Health office at 6642438 or 800-724-0471 to schedule an appointment or for information.

Blood drives

The American Red

Cross will hold the following blood drives. Call 800-RED-CROSS to schedule appointment. • From 11:45 a.m.5:45 p.m. July 19 at Hammondsport Fire Department, 8521 State Route 54, Hammondsport. • From 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Aug. 11 at Centenary United Methodist Church, 3 W. Washington St., Bath. CORRECTION | On page 5A of the July 8, 2018 edition, a Blood Drive was erroneously listed for July 17 at Steuben County Public Health Clinic Rooms. This information was incorrect.


LOCAL HEALTH NEWS IN BRIEF Transportation assistance If you are a senior citizen without transportation to necessary, non-emergency appointments, please call 2-1-1 HELPLINE by dialing 2-1-1 or 800346-2211 and ask for Steuben Coordinated Transportation. Donations are accepted but there is not a fee for any services given. Residents of any age interested in becoming a volunteer driver and a vital part of our community are also invited to call for more information. (Mileage reimbursement is available to volunteer drivers.)

Senior home care

The Steuben County Office for the Aging assists senior citizens and their families explore the many options for home care and support services for eligible senior citizens. Call 607664-2298.

Rehab treatment

Get free and confidential help finding rehab treatment listings in your local area through or call today at 888-6290333 to speak to a counselor.

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Continued from 1A But it was Nick Clark the son, the brother, the uncle, the teammate and colleague who was remembered and emphasized during a funeral service in the McLane Center, just a short walk from the football field where he earned All-American honors for the Saxons. Clark, 29, was shot and killed July 2 after responding to an emergency call for a suicidal man on Welch Road in the Town of Erwin. The suspect in Clark’s shooting, a 43-yearold man, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said. George P. Beach II, superintendent of the State Police, said Clark’s life provides a lesson for everyone: “Never hesitate. Challenge yourself. Laugh. Love life to its fullest.” “As a commander, your main concern is that every one of your guys makes it home every day, and when one of your guys doesn’t come home, it leaves this big hole, this big loss in us,” Clark’s State Police Troop E commander, Staff Inspector Rick Allen, said prior to the service. “Nick was one of the best of the best of us. With only three years on the road, he was establishing himself as a great trooper, one of our best guys.” Bagpipers, a riderless horse, and a State Police motorcycle detail preceded the hearse into the parking area behind the McLane Center,

where hundreds of personnel from Troop E, Clark’s home troop, stood at attention as family members exited vans and entered the building for services. A three-year veteran of the State Police, Clark, a Canisteo-Greenwood High School graduate, was most recently assigned to the Bath barracks, patrolling and policing in communities he knew well and in which he competed as a state champion wrestler and high school football star with the Canisteo-Greenwood Redskins. “This was a 29-year old superstar in everything he did,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “So we wish the family peace and prayer, but it will be with them forever, this loss.” “Over the past week, I’ve learned Nick had a passion for life, was hardworking, humble and kind ... steady, consistent with a great sense of humor. Public service was a perfect fit,” State Police Superintendent Beach II said during the funeral service. “Nick knew that he was where he could make a difference.” Beach was clearly working hard to control his emotions as he spoke about the loss of Clark and the State Police’s commitment to the trooper’s family, including his mother, Theresa Gunn, his father, Anthony Clark, his brother, Nathan, step siblings, grandparents, and nieces, who, a funeral speaker noted, called him “uncle Nicky.” To family, Beach said, “I promise we will never leave you.”


Beach added: “His life was taken because he did what we asked him to do.” The funeral service was officiated by Rev. Donald Maynard, pastor of the Canisteo Wesleyan Church, who said he watched Nick and his brother, Nathan, grow up. “Everything came easy to Nick. His smile was contagious,” Maynard said. Clark died “Trying to help somebody, trying to make it right,” said Maynard, who quoted from Psalm 39, verse 4: “O LORD, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am!” Inside the McLane Center,  Gov. Cuomo knelt in front  of the Clark family, speaking softly for a few minutes with the trooper’s parents. In a statement to reporters following the service, Cuomo said he has seen “many ugly things” as governor, but called the heartbreak of a young trooper’s killing “the absolute worst.” “On a personal level, what do you say to a family that loses a 29-year old son? It’s unnatural,” Cuomo said. “We bury our parents. We bury our grandparents. You don’t bury your children. “For all the law enforcement that are inside, state police, local police this is a frightening and dangerous world that we live in. In some ways more frightening and more dangerous than it has ever been before.”

Police: 2nd man charged in meth bust By Jeff Smith Steuben Courier

CORNING - A man arrested in late June after city patrolmen responded to a call of a strange odor coming a Knoxville Senior Apartments suite on West William Street has been formally charged. James Carson, 43, of 10306 Hamilton Road, Corning, was charged Monday in Corning City Court with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Carson was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail. Richard Eygabroat, 39, of 40 W. William St., Corning, was charged in the same incident in late June with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. He was arraigned in Corning City Court and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $2,000 cash bail. Chief Jeff Spaulding said Eygabroat was previously arrested at the same West William Street apartment May 7 for allegedly having an active meth lab. Spaulding said a quantity of meth, meth-making materials and heroin was seized from the Knoxville Senior Apartments suite. Carson will return to Corning City Court at a later date to answer to the charges.


Roger L. Sincerbox Roger L. Sincerbox, age 76, of Hammondsport, passed away Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Roger was born July 3, 1942 the son of, Joseph and Stella (Brewer) Sincerbox. Roger was a lifelong resident of Hammondsport and a local business owner of The Arco Service Station and the Park Inn Hotel during the 1970’s. He later was a self-employed mail contractor for the US Postal Service. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and spending time with his family. Roger was a member of the Sons of the American Legion. Roger was married to Paulette E (VanCise) Sincerbox who predeceased him in 1977. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Susan M. Sincerbox in 1989. Roger is survived by his partner of 40 years Augustus “Kit” Draper; daughter, Rogette E (Donald) Pantina of Seaford, NY; sons, Ryan E (Michelle) Sincerbox of Bath, NY, Glen (Danette) Sincerbox of Dansville, NY; grandchildren, Susan and Morgan Elaine Sincerbox, Cameron, Ryan, and Cole Pantina, Keagan and Morgan Elizabeth Sincerbox; brothers, Larry Sincerbox of California, Kenny (Ka-

tie) Sincerbox of Florida; sister, Sandy (Jim) Robinson of Bath. He was predeceased by a brother Gary Sincerbox. Also survived by several “step” children and grandchildren; Jeanette (Ronald) Georgia of Bath, Rodney (Melanie) Draper of Plattsburgh, Roger (Terri) Draper of Bath, Robert (Karen) Draper of Bath, and Ryan Draper of Hornell, NY. Family and friends were invited to call at LaMarche Funeral Home, Main Street, Hammondsport, NY on Tuesday, July 10 from 4-7 PM. Funeral services were held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 11 at 11 AM. Burial was in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport. A luncheon followed services at the Hammondsport American Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to an American Legion of choice.

Daniel Thomas Campbell Sr. Wayne: Daniel Thomas Campbell Sr., age 61, of Wayne, NY died Wednesday July 4, 2018 in the comfort of his home with his family at his side. Honoring his wishes

there are no prior calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday (July 21) at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, NY with Pastor Adam Hunt officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Rd., Corning, NY 14870. Dan was born May 22, 1957 in Bath, NY, a twin son of the late Donald G. and Lorraine Hotchkiss Campbell Sr. On November 16, 1980 in Dundee, NY he married the former Linda M. Hatmaker. Having worked for his Dad at Campbell Septic and Excavation, and delivered lumber for 84 Lumber as well as plowing roads for the Dept. of Transportation; Dan was employed by Amerigas, of Watkins Glen, for 20 years before his health forced him to stop. Mr. Campbell was a member of the Sons of the Wayne American Legion; and was a former member of the Wayne Fire Dept. & Montour Falls Moose. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, metal detecting, and was an avid collector of lost roadside tools, as well as coins, antiques, and unusual glass bottles. He is loved and will be forever missed by his wife of 37 years Linda M. Campbell at home; a daughter Deonna F. M. (Jessica Sawyer) Campbell of Rochester; a son Daniel T. Campbell Jr. of Corning; his “Mom” Diane M. Campbell of Wayne; 5 brothers Donald G. Campbell Jr. also of Wayne, his twin brother Dennis A. (Nancy) Campbell, Douglas B. (Vicki

Graves) Campbell both of Bath, David R. Campbell of Wayne, Gregory (Jackie Collins) Andrews of Montour Falls; 4 sisters Diane M. (Terry Scotchmer) Sutton, Dedra A. (Steve Bursi) Campbell both of Wayne, Donna J. (Bob) Hojnoski of Cincinnati, OH, Deborah L. Campbell of Las Vegas, NV; Aunt Dorothy Lendell, and special cousin Debbie Matteson both of Caneadea, NY; along with numerous nieces, nephews, more cousins. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhome

Mary Christina von der Empten Hammondsport – Mary Christina von der Empten, 91. Born to Andrew and Julia Shanley on August 19, 1926. Mary died Sunday July 8, 2018 at the Fred and Harriet Taylor Health Center. After living on Bully Hill for about 10 years, her family moved to the village into what would be her home for 80 years. She graduated from Hammondsport Central in 1945. Her fellow graduates wrote about her in the yearbook, “Mary is our quiet friend, she hasn’t much

to say: but when you get to know her, you’ll find she is sweet and gay”. A daily dog walker, there was no one who didn’t know who she was and the high school quote would be true to the day she died. She was a friend to her pet dogs and cats and animal rescue organizations. She retired from the Bath VA in 1981, after 31 years of service. She was pre-deceased by her parents, brothers John and Robert, nieces Joan and Mary, and nephews John and James. She is survived by nieces Kathleen (Dan) Rawlings, Margie Hanson, nephew Paul von der Empten, nephew-in-law John Westphal and many great nieces and nephews. Mary was a lifelong communicant of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Hammondsport where friends called Friday July 13th, from 10:30 am to her mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Interment followed in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.

Brian J. Peck Brian J. Peck age 57 passed away suddenly at home June 28, 2018. Brian was born May 21, 1961 in Corning, NY, the son of Carl (2-8-07) and MaryEllen (Wurth) (4-1210) Peck. Brian was survived by his faithful dog, Roxanne, his loving wife Dina (Bennett); son Tristen (Kristin) Peck, grandsons Jayden and Macklen, step children

Chad Bennett, Brittney (Matt) Bennett, and Brandon Huntone. Sisters Carla (Thomas) Shafer, and Karen Peck, many nieces and nephews, ex-wives Linda (Miller) Smoot and Cindy (Lowery) Peck. Brian graduated from Corning East High School in 1979 and went on to pursue Culinary Arts at Johnson and Wales Culinary Institute of Rhode Island. In 1983 he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and proudly served his country honorably for over 10 years as a Military Police Officer. Along with several other medals; Brian was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for preventing a fellow Marine from taking his own life and took great pride in this. He loved his dog Roxanne, family, Corps and Country. Brian was happiest at home with Roxanne and Dina working on improving the property they shared. He was one of the founders of Youngevity and took pride in helping others live a healthier life. Brian also worked on his genealogy contacting distant relatives and did his best to stay connected with those he loved. Please join us for A Celebration of Brian’s Life to be held at the American Legion on Rte 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840 on Sunday, July 15th, 1-5pm. Brian will be laid to rest with Military Honors next to his parents on Monday, July 16th 2:00 pm at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Hammondsport, NY. Arrangements are by the LaMarche Funeral Home of Hammondsport.

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Volunteer opportunities • Free Summer Meals for Kids - RSVP volunteers are needed to assist students in getting supplemental food during the summer months when school is not in session. The Bath site at Dormann library is looking for volunteers. • Project Care - Volunteer drivers are needed to transport senior citizens to doctor’s appointments, the grocery store, and other essential services in the greater Bath area. Could you spare an hour or two a week to assist a senior in your community? Mileage reimbursement available. • Head Start Volunteers - Volunteers are needed to provide additional support in classrooms making it possible to give individual attention to children. Head Start and Universal Pre-K programs are located in nearly every school district in Steuben County. Training for volunteers will be scheduled in July for the start of the school year in the fall. • Catholic Charities - Volunteers are needed as receptionists to courteously greet clients and visitors entering Turning Point and to refer and direct them towards appropriate areas of interest. Morning and afternoon shifts available. • Full Circle America Wellness Ambassadors - Are you a retired RN or LPN? Become part of a cutting-edge movement supporting older adults in their own homes aging in place. • Compeer - Volunteers are needed to serve as one-on-one companions to individuals living with mental health challenges and also to serve as board members. Board member volunteers organize activities, assist in fundraising, and help with outreach and educational efforts. • The Ramp Guys (and Gals!) - More volunteers are needed to assist this group in building ramps for individuals throughout the county. No construction experience necessary. Please call Steuben County RSVP at 607-6642298 or email maryd@ information.



Meetings • The Compassionate Friends group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Empire Room of the Dormann Library in Bath. The group is a national non-profit self-help support organization for families struggling with grief after a child dies. Parents, grandparents and adult siblings who are grieving the loss of a child in their family are invited to attend the meetings. For more information call or text (607) 661-5015 or (607) 368-2435 or go to To learn more, go to www.compassionat • Village of Bath Housing Authority Board meetings will be held at 3 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month (except where a holiday occurs, then it is the week before). • Disabled American Veterans Chapter 7 meets on the third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Bath American Legion Post 173, 14 W. William St., Bath. For more information contact Commander Arvel Miner at 607-2817941 or Adjutant Anthony Ritter at 607-368-9251. New members welcome. • Bath Baby Café, 9-10:30 a.m. every Friday at the Dormann Library. The Baby Café is a free drop-in support program designed for pregnant women, breastfeeding moms, and all families. Staffed by trained professionals from the county –Public Health, Healthy Families, WIC, and others. Certified Lactation Counselors are also on site every Friday to help with any breastfeeding questions or concerns. All programs are free and offer both mothers and children support and social opportunities. For more information, call Steuben County Public Health at 607-664-2438. • Prattsburgh Seniors welcomes new members that live within 10 miles of Prattsburgh at the Prattsburgh Methodist Church every second Tuesday of the month. Bring a dish to pass and table service. Annual dues $10. • Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet the second Monday of each month from 10:30 a.m.-noon

at the Steuben County Health Care Facility, 7009 Rumsey St. Ext., Bath. This support group is open to caregivers of individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. To learn more, call 607-664-2298. Free. No registration required. Alzheimer’s Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester. (800) 272-3900, TDD: (866) 403-3073, • Dementia Support Group for Caregivers, Bath, 10:30 a.m.12 p.m., second Monday of each month, Steuben Center for Rehabilitation & Health Care, 7009 Rumsey Street, Bath. • “Celebrate Recovery” is free program, built to see lives changed through the power of God. Meetings are Friday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Bethel Assembly of God, 310 W. Washington St., Bath. Participants may attend any meeting. Call 776-6264 for more information.

Events • Vegetarian buffet luncheon free to the community every third Saturday of the month at 12:15 p.m., held at the Corning Seventh-day Adventist Church at 121 Fuller Avenue, side entrance. Call 962-7994 for information. • The Savona Federated Church will hold its Senior Citizen Dish to Pass Luncheons the third Wednesday of each month at 12 p.m. If you have any questions contact Jean Mattoon at jean • IN~JOY OILS will host free classes on the following dates: 5:30 p.m. July 17, Team Spirit Business Builders; 5:30 p.m. July 20, Essential Oils 101; and 5:30 p.m. July 23, Oils of The Bible. Call 607-377-7525 for free consultations and classes. IN~JOY OILS is located at 20 W. Steuben St. in Bath. • Jellystone Park of the Fingerlakes (Babcock Hollow Campground) will host a Carnival to benefit Ronald McDonald House, from 4-8 p.m. July 21 at 5932 Babcock Hollow Rd., in Bath. There will be carnival games, prizes, food, and music by Next O Kin and friends. Admission is free, with a nominal fee for games and food. For questions, call 607-776-7185.

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6-8 p.m. July 18 in Pulteney Park featuring Star*69. Keep up to date on Chamber events at www.central Events are also slated for Avoca and Savona.

Music in the Park schedule: Star*69 July 18 Pulteney Park, Bath, 6-8 p.m. Devon Franks July 25 Pulteney Park, Bath, 6-8 p.m. Rust Aug. 1 Pulteney Park, Bath, 6-8 p.m. The Town Pants Aug. 8 Pulteney Park, Bath, 6-8 p.m. Shackwater July 24 Main Street Gazebo, Avoca, 6-8 p.m. Voxology July 31 Main Street Gazebo, Avoca, 6-8 p.m. Rockhouse Riot Aug. 7 Main Street Gazebo, Avoca, 6-8 p.m. Southern Exit July 17 Community Park, Savona, 6-8 p.m.

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Trivia What was the name of the cave creatures in the “Land of the Lost”? A. Mummies B. Sleepers C. Sleestaks D. Fleabites (Answer at bottom of column)

Number to know $2 million: In 2003, the U.S. government spent about $2 million on potato research.

This day in history July 15, 1997: Spree killer Andrew Cunanan murders world-renowned Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace on the steps outside his Miami mansion.

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IN BRIEF Bath Church sets sanctuary tours

The First Presbyterian Church of Bath will again open its sanctuary for tours on Wednesdays - July 18, 25 and Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tour guides will be on hand to help visitors observe the impressive work of Louis Comfort Tiffany who created the sanctuary’s interior design ca 1895-7. It has been said that “his rich materials and colors and his use of symbolic motif combine to create an effect rarely found among American Protestant churches”. We invite you to visit this magnificent sanctuary and see for yourself the abundance of symbolism that Tiffany used for the praise and worship of God! The church is located at 6 E. Morris St. in Bath.

Cemetery Tour tickets on sale

Jasper’s Gully Cemetery is one of the stops on Steuben County Historical Society’s 10th Annual Leaf Peeping Cemetery Tour which will take place on Monday, Oct. 8. This all-day tour will also include stops at cemeteries in Bath, Cameron, Greenwood, Canisteo and Howard. Included in the ticket price, lunch is a choice of ½ BBQ chicken, roast beef sandwich or a vegan penne pasta with garlic & vegetables. We will eat lunch in the Greenwood Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets at $65 each can be obtained by sending a check and choice of food to the Society at 1 Conhocton St., Bath, NY 14810. For more information call 607-776-9930. • Submitted


LOCAL LIBRARY HAPPENINGS - SEE WHAT’S GOING ON Libraries: Submit your events using the formatting above and email to news@steu Note: If you do not receive an automated response, your email was not received. Please call 607-776-2121.

Fred & Harriett Taylor Memorial Library 21 William St., Hammondsport 607-569-2045

Indoor Walking is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9-10 a.m. Walk away the pounds with Leslie Sansone’s Walking DVDs. Dress in comfortable clothes, wear sneakers, bring a bottle of water and plan on enjoying yourself. Walking will take place in the lower level of the library. (Indoor walking will be on July 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, and 30. Little Bookworms Story Time - Bring your child to the library for stories and activities on Wednesdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Little Bookworms will be held on July 18, 25. July 18 - Cooking with Debbie: Fermentation - Sign up for Cooking with Debbie at 6 p.m. . The topic will be Fermentation. Debbie Meritsky will be presenting this program. Call 607569-2045 to sign up. July 24 - Jewelry Making Class - Sign up to make beaded jewelry with Nancy Wightman from 6:30-8 p.m. . There will be a $5 materials fee, due at the class. Call 607-569-2045 to sign up. July 25 - The Writers Group will meet at 1 p.m. There is no fee and newcomers are welcome. The Writers Group meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

Savona Free Library

(607) 583-4426 Mary Helen Joint Meeting House Register for events: email, call, or at the Library. July 19, 10 a.m., Story Hour at the Library! There will be stories, games and inter-

active play in the Early Literacy Room. Registration is requested. July 19, 4-6 p.m., Come, play Minecraft at the Savona Free Library. Come play a multiplayer game of Minecraft. We will have computers set up with a closed Minecraft world for players to explore and interact. Open to all ages. There will be snacks and drinks available. Registration is required. July 20, 4-6 p.m. Teen Cooking with Rose. Open to tweens, teens and adults who would like to learn how to make stuffed shells for a great dinner. There is limited room for this event so please pre-register. July 21, 10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m., Family Story Walk. Join the Library for the beginning of a story walk to the Savona Park. The story will end at the park with games for all to enjoy. All ages are welcome on the walk. July 27, 7 p.m., Savona Free Library’s Movie Night! Come and join the fun at the Movie Night showing Ready Player One. A young teen figures out the first key in a contest to get control of a free virtual world against an evil corporation, trying to take it over for profit. Can he and his friends win control over the virtual world and keep it free for all to use? Rated PG-13. This event is free. We will pop the popcorn and have soda available. All are welcome to enjoy the show. You can bring your own snacks, or share snacks with everyone. Aug. 2, 10 a.m., Story Hour. There will be stories, games and interactive play in the Early Literacy Room. Registration is requested. Aug. 2, 3 p.m., Savona Free Library’s Movie Matinee! Come and join the fun at the Movie Matinee showing Rock Dog. A Tibetan mastiff living in a remote mountain community dreams of being a Rock Star. He leaves his flock for the big city to make his fortune. Will he become a rock star? What will happen to the flock he was protecting? Rated PG. This event is free. All are welcome to enjoy the show. You can bring your own snacks, or share snacks with everyone.

Aug. 3, 4-6 p.m., Family Yarn Night. Join us for a night of learning how to craft with yarn. Our Director, Candy Wilson, will be on hand to show all ages how to arm knit, finger knit or crochet. Bring your own yarn or there will be a limited supply available. If you would like to learn to crochet bring a crochet hook, so you can practice at home (there will be hooks available to try with). Aug. 4, 9-11 a.m., Maker Care - Make Dog and Cat Toys for the Shelter. Drop in and learn how to make a dog or cat toy to be donated to the Finger Lakes SPCA. All materials will be available and instructions. All are welcome to learn to make and care for others in our communities.

Cohocton Public Library

8 Maple Ave, Cohocton, (585) 384-5170 Story Time Session: Libraries Rock! Thursdays 10:30 a.m. July 5-Aug. 23 In this unit we will make instruments, play music, and enjoy singing. Storytime at the Cohocton Public Library is a fun, interactive, and educational program for children and their caregivers. Each week the program will feature stories, crafts, and activities based on this particular theme. Reading Challenge 7/1-8/27 Use your library and win this summer!Fill out a scratch off ticket every week you come to the library and see what you won. Grand Prize drawings will be held at the end of August. Wiggle and Bop Wednesday 11 a.m. Wiggle and Bop is an inclusive sensory story time. Interactive songs, books, and games are fun for everyone. This program is especially designed for toddlers and children with sensory challenges. Community Creation Station The Community Creation Station is a creative space, with tools and materials provided for free by the library. No project is too big or too small. Work on your own hobbies or check out one of the awesome crafts offered throughout the month. All proj-

ects will be show cased with instruction on Monday nights from 5:30-7 p.m. and then offered as Do It Yourself (DIY) for the rest of the week. 7/16 Essential Oils Make and Take- Use Essential Oils to make a scent-sational after sun spray for summer! 7/23 Mini Lid BanjosUse recycling to make these tiny banjos and explore a whole new sound. 7/30 Makey MakeyCheck out this cool tech and make a giant piano!

Yoga Classes Yoga for EveryBody July 10 and Chair Yoga July 24 at 6 p.m. Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that integrates yoga postures and meditation techniques for total mind and body wellbeing. Join us for an all age’s introductory class or Chair Yoga, with certified Kundalini instructor Elisa Leone. Yoga mats are recommended, but a beach towel will work for this class! Check out serenityyogawithelisa. com.

Wildlife Rockstars July 26, 1 p.m. Meet some exciting live animals, birds, and reptiles with The Wildlife Rockstars. The staff and day program members of Building Bridges for Brain Injury share information about their animal ambassadors and encourage environmental and wildlife conservation awareness.

Teen Test Kitchen 7/25 Pizza, 8/8 Guacamole and Salsa, 8/22 Omelets. Teens only! Let’s make lunch! Registration required, call ahead.

Bone Builders Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. Bone Builders is a free hour long exercise and education program for those 55 and older. It is designed to reduce or halt the risk of osteoporosis in both women and men. Participants of all abilities can benefit from this program.

Book Club July 25, 12 p.m. Come join us for a friendly discussion of “The Story of Arthur Truluv,” by Elizabeth Berg. Copies are available at the Library. Teens and adults are welcome! Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be served. • Submitted



On July’s full moon ‘The Buck Moon’ By Oak Duke

WHAT’S UP at MOSSY BANK PARK July 15, 2018 – At times, there are true dilemmas when trying to deal ethically with the natural world. In general, it is best to preserve and protect the present environment, in its most natural form, to the best of your understanding. Ted Markham, one of the originators of Mossy Bank Park, and probably the park’s strongest advocate, was adamant about never planting or introducing anything to the park that might not have been found there ‘naturally’. The Mossy Bank Park Committee has steadfastly tried to follow this edict. But high value is also placed on preserving biodiversity, protecting threatened species, and considering several future generations when making decisions. Being sensitive to the plight of native pollinators, those bees, flies, butterflies, beetles, and other organisms vital to floral fertilization, the numbers of which have been dropping precipitously in recent times, the Committee wanted to try to help these pollinators. To this end, the Committee planted a pollinator meadow at the Mossy Bank Pond site. But there are some implications in doing so of which Ted might not have approved. Installing the pollinator meadow involved considerable disruption to a quarter acre corner of the Mossy Bank Pond site. Three years ago, the existing vegetation, mostly grass and naturally occurring alien forbs (think dandelions, plantain, etc.), was cut as close to the ground as possible, treated with a potent herbicide, and finally burned off with torches. At considerable expense, the Committee purchased a mix of three native grass and twentyfour native forb seeds which were planted in the treated area using a seed drill. Over the three years since, the meadow was cut to the specifications stipulated by the seed provider. Ideally it would have been burned again this spring, but weather conditions made that impossible; so it was just cut as close to the ground as possible once again. This mowing was to be the last intervention. Hopefully the pollinator meadow will be self-sustaining now. The seed supplier’s advice came from the Xerces Society, an organization for the study and preservation of invertebrates, and a leading advocate for native pollinator species. So what could be wrong with that? To make this meadow a self-sustaining site for years to come, the combination of grass and forb species planted are quite specific. And herein lies the rub: some of


D. Randy Weidner the plants selected would not have been native to the park. Perhaps not as important an ethical dilemma as what to do if you find a critically endangered animal eating the last seriously endangered plant, but you had to know Ted. Now in the summer of the third year, I invite everyone to visit the pollinator meadow and see what you think. It looks pretty terrific to me! The village crew no longer cuts there and the plants are thick and tall. When I visited, it was loaded with white Foxglove Beard-tongue (Penstomen digitalis) and yellow Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta). These plants are ‘natural’, and might be found elsewhere in the park. But looking carefully, there is also Ohio Spiderwort (Tredescantia ohiensis) and Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccafolium), two forbs native to points farther west, and definitely not found elsewhere in the park. I believe I can certify that eight of the twenty-four forbs planted are flourishing, and that list will grow as we recognize more flowers, especially the later summer goldenrods and asters. However, the project execution was far from perfect because I am not sure any of the three grasses planted are there. Moreover, four or five other grasses, two sedges, and at least eleven other forbs, none of which were in the seed mix, are growing in the meadow. Of those eleven forbs, only two are native plants. The rest are all aliens, demonstrating the vigor and persistence of these long-ago introduced species. But most of those ‘not planted’ forbs, like Oxeye Daisy (Chrysanthemum leucoanthemum) and Curled Dock (Rumex crispus), are so well established that they too provide useful flowers and nursery sites for our native pollinators. At this juncture, the biggest question is whether the pollinator meadow will be selfsustaining. Not precisely following the protocols and the invasion of these other plants may have scuttled sustainability. I should mention that during my survey of the plants at the pollinator meadow, I also saw several species of butterflies, beetles, bees, and flies, so I think the target audience approves. We can only hope that Ted would have approved as well.

The full moon used to be a relatively important monthly event, and each month’s moon is given a name. July’s full moon is called “the Buck Moon” because in July, a buck’s growing velvet antlers are becoming very noticeable. Just a little over a month earlier, the long, dark, branch lobes were only bumps. The big, bright, shining moon will come up over the eastern horizon at about 8 pm, on July 27 this year, whether anyone takes notice or not. Actually, the full moon will eclipse, but we will not be able to see it in North America. Most of us accidentally glance up for a moment, maybe through the window of a vehicle and see a surprisingly bright light just at dusk, thinking, “What’s that light?” “Oh, it’s the moon. “Gosh, it’s bright. But there are others who ponder about the moon and even some are beginning to looking at it anew. The Harvest Moon is that moon, usually in September that is closest to the Autumn Equinox, what is also called “The First Day of Fall.” This year, in 2018, the Harvest Moon will be on September 24, just two days after the Autumnal Equinox on September 22. Rarely are these two celestial events so close together in time. Nowdays, we have clocks and we know where we are because our GPS systems tells us where we are, but before clocks and before Global Positioning Satellites, those that knew how, could tell what time it was and where they were located by the moon, sun and stars. Explorers used a sextant and other similar instruments that measured angles by fixing on an astronomical object and the horizon for the purposes of celestial navigation. And with these old tools also charted distance. There’s a bit of an irony that even today,


A whitetail buck with new velvet antlers has a notched ear on July 1. our communication and entertainment devices are still dependent upon orbiting satellites, tiny, complex, but nonetheless, little metal moons that fly around the earth, just like that big rock, 240,000 miles away. The moon of course is much more than a source for technology and measurement, the moon contains a spiritual element that has added much to our lives, from romance and love to spooky times on Halloween. And movie producers struck a winning scenario when they could combine three sure-thing elements, beautiful women, heroic men, and pursing, howling, fearsome werewolves – but to set the stage… the key ingredient, a full moon and maybe ominous clouds. Just a hint…remember how to kill a werewolf, which stories show us always appears on the full moon, use a silver bullet. The moon is as traditional a symbol of Halloween as black cats, witches, skeletons, and of course carved pumpkin jack o’lanterns. Under the light of the moon, mushrooms were supposed to grow and weird and scary things occurred. Maybe the two different ways that we have traditionally looked at the moon are not so far apart. While the moon has been used as a navigation tool, explorers and scientists were seen looking at the moon all the

time and became a bit “off in the head.” There is a word for the risk of looking at the moon too much. They even made a word for it… being Moonstruck. Moonstruck? And not the romantic definition, like in the old crooner song, “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s a’more.” Or more modern bards like, Neil Young, “Harvest Moon,” “Because I’m still in love with you, I want to see you dance again, because I’m still in love with you, on this Harvest Moon.” Moonstruck is defined in other ways too. Even lunatic which of course means a crazy person…or mental state (notice the moon reference, luna means moon,) is derived from the moon. Also, the old TV cartoons were Loony Tunes. Used a bit of literal exaggeration with the name, as a catchall for old animated characters from Bugs Bunny to Daffy Duck. And we even have a legal term for moonstruck: non compos mentis, which is Latin for ‘of unsound mind,’ created in the 13th century by lawyers. Back then, when someone was deemed as crazy, they were diabolically influenced by something…like, probably the moon. And of course we have our little idioms that come and go with fashion but that hang around, passed from one generation to the next, all mean-

ing moonstruck, such as: crazy as a loon (rhymes with moon,) mad as a hatter, stark raving bonkers and on and on. But even more than all that, the moon is used by outdoorsmen, hunters and fishermen since the dawn of time to determine fish and game movement in correlation with moon position. Hunting magazines and websites post the historically popular SolLunar tables which have their proponents and disciples who wouldn’t leave home for the woods or water without it. But as the moon rises, there are new theories on animal behavior being researched and studied. One would think that the old moon had been studied and used for so many different types of thought and ideas, there wouldn’t be any real estate left. What can we say about the moon that hasn’t already been said? What can we think about the moon that hasn’t already been thought? Wildlife science, by studying photoperiodism, defined as the functional or behavioral response of an organism to changes of duration in daily, seasonal, or yearly cycles of light and darkness now factor in the moon. And once more, as strange as it may seem, researchers are looking up at the moon for even more and different new answers.

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Brooke Hough, Ashlynn Stratton, Sage Brinckerhoff, and Anastasia Reed run in the 11 and 12 50 meter sprint.


TRTC runs well at Avoca

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AVOCA – The Twin Rivers Track Club competed at the first S.T.T.A meet of the summer at the Avoca High School track, and finished with some very good performances on the night. Events got stated in the 6 and under age division with Charles Becker taking first place in the boys 50 meter sprint. Lucas White hurdled his way to a second place finish in the boys 55 hurdles race. Brayden Spaulding, Maggie Fodge, Brooklyn Ayers, and Avery Carapella teamed up to take fourth in the boys 800 meter relay. On the girls side Avery Carapella placed first in the 400 sprint and second in the long jump and the 50 sprint. Maggie Fodge was second in the 55 hurdles, and Brooklyn Ayers took a second in the 400 sprint and a fourth in the 50 sprint. In the girls 7 and 8 age division Mallory Brewer ran to a first place finish in the 50 sprint. On the boys side Chris Cordes threw the discus for a first place and sprinted to third in the 50 sprint. Raymond Glunt ran to a second place finish in the 50 sprint. Brewer, Glunt, White, and Kaden Hough all teamed up to run to a fifth place finish in the 800 relay. The 9 and 10 age girls division Lauren Cordes hit a trifecta placing second in the discus, the 55 hurdles, and the high jump. Stephanie Glunt threw the discus for first place. On the boys side Tavion Mathis finished the day with a first place in the discus and a pair of third places in the 55 hurdles and the high jump. Conner Holley added a second in the discus and two fourth places in the 55 hurdles and the high jump. Chase Nichols rounded out the group with a second in the 55 hurdles and 400 meter sprint. In the 11 and 12 age division for girls Ashlynn Straton had a pair of first places in the discus and 50 sprint, and a fifth place in the long jump. Isabella Reed followed with a first in the long jump and a pair of thirds in the 50 sprint and the discus. Olivia Grant won the triple

Brooklyn Ayers hands off the relay baton to Brayden Spaulding in the 6 and under 400 relay. jump event, and also placed fourth in the ong jump and sixth in the 50 sprint. Anastasia Reed added a pair of second places in the discus and the 50 sprint, plus a third place in the long jump. Brooke Hough hurdles her way to a first place in the 55 hurdles. Stratton, Grant, and the Red sisters combined to take first in the 800 relay. Hough, Glunt, Cordes, and Sage Brinckerhoff also finished fourth in the 800 relay. For the boys 11 and 12 division Marshall Brewer had a pair of first place finishes in the long jump and the 55 hurdles. Brewer also placed fifth in the 400 sprint. Gabe Moultrup came in with a pair of second places in the long jump and the 400 sprint, along with a fourth place finish in the 50 sprint. Jared Wills placed first in the 50 sprint and third in the 400 sprint, while Bryce Harris had a third in the discus and a fifth in the 50 sprint. Nickolas Combs grabbed a third in the 55 hurdles, as did Jacob Whitmore in the 50 meter sprint. Nichols, Whitmore, Wills, and Moultrup teamed up to finish second in the 800 relay. Brewer

and Combs combined with two runners from Avoca to place second in the 800 relay. In the boys 13 to 14 age division Jay Thomas finished the night with two first places in the 55 hurdles and 400 sprint, and a second in the 1500 run. In the girls 15 to 17 division Leeann Cordes threw the shot put to a first place finish. In the women’s 18 to 34 division Deborah Cordes took home a pair of first places in the 55 hurdles and the shot put. Megan Rosko finished second in the 700 meter race walk. On the men’s side Brett Rosko finished second in the 1500 meter run. In the 35 to 49 mens division Shawn Spear threw the shot put taking first place. In the 50 and older women’s division Regena Rosko finished first in the 700 meter race walk, and John Thomas finished first in the men’s 1500 run. Regena Rosko, Shawn Spear, Jay Thomas, and Deborah Cordes teamed up to win the mens 800 relay. The Clubs’ next competition will be at Canisteo-Greenwood.

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HQ could draw thousands

By Stephen Borgna Steuben Courier

PAINTED POST - The new Family Life Network headquarters to be constructed in the old Harley Davidson building in the Town of Erwin is expected to attract 30,000-40,000 tourists a year and could add nearly 60 new jobs, according to officials close to the project. In addition to the new headquarters and a 68,000-square foot performing arts center, at least five new commercial development lots are expected to be constructed on Town Center Road. A $2 million extension of Town Center Road to Chatfield Place East is also in the planning stages. Erwin Town Manager Rita McCarthy said the entire project will constitute nearly a $20 million private investment in the town. Family Life President Rick Snavely said new jobs at its future facility

will be added in phases. “Initially, we could see us adding another  15-20 positions,” he said. “And when the second phase (of the project) is done, probably adding at least that many more.” Other jobs could be added around Family Life if potential business tenants move into the surrounding commercial development properties. Snavely said the new facility will conduct multiple events throughout the year that the organization doesn’t have the capability to do yearround at its current headquarters in Kanona. This will include dinner events, concerts, and theater shows, among others things, which are expected to draw tens of thousands of tourists annually. “We do a number of things  now that will be greatly expanded,” said Snavely. “We’ll be doing those things year-round. We have people that will drive three-plus hours to come.” Snavely said the organization

hopes to begin phase one of the project in 2019. Phase one consists of retrofitting the old Harley-Davidson building. The performing arts center and a large parking lot will be constructed in phase two. At the moment, Family Life and the Town of Erwin  are awaiting approval  of a $2 million pending Upstate Revitalization Initiative grant to begin the process of extending Town Center Road. Family Life’s grant application was turned down by the Empire State Development Corporation, officials said. The Erwin Industrial Development Agency has since applied on Family Life’s behalf and has not received word back yet. The town recently contracted Hunt Engineers for “final design, bidding and inspection services” for the Town Center Road extension, contingent on whether the town is approved for the grant.

Reed outlines deregulation motivation Spectator WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Reed (R-Corning) highlighted efforts to spur economic growth through deregulation on Wednesday. “I care about those struggling with over burdensome and unfair regulations placed upon them by out of touch Washington bureaucrats,” said Rep. Reed. “From the lack of new infrastructure due to ridiculous permitting review times, to not being able to get a loan for your small business, these unreasonable regulations affect all of us in one way or another. “We recognize the importance of reasonable regulations such as worker protections, clean air, and water. Those should remain. However, it is important to eliminate the evergrow-

ing web of unreasonable regulations, rules, restrictions that have hurt our jobs, pocketbooks and people,” concluded Reed. He said that efforts at deregulation are boosting the economy, and have included cutting 22 regulations for every new rule introduced in 2017. These moves saved our economy $8.1 billion,  according to the congressman. Streamlining the permitting process for infrastructure permit reviews is another goal — freeing up taxpayer resources to go towards boots and hardhats on the ground instead of lawyer pens and paperwork. Another aim is freeing community banks and credit unions to loan money and give small businesses entrepreneurs access to the vital cash they need to start or expand their business

to create jobs. Reed said that the Obama administration added a regulation that cost the economy $100 million or more, once every three days – more than 600 in total from 2008 to 2016. “Red tape and paperwork, caused by these unreasonable regulations, certainly costs us time and money,” said Allegany County Department of Public Works Superintendent Guy R. James. “Obviously there is a need for regulations on things, but sometimes the local governments are so much more efficient at getting things done and the Feds can over regulate things! “The federal government should step back and look at how much more ‘bang for the buck’ the locals actually get on most projects,” concluded James.

IN BRIEF Avoca man accused of child sex abuse AVOCA — An Avoca man faces child sex abuse charges following accusations by three alleged victims. A joint investigation by the Bath-based New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), and the Steuben County Child Protective Unit resulted in the June 29 arrest of Lawrence E. Hough, 51, of Avoca. He was charged with one count of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a class “A-II” felony. Authorities said that an investigation revealed that over a period of several years, Hough allegedly engaged in multiple acts of sexual conduct with three separate victims, all under the age of 13. Hough was arraigned at the Town of Bath Court and remanded to the Steuben County Jail on $50,000 cash bail.

Traffic stop yields felony charges NUNDA — A Dansville man was arrested on felony charges after a traffic stop on Interstate 390 June 28. Nathan K. Mountzouros, 35, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument and unlawful possession of marijuana. Mountzouros was arraigned at the Livingston County Centralized Arraignment Part at the Livingston County Jail (LCCAP) before Nunda Town Justice James Mann and remanded to the Livingston County Jail.

Wellsville man charged with D felony WELLSVILLE — Wellsville Police on Monday reported the arrest of Anthony R. Kidd, who was charged with Sexual Abuse in the first degree, a Class D felony, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Kidd, 57, of Wellsville, was arrested on Friday. The charges stem from an alleged incident that took place on June 27 in the Village of Wellsville. Kidd was processed and arraigned before Associate Wellsville Village Justice Walsh. Kidd was then committed to the Allegany County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 property bond. Kidd is due back in Wellsville Village Court later this month. • The Spectator

Cuomo signs ‘Drug Take Back Act’ into law ALBANY — Legislation sponsored by State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) to further combat the abuse of prescription drugs and prevent unused drugs from contaminating water supplies, has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The legislation was also sponsored in the Senate by Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau), Chair of the Senate Health Committee. The “Drug Take Back Act” will establish an industry-funded, statewide pharmaceutical drug take-back program. It advances a “product stewardship” approach to the challenge of disposing of unwanted medications.  Pharmaceutical manufacturers will be responsible for all of the costs of the initiative including public education and awareness, as well as the collection, transport and proper disposal of unwanted drugs. The Act further requires chain pharmacies and mail-order pharmacies to provide consumers with on-site collection, prepaid mail-back envelopes, or other federally approved methods to encourage safe drug disposal. • Submitted

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infrastructure and making the regulations fair for our friends and neighbors in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York regions.” “As a fourth-generation family owned business, we are committed to providing exceptional service and support to our customers” said Brian Wagner, President and CEO of Empire Access. “Our company is focused on expanding state of the art fiber optic Internet service to homes and businesses in Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania.” Empire Access has 110 employees and is growing the company rapidly. By December, they are projected to have 300 miles of fiber network. Both the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill  include improvements to  broadband access, such  as: Investing more than $500 million in rural broadband expansion and infrastructure. This follows more than $600 million being invested in rural broadband in the 2018 Omnibus earlier this year. It extends and increases funding for existing broadband deployment loan programs. The Bill authorizes loans for ‘middle-mile’ broadband infrastructure. This is vital to building up broadband infrastructure in rural areas. The Innovative Broadband Advancement Program: The bill creates a new grant program to finance new broadband programs. Establishes new minimum acceptable standards for broadband service to ensure that rural internet service is truly high-speed.

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Former Youth in Gov student helping out at county Steuben Courier BATH – Dustin Rogers said Steuben County’s Youth In Government program was an eyeopener when he participated as a Bradford Central School student. “It opened my mind to local government,” said Rogers, now entering his senior year at SUNY Cortland. “In my mind, it (local government) didn’t really matter much. I didn’t know just how much this county really does, what the Legislature does, how big an operation it really is.” While he leaned toward business at Corning Community College, Rogers’ keen interest in the “inner workings behind the scenes” lead him to study constitutional

law and pursue a bachelor’s degree at Cortland in Public Administration and Public Policy, with minors in economics and geography. He’s now putting his experience to work as a summer intern with Steuben’s management  team, and testing the waters of future careers. On board since June 4, Rogers is tackling the data compilations of county  departments stretching back 14 years, looking at economic development initiatives and reviewing the relationships between upstate counties. The inter-county relationships present an interesting dynamic, especially when dealing with state expectations, he said. “It’s very competitive,” Rogers said. “Good leadership is having to

re-evaluate how they’re doing. And population numbers upstate have stagnated or declined. Most policies anticipate growth and state plans don’t equate to that. But that isn’t pessimistic. It’s looking for all the opportunities that are out there.” Rogers said he would like to be an arbiter of differing views, work behind the scenes to find compromises that work and make a difference in people’s lives. “It would be cool to get a job as a public policy analyst,” he said. “Government does so much it doesn’t get credit for. And sometimes government is not held  accountable enough.”

Funding available to combat HABs Submitted ELMIRA – State Senators Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Pamela Helming (R,C,ICanandaigua), Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb (R,C,I,RefCanandaigua) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) recently reminded Southern Tier and Finger Lakes municipalities, soil and water conservation districts, and not-for-profit organizations that they are eligible to apply for state grant funding to help combat Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) on impacted lakes and other waterbodies. In a joint statement, the legislators said, “We want to ensure that Finger Lakes and Southern Tier communities are aware that while their impacted lakes and waterways may not be on the Cuomo administration’s priority list, funding is still available to assist any waterbodies impacted by HABs.  We worked to ensure that this funding was included in this year’s state budget and available on a statewide basis to combat harmful algal blooms threatening drinking water sources, upstate tourism economies and the recreational use of lakes and other waterways.” Following a series of four regional HAB summits in February

and March, the Cuomo administration recently unveiled action plans to combat the dangerous blooms in the following 12 priority lakes statewide: Conesus Lake; Honeoye Lake; Chautauqua Lake; Owasco Lake; Skaneateles Lake; Cayuga Lake; Lake Champlain at Port Henry; New York portion of Lake Champlain at Isle La Motte watershed; Lake George; Lake Carmel; Palmer Lake; and Putnam Lake. In January, O’Mara, who chairs the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, Helming, Kolb and Palmesano wrote to Cuomo urging him to include Canandaigua, Keuka and Seneca lakes on the priority list, citing their overriding importance to the culture and economy of the Finger Lakes region. While their request has gone unheeded, the local legislators are stressing that the 20182019 state budget included approximately $60 million in grant funding to support implementation projects for the priority lakes, as well as other waterbodies impacted by HABs.  More detailed information on applying for funding can be found on the following state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) web page:  https://

html#Funding. Funding is available through nine separate programs for municipalities, soil and water conservation districts, and not-for-profit organizations. The action plans for the 12 priority lakes are intended to serve as “living documents” that will be constantly reassessed and serve to identify the strategies – wastewater treatment upgrades, sewer expansions, septic system upgrades and replacements, streambank erosion prevention, storm water best management practices, agricultural nutrient reduction measures and others – proving most effective at combating and preventing HABs. The public is being encouraged to submit comments and ideas to DOWInformation@dec.  to assist with the ongoing assessment of HABs prevention and treatment. The DEC website provides comprehensive and detailed information on the state’s overall strategy to address HABs, including the recently released action plans, identifying and reporting HABs, and other educational and informational resources.   On the DEC website, go to  https://www.dec. blank.

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Officials warn of Bath scam

Officials are warning the public of a scam which occurred at the recent Music in the Park event in Bath. This statement was released by The Central Steuben Chamber of Commerce: “Last night (Wednesday) at Music in the Park we had an incident involving individuals soliciting funds under false pretenses. (They were caught and money was returned). While we have many charitable organizations that use this community minded event to raise money... NONE of them will be walking around asking for money... all groups like that are welcome to set up a tent or table if they go through the proper channels and we know about them ahead of time and can properly check them out. If at anytime you see somebody other than a chamber member selling 50-50 tickets or otherwise soliciting funds please let us know. Thank you.”

McCaslin charged over political sign By Jeff Smith Steuben Courier

CORNING - The Rev. Gary McCaslin, a community advocate and retired pastor of the First Baptist Church in Painted Post, was charged July 5 with petit larceny for allegedly stealing an “Extreme Ithaca Liberal” sign off State Route 352, just outside of the city. “McCaslin was charged with one count of petit larceny,” said Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard. “It is alleged he stole a GPS tracker that was attached to a sign.” Abbey Daugherty, communications director for Tom Reed’s campaign, said yard signs paid for by Reed’s campaign were disappearing previously, leading them to put a tracking device in one of the signs to help find who had been taking them. Eventually the device led them to the home of McCaslin, a leader of the group Citizens for a Better Southern Tier, leading to the arrest. McCaslin has been ordered to appear at 3 p.m. July 19 in Corning Town Court. “I do not have an immediate comment,” McCaslin told The Leader. “Everything that anyone needs to know will be revealed on July 19 when I appear at Corning Town Court.”

IN BRIEF Free workshops lead up to Southern Tier Financial Conference for Women

The 5th Annual southern Tier financial Conference for Women will be held in Corning on Oct. 27 with a great lineup of female speakers on a variety of financial topics. The event is booked as a fun and educational ladies day out while learning how to improve their mind, body and checkbook. This summer the conference organizers are offering a sneak peak at the conference presenters in four free workshops prior to the event! All workshops will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning. On July 24 the workshop will be titled Uncover Those Hidden Financial Services Fees. Amy Irvine CFP®, EA, MPAS, Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies LLC; Nancy Williamson, CEO, ServU Credit Union; and Nancy Reigelsperger, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County, Financial Educator will present. On Aug. 28 the workshop will be titled Understanding Student Loans. Amy Irvine CFP®, EA, MPAS, Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies LLC will speak. On Sept. 25 the workshop will be titled How To Buy A Car. Nancy Williamson, CEO, ServU Credit Union will offer an eye opening way to shop for a car. You will appreciate her wit and approach to this topic. On Oct. 23 the workshop will be titled Understanding the New Tax Law. Amy Irvine CFP®, EA, MPAS, Irvine Wealth Planning Strategies LLC; Nancy Williamson, CEO, ServU Credit Union; and Nancy Reigelsperger, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County, Financial Educator will present.

The workshops are free but please call 607-6642300 to register your space. For more details visit so-tier-womens-financial-conference   • Submitted

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LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name:Penn Hill Farms, LLC Articles of Organization filed by the Department of State of New York on: 03/28/2018 Office location: County of Steuben Purpose: Any and all lawful activities Secretary of State of New York (SSNY ) is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy to: 720 O'conner Rd Horn e l l N Y 1 4 8 4 3 6tz.7/8,7/15.7/22,7/29,8/5,8/12






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STOLTE FARM, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/15/2018. Office in Steuben Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 109 El Mar Dr., Rochester, NY 14616. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 3097 County Route 119, Canisteo, NY 14823.6tz 6/24,7/1,7/8,7/15,7/22,7/29

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LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Notice of Formation of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name Stutzman Farms, LLC Articles of Organization filed by the Department of State of New York on: 03/28/2018 Office location: County of Steuben Purpose: Any and Purpose: Any and all lawful activities Secretary of State of New York (SSNY ) is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be serve SSNY shall mail a copy of process to 913 O'Connor Road Hornell, NY 14843 6tz 7/8,7/15,7/22,7/29,8/5,8/12

C&B TRUCKING LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/21/2018. Office loc: Steuben County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 2101 Addison Back Rd., Addison, NY 14801. Reg Agent: U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave., Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawf u l P u r p o s e . 6 t z 7/15,7/22.7/29,8/5,8/12,8/19

SHEPPARD'S CREEK MOBILE PARK, LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/15/2018. Office in Chemung Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 156 Halsey Valley Rd., Spencer, NY 14883. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.6tz 6/24,7/1,7/8,7/15,7/22,7/29

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: J&J Cogswell Properties, LLC. County: Chemung. Secretary of State is designated as agent for service of process. Address for service and principal place of business: 84 Carrollton Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Articles of Organization filed February 15, 2018. Any lawful business p u r p o s e . 6 t z 6/24,7/1,7/8,7/15,7/22,7/29

Notice of Formation of TED'S PRODUCE & FLOWER MARKET, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/19/18. Office location: Chemung County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Ted J. Ostrander, 208 County Rt. 64, Elmira, NY 14903. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 6tz 7/1,7/8,7/15,7/22,7/29,8/6

Notice of Formation Socha Financial Group LLC (“LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the NY Sec. of State (“SSNY”) on 5/29/18. Office location: Steuben County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall forward service of process to 181 E Second St., Corning, NY 14830. Purpose: any lawful activity. 6tz 7/1,7/8,7/15,7/22,7/29,8/5

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABLITY COMP A N Y . N a m e MUTTS&CUTS,LLC County: Chemung Secretary of State is designated as agent of the company for service of process. Address for process: : 150 Lake Street, Ste. 3, Elmira, NY 14901 Articles of Organization filed on June 26, 2018 Business: Any lawfUl business purpose. 6tz, 7/8,7/15,7/22,7/29.8/5.8/12

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: PREETI, LLC. County: Chemung. Secretary of State is designated as agent for service of process. Address for service and principal place of business: 1996 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Articles of Organization filed April 23, 2018. Any lawful business p u r p o s e . 6 t z 6/24,7/1,7/8,7/15,7/22,7/29

Notice of Formation of LUCRE, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/29/18. Office location Chemung County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Henry Fuksman, 862 Fassett Rd., Elmira, NY 14905. Purpose: Any lawful activity. 6TZ 7/8,7/15,7/22,7/29,8/5,8/12

SCOTT GUNS AND ACCESSORIES LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 6/14/2018. Office in Chemung Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 304 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Purpose: Any lawful p u r p o s e . 6 t z 6/24,7/1,7/8,7/15,7/22,7/29 Michael Rizzone, DDS, PLLC. Art of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/01/2018 Office: Steuben County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC, 92 East 1st Street, Corning NY 14830. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. 6tz 7/1,7/8,7/15,7/22,7/29,8/6

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