Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Alfred-Almond: School board hires new teachers on Tuesday


Elementary Teacher Upon the Superintendent’s recommendation, Nadine Shardlow made the motion, seconded by Vicky Westacott That the Board of Education appoint Kelly Donlon to a three-year probationary appointment in the elementary tenure area, effective 7/29/14 and ending 7/28/17. Mrs. Donlon holds a Permanent Certificate in Pre Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Grades 1-6 Certificate. Salary will be at the 14th Step of the current AATA contract.

Vote: 3 aye 0 nay

Elementary Teacher Upon the Superintendent’s recommendation, Nadine Shardlow made the motion, seconded by Vicky Westacott to appoint Megan Saxton to a three-year probationary appointment in the elementary tenure area, effective 7/29/14 and ending 7/28/17. Ms. Saxton holds Initial Certificates in Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 2), Childhood Education (Grades 1-6), Literacy (Birth – Grade 6) and a Student with Disabilities (Grades 1-6) Certificate. Salary will be at the 4th Step of the current AATA contract.

Vote: 3 aye 0 nay

Mathematics Teacher Upon the Superintendent’s recommendation, Nadine Shardlow made the motion, seconded by Vicky Westacott to appoint Derek Partridge to a three-year probationary appointment in the academic tenure area of Mathematics, effective 7/29/14 and ending 7/28/17. NYSED is processing Mr. Partridge’s Initial Mathematics 7-12 Certificate. Salary will be at the 1st Step of the current AATA contract.
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Mathematics Teacher Upon the Superintendent’s recommendation, Nadine Shardlow made the motion, seconded by Vicky Westacott to appoint Julia Bensley to a three-year probationary appointment in the academic tenure area of Mathematics, effective 7/29/14 and ending 7/28/17. Mrs. Bensley holds an Initial Certificate in Mathematics 7-12. Salary will be at the 2nd Step of the current AATA contract.

Vote: 3 aye 0 nay

Special Ed Teacher Upon the Superintendent’s recommendation, Nadine Shardlow made the motion, seconded by Vicky Westacott to appoint Ann Marie Reedy to a three-year probationary appointment in the special subject tenure area of education of children with handicapping conditions – general special education tenure area, effective 7/29/14 and ending 7/28/17. Ms. Reedy holds an Initial Certificate in Students with Disabilities (Grade 1-6) and an Initial Certificate in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6). Salary will be at the 2nd Step of the current AATA contract.

Vote: 3 aye 0 nay
Long-term Music Substitute Upon the Superintendent’s recommendation, Nadine Shardlow made the motion, seconded by Vicky Westacott to appoint Lisa Karr to a long term substitute appointment in the special subject area of music, effective 9/2/14. Ms. Karr holds a permanent certificate in Music. Salary will be at the 2nd Step of the AATA contract.

Vote: 3 aye 0 nay
ADJOURNMENT Upon the Superintendent’s recommendation, Nadine Shardlow made the motion, seconded by Vicky Westacott, to adjourn at 8:35 a.m.

Vote: 3 aye 0 nay

Wellsville: Cats continue to roam

Several weeks ago, in response to inquiries, we posted a story regarding roaming cats in the Village of Wellsville. One writer told us she counted a dozen stray cats in her backyard...they had 'sprayed' her front door and caused damaged to porch furniture. Another writer had written (several letters to) the Village, but never received a response. Yet another was told by a village source that officials were reaching out to Hornell, which has an ordinance. We contacted the Hornell Mayor's office today...they said they hadn't heard from Wellsville...but did say, the call may have been routed to somewhere other than the person we spoke with.
Tuesday morning, the Deputy Mayor of Williamsville went on the radio to suggest that, that village may consider an ordinance...shaped after the city of Buffalo, which adopted an ordinance in June.
Any cat ordinance is a challenge...and not a top priority for enforcers. For those interested, the Hornell ordinance is posted below...

Cuba woman charged with grand larceny-accused of stealing from American Legion

On July 25, The New York State Police in Amity arrested Wendy A. Cook, age 46, of Cuba, N.Y. on a charge of Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree.  Cook is accused of defrauding the Hinsdale American Legion out of $1,333 by use of Store Credit at a business in the Town of Cuba.  Cook was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Cuba Court on 08/05/14 @ 7PM.  

St. James Hospital plans another Town Hall meeting-"new vision" to be discussed

Obituary: Keith E. Baker, 74, Coudersport

COUDERSPORT, PA---Keith E. Baker, 74, of Coudersport, formerly of Horseheads, NY, passed away in his home with his loving family by his side on Saturday, July 26, 2014, after a long illness.
Born November 17, 1939 in Port Allegany, he was a son of Russell L. and Virginia L. Brewer Baker.
He was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1958.  Following high school, Keith enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Germany.  He was discharged in June of 1960 and was called back up to serve from 1961 to 1962.
Keith was employed by Emporium Specialties in Austin, PA as a machinist.  He later was employed as a machinist at the A & P Plant in Horseheads, NY for over 10 years.  He retired as a machinist/tool and die maker from Purolator Products in Elmira, NY after 24 ½ years of service.
He was a member of Coudersport American Legion Post 192 and a member of the Moose in Port Allegany.  He enjoyed golfing, especially with his cousin Gene and his wife Sandy of Olean, NY.  He volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels in Elmira and Horseheads.  Keith enjoyed life to its fullest.
Surviving are a sister, Shirley L. (William) Gleason of Coudersport; nieces and nephews, Chuck (Brenda) Gleason of Dreumore, PA, and Kaye Gleason-Breitinstien, Terry Gleason and Jeff (Sally) Gleason, all of Coudersport; and several cousins.
In addition to his parents, Keith was predeceased by a nephew, Rick E. Gleason in 1986.
In keeping with Keith’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.  Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.
Arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Potter County Hospice, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Obituary: Virgil L. Osborn, 64, Scio

Scio, NY - Virgil L. Osborn, 64, of 4110 McQueen Street passed away on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Highland Hospital in Rochester following a long illness. He was born January 18, 1950 in Fort Wayne, Indiana the son of Charles and Violet (Cobbs) Osborn. On June 23, 1989 in Indiana he married Laura Barnett who survives.

Virgil was formerly employed as a home health aide in Indiana and was a graduate of Alfred State College. He enjoyed watching wrestling, working in his flower garden and spending time with his friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Charles and Brian Osborn both of Fort Wayne, two grandchildren, one brother, Richard Osborn and one sister, Mary Osborn both of Fort Wayne as well as several nieces & nephews.

Friends are invited to a memorial service on Friday, (August 1, 2014) at 10:00 am at the Knights Creek Evangelical Methodist Church, 2987 County Road 9 in Scio, with Pastor Carl Kemp presiding. The family suggest memorial donations be made to the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps.To leave online condolences, please visit

Obituary: Robert W. Dickens, 78, Belmont

Belmont, NY - Robert W. Dickens, 78, of 7 Middaugh Street passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Highland Park Healthcare Center. He was born January 15, 1936 in Wellsville the son of the late Harold and Zana (Fisher) Dickens. On September 29, 1960 in Belfast he married Nancy Mowers who predeceased him on August 1, 2000.

Bob was a 1955 graduate of Belmont High School. He was formerly employed at the Borden Milk Plant in Belmont and later for Friendship Dairies for 38 years; retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Belmont United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, archery, walking the streets of Belmont and NASCAR.

He is survived by one daughter, Debra (Jeff) Butler of Belmont, one son, Scott (Jolene) Dickens of Scio, seven grandchildren, Matthew and Timothy Butler and Jake, Jace, Jennifer, Jesse, and Jazlynn Dickens, two sisters, Donna (James) Leonard of Wellsville and Barbara (Bryan) Caldwell of Belmont as well as several nieces & nephews.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, (July 31, 2014) from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. The funeral will follow visitation at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Richard Hurd presiding. Burial will be in Forest Hills Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations to the Amity Rescue Squad or the Belmont United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences, please visit

Corning Incorporated today announced its results for the second quarter of 2014

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced its results for the second quarter of 2014.
Second-Quarter Highlights
  • Core sales were $2.6 billion*, a 28% increase on a year-over-year basis. Net sales (GAAP) were $2.5 billion, a 25% increase on a year-over-year basis.
  • Core earnings per share were $0.37 per share*, a 16% improvement over a year ago, marking the seventh consecutive quarter of year-over-year core EPS growth. GAAP earnings per share were $0.11.
  • Corning’s LCD glass volume grew more than expected due in part to stronger-than-expected retail TV sales in Europe and South America, likely driven by the FIFA World Cup. Year-over-year sales in the Optical Communications and Environmental Technologies segments grew 14% and 25%, respectively.
Second-Quarter Financial Comparisons In millions, except percentages and per-share amounts

Core Performance*
 Q2 2014Q2 2013% Change
Core Net Sales$2,577$2,02128%
Core Equity Earnings$58$173(66%)
Core Earnings$527$46912%
Core Earnings EPS$0.37$0.3216%

 Q2 2014Q2 2013% Change
Net Sales$2,482$1,98225%
Equity Earnings$62$166(63%)
Net Income$169$638(74%)

*These are non-GAAP financial measures. The reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP measures is provided in the tables following this news release, as well as on the company’s website. Core performance metrics (non-GAAP) are adjusted to exclude the impact of changes in Japanese yen and Korean won foreign exchange rates, as well as other items that do not reflect ongoing operations of the company. See “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section of attached Form 8-K for details on core performance measures.

Wendell P. Weeks, chairman, chief executive officer and president, said, “We had great results in the quarter that led to our seventh consecutive year-over-year quarterly core earnings improvement. We have positive momentum, and we are well-positioned to deliver on our 2014 business plan.

“We are particularly pleased with the improved performance in our Display Technologies segment. As we anticipated, LCD glass price declines were more moderate than they were last quarter. The integration of Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd. into our global organization is proceeding very well, and we are benefiting from synergies attained through the consolidation.” 
Weeks also pointed out that Corning’s Optical Communications segment maintained its outstanding sales performance with 14% year-over-year growth in the second quarter, and the Environmental Technologies segment had record sales in the quarter.
Second-Quarter Segment ResultsDisplay Technologies segment core sales were $1.1 billion*, a 62% increase over core sales of $670 million a year ago. The sales improvement was driven by the consolidation of Corning Precision Materials. Core earnings for the quarter increased by 9% from the year-ago comparable period. LCD glass volume grew in the low teens percentage sequentially and was higher than anticipated. As the company expected, price declines were more moderate versus the first quarter.
Optical Communications segment sales were $686 million, a 14% increase from $601 million in quarter two of last year. The sales increase was stronger than anticipated, driven primarily by continued demand for Corning’s fiber-to-the-home solutions in North America and Europe.
Environmental Technologies segment sales reached a record $285 million, a 25% increase over second-quarter sales for 2013. Strong demand for the company’s heavy-duty diesel emissions control products continued in North America, China, and Europe.
Sales in Corning’s Specialty Materials segment were $298 million, comparable with quarterly results a year ago. Corning® Gorilla® Glass sales were less than anticipated in the quarter, due to lower retail demand for smartphones and high-end tablets, and lower-than-expected sales for planned new models. 
Corning’s Life Sciences segment sales were $223 million, up 2% on a year-over-year quarterly basis. Core equity earnings from Dow Corning Corporation improved 17%* year over year.
In the second quarter of 2014, Corning repurchased 9.3 million shares for approximately $200 million under its current share repurchase program. The company also received 8.7 million shares in May from the settlement of an accelerated share repurchase transaction initiated in the first quarter of 2014. The company has approximately $400 million remaining under the share repurchase program that it expects to use by year-end.
Corning ended the second quarter with $5.9 billion in cash and short-term investments. The company’s capital spending for the quarter was $232 million. Corning has lowered its 2014 full-year capital spending estimate from $1.5 billion to approximately $1.3 billion.

Armed robbery at Acorn Market in Genesee, PA

Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate an armed robbery at Acorn Market in Genesee, PA. Troopers said is happened just before the store closed on Sunday night. State Police said an unknown suspect entered the market armed with a baseball bat. Trooper Salas said the suspect smashed a refreshment cooler and forced the clerk to open the safe. An undisclosed amount of money was taken. State Police said "at this time, no additional details will be disclosed."

Monday, July 28, 2014

Livingston County update

GENESEO:  Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty advises the travel advisory for Livingston County has been lifted.  The boating advisory on Conesus Lake will stay in effect until further notice.  Please travel safely. 

Cuba Police: Warrant watch takes to social media

It was just a week ago that the Cuba Police Department began using social media to promote its "Warrant Watch." RNN stumbled upon it by accident last Wednesday. We immediately called the Department. Cuba Police are posting pictures and information on people who are wanted by the Department...with outstanding warrants. In an exclusive interview this afternoon with RNN, Cuba Police Chief Dustin Burch said the response has "been amazing." He told us that so far, the Department has received an untold number of tips about people the police are hunting down. "It only takes a few minutes to post," the Chief said, and the "response has been great." Burch said his agency will update the listing every Wednesday...adding a few names and photo's. "Tips have been pouring in," he noted.
In the new age of technology, police have to respond...and it has been a hit with many demographics, especially the 20-somethings.
A West Clarksville teen said, "Hell yea, I watch it..." 
Cuba is joined by the Alfred Police Department in listing wanted people.
Burch said he has two officers dedicated to social media, but noted it doesn't take but a few minutes to upload a warrant.
Patrolman Aaron Wight handles the Twitter feeds, while patrolman Jim Galatio manages the Facebook account. Chief Burch said that they routinely receive tips via social media. Burch said he expects several arrests from the new campaign.

Voice of Olean: Bennett, 25, talks Reilly Center thrillers and speaking to the crowd - Olean Times Herald: News

Adam Bennett

Adam Bennett

Adam Bennett, public address announcer for St. Bonaventure University basketball, is pictured at the scorer’s table during a game at the Reilly Center’s Bob Lanier Court.
OLEAN — He’s the voice booming from the Reilly Center rafters in winter and the one heard blocks away from Bradner Stadium in summer and fall.                                                        
He’s Adam Bennett: The Voice of Olean.
And if you don’t know him, the fact he’s 25 years old might be shocking.
But he’s here and his footprints can be found nearly everywhere — not only making a name as a public address announcer for St. Bonaventure University basketball, Olean Oilers baseball, and Olean High football and basketball, but also as a sports radio personality with WPIG/WHDL, a marketing professional, high school coach and president of the Olean City School District Foundation.
We’ll go to Mr. Bennett for the call.
“It is a little bit of a character. I realize how lucky I am with it,” Mr. Bennett told the Times Herald. “Only being 25 years old, this is going to be my eighth year of doing Bonaventure games. It’s over a decade now of doing Olean High basketball.
“I’ve really been fortunate to have had pretty much every broadcasting experience you can in the area. I’ve done football, I’ve done basketball at the high school level, I’ve done play-by-play at the high school and collegiate level, and obviously PA at the collegiate level.”
A graduate of the Olean High class of 2006 and SBU class of 2010, Mr. Bennett’s announcing journey began as a high school junior. Back then, current OHS athletic director Paul Ksionzyk at the time was the regular PA man for varsity basketball games, but in his temporary absence, then-athletic director Don Scholla needed a fill-in.
“That one game turned into a whole lot of years,” Mr. Bennett said. “And I’m lucky that Paul allowed me the opportunity to do it as a student and to continue doing it after I left Olean High.”
Fast-forward to when he was 18, a freshman journalism/mass communications student at SBU, and more opportunities arose. Those days as an announcer for Bonaventure baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse games, and more, led to the ultimate assignment a year later, he said.
It was the 2007-08 basketball season — the year before Andrew Nicholson began paving a path to the NBA — and associate athletic director Steve Campbell tapped the youngster for the job. The Bona faithful then received their first taste of Mr. Bennett’s stentorian Reilly Center calls.
“To me, not many people get their dream job at the age of 19,” Mr. Bennett said.
“Threeeeee!” — not entirely unlike announcers Ken Woodruff and Randy Langdon before him, is his popular bellow when a Bona player hits a key three-pointer in the frenzied Reilly.
“I’ve gone back and listened to some of my calls. When we beat St. Joe’s a couple years ago in double overtime, I don’t know if it’s as much me announcing as it is screaming and cheering along with everybody else,” Mr. Bennett said, referring to the men’s basketball team’s thrilling 98-93 victory over the Hawks on Feb. 29, 2012. “Your announcing has to be conducive to the environment that you’re in. If we’re getting beat by 30 points, you’re not going to hear me screaming my head off, but if the situation dictates a pretty loud call on my part, then I’m not afraid to do that.”
Mr. Bennett also pointed to then-junior Michael Davenport’s game-winning trey Feb. 5, 2011 in a 64-62 triumph over Atlantic 10 foe Duquesne — after which the ever-boisterous student section stormed the court — as a favorite moment.
The Reilly Center, he said, has a zeal not often found in other college sports venues.
“It truly is one of the best atmospheres in college basketball. I think the students really make that,” Mr. Bennett said. “It’s unique that they’re so close to the court and the arena gets so loud during key moments. There aren’t many feelings like the feeling you get when somebody hits the big game-winning shot at Bonaventure.”
And in that storied 2011-12 season, when both the SBU men’s and women’s hoops teams earned trips to their respective NCAA tournaments at neutral sites, Mr. Bennett still played a role. He merely changed colors from PA man to radio commentator, traveling with the teams to provide play-by-play on WPIG/WHDL.
Teaming with longtime radio pro Gary Nease, “The Pig” carried Mr. Bennett’s voice when the 14th-seeded men nearly topped third-seeded Florida State in a heartbreaking 66-63 first-round loss and when the women burst into the Sweet 16 en route to a 77-35 loss to Notre Dame.
Radio is like a second home, Mr. Bennett said, citing numerous Olean High football and basketball games on “The Pig” through the years.
But no matter the medium, his oratory skills are highly prized.
“A lot of it is listening to other people that are really good at what they do,” Mr. Bennett explained. “I listen to a ton of PA guys at the professional level and a lot of play-by-play guys at the professional level too, and you just learn from them. You take a few things and incorporate it into your own style of announcing.”
But there’s more to Mr. Bennett.
He works in the marketing and communications department at the YMCA of the Twin Tiers office in Olean.
He’s also president of the Olean City School District Foundation, which donates thousands of dollars a year to student initiatives and needs. Giving kids tools to succeed is a mission he values, he said.
“Our entire goal with the foundation is to try to give the kids in the district now the same high-quality education that we all had going through the system at Olean,” Mr. Bennett said, “whether we’re spending thousands of dollars to try to bring classroom technology up to par or we’re spending thousands of dollars for anti-bullying campaigns.”
Mr. Bennett credits his parents for supporting his professional pursuits.
With an eye on the future, he said he hopes the Olean area can someday be a hotspot of opportunity for younger adults.
“I am someone who grew up here, I went to college here, all my life I’ve wanted to stay and make a difference,” he concluded. “It’s really difficult to find sustainable, meaningful work. There aren’t that many opportunities for younger people to stay. Looking ahead, that’s my biggest concern about our area.
“We have great people here and we have a ton to offer, but if we can’t get young people and young families to either stay here, come back here or come here for the first time, we’re in a lot of trouble.”
Voice of Olean: Bennett, 25, talks Reilly Center thrillers and speaking to the crowd - Olean Times Herald: News - Voice of Olean: Bennett, 25, talks Reilly Center thrillers and speaking to the crowd: News:

Tioga County, PA: Domestic incident turns violent

Woman arrested after Livingston County crash

Geneseo: Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty announces that a three car motor vehicle accident led to the arrest of Elana M. Sardella, age 52 from Mt. Morris.
Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies Stephanie Schroeder and William Cartwright responded to the accident scene.  The accident occurred on Rte. 63 at the intersection of Rte. 20A in the Town of Geneseo.  Two northbound vehicles were stopped in traffic at a red light when they were struck from behind by a vehicle being operated by Sardella.

The only injuries sustained from the accident were non life threatening.  Investigation conducted at the scene led Deputies to believe that Sardella was driving her vehicle while under the influence of drugs. 
Sardella was transported to Wyoming County Community Hospital where she was later arrested for DWAI - Drugs, Following too Closely, DWI and Failing to Keep Right.  Deputies said witness statements had shown that Sardella was operating erratically just prior to the accident.
Sardella is scheduled to return to Geneseo Town Court on August 20, 2014 to answer the charges. 
Assisting at the scene was Sgt. Chad Draper of the Sheriff’s Office, NYSP Trooper Mark Miller and Geneseo Fire and EMS.   

Steuben County: Missing couple found

The New York State Police at SP Painted Post have located the following Missing Persons: APRIL L. CULBERTSON 11/30/86 of Addison, NY and KYLE J. MCCNEIL 09/18/91 of Lindley, NY.  CULBERTSON and MCNEIL were apprehended in Bedford, PA by the Pennsylvania State Police.  MCNEIL was remanded to the Bedford County Jail in Bedford, PA as a Fugitive from Justice.  MCNEIL is awaiting extradition back to New York State.  CULBERTSON was interviewed and released.  Further criminal charges are pending at this time.  The New York State Police are no longer seeking the assistance of the public in locating CULBERTSON and MCNEIL. 

Inv. Brian Kozemko
SP Painted Post

Troopers: Wayland woman arrested for violating court order

On Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Wayland-based State Police arrested Danielle L. Quibell for criminal contempt 2nd.  Quibell, 26 of Wayland was charged after an investigation she allegedly violated a court order during a domestic dispute at a residence on County Route 92 in the Town of Wayland.  Quibell was released and is to appear in the Town of Wayland Court at a later date.

Bath: Travel note


Paving on State Route 415, Village of Bath

May Street Railroad Crossing

Steuben County

The New York State Department of Transportation announced that, weather permitting, Wednesday, July 30, 2014, paving operations at the railroad crossing will begin.  Traffic will be maintained with a one-lane, two-way traffic pattern controlled by flag persons.  Motorists should expect some delays.  Work is anticipated to be completed by Friday, August 1, 2014.

Road Closure Alert

 Major Scott M. Crosier

 Troop E Commander

Livingston County Sheriff issues boating advisory

GENESEO:   Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty has issued a boating advisory for all of Conesus Lake.  The advisory is due to excessive amounts of debris in the lake, including large logs that could cause major damage to boats and/or injury to boaters. Please use caution. 

The Sheriff’s Office does have Marine Patrol Deputies on the water for any and all emergencies. 

Travel Advisory for Livingston County

GENESEO:   Livingston County Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty has issued a travel advisory for all of Livingston County.  The advisory is due to excessive runoff from heavy rainfall that is causing flooding of roadways.   Please use caution and avoid standing and/or running water on local roadways.

The Sheriff does note that a travel advisory does NOT close roadways and the purpose is to educate residents on the concern while operating vehicles and to advise people to use caution. 

Travel Advisory; caution is advised since hazardous conditions could be encountered.

The northern end of Livingston County is having the most issues with flooding.  Please use extreme caution.   Patrols are in the areas with the most concern.    

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Jasper man arrested

State Police-Wayland station- Saturday night arrested Michael L. Whritenour, 53 of Jasper. He was stopped on county road 30 in Canisteo and charged with felony aggravated unlicensed operation, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, DWI and BAC at or above .08%.

State Police Activity: Amity Station

  • 7/26/14 10:51am- State Police arrested Kenneth J. Burnell, 31, of Amity. He was charged with two counts of sexual abuse involving a victim less than age 14 and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. He was ordered jailed on $10,000 bail to await further court action. Troopers said the incident was reported in Amity on July 23rd.
  • 7/26/14 11:32am- State Police arrested Jesse W. Proctor, 31 of Bolivar. Troopers said they were called to a domestic dispute and charged the man with harassment with physical contract and criminal mischief for preventing an emergency call. He was held on cash bail.
  • 7/26/14 9:48pm- During a traffic stop on I-86 in Almond, State Police arrested Davis Summers, 52, of Warsaw. He was charged with felony aggravated unlicensed operation and lesser counts of DWI and DWAI. He was released to a third party.
  • 7/26/14 11:49am- State Police arrested Robert Giardini, 17 of Olean. He was charged with felony criminal contempt with physical contact. He was held on cash bail.
  • 7/26/14 12:45pm- State Police arrested Alicia Karl, 22 of Corning. She was charged with petit larceny for an incident in the town of Ischua. She was issued a court appearance ticket.


Saturday Bike Show and Swap Meet – Sunday
Motorcycle Ride and Swap Meet

Hammondsport, NY – See scores of classic and vintage motorcycles at the Glenn Curtiss Museum on Saturday August 2 and Sunday August 3 during the annual bike show, swap meet and ride around Keuka Lake.  Free admission to the outdoor display and swap meet and a special reduced museum admission fee of $6 – a savings of $2.50 – is good for both days. The museum is located at 8419 State Route 54 in Hammondsport and is open from 9 AM to 5 PM daily.
Motorcycles inside the museum on display include special items from the museum’s collection, such as an exact reproduction of Curtiss’s 1907 World Record V8 Motorcycle. In a measured-mile run at Ormond Beach, Florida, on January 23, 1907, the motorcycle that was officially clocked at 136.3 mph, earning Glenn Curtiss the title of Fastest Man on Earth. Another featured bike is the 1915 Williams Clady's Model that sports a three-cylinder rotary engine fixed to the rear wheel.

Motorcycle Weekend is sponsored by Odd Ball Old Dog Cycles, a Western and Central New York motorcycle group.
The reduced admission fee of $6 includes access to the entire museum, including vintage and reproduction airplanes, class automobiles and local history exhibits.

About Glenn Curtiss
Glenn Curtiss was among the earliest American motorcycle manufacturers. He went into production in 1902, a year earlier than Harley-Davidson. He held numerous motorcycle speed records in the years prior to 1910 and the World Record he established in 1907 stood until 1930. He built a successful motorcycle manufacturing business and sold bikes nationwide until he decided in 1912 to manufacture aircraft full time.

Curtiss is better known for his pioneering work in aviation. He is considered to be the founder of The American aircraft industry and the father of US Naval aviation.
About the museum

The Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, which is located in the scenic Finger Lakes Region of New York State, is home to a priceless collection relating to early aviation, bicycle and motorcycle transportation and local history. The Museum also celebrates the life and accomplishments of Glenn Curtiss, who is remembered as the father of naval aviation and the founder of the American aircraft industry.

For more information, visit the museum website at or call 607-569-2160.