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Second-degree murder

Neurauter daughter pleads guilty Steuben Courier BATH — A daughter charged with murder in the Aug. 27 death of her mother pleaded guilty Wednesday in Steuben County Court to a charge of second-degree murder. Kerrie Neurauter entered the

plea before Judge Peter Bradstreet in exchange for a sentencing recommendation of 15 years to life — and her promise to testify against her father, Lloyd J. Neurauter, 45, of North Brunswick, N.J., who is charged with first-degree murder in the case. Kerrie Neurauter could have

faced up to 25 years to life in the death of Michelle Neurauter of Corning. The plea comes a little more than a week after Neurauter, 20, of Syracuse, initially pleaded not guilty to charges of seconddegree murder, first-degree custodial interference, tam-

IN BRIEF Steuben Sheriff’s Office issues public reminder on dogs

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In 2017, hundreds of “Local Roads Matter” advocates rallied in Albany for increased state aid for local roads, bridges and culverts. A winter storm forced the cancellation of this year’s rally this week, but advocates and legislators are still calling on Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders to increase state support.

State officials push ‘Local Roads Matter’

By James Post Steuben Courier

In an annual tradition, legislators and highway superintendents from around the state are asking for increased funding for local roads and bridges. Approximately 700 local highway superintendents and highway department employees representing nearly every region of the state have been in Albany this week as part of the annual “Local Roads Matter” advocacy campaign.

A rally scheduled to be held Wednesday in Albany was canceled due to expected severe weather. State Sen. Tom O’Mara, R-Big Flats, and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, R-Corning, were the organizers of the planned rally, and said they’ve brought together a coalition of 142 state legislators — nearly 70 percent of the state Legislature. In a February 28 letter to Cuomo and legislative leaders, O’Mara, Palmesano and their Senate and Assembly colleagues

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Residents may set up review of assessment


As a reminder to the public; during the cold winter months please be aware that all dogs that are outside for any amount of time must be provided with adequate shelter if they are under your care. The shelter should, at a minimum, be water and wind resistant, properly insulated, providing an enclosed sheltered area that is not too big or too small for the animal to be able to stand and turn and provide an adequate space for the animal to be able to maintain heat. The animal should be fed twice a day, and have constant access to a water source that is unfrozen. If you are in violation of any laws, criminal action may be taken to prevent animal abuse in Steuben County. If any member of the public that is aware of any incident of animal cruelty that needs to be investigated they are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Animal Cruelty Deputy Sheriff at the Sheriff’s Office at 607-622-3911 or make an anonymous report through the Sheriff’s Office website at www. es.asp?PGID=43.

pering with physical evidence, and second-degree custodial interference. The Steuben County District Attorney’s Office said in a press release that in a statement entered as part of the plea, called a

wrote, “We believe it is critically important to build on our past successes and renew our commitment to addressing the tremendous, unmet needs and challenges to maintain local roads, bridges and culverts effectively in every region of New York State … This level of state assistance, at a minimum, has become central to providing the critical flexibility and funding that localities need to help meet their growing and challenging see ROADS | 10A

Town of Bath residents and others who recently received notice of changes to their property assessment can set up an appointment for an informal review with GAR Associates, who performed the reassessments, through March 16 by calling GAR at 866-910-1776. More information on the process, including informational videos, is available at townofbath.sdgnys. com/index.aspx. Residents can also complete a review application, also available on the website, and email it  to  townofbathreval2018@, fax it to 855319-8451 or mail it to GAR Associates LLC 632 Plank Road #203 Clifton Park, NY 12065. Applications must be submitted no later than March 30.

State Police a key piece to battling opioid crisis By James Post Steuben Courier

New York State Police officials emphasized Tuesday what they believe is the important role they play in fighting the opioid crisis in the region. “The state police is extremely dedicated to combat the opioid crisis,” said Troop E public

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Steuben’s Stand Up For Recovery draws dozens Submitted BATH – The Steuben County’s first “Stand Up For Recovery” rally took place Tuesday in the Steuben County Office Building, drawing dozens of supporters and agencies experienced with the challenges of addiction and

recovery. Sponsored by Addiction Awareness of Steuben County, Friends of Recovery-Steuben (FORS), and the county, the event tackled the negative public


Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler speaks at the rally.

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perception of addiction by focusing on recovery and calling for more services to assist addicts and their loved ones.

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Financing new deputies creates debate By James Post Steuben Courier

BATH – Members of the county Public Safety and Corrections Committee, along with other public officials, engaged in a heated debate Monday over part of the plan unveiled last week to combat

opioid addiction and trafficking in the county. Steuben County Sheriff James Allard and District Attorney Brooks Baker have asked for four new deputy sheriff positions, which would allow them to train four more senior deputies for dedicated drug interdiction (stopping

and seizing drug shipments) and investigation duties. However, County Manager Jack Wheeler noted that in summer, a federal grant will become available that could fund two of those positions for three years. In the end, the recommendation of the committee was

to reallocate all four positions, but only hire two of them, while waiting for the grant application process – but not before there was extensive discussion. Allard and Baker were strongly in favor of hiring all four deputies as soon as  possible.

Haverling to host Prom boutique By Stephanie Gerych Dean of Students & Student Council Co-Advisor

Last year, Haverling Student Council and advisors came up with an idea that became much bigger than any of us had expected. We had been having a discussion about the costs associated with going to formal events such as prom and that after one evening their dresses were hung in closets only to be looked at nostalgically years down the road. The conversation then morphed into the fact that many students may not be able to afford the cost of the dress, shoes, accessories, and so on and may opt not to enjoy a night of fun wither their peers. Thus came the idea of an event that could allow girls to feel beautiful for an evening, dance the night away with their friends and not have to spend a fortune!   Thus “To the Nines”, a chic prom boutique was born.  When we reached out to our community, staff and then area schools we were shocked at the response.  We

thought if we got 20 or 30 dresses we would be doing great! Never did we think we would see over 200 dresses donated, dozens of pairs of shoes, handbags and so many other accessories. We couldn’t believe it but the giving didn’t end there.  We had numerous local businesses donate gift certificates and door prizes for those who attended the event (hundreds of dollars worth of flowers, hair

ries again with volunteers to help pick out the perfect match to a dress and most importantly we had girls with their friends and family smiling and laughing and enjoying the day! Our council had decided that the purpose of this event was to help others, an opportunity to give back.  There was a $10 charge at the door but ALL proceeds would be donated to local charities that benefit youth throughout the county.  Last year all money raised was donated to the annual  Tyrtle Beach fund.  SUBMITTED This year we will again be hosting our dressed do’s, make up, nails, etc.).  “To the Nines” event at Then we had community Haverling High School members volunteering to on Saturday, March 24 help us prepare for the from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. We event and even attend to have received donations help the girls shop.  throughout the year and When the  Saturhave worked our way day  in March arrived we back toward 200 dresses.  couldn’t have been more There are no tickets to be excited! We had transpurchased in advance – formed our lobby into a all students have to do is fun boutique.  There was show up.  music playing, racks of dresses with attendants to help the girls shop, dressing rooms, tables full of shoes and accesso-

Baker noted that the county has had four overdose cases, with two deaths and two still hospitalized, since the announcement of the plan just a week before. “I’m going to ask you to go all-in – I think we have to,” he

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IN BRIEF O’Mara seeks WoD nominations

ELMIRA – With the approach of the celebration of Women’s History Month in March, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) announced that he is accepting nominations until Friday, March 16 for the Senate’s 21st annual “Women of Distinction” program to honor local women making outstanding contributions to area communities. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, March 16.  Nominations can be submitted online through O’Mara’s Senate website, www.omara. (click on the “Women of Distinction” banner near the top of the home page).  A downloadable nomination form is also available there. Email requests for a nomination form to omara@, or call any of the senator’s offices in Elmira (607-735-9671), Bath (607-776-3201), or Albany (518-455-2091).

Bath AAUW offers scholarship

Bath Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is offering the Martha E. Brown Scholarship Award of $1,000 to a woman who resides in the Bath, Hammondsport, Prattsburgh area and is beyond high school graduation and is working or planning to work toward a college degree. This scholarship is in memory of Martha E. Brown, a dedicated teacher and friend who was a strong advocate of continuing education. The award will be based on the applicant’s scholarship, financial need and citizenship. Applicants will be required to verify their enrollment in a degree program. Applications will be due by April 27 and interviews will be conducted in May. To receive an application, contact us at or call (607) 569-3594. • Submitted



Sen. Tom O’Mara:

The impact of invasive species is staggering Last week’s observance of “National Invasive Species Awareness Week” (NISAW) reminded us, again, that this is an especially critical environmental, economic, and public health challenge across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions. Estimates have pegged the nationwide economic cost of invasive species at $120 billion annually in terms of environmental cleanup, eradication, destroyed crops, and other agricultural losses, and diminished recreational and tourism opportunities. It is a staggering figure and, as I’ve often noted, New York State is not exempt from it. In fact, our state is home to more than 7,600 freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, together with 70,000 miles of rivers, brooks, and streams – not to mention extensive forests and woodlands. According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), New York is 63 percent forested – forests cover 18.9 million acres of our 30 million total acres, or 63 percent! Cornell University estimates that the forest industry accounts for more than 60,000 people and directly contributes roughly $4.6 billion annually to the state’s economy. Consequently -- and it cannot be stressed enough -- we appreciate the work of local leaders and concerned citizens to protect our waterways and other ecosystems from invasive species and secure their well-being for generations to come. Local lakes advocates, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and numerous other locally based, regional associations and organizations have done and continue to do outstanding work on prevention and detection, control and education, and outreach. Public awareness and education, like National Invasive Species Awareness Week, are vital strategies. Through these efforts, we have become well aware that the uncontrolled spread of aquatic invasive species like Hydrilla and Eurasian water milfoil run the risk of devastating local ecosystems and regional tourism economies. Left unchecked, they would cost local communities hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs. The same goes for land-based invasives like the Golden Nematode, Emerald Ash Borer (EBA), Gypsy Moth, and Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB). The overall danger of invasive species runs the gamut from aggressive aquatic invaders to invasive plants, agricultural and forest pests, and many other plants, animals, insects, and

diseases. They diminish agricultural productivity, harm biological diversity, radically reshape ecosystems, reduce wildlife habitat, out-compete native species, and limit recreational opportunities. A broad spectrum of invasive species poses a serious risk to local ecologies and economies. In short, we are particularly at-risk to the introduction of aquatic, landbased, and other invasive species. As chair of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, I have sponsored new laws and helped establish new programs to combat invasive species. This includes a 2014 law requiring the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to encourage boaters to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species by promoting clean, drain, and dry procedures that are a critical first line of defense to prevent the spread of invasive species from one body of water to another. Funding from the state’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), including through the “Invasive Species Rapid Response and Control Grant Program,” which has been a priority of the Senate Majority, is helping counties and organizations statewide undertake critical eradication projects targeting aquatic and terrestrial invasive species. These are just a few examples of initiatives underway to protect the quality and economic potential of waterways, agricultural lands, and forests statewide. The work will continue, including in the 2018-19 state budget currently being negotiated, to develop cost-effective and commonsense strategies to stop the spread of destructive invasive species before they take hold. It represents a comprehensive and proactive effort to enhance public awareness, strengthen accountability, and save taxpayer dollars. Similar efforts are underway across the country and major outdoor outfitters such as Cabela’s and Bass Pro are deeply involved in their commitment to prevention. Again, the undeniable fact is that the uncontrolled spread of invasive species would devastate regional tourism and cost local communities hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs.

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Change happens as culture changes

By Charita M. Goshay More Content Now

I’m old enough to remember when smoking was cool. There were billboards and catchy TV jingles that even a kid could sing: “Winston tastes good like a (clap-clap) cigarette should!” Who didn’t want to be a cowboy after that mostAmerican of icons invited us to “Come to where the flavor is. Come to Marlboro Country”? Finally, women could stop carping about equality, thanks to Virginia Slims: “You’ve got your own cigarettes, now, baby! You’ve come a long, long way!” Fifty years ago, 42 percent of Americans smoked. Today, it’s 22 percent. What changed? The culture did. What worked in old Bette Davis movies — lovers languidly blowing smoke in each other’s faces — would be hooted off the screen today. American GIs were

told “smoke ’em if you got ’em, ” and they did, courtesy of the government, which gave them free cigarettes. Imagine the response to such a policy today. It isn’t time and fashion alone that have changed how we view smoking. Once it was learned how deadly and dangerous cigarettes really are, awareness went up and demand went down. Candy cigarettes Also, law follows culture. I can remember going to the corner store at 8 or 9 and buying Pall Malls for my grandmother. No one thought anything of it. Plus, we kids had our own candy cigarettes. They tasted like chalk, with a bit of sugar thrown in. We pretended to puff and blow smoke just like the adults, right before we got bored and ate them. Today, it’s all but illegal for kids to touch a real cigarette. Stores that still sell tobacco products to minors today likely are

breaking other laws, too. The point is, culture is the real driver behind what we decide to change. Doctors used to smoke in their offices. Now, you can’t even smoke in an outdoor stadium. That shaking you felt last month was a seismic shift in Americans’ attitudes toward the accessibility of assault-style weapons. No amount of smearing, spinning or money is going to reverse the momentum of millions of traumatized high school students who are about to become registered voters. They’re changing the culture. If the laws don’t follow soon, they may well toss out the people who make them. Lehman gets it right Recently, the Miami Herald did a stellar job of detailing alleged Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz’s violent and troubled life. One quote stands out: “When I met him,

I knew there was something weird about him, there was something off,” Manolo Alvarez, 17, told the paper. “He was a really quiet kid. He would get bullied a lot.” In Canton, Ohio, Lehman Middle School recently endeavored to help put a stop to the kind of isolation and bullying that can trigger such tragedy. On Feb. 9, members of the Stark County Fatherhood Coalition and Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket Andre Tippett visited Lehman to take part in the national “No One Easts Alone Day” to encourage students to reach out to others who might feel isolated. Let’s hope schools everywhere do so, and more than once a year. Social isolation is like a scent for bullies. We know that in far too many cases bullied kids are the ones pulling the triggers.

Reach Charita M. Goshay at 330-580-8313 or charita.goshay@canton

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Show support for #bFair2DirectCare To the editor: I SUPPORT #bFair2DirectCare, The Coalition’s “Continuing Fight For A Living Wage.” My sister has received care through ARC for over 40 years and I want to share her story. Joanne, was born in 1944 long before there was an ARC or any education for children with disabilities. Joanne, remained home with my parents for 27 years. Our Mom dies suddenly and Dad has to work so she was cared for by different relatives. When the ARC opened the Oaklawn residence in Bath a home for adults with disabilities, she was, accepted. The first time since her Mom died, she had a home, around the clock care and a job. She continued with ARC until her retirement. She has lived in many homes and is loved by her skilled devoted staff but to support their family have to leave this position they love, to work where they pay more as these special people earn minimum wage. They cook, clean, budget transport, medicate, bathe, clean them, pick them up if they fall, hug them if they are having a bad day, wipe their tears and

behinds all while, documenting accurate records for the State. I appreciate them, I have a happy, independent sister. I am proud of her success and cannot thank these people enough but that doesn’t pay their bills. I beg, Governor Cuomo and the Legislators of NEW YORK STATE to #bFair2DirectCare “CONTINUING FIGHT FOR A LIVING WAGE”. Angie Brush Bath

This can only hasten to change the fabric of this rural community

To the editor: Town of Bath residents just received their new (hypothetical) property assessments as a result of the town-wide re-evaluation conducted by out of area GAR Associates appraisal firm. I guess some are pleased, however many of us are shell-shocked bordering on epileptic. Personally, my assessment on one section of farmland has quadrupled. I’m all about paying my fair share, I really am, I’m just so tired, fed up and disenchanted with politicians creating scenarios

without first fully informing and educating those to be affected by their actions. This seems to be nothing less than another assault on many former farmers who were driven out of business by consistently low commodity prices, and or their sons and daughters, but are still desperately trying to hold onto some of their property for their future descendants. I implore everyone with questions about their new assessments to go to the next Bath Town Board meeting to be held Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building on Liberty St. in Bath. I really don’t expect to get any cogent answers from our town board members, however we at least need to let them know how we feel. It’s hard to see any other result from this new “fair” reval other than more life-long residents selling off their blood soaked, sweat stained and deeply held ancestral heritages to rich out of town concerns. This can only hasten to change the very fabric of this rural community. God bless America and the Bath Town Board!

Douglas Hann Bath

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Work triceps in anticipation of sleeveless tops

By Marlo Alleva More Content Now

Spring then summer will be here before you know it! The warm weather brings our arms out from all those long sleeves. So our move today is a kneeling triceps pulse. It will be working the backside of the arm. And by the pulsing motion, you will keep the load in the muscle for a longer period and get a deeper burn. You will need a set of light to medium hand weights and begin this kneeling motion by positioning yourself on one knee and grasping your hand weight in the hand on the side of the kneeling knee. Holding your chest tall, and engaging your core, position your free hand on your other balancing knee for added posture support. Draw in your weighted arm by your side, tuck your elbow in to your side, keep the arm in a 90-degree bend. Proceed to extend your weighted hand toward your backside by straightening the arm slightly. Once you reach your fullest extension, you will slightly release and extend keeping the tension in the


triceps muscle. Shooting for a count of at least eight pulses, release the extension, and return to the start. Taking a small break, you can continue this move on the same arm, or switch to the other side. Continue to alternate your pulsing motion from side to side. If you find your added weight to be too heavy, switch to a lighter hand weight, or simply use no weight at all. Giving yourself at least three full sets on each arm.

This pulsing movement can be performed on its own, or added into any upper body workout session. Any way you choose to add in this triceps exercise, you will be sure to feel it, and notice it’s toning effects in a very short time. Marlo Alleva, an instructor at Gold’s Gym and group fitness coordinator at Fontaine-Gills YMCA, can be reached atfaluvz

LOCAL HEALTH NEWS IN BRIEF Attention readers: If you would like to include a news item in the Health Calendar, please email news@steuben Thank you.

Blood drives The American Red Cross will hold the following blood drives. Please call 800-REDCROSS to schedule an

appointment. • From 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m. March 16 at Steuben County Office Building, 3 E. Pulteney Square Bath. • From 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 22 at Avoca Central School, 17-29 Oliver St., Avoca. • From 11:45 a.m.5:45 p.m. March 22 at Hammondsport Fire Department, 8521 State Route 54, Hammondsport. • From 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

March 24 at Centenary United Methodist Church, 3 W. Washington St., Bath. • From 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30 at Davenport & Taylor, 7571 State Route 54, Bath.

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.)



HIV clinic The Steuben County Public Health sponsors free and confidential HIV testing clinics, by appointment only as follows: • From 9-10:30 a.m. March 20 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath. • From 9-10:30 a.m. April 3 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath. • From 9-10:30 a.m. April 17 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath. • From 9-10:30 a.m. May 1 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath. • From 9-10:30 a.m. May 15 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath. • From 9-10:30 a.m. June 5 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, 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 the Steuben County Public Health at the

Bath office at 664-2438 or 800-724-0471.

Immunizations clinic The Steuben County Public Health will offer immunizations for children in need: • From 1-3 p.m. March 14 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath. • From 4:30-6:30 p.m. March 27 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath. • From 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 24 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath. • From 4:30-6:30 p.m. May 22 at Steuben County Public Health, County Office Building – G1 off D.S.S. lobby, Bath.

All clinics are by appointment only. All vaccines are available at the Public Health clinics for children who are uninsured or whose insurance does not cover the cost of vaccines. An administration fee will be charged for children less than 19 years old based on a sliding fee scale ($5-$25/person) Medicaid is also accepted. Most adult vaccines are also available at cost. Medicaid is also accepted for adults. Call the Steuben County Public Health office at 664-2438 or 800-7240471 to schedule an appointment or for further information.




Jerald Cotter Carol Jane Clark Oathout

Evelyn Glosick Glenn

Carol Jane Clark Oathout, 74, passed away suddenly on February 16, 2018 in Bonita Springs, FL. Carol was born on September 3, 1943 in Rochester, NY, the daughter of Jay Rowley Clark and Jane Wirth Clark. Carol is survived by her two sons Matthew Clark Oathout (Marcella) of York, PA and Bradley Jay Oathout (Danielle) of Burgaw, NC. Carol was “CC” to her grandchildren Ryan, Eliza, and Brayden Oathout. Also surviving are her sister Patricia Clark (Joseph Lippert) and niece Eve Clark Lippert. Carol was a 1961 graduate of West High School in Rochester, NY prior to attending SUNY Brockport, graduating in 1966 with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Carol’s teaching career included positions in Rochester, NY; Ithaca, NY; and Harrington Park, NJ. Carol retired from teaching in 2005 from Haverling Central School District in Bath, NY after 25 years of service. She remained an active member of the community for retired teachers. Carol collected many things, but her most treasured collection was her friendships. From grammar school through retirement, Carol maintained lifelong relationships with those she met, sending a note or a card to ensure they knew she thought of them often. Carol traveled with friends each year, reveling in the experiences and memories she continued to create. Family and friends were Carol’s passion and delight. Most recently she loved entertaining during winters in Florida, enjoying the warm sun and graciously inviting visitors to share her happiness. Carol relished traveling to Rochester for her high school ya-ya luncheons and staying with her sister and her family. Visiting her grandchildren brought Carol great joy, and “CC” actively participated in their lives, attending Grandparents’ Day and spending holidays with her children. A Celebration of Life will be held later this year. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Carol to Dormann Library, 101 W. Morris St., Bath, NY 14810, or to Finger Lakes SPCA, 7315 State Rt 54, Bath, NY 14810.

Evelyn G. Glenn, 96, died on Sunday, March 4, 2018. She was born in 1921 and lived in Bath, NY, moving to Painted Post in 2012. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Glosick. Mrs. Glenn graduated from the Rochester Business Institute and worked as an Administrative Assistant, Office Manager and a Private Secretary for Steuben REA, Grayton H. Taylor/Taylor Wine Company, and Ramada Inns. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she was married to Dr. Coleman A. Glenn, who practiced Internal Medicine in the Bath area for over 20 years. Mrs. Glenn was a volunteer for the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital and the Davenport Public Library. She was known for her devotion to her family and friends who especially appreciated her delicious cooking and baking, as well as her excellent sewing. She loved gardening and reading about history and current events. She was dedicated to helping others. She is survived by two daughters and sons- inlaw, Karen and Edward Gross of Huntington Station, NY and Mary Jo and Kenneth Hogrefe of Painted Post, NY; five grandchildren, Caroline Gross of Brookline, MA, Joseph Gross of Stonybrook, NY, Daniel Gross of Bronx, NY, Thomas Hogrefe of Rochester, NY and Elizabeth Hogrefe of Painted Post, NY; Sister-in-law Anne Trechel of Schenectady, NY as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by six sisters, Rosalie Glosick, Mary Shear, Helen Hipp, Julia Feldmeyer, Eleanor Rudick and Agnes Peggy Baker and four brothers, Stanley, William, Lewis and Thomas Glosick. Calling hours are at 1 pm  Saturday March 10, followed by a Memorial Service at 2 pm at Fagan‘s Funeral Home, Bath, NY with Deacon Colomaio officiating. In  lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association (https:// or (9601 Gates Road, Vestal, NY 13850). Condolences may be made at  www.fagansfuner


Jerald Cotter married Edith May Webster on June 14th, 1952. He passed away at the Steuben Centers March 1, 2018. He was a member of the Navy, Air Force, and Army Reserves and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 30 years. Jerald loved to hunt, fish, golf, and bowl. He was a Little League coach, Scout Leader, as well as chef during his days at Monterey Baptist Church. Jerald loved attending school and athletic events of his kids and grandkids. Later on became a member of Victory Highway Wesleyan Church. Predeceased by his mother Hilda Keefer, Step-Father Glenn Keefer, Son Michael Cotter, and Great-grandson Dylan Gordy. Survived by wife of 65 years Edith Cotter, Sons Leonard (Susan) Cotter and Jerald Jr. (Kim) Cotter Daughter Diana (Kurt) Owen, Daughter-in-Law Anita Cotter, Grandchildren Ashley Cotter, Jamie (Kevin) Meuwissen, Jill Cotter, Tina (Rob) Gordy, Jessica (Jeremy) Bosma, Amanda and Andrea Miller, Joshua and Jordan Owen, Sarah (Jim) Files, and Dan (Kelly) Currie, great grandchildren Sophie and Paige Meuwissen, Torrin and Kian Gordy, Jordan Files, and Devan Dylan, and Khloe Currie. Calling hours were held at LaMarche Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 7  in Hammondsport from 11:00-1:00 with service following. Burial will be held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. A very special thanks to so many staff members at the Steuben Centers Facility in Bath for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Dad. Many treated him as their own Dad - thus the frequent names of “Dad”,  “Pops”, or “Chief” that many addressed him as. Also, a huge thank you goes out to Cheryl Brewer, Tina Simpson, and Noel Wertz for all their time and help with in-home care given to both Mom and Dad prior to entering the Centers. In lieu of  flowers, donations may be made to the building fund of the Hammondsport American Legion.

James L. Brewer BATH, NY.; James L. Brewer, 81, passed away on Monday March 5, 2018 at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on September 16, 1936 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Ray

O. Brewer and Pauline B. Spencer Brewer. He worked at Ingersol Rand in Painted Post, NY. He was an avid hunter with his son. He was an excellent cook, and he loved to travel. He was predeceased by his parents and sister Mary Tyler. He is survived by his children Shirley (Jordan) Butler of Bath, NY., Lloyd (Charlene) Brewer of Cohocton, NY., Paul (Beth) Brewer of Bath, NY., Pauline (Terence) Bauman of Bath, NY., 11 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren his siblings Janet Breauchy, Caroline Shaffer, Duane Brewer, Elsie Koch and several nieces and nephews. A Celebration of his life will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.

son, Katie Lenker, Kevin Wilkins, Sarah Bush, Alex Bush, Aubrey Hill, Tyler Hill, Adam Bush, Eli Hill, Andrew & Brianna Hill, Christopher Hill, foreign exchange student Kjersti Tingstad, brother Harold Simonson of NC., sister Marva Simonson of NC., and many nieces and nephews. Millie’s Funeral Service will be held on Saturday March 10, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Pulteney Presbyterian Church. Memorials may be made in Millie’s memory to the Pulteney Presbyterian Church, 9235 County Route 74 Pulteney, NY 14874 or Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation at PDK Foundation P.O. Box 871847 Kansas City, MO 64187-1847 or Arrangements are being handled by Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath.

Mildred “Millie” Hill

Luella H. Hoad

BATH, NY., Mildred “Millie” Hill of Bath, NY passed away on Thursday March 1, 2018 at their winter home in Florida. “Millie” as she preferred to be called, was born and raised in Pulteney, NY. She was a longtime resident of Pulteney, New York, which was always her home (no matter where she was). Millie and her beloved husband Jack raised their family in the loving community of Pulteney. They enjoyed their summers on Keuka Lake and spent the last 15 winters in Florida. She was a graduate of the first class of the “new” Hammondsport High School in 1959 and married her devoted husband, Jack Hill, in Victor, N.Y., April 27, 1968. She was the Pulteney Postmaster for 29 years before retiring and was a lifetime member of the Pulteney Presbyterian Church where she was the Organist for over 30 years. Believing in the strength of community, she was also a member of the Hammondsport Community Services Board. Millie was a loving daughter, mother and grandmother. She loved having family near and attended countless school, sports and musical events. She was a proud and involved grandmother, even when it was physically difficult. She was predeceased by her parents Paul and Ruth Simonson, and her first husband Ron Linker. She is survived by her loving husband of almost 50 years Jack Hill of Bath, NY., her children Bonnie (George) Wilkins of Florida, Bruce Lenker of Pulteney, NY., Laurie (Aaron) Bush of Penfield, NY., David (Wendy) Hill of Hammondsport, NY., Erik (Marissa) Hill of Pulteney, NY., Leanne (Grant Busler) Hill of Webster, NY., grandchildren Rebecca (Robert) Master-

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Luella H. Hoad, age 90, of Dundee, NY formerly of Hammondsport passed away Saturday, March 3rd, 2018. Luella was born in Bath, NY on November 24th, 1927, the daughter of the late, Florence (Fisher) and Benjamin Walruth. Luella married Donald D. Hoad on November 16th, 1946. She retired as a bus driver from the Hammondsport Central School District after 10 years of service. She was a member of the Hammondsport Fireman’s Women’s Auxiliary. Luella is survived by her children, Brenda (Willy) Cook of Corning, Rickie (Rose) Hoad of Hammondsport, Randy (Kim) Hoad of Hammondsport, and Rodney (Cathy) Hoad of Bradford; Grandchildren, Jason Baldwin of Gorham, Bryan Baldwin of Seneca Falls, April Baldwin of Irving, TX, Darryl Hoad of Bath, Misty Fitzwater of Wayne, Stacy McAfee of Wayne, Aaron Hoad of Hammondsport, Damian Hoad of Bradford, and Nicole Hoad of Bradford; many great grandchildren; brother, Benjamin Walruth of Hammondsport; as well as several Nieces and Nephews. In addition to her parents, Luella was predeceased by her husband, Donald D. Hoad; son, David Hoad; sisters, Nina Houghtaling, Viola Robinson and Illa Hoad. Friends and family called from Noon to 2pm on Friday, March 9th, 2018 at the Bottoni Wood Funeral Home, 4 Mechanic St., Prattsburgh, NY 14873. Funeral service for Luella was held at the funeral home following at 2pm. Interment at the Thomas Cemetery in Pulteney will be at the convenience of her family. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Luella’s memory to the Ontario-Yates Hospice, 756 Pre Emption Rd.,

Geneva, NY 14456. Memories of Luella may be shared with her family and friends at www.botto

Agnes B. Mattison

BATH, NY.; Agnes B. Mattison, 84, passed away on Friday March 2, 2018 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by her family. She was born in Tuscarora, NY on December 18, 1933 the daughter of the late Lawrence Sullivan and Hazel Bliss Sullivan. She worked at Steuben County Health Care Facility as an assist Physical Therapist. She was devoted to being a Ministers wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to cook and bake for her family friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Kenneth Mattison in 1991, sister Caroline Sincerbox, brother Harold Sullivan, son-in-laws Marion Trenchard, Charles Giardina. She is survived by her children David Mattison of Bath, NY., Richard (Tina) Mattison of Bath, NY., Martha Trenchard (Rick Dimmick) of Bath, NY., Ann “Pee Wee” Giardina of Campbell, NY., 11 grandchildren Brian Mattison (Rachele Waters) of Bath, NY., Amy Mattison of Campbell, NY., Kimberly (Dr. Brian) Hanna of SC., Gina (Ryan) Crowley of Prattsburgh, NY., Jason Mattison of PA., Melissa (Jim) Spencer of Jamestown, NY., Michael (Tiffany) Trenchard of Bath, NY., Jennifer Giardina (Rhyan Stewart) of Savona, NY., Jessica Giardina (Rob Fochler) of Campbell, NY., Richie (Hannah Jacobson) of Bath, NY., Nathan Mattison of Bath, NY., 13 great grandchildren, a brother Doug (Bessie) Sullivan of Florida, nieces and nephews June Whitehead of Arizona, John Sincerbox of Bath, NY., Don Sincerbox of PA. Calling hours were observed on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and Friday, March 9, 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath where her Funeral Service was held at the conclusion of Calling at 1:00pm Friday. Burial will be held at Nondaga Cemetery Bath, NY.



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• Wine Country Seniors luncheon meeting, 12 p.m. March 13 at the Hammondsport United Methodist Church. Bring a dish to pass and table service. For questions and to confirm your attendance, call Onalee at 607-776-6006. • 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). Meeting dates: March 22, April 26, May 24, June 28. • 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 607-3689251. New members

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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. • 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. •


Elementary School, 64 E. Lamoka Ave., will hold a Pre-K Information Night, Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. in the Cafetorium. Parents and guardians of children who will be 4 years old by Dec. 1 are encouraged to join. The school will provide information regarding the Pre-K Program and offer the opportunity to pick up registration packets and sign up for Pre-K registration times.


• The Haverling Student Council Presents “To The Nines”, a prom boutique event Saturday, March 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to students of all Steuben County schools. $10 per student shopper. Formal dresses, shoes, handbags, fashion jewelry, gloves, and other formal attire. • 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. • Corned beef and cabbage, Saturday, March 10 starting at 4:30 p.m., Cohocton United Methodist Church, 27 Maple St., Cohocton. Free will offering.

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Word of the Week agrology [uh-grol-uh-jee] (noun) the branch of soil science dealing especially with the production of crops. –

What city does Drew Carey live in on “The Drew Carey Show”? A. Charleston B. Cleveland C. Columbus D. Wheeling (Answer at bottom of column)

Number to know 5: The first hard drive available for the Apple II had a capacity of only 5 megabytes.

This day in history March 11, 1861: In Montgomery, Alabama, delegates from South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas adopt the Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States of America.

Today’s featured birthday Movie actor Terrence Howard (49)

Weekly quote “There is no instinct like that of the heart.” – Lord Byron

Trivia answer B. Cleveland

LIBRARY HAPPENINGS Cohocton Public Library 8 Maple Ave, Cohocton, (585) 384-5170 Wiggle and Bop Wednesday 11 a.m. Do your kiddos need to get out some energy? Open to all children up to school age. We will sing, dance, and play our wiggles away! Bone Builders Tuesdays, 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. Fiber Arts Studio Tuesdays, Thursdays, 2 p.m. Would you like to learn how to sew your own clothes or quilts? Interested in crochet, knitting, or felting? Join us for our all ages Fiber Arts Studio with Nancy Freelove. Our studio is packed with materials and tools for you to use, but feel free to bring your own. Community Creation Station Check out the new and improved makers’ space! The Community Creation Station is a creative space, with tools and materials provided for free by the library. All projects will be showcased 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. 3/12 Blue Bird Houses. Blue Birds will be returning soon, attract them to your home with a new bird house! 3/19 Eye Bombing. Who doesn’t love googly eyes? Let’s eye bomb the library and the town! Story Time Session: What’s the Weather? Thursdays 10:30 am March 1-29 Explore different types of weather and the science behind them! Storytime is a fun, interactive, and educational program for children and their caregivers. Steuben Office for the Aging/FLX Alzheimer’s Caregiver Institute Managing Stress for Caregivers March 28, 2-3 p.m. Join us for an interactive session on how to manage stress while caring for a family member or friend living with chronic illness and/or memory loss. • Submitted


‘Annihilation’ mixes sci-fi & horror with smart, tough women

By Ed Symkus



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Here’s some assorted snatches of conversation heard as people were leaving a packed preview screening of “Annihilation”: “What the hell was THAT?” “I kind of liked it, but it was too long.” “No, it wasn’t; it was too short.” “Man, I wish I was still doing acid.” Any film that triggers that sort of talk must have something going for it. This one sure does, as is made evident in what happens just during the first few minutes. Lena (Natalie Portman) a biologist and former soldier, is in a hospital facility, being questioned by doctors wearing protective suits who want to know about her being the lone survivor of an ordeal. A flashback cuts to a large meteor crashing into a lighthouse on a beach. It’s revealed about a year has gone by since Lena lost her Army husband Kane (Oscar Isaac) on a secret mission. Then he shows up at their home, shell-shocked, unable to remember much, cough-

ing up blood. Soon after, he’s grabbed by some military men, then she wakes up in a hospital. All of that in the first few minutes. But before any questions can be posed – and don’t get your hopes up about answers – another mission is underway, a mission that proves to be a follow-up to the one that didn’t work out so well for Kane, or any of his fellow soldiers. But this one is undertaken by all women, five of them, all of whom have science backgrounds, one of whom is Lena. This second film from Alex Garland, whose first was the odd but intriguing “Ex Machina,” doesn’t tell a military story. Rather, it delves into a combination of science fiction and horror. The reason these missions are happening is that the meteor that fell from the skies has caused some changes in our world. The area surrounding where it landed has taken on some inexplicable transformations. The misty air is dripping with psychedelic imagery.

Trees and other plant life have changed shapes and are brimming with bright colors. Huge crystal formations have appeared on the beach by the lighthouse. Large animals have mutated into creatures you wouldn’t ever want to meet. Many men have gone in to what’s become known as the Shimmer, but very few have come out. Kane was one of the lucky ones (or was he unlucky?) to return. Now this quintet of smart and tough women, armed with lots of scientific knowledge and some kick-ass automatic rifles, is taking a turn at it. The group leader, a psychiatrist named Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) intends to bring them through the dangerous terrain and get to the lighthouse where, she believes, there must be answers to what’s going on. Lena, keeping it a secret that it was her husband who came out last time, is determined to go in and find out what actually happened to the man she hardly knows now. Garland fills the film

with flashbacks to better times, but that gambit tends to take away from the story at hand. He also loads the film up with long periods of near-silence, then breaks some of those scenes with doses of extreme terror. Those parts work well, and fit in with the script’s ongoing air of foreboding. The questions pile up, but the answers are rarely available. When there is one, it comes across like this: “The Shimmer is a prism, but it refracts everything.” Nope, doesn’t make sense to me, either. But that’s fine. The characters in the film aren’t sure about what they’re looking for, so it shouldn’t bother anyone watching that they might not understand everything that’s going on. Toward the end, this oneof-a-kind movie does, as that moviegoer up top suggested, slip into what could pass as LSD territory. That could be a lot of fun for some viewers. For others, it could easily turn into a bad trip.


64 Genesee St., Hornell 607-324-1210 March 15 The Hornell Public Library presents an evening with Walt Franklin, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, March 15. Franklin will read excerpts form his new book Streamwalkers Journey: Fly Fishing the Triple Divide. The area is the watershed divide encompassing North Central Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York. Franklin will be available for book signing. The presentation will take place on the first floor of the library. Admission is free. Jefferson and Adams: A Revolutionary Friendship March 28, 6:30 p.m. Presented by Derek Maxfield, Associate Professor at Genesee Community College. Two of the most important men in American history are John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. From the time they met in Philadelphia in 1775 until their deaths in 1826, these men had a fascinating relationship;

much of the time it was one of admiration and love, but it was interrupted by a period of intense partisan strife that nearly ended the friendship. Come hear the intriguing story of how the friendship was restored. Free admission.

Savona Free Library

(607) 583-4426 Mary Helen Joint Meeting House Register for events: email, call, or at the Library. March 15, 10 a.m. Story Hour. There will be stories, games and interactive play in the Early Literacy Room. Registration is requested. March 15, 4-6 p.m. 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.

There will be prizes and snacks. Registration is required. March 27, 12-3 p.m. Library Board Meeting in the Mary Helen Joint Meeting House. The library board will meet as a regularly scheduled meeting. The public is welcome to attend. For more information call (607) 583-4426.  Library Board Meetings are regularly held on the fourth Tuesday of the month except for the months of August and December. March 27, 4-5 p.m., Teen Advisory Committee Meeting. Teens who would like to help plan events, recommend items for the library, and volunteer to help the library are welcome to become part of the Teen Advisory Committee. Come join the fun and have a voice in the library. Call (607) 583-4426 for more information.

Cohocton Public Library

8 Maple Ave, Cohocton, March 23, 6:30 p.m. (585) 384-5170 Bingo Night. Join us for a fun night of play- Yoga Classes ing Bingo for all ages. Yoga for EveryBody

March 13 and Chair Yoga March 27 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 for details.

The Basics: Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease March 14, 2-3 p.m. This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.

Hop on down and fool around with the Easter Bunny March 24, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The Easter Bunny will be reading a story and taking pictures at the library! Refreshments and snacks will be served. • Submitted

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WHAT’S UP at MOSSY BANK PARK March 11, 2018 – As we lean into spring, and the increased sunlight warms the trees at Mossy Bank Park, creatures start to stir. Under the bark of trees, insect larvae begin chewing. We cannot see them, and neither can their main predators, the woodpeckers. But those welladapted birds are able to find them, the same way I am able to find the woodpeckers, by listening. Inaudible to us, the munching jaws of bark beetle larvae are detected by woodpeckers. Of the six species of woodpeckers encountered in Mossy Bank Park, the two commonest are the little Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) and the nearly identically appearing, but decidedly larger, Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus). Both species are primarily black and white, exhibit the typical woodpecker flap then swoop flight pattern, and hammer on trees. In fact, these two woodpeckers appear so similar, they often present a challenge in identification. Aside from their distinctive calls, the best field mark is comparing the width of the head with the length of the beak while viewing the bird in profile. Downy Woodpeckers’ beaks are much shorter than their head width; Hairy Woodpecker beaks are as long as their heads are wide. For the sharp of eye, who also possess good optics, the Downy Woodpecker has three black tics on the lateralmost, white tail feathers, which the Hairy Woodpecker lacks; but good luck seeing that in the field! Ornithologists have long been struck by the similarity of these two woodpeckers which coincidentally inhabit a wide overlapping range. It is generally accepted that these two species of woodpecker are able to successfully co-exist without directly competing against each other by exploiting different parts of their shared environment. It is true that Hairy Woodpeckers are much more of a forest bird, feeding more often on tree trunks and larger branches; while Downy Woodpeckers readily take to hedgerows and fields, and when in the forest, favor foraging on smaller terminal tree branches. Yet they appear so similar that some evolutionary biologists suspect one of these species might have evolved to resemble the other. This notion of ‘convergent evolution’ is bolstered by the finding, through genetic studies, that these two woodpeckers are not very closely related. Hairy Woodpeckers’ closest relatives in North America are the Redcockaded Woodpecker (L. borealis) of the deep south, and the White-

D. Randy Weidner headed Woodpecker (L. albolarvatus) of the mountain west. Downy Woodpeckers’ closest cousins are Nuttall’s Woodpecker (D. nuttalli) of California and Baja, and the Ladder-backed Woodpecker (D. scalaris) of the southwest, Mexico, and Central America. If the Downy Woodpecker or the Hairy Woodpecker did evolve to look like the other, there should be an advantage for the bird to do so. Researchers at Cornell have been looking at data from the citizen science program Project FeederWatch, where observers have been recording not only what birds come to their feeders, but also when two different birds arrive, which one displaces the other. This allows for construction of a bird hierarchy at the feeder. One idea was that since the two woodpeckers looked so similar, maybe the bigger Hairy, which pushes out most other birds, would tolerate the look-alike Downy, an advantage for the Downy. Observations have not found that to be true. However, feeder-watchers do note that the little Downies often displace other bird species larger than themselves. Do these other birds confuse Downies with the true tough guy, the Hairy? Researchers hope to get more data from places inhabited only by Downies to see if that could be so. Or, it may just be that the Downies are like feisty little dogs. Personally, I think both ideas are flawed. While I am good at identifying birds by ear, I often struggle to actually see them, especially woodpeckers. Hugging their trees, black and white woodpeckers like these are hard to find in the dappled light of treetops. To me, this camouflage effect is why they are similar. It is defense against predators in open deciduous woods. Many other North American Woodpeckers of open areas and deciduous woods are also black and white. Others, that are more dark all over, tend to live in denser conifer forests. Looking for a reason for convergence beyond protection from predation may be making a mountain out of a mole hill. (To comment or ask questions about this article, go to mossybank and hit the What’s Up blog)

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Three bedded does, each on their left side, plus one in late February.

Trees warm us up in a number of ways By Oak Duke There is an old saying in the woods, “Wood heats you up three times; when you drop the trees, when you cut ‘em up, and when you burn them.” Actually, there are a few other ways that trees warm me. Some trees I’ve known for a long time, almost to the point where they seem to have a personality, a separate identity. And when I walk in their woods, I look up at them with a feeling nearing friendship. Others, thousands in fact, have fallen to the chainsaw. Each tree was chunked and split with sledge and wedge, “petonk” (maul), or once in a blue moon, with a borrowed wood-splitter, then loaded into a truck, stacked, and finally carried into the house for the fire. What a pleasure in winter to have a fire and stare into the flame. Trees make a deeper heat. Warm the hands, warm the feet, hear the crackling, warm the bones. Check the fire. Got to check the fire. How’s the fire doing? The fire keeps time and we are linked to the wintertime rhythm. Don’t forget. It’s the trees. But we do. Just wood. And in summer when we camp, the fire is the center. We sit around it and talk, surrounded by

darkness and the nighttime star-field against the sky. Feed the bonfire with wood. It is the wood. Mesmerizing. Eyes glitter and reflect with flashes of flames. Throw another log on. Sparks fly up with brightness that blocks the stars for a moment, like the leaves did. This chair I’m sitting in is wood, part of a living, breathing tree. So was this desk, and paper, the newspaper. We call it “The Paper.” In fact, the paper we read was squeezed from the center of trees too. Not to mention this house with plank wooden walls under the siding. And just outside, trees push out their limbs. I can reach one outside the window. And it can touch another, and so on as they stretch out down the street, all the way to the edge of town where they meet the woods. From there they cover the hills, on and on. When we crank up the chainsaw in March and drop a maple, the sap almost gushes out of the cut. It’s sweet. There is no doubt that sap is the tree’s life blood, the way it runs. In town there are a lot of exotic trees, brought in and used as ornamentals. These little trees are brought in from all over the world. Foreign trees with weird names and strange leaves; primped, pretty trees. Immigrants, just like most of us. Why do we have to

import trees? Aren’t our native trees beautiful enough? Guess there is always room for more. Back in the woods, other types of trees, more our kind go wild, spawned from a utilitarian race, so necessary for our wildlife. Those trees make the land green in the summer, all sorts of colors in the fall, and mostly bare now in the winter. Some individual trees, in forgotten woodlots, have grown and thrived. Their human owners have been born, lived and died. And still the tree grows, hundreds of years. Land owners have come and gone. And still the tree grows, with big hunks for scaly bark. Huge knarled deep roots. Three men can’t stretch their arms around the trunk and touch their fingers. One of my first treestand trees, a big white pine, is dead and all but gone now. It had been hit by lightning and the charred wood is barely discernable. Though it survived a logging, (being passed over because of its poor shape,) it couldn’t keep up with the rapid forest succession of the young maples. The treestand pine tree’s top had been blown off. My boys climbed it when they were little guys and began bow hunting. It was still green then. The pungent smell of pine from that tree’s pitch permeated our camouflage, black

streaks on their hands. But no longer. Other favorite trees, a huge strong ash back from the corner of an old field, and a wind-blown hemlock, perched on top of a Pennsylvania hollow to name a couple, now on posted land. I hunted out of them for years. You could say I got to know them. But new owners came. Now, it feels like old friends moved away. Woodlots have a habit of changing hands. Hunters have to learn to say goodbye to their favorite trees. And turkey hunters have their favorite trees too, maybe at the edge of a hollow or out on the point of ridge spur. These turkey hunting trees are placed “just right” so we set up with our backs against their wide trunks. Maybe we set a small log there, or a rock for a seat. Once in while we come across some other hunter’s tree and see the telltale seat and pause for a moment to ponder the efficacy of his setup. There’s something about feeling the bark again in a favorite treestand and to those of us who spend a lot of time in the trees, when we meet again on the first hunt of the season, and reach up for the first limb, it’s almost like shaking hands. And we are warmed by trees in another couple of ways as we climb.

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Rams fall in Section V Class B Finals RUSH - Undefeated Midlakes topped Bath 70-40 in the Section V Class B Title game last Saturday at Rush-Henrietta High School. Midlakes jumped out to a 24-6 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. “It was a daunting task to take on an undefeated team in the finals,” Bath head coach Randy Abrams said. “Midlakes came right out of the gate and was firing on all cylinders. They shot the ball extremely

UP Continued from 1A A part of the state-wide program, FORS’ focus is on five core beliefs: • Addiction is a public health issue • Recovery is possible for everyone • There are many paths to recovery and everyone gets there in his or her own way

PLEADS Continued from 1A colloquy, Kerrie Neurauter said her father Lloyd confronted her with an ultimatum in mid-August 2017 — either help him kill her mother to free him from playing child support and alimony and give him custody of his youngest child, or he would kill himself. She told the court she agreed to help Lloyd Neurauter in his plan to kill Michelle Neurauter. The DA’s office said Kerrie Neurauter went on to say that


Continued from 1A information officer Trooper Mark O’Donnell. “We have several dedicated interstate patrols that work 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.,” O’Donnell said. “We also have dedicated patrols in Steuben County that work 24/7. I’m not sure the manpower that we have dedicated to Steuben County, but it’s significant. We don’t really get into numbers because that’s something we’ve always shied away from.” Trooper O’Donnell contacted The Leader in response to a story from the Steuben County Legislature Public Safety and Corrections Committee meeting held Monday. At that meeting, in response to questions from legislators, Steu-


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well tonight and we had such a poor beginning to the game that we couldn’t close any of the gap.” Senior, Jadyn Abrams, the Rams’ only senior finished with 29 and ended her career with 1843 career points which is a school record. “It’s sad to see her career end, but I’ve been blessed with the ability to watch her grow as a player and to coach her at the varsity level for the last 5 years,” said coach Abrams. Alaina Forbes led Midlakes with 34 points.

• Adequate resources and support are necessary for sustained recovery • Recovery is about reclaiming a meaningful life and role in society Ways to implement the core beliefs include response to illicit substance abuse as a health issue; eliminating barriers to getting help; developing non-punitive, non-judgmental recovery models and creating a system that supports long-term recovery. Steuben County officials voiced

their support for the agencies, with county Legislature Chairman Joseph Hauryski, R-Campbell officially proclaiming the day Steuben County Stand Up For Recovery Day. County Manager Jack Wheeler praised the efforts of all agencies to combat addiction and assist recovery, and pledged the county’s ongoing support. “Whatever we can do, we will do,” Wheeler said.

she was not physically involved with her mother’s killing, but assisted her father in the killing by: driving him to and from the 145 Dwight Ave. home; disconnecting electronic devices in the home to hide his presence; distracting her younger sibling while Lloyd Neurauter strangled his ex-wife in an upstairs bedroom; helping him stage the scene to appear to be a suicide; and telling a false story provided by her father to law enforcement in order to cover up the murder and her father’s involvement. After entering her plea, Kerrie

Neurauter was remanded back to the Steuben County Jail pending sentencing. Trial for Lloyd Neurauter on charges of first-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree burglary, first-degree custodial interference, tampering with physical evidence, offering a false statement for filing, endangering the welfare of a child, second degree conspiracy and second-degree custodial interference is slated to begin Sept. 24 in Steuben County Court.

ben County Sheriff Jim Allard said the state police were not a solution to the shortage of manpower the Sheriff ’s Office was trying to address in seeking the addition of four new deputy sheriff positions. Allard, in concert with District Attorney Brooks Baker, said that drug enforcement in the county is not the state police’s mandate. O’Donnell questioned the accuracy of those statements. “It would be inappropriate of me to comment on the efforts of another department,” he told The Leader. “When a person from another agency is commenting on our manpower and how we use it … I don’t know how accurate that could be.” Allard said that he didn’t intend any disrespect tothe New York

State Police, but was only laying out his beliefs about the reality of the situation to legislators who would be using the information he presented to make a decision about spending taxpayer money. “Consistently, in public, I’ve never badmouthed another agency, nor would I,” Allard said. “As sheriff, it’s absolutely appropriate for me to speak about any agency that operates  within Steuben County. (And) when I speak to the Legislature about why I need people, I’m not going to sugarcoat it.” He said he didn’t think it was necessary to view his statements as judgments against the state police as an agency or state police personnel. “We have different missions,” Allard said. “(But) we’re not in competition, we work together.”

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told the committee. Allard noted that training new drug investigators will take 6-8 months, so putting off hiring could mean as much as a year or more before the investigators were on the job. Committee member Steven Maio, D-Corning, countered that the Legislature hasn’t had a lot of time to consider funding the opioid plan. “It’s a big hunk of money – we got this plan a week ago,” Maio said. He also wanted to make sure progress was still being made on the other aspects of the plan, including providing drug treatment at the county jail. Wheeler assured him that actions on that front will be presented to the Legislature sometime in the next month or two. Wheeler also noted that the federal grant funding was far from a guarantee. “You’re waiting six months for what’s probably a 50/50 shot,” he said. The committee also heard from local police chiefs from around the county on the issue, generally telling the same story. “We all support each other,” said Canisteo Police Chief Kyle Amidon. “(But) we don’t have the staffing and budget to do what we could do.” Corning Chief Jeff Spaulding noted that the city’s single full-time drug investigator is currently injured and off the job, putting more strain on patrolmen to work on the drug interdiction side instead of directed investigations. And Bath Chief Chad Mullen said its single drug investigator, a position it only recently got back after previously having two fulltime investigators and then none, is constantly saying it needs more help to do the job effectively. “I have to spend a lot of money on overtime,” Mullen added. Allard said regional players, such as CNET Southern Tier, have been less active in Steuben County, and New York State Police road patrol Troopers are focused on vehicle and traffic enforcement, largely during high-traffic hours, which is not when drug shipments are being moved. The issue of the new deputies will be heard next by the Legislature’s Administration Committee, which meets at 9 a.m. March 13.


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infrastructure demands.” The group is calling for increasing state base aid for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) by $85 million to a total of $523 million. They are also seeking the restoration of a $65 million “Extreme Winter Recovery” allocation enacted last year but not included in Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed 2018-2019 state budget. Combined, the $150 million increase would bring total CHIPS aid in 2018-19 to $588.1 million. Starting with the 2013-14 state budget cycle, CHIPS funding has been increased by more than 40 percent statewide. O’Mara and Palmesano said that in their own districts, aid percentage increases since 2012-13 have ranged from 50% to 55%. Paul Pisaneschi, 237

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Team Standings 1. Kingpins 2. 3 Generations 3. Pump Doctors 4. Three Slingers 5. PJ Farms 6. Strikes R Us 7. Helm Construction High Game (Men) (Individual) Doug Palmer 289 Daniel Marvin Sr 258 Bill Sullivan 225 Daniel Stock 224 High Series (Men) (Individual) Daniel Marvin Sr 655 Doug Palmer 638 Bill Sullivan 621 Blake Shoemaker 583 High Game (Women) (Individual) Jill Sullivan 202 Lisa Partridge-Johns 177 Stacy Borden 128 High Series (Women) (Individual) Lisa Partridge-Johns 518 Jill Sullivan 471 Stacy Borden 330 High Series (Team) Three Slingers 2013 3 Generations 1976 Kingpins 1975 Pump Doctors 1926 • Submitted




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HONORING OUR LOCAL Corning Legion John P. Eaton Post #746 Date of charter: January 1, 1923 The post was named for John Patchill Eaton, who came from a very prominent family that lived on the southside hill of Corning. He was a Corporal in the Marine Corps, who was killed in action at Belleau Woods, France in 1918. John was the first one killed from Corning.

LEGIONS “The American Legion is the largest wartime veterans service organization with 2.4 million members in nearly 14,000 posts in nearly every community in America.”

Campbell Legion Robert N. Austin Post #1279

Robert was a local resident of Campbell, where his family still resides. He was the 1st Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps. On the bomber aircraft, he worked as a bombardier. Robert was killed in action on August 1, 1943 over Ploesti Romania in WWII. He received many medals of honor including: the silver star, bronze medal with oak leaf cluster, silver medal with oak leaf cluster, the distinguished flying cross, and the purple heart.

Bath Legion Canaseraga Legion Fawcett Post #1582 The Canaseraga Fawcett Legion was chartered in 1946. The Legion was named after brothers Harry and Art Fawcett, who were killed in action during WWII.

Charles E. Wescott Post #173 Private Wescott was in the G7th Brigade, 3rd division, AEF. Charles E. Wescott was the first Bath soldier to be killed in WWI. He was killed on July 15, 1918 in France. He was one of the ten Bath boys who made the supreme sacrifice in the war to end all wars. He is buried in the Nonondaga Cemetery on Rumsey Street, Bath.

Cohocton Legion Nelson M. Ouderkirk-Cragg Post #805 The Post was named for Nelson M. Ouderkirk who was a local resident of Cohocton. He died in France in WWII. He served in the United States Army. This Legion is located on Wilcox Street in the town of Cohocton.

Wayne Legion Harry L. Meade Post #1208

Harry was a local resident of the town of Wayne. He served his country from 1894-1918. Harry was killed in action.

Hammondsport Legion Roswell McDaniels Post #407 Date of Charter: August 25, 1923

The Post name was in memory of Roswell McDaniels, a local resident, who was killed in France on September 28, 1918. The first Post was at 43 Sheather Street and a new Post was built on Route 54 in 1976.



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Two county plows Siblings share academic spotlight damaged by fire By Al Bruce

The Evening Tribune

By James Post Steuben Courier

BATH – The Steuben County Public Works Committee got an update Monday on the aftermath of a fire that sidelined two of the county’s plow trucks late last Friday, just as a massive snowstorm was moving in. The fire at the county highway garage on Route 415 in Cohocton was reported around 7:30 p.m. Friday, according to county public works Commissioner Vincent Spagnoletti. One plow truck was totaled in the fire, another remains in the damaged 3-bay garage building, and the extent of damage to that truck won’t be known until insurance investigators get

a look at it today, Spagnoletti said. The totaled truck was a 2003 tandem axle, and the one still in the garage is a 2013 tri-axle. County Manager Jack Wheeler told the committee the county has a $50,000 insurance deductible on the building and contents, including the trucks. Spagnoletti said the garage doors, at least, will have to be replaced. As for the trucks, “the insurance will cover (them), it’s a matter of how much,” he said. The reimbursement will be based on a valuation that takes into account age and other factors. Spagnoletti said the cost of a new plow truck is roughly $220,000.

DA’s Office adds three attorneys Submitted The Steuben County District Attorney’s Office announced it has hired three attorneys to fill out its staff after three former attorneys departed. The office announced the hiring of Assistant District Attorney Timothy Rosell, ADA Peter Glanville, and ADA Joseph Pelych. “I am extremely pleased to announce that Joseph Pelych of Hornell, Timothy Rosell of Hornell and Pete Glanville of Montour Falls have joined the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office,” Steuben District Attorney Brooks Baker said in a statement “We have again been able to ‘reload’ with experiencedtrial attorneys who will be able to continue the high level of work and dedication Steuben County demands and deserves.” According to the DA’s office, Rosell comes to the county DA’s office with more than 20 years of experience, and previously served as an ADA under former county DA John Tunney. Glanville is a former local court judge who handled major felony criminal defense cases in his career, including first-degree murder. Pelych has more than 30 years of criminal trial experience, and served as an ADA at the beginning of his career where he handled many high profile cases. The three ADAs are replacing former county ADAs Patrick McCallister, Todd Casella, and Michelle Cook. McCallister was elected as Steuben County Surrogate Judge, Casella is the current DA of Yates County, and Cook resigned her post to dedicate more time to her private practice’s client base.

O’Mara, colleagues unveil ‘Strong’ plan Submitted   ALBANY – State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and his colleagues in the Senate Majority Conference unveiled a “Growing Strong” plan that proposes a series of investments, educational strategies, and tax and regulatory reforms, to strengthen New York State’s nationally leading agricultural industry. “We need to keep taking actions that can help keep our next generation of farmers competitive for the long haul.   We cannot risk New York State’s farmers being taxed, regulated and priced out of business.  The ‘Growing Strong’ plan is a comprehensive, common sense blueprint to keep New York a proud and strong agricultural state,” said O’Mara, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee.  “Farming has been a mainstay of upstate New York’s culture and economy for centuries, and it remains the backbone of many of our communities.  But the challenges and the competition are tougher than ever.”   A cornerstone of the Senate’s “Growing Strong” plan is action O’Mara strongly supports to restore approximately $13 million in funding cuts being sought by Governor Andrew Cuomo in the 2018-19 state budget currently being negotiated.  Since 2011, Senate Republicans have led the fight to restore more than $50 million in budget cuts proposed by Cuomo, increase funding for many programs and services, and spearhead new initiatives.

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AVOCA — In an exceptional milestone, siblings are valedictorian and salutatorian for the Class of 2018 at Avoca Central. In addition to high scholastic achievement, the sister and brother are also star athletes and, according to the judgment of district teachers and administrators, genuinely nice people. Valedictorian Morgan Evarts accepted a scholarship to attend Division I St. Bonaventure University this fall and run on their cross country team. She signed her letter of intent in the Avoca Central auditorium lobby in front of family, coaches, teachers and teammates. Her athletic accomplishments include these highlights: she set the Avoca school record at the prestigious McQuaid Invitational Cross Country race last fall, received a Section V patch in three of her four high school years for finishing in the top 10 of cross country runners, was named a Steuben County all-star in outdoor track and cross country for four consecutive years and earned 11 county championship ribbons, six Sec-

tion V championship ribbons and two indoor track championship ribbons. Indoor track coach Liz Lathrop said “Morgan is always willing to do whatever she can to improve her team,” including run remarkably fast. Morgan also volunteers with the Girls on the Run program, a third-through fifth grade character building effort to help girls make healthy choices, said Heidi Burns, seventh through twelfth grade counselor at Avoca Central. The 18-year-old valedictorian and her “running buddy” this spring will run a five kilometer race (3.2 miles), Burns said. Morgan also volunteers with the CROP WALK for hunger, the Hornell Area Humane Society, the Southern Tier Food Bank and the Avoca Summer Track program. Salutatorian Devin Evarts unsurprisingly holds the Avoca Central indoor record in the 55-meter hurdles. Devin said he and his teammates are pushing for a school record in the outdoor two-mile relay this spring. He is captain of the indoor

track team. Devin last summer was elected a state senator at Boys State leadership and citizenship programs that the American Legion sponsors each summer for high school juniors. He is also a board member of the Steuben County Youth Bureau. At Avoca Central, 17-year old Devin is class secretary and National Honor Society president. Morgan’s grade point average is 97.9393 and Devin’s is 95.1327, Burns said. Avoca Library Media Specialist Maryalice Kilbourne said the Evarts are “role models for everyone.” Morgan, she said, cheerfully rips labels off books, stamps hundreds of books or “helps a struggling trio of elementary students who are stumped with a question.” The Evarts are not the first sibling class leaders at Avoca Central. Twins Josie Slayton Steiner was valedictorian and Jenalee Slayton Turner salutatorian for the Avoca Central Class of 2001. Steiner is Arkport Central dean of students. Turner’s twin daughters, Adelaide and Meredith, are in the Avoca Central second grade.

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Steuben seeks HoF nominations Submitted BATH – Nominations for the Steuben County Hall of Fame will be accepted until March 31, according to county Historian Emily Simms. “The Hall of Fame is important to Steuben County because it allows us to recognize local individuals who have made contributions both past and present to our county,” Simms said. “There are people from a wide variety of fields who have already been inducted for their impact on Steuben County and we are pleased to be able to continue to honor

others this year.” This year marks a change in the timing and celebration of the event. In the past, nominations were accepted in December, with committee members reviewing applications and selecting candidates several weeks later. The candidates were endorsed by a county legislative committee with final approval by the full county Legislature, followed by a banquet at a later date. The new schedule streamlines the process, marked by a March 31 deadline, with the committee reviewing and se-

Caregiver workshop set

BATH – The first “Managing Stress for Caregivers” of the year is set for 1:30-2:30 p.m. March 15 at the Wayland Library. The free interactive session is sponsored the Steuben County Office For the Aging and features in-formation on managing stress while caring for a family member or friend living with a chronic illness and/or memory loss. A second “Managing Stress for Caregivers” session is scheduled for 2-3 p.m. March 28 at the Cohocton Library and other workshops also will be scheduled for various loca-tions in the county throughout the year. Beginning in April, the Wayland Library also will host “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” a 6-week educational program for family and friends caring for older adults suffering with long-term condi-tions. The class provides skills and confidence needed caregivers to care for themselves while caring for another. The free series will take place from 1:30 p.m. -3 p.m. Apr. 19 through May 24 and is co-sponsored by the Finger Lakes Caregiver Institute. To register call (607) 664-2298.

Pundit Night looks to shake things up

ELMIRA - Political Pundit Night will return to the Steele Memorial Library on March 13 to ask the question: is it time to shake up the political system? “It’s an election year, so I think it’s very important that people start talking about change, whether they want change or not, and if they want change, what are the possible solutions,” said WETM political analyst and Elmira College professor Dr. Stephen Coleman, the host of Political Pundit Night. The official theme of the upcoming event is “Shaking up the Political System - Yes or No?” Previous Political Pundit Nights featured a panel of experts that would mediate the discussion amongst the crowd. But Coleman said this time is going to be different. Coleman said there’s not going to be an official panel this time. Instead, he’s going to mediate the discussion like a focus group, and encourage interaction and ideas from the audience. “This forum is designed for citizens to share their views about politics and share their solutions about how to improve politics at all levels,” he said. The forum will be held from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at Steele Memorial Library, 101 East Church Street, Elmira. The event is free and open to the public. • By Stephen Borgna/Steuben Courier

Abandoned: The Untold Story of Orphan Trains

In the mid-1800s, millions of Irish immigrants who hoped to find a better life in this country came to New York City to escape the famine in their own country. Unfortunately, they found squalor, gang violence and disease. Within a few years, these living conditions and disease left many

lecting proposed inductees in early May. A reception for the inductees will follow their approval by the county Legislature in late June. Portraits of the honorees also will be placed in county Hall of Fame photo gallery, relocated three years ago to the southern hallway of the second floor in the County Office Building. “I hope this better accommodates both the members of the review committee as well as schools who may be interested in participating, and makes the process easier,” Simms said. What remains the same is

the eligibility for induction: Nominees may be living or deceased, man, woman or child who has enhanced the name of Steuben County. They should have resided in Steuben but may have been born elsewhere. Past nominees not inducted into the county Hall of Fame may be re-nominated. Since 1976, more than 450 people have been nominated with 141 individuals inducted into Steuben Hall of Fame. Inductees in 2017 were 1864 Alfred University graduate and licensed medical practitioner Hannah Simpson Spencer, of Jasper; Paul Harris “Ser-

IN BRIEF children without families and they became homeless, wandering the streets and sleeping in alleyways, cellars and sewers. As a result of this crisis, the Age of Orphan Asylums began, culminating in one of the most improbable periods of American history. A number of people tried to rescue these children who were lost to the streets or in the hands of uncaring institutions. They were transported on trains to upstate New York and further points west and south in search of couples that might take them in. Join us for a presentation by Michael Keene, who has written a number of books about the chapters of 19th century Western New York history. Join us Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m. at the Town of Wayne Hall, 9772 Silsbee Road, Wayne. This presentation is open to the public – donations are accepted. Refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, call (607) 292-3450.

Academic All Stars results LARGE SCHOOL DIVISION Hornell 47 - Corning Gold 34 Corning Black 54 - Bath 33

MEDIUM LARGE SCHOOL DIVISION Campbell-Savona 63 - Addison 30 Naples 67 - Canisteo-Greenwood 29 MEDIUM SMALL SCHOOL DIVISION Alfred-Almond 59 - JasperTroupsburg 19 Hammondsport 51 - Arkport 22 SMALL SCHOOL DIVISION Avoca 44 - Prattsburgh 16 Bradford 34 - Canaseraga 25 Matches will take place Monday, March 12 at Corning, Canisteo-Greenwood, Jasper-Troupsburg, and Prattsburgh. 

Estate workshop Monday

The loss of a loved one is always difficult. If you are named as the Executor of the decedent’s estate, your legal duties compound the difficulty and could leave you feeling lost. If you want to know what needs to be done after the death of a loved one, join us in a free informational workshop called The Estate Administration Survival Guide: The Probate Process on Monday, March 12 from 1-3 p.m. at the Corning Senior Citizens Center, 1 Park Lane, Corning. The workshop is free, but registration is required. Please call Cornell Cooperative Extension at 607-664-2300 to reserve a space. For more information on this and related topics, visit www.

SJMH officially joins UR Medicine

HORNELL — Leaders from UR Medicine and St. James Mercy Hospital have officially sealed the deal, announcing to staff on Tuesday that they have finalized an affiliation agreement between the two organizations. St. James Hospital is the sixth

to join UR Medicine’s network of inpatient hospitals, including Strong Memorial and Highland in Rochester, Jones Memorial in Wellsville, Noyes Memorial in Dansville, and F. F. Thompson in Canandaigua. The board of St. James Mercy Hospital voted unanimously in favor of the affiliation. Dr. Susan Gray, chair of the St. James Mercy Hospital Board of Directors, congratulated the St. James team and said, “Our longstanding relationship with UR Medicine has complemented the hard work of the St. James board and leadership to date, and we look forward to continuing our work to deliver top quality health care to residents of the Hornell area.” • By Evening Tribune

FLCC scholarship applications now available

CANANDAIGUA – The Finger Lakes Community College Foundation is now accepting applications for privately funded scholarships through May 4. For the full list of scholarships and criteria, visit or call (585) 785-1205.

Bath CSD announces ‘Hall of Distinction’

The Bath (Haverling) Central School District Board of Education has unanimously approved the Class of 2018 for the Haverling “Hall of Distinction”. Of applicants, the Nomination Committee selected three candidates to be recommended for this class. All honorees were selected from categories of Medicine and Science, Arts and Entertainment, Business and Professional, Humanitarian and Service, and Lifetime of Notable Achievement. According to District Superintendent Joseph Rumsey: “While it is important that we prepare our kids for the 21st century, it is imperative that we never let them forget our traditions and what it means to graduate from Haverling!” Rumsey added: “There have been many Haverling graduate leaders who have positively impacted our world from their vision, creative ideas, and tireless efforts. It is time to honor these individuals and to share their stories with our students to inspire the leaders of tomorrow.” The Class of 2018 for the Haverling Hall of Distinction: • Judge Peter Bradstreet (Class of 1966; “Business and Professional/Lifetime of Notable Achievement”) • Louise Coleman (Class of 1963; “Lifetime of Notable Achievement”) • Dr. Irum Tahir (Class of 1998; “Medicine and Science/Business and Professional”) All inductees and families will be invited to the annual Haverling Alumni Banquet on June 15 for a formal recognition ceremony. For reservations to the banquet, please visit the Haverling Alumni Association Facebook page for more information. • Submitted

vice Above Self ” recipient and dedicated



Dr. Roy W. Robinson, M.D. of Wayland; and Purple Heart recipient Patrick Monahan and his wife, Betty Monahan, both

recipients of the James H. Park Achievement Award and recognized for their dedication to the Bath VA. For applications and the full

list of Hall of Fame honorees,

go to https://www.steubenco; or call (607) 664-2199.

Burrows found dead in jail cell

Alleged killer was facing multiple charges By Stephen Borgna Steuben Courier

ELMIRA - Curtis Burrows, suspected kidnapper and killer who allegedly shot a Big Flats homeowner in November after an unsuccessful kidnapping in the City of Corning, was found dead Tuesday evening in his jail cell from an apparent suicide, according to the Chemung County Sheriff ’s Office. “Mr. Burrows committed suicide yesterday evening (03/06/18) at approximately 11 p.m. The Criminal Investigation Division is currently investigating,” Chemung County Sheriff Christopher Moss said in a statement. Burrows was facing charges from an incident in early November that resulted in the death of a Big Flats man. On Nov. 2, 2017, Burrows unsuccessfully attempted  to a kidnap a woman from  a Corning city parking lot. He then allegedly proceeded to steal her vehicle and flee the scene, before crashing the vehicle in East Corning and traveling east on foot to a home on Reasor Hollow Road in Big Flats. Police said Burrows allegedly kicked the front door open of the home, confronted 60-year-old homeowner Timothy R. Webster, and allegedly shot and killed him. Afterward, Burrows allegedly stole a set of keys to a vehicle and fled the scene to Pennsylvania. Burrows was facing multiple charges, including first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and attempted kidnapping. The Chemung County Sheriff ’s Office declined  to clarify further details  Wednesday, and would not comment on whether Burrows was on suicide watch. The family of Timothy Webster released a statement following the announcement of Burrow’s death, which The Leader obtained from WETM. “Curtis Burrows took away so much from so many people. It was such a senseless act and we will be without Tim forever and there is nothing that will make that easier.”

Former recruiter handed 5-15 sentence By Neal Simon The Evening Tribune

BATH — A former recruiter for the United States Navy was sentenced in Steuben County Court Tuesday to spend 5 to 15 years in state prison for conspiring to murder his wife. Brandon T. McPherson, 30, of Horseheads, pleaded guilty on Jan. 11, 2018 to second-degree conspiracy. State Police investigators said McPherson enlisted help from a potential recruit to commit murder. The second person revealed the plot to authorities, and following an investigation, Bath based troopers arrested McPherson in December 2016. Steuben County Court Judge Peter C. Bradstreet sentenced McPherson, who was represented by defense attorney Christopher M. Tunney. David G. Wallace, an assistant Steuben County district attorney, handled the prosecution. “I want to thank the State Police for their valuable contribution to the prosecution of this case and especially thank the young woman who came forward with the information that likely prevented any physical harm coming to the intended victim,” Wallace said.


• CLEMSON, SC – Mackenzie L. Smith of Bath has been named to the Dean’s List at Clemson University for the fall 2017 semester. Smith is majoring in Sports Communication. • Submitted



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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State (“SSNY”) for Wise Guys of Hammondsport, LLC on 12/4/17. The SSNY has been designated as the agent upon whom process against it may be served. Mailing address for service and principal business location is 90 Pulteney Street, Hammondsport, NY 14840. Office location is Steuben County. Purpose: Any lawful business.6tz,2/4,2/11,2/18, 2/25,3/4,3/11

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LISA HOWE LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/1/2018. Office in Steuben Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 1280 Newsome Rd., PO Box 422, Arkport, NY 14807. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Principal business location: 4-6 East Avenue Arkport, NY 14807.6tz 2/18,2/25,3/4,3/11,3/18,3/25

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: 10 Cherry, LLC. County: Steuben. Secretary of State is designated as agent for service of process. Address: 11849 East Corning Road, Suite 106, Corning, NY 14830. Articles of Organization filed on February 16, 2018. Business: Any lawful business purpose.6tz 2/25,3/4,3/11,3/18,3/25,4/1

Notice of Formation (LLC). Name: CONNIE BEST MANAGEMENT LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 11/17/2017. Office location: Steuben COUNTY. NY DOS shall mail copy of process to: CONNIE FRANCISCO, 32 CYNTHIA COURT, CATHEDRAL GARDENS, NY, 11550. Purpose: Any lawful activity 6tz3/4,3/11,3/18,3/25,4/1,4/8

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. Name: Betsy Feyling Agency, LLC County: Chemung. Secretary of State is designated as agent for service of process. Address: 110 Hylan Terrace, Horseheads, NY 14845. Articles of Organization filed on February 9, 2018. Business: Any lawful business purpose.6tz 3/11,3/18,3/25,4/1,4/8,4/15

HALLETT REALTY LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/29/2017. Office in Steuben Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 371 County Route 98, Rexville, NY 14877, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose..6tz 2/25,3/4,3/11,3/18,3/25,4/1

MCCORMICK CONSULTING LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 1/24/2018. Office in Steuben Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 8320 Clark Hill Rd., Bath, NY 14810, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.6tz 2/4,2/11,2/18,2/25,3/4,3/11

Notice of Formation (LLC). Name: CREATIVE HONOR EQUITY INDUSTRIES, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 05/1/2017. Office location: Steuben COUNTY. NY DOS shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 99 GOLD ST. APT. 2G, BROOKLYN, NY, 11201. Purpose: Any lawful activity 6tz,2/4,2/11,2/18,2/25,3/4,3/11

Notice of Formation (LLC). Name: LEESET, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/26/2017. Office location: Steuben COUNTY. NY DOS shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 323 CONTINENTAL DRIVE, MANHASSET HILLS, NY , 11040. Purpose: Any lawful a c t i v i t y 6 t z 2/4,2/11,2/18,2/25,3/4,3/11

HALLETT FARMS LLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 11/29/2017. Office in Steuben Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 465 County Route 84, Rexville, NY 14877, which is also the principal business location. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.6tz 2/25,3/4,3/11,3/18,3/25,4/1 STEVEN SHINEBARGER, DMD, PLLC Articles of Org. filed NY Sec. of State (SSNY) 2/13/2018. Office in Steuben Co. SSNY desig. agent of LLC whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 17 Seneca St., Ste.1, Hornell, NY 14843. Purpose: To Practice Dentistry. Dissolve date: 12/31/2067.6tz,3/4,3/11,3/18,3 /25,4/1,4/8

Notice of Formation (LLC). Name: 925 MANOR ROAD LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/14/2017. Office location: Steuben COUNTY. NY DOS shall mail copy of process to: The LLC, 925 MANOR ROAD, STATEN ISLAND, NY, 10314. Purpose: Any lawful activity 6tz 2/4,2/11,2/18,2/25,3/4,3/11

“Notice of Formation of MATERO HOLDINGS, LLC in Steuben County, New York. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 11/15/2017. Registered Agent for this business is SSNY. Office location is at 224 Robie Street, Bath, NY.” 6tz 2/11,2/28,2/25,3/4,3/11,3/18

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Notice of Formation (LLC). Name: LEXI KY LLC. Articles of Organization filed with NY Dept. of State on 02/20/2017. Office location: Steuben COUNTY. NY DOS shall mail copy of process to: 1357 BROADWAY, SUITE 322, NEW YORK, NY, 10018. Purpose: Any lawful activity 6tz 3/11,3/18,3/25,4/1,4/8,4/15

TechFlow Designs, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/1/17. Off. loc.: Steuben Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail proc.: 11963 River Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Purp.: any lawful purp.


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POLICE BLOTTER Steuben Sheriff • Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on Tuesday, March 6, deputies arrested Ricky A. Sherman, 34, of CR 115, Lindley, due to an active violation of probation warrant while at the Steuben County Office Building in Bath. Sherman allegedly violated the terms and conditions of his probation, having been previously convicted of criminal mischief in the fourth degree. Sherman was remanded to the Steuben County Jail and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Lindley Court March 20. • Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on Monday, Feb. 28, deputies arrested Amanda L. Wilbur, 27, and Troy L. Rupar, 28, of Stewart Road in the Town of Tuscarora, with failing to provide appropriate shelter for dogs, a Violation. The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous report that there were dogs not being properly taken care of at the residence. It is alleged that during the investigation deputies witnessed a puppy that was left outside on the property without appropriate shelter. Both Wilbur and Rupar were issued appearance tickets returnable to Tuscarora Town Court on March 26. • Michael N. Lennon, 34, of Gunn Road in the Town of Troupsburg, was arrested Feb. 28 after he turned himself in on a sealed indictment warrant out of Steuben County Court with criminal contempt in the first degree.

New York State Police • Sara Shroyer, 24, of St. 36, Arkport, was arrested Feb. 27 with hindering prosecution 2nd, a class “E” felony, and obstructing governmental administration 2nd, a class “A” misdemeanor. Shroyer was arrested after an investigation in which she allegedly aided a male subject who had an active warrant out of New York State Parole. Shroyer was arraigned in the town of Howard court and remanded to Steuben County Jail on $10,000/$20,000 bail.

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