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  3. Ok obviously this guy is a result of the environment he was raided in. But did anyone else see this jamoke on the news?!?
  4. I don't recall. I guess going forward I can wait a little longer to trim off old threads. Looking at the backend today it looks like there's still plenty of space.
  5. Seems like Cassondra's mug shot has been posted here before....but the site search doesn't bring up her name. Was a previous arrest possibly archived? Or does she just have typical "faces of meth" characteristics?
  6. Seems to me they should have done this last season, but I guess we'll see.
  7. More at http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/388989-nfl-expected-to-approve-policy-requiring-players-stand-for-anthem
  8. See the rest at http://cnycentral.com/news/local/judge-rules-30-year-old-camillus-man-must-move-out-of-parents-home
  9. Area Volunteers Honored In Albany

    New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and Assemblyman Chris Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) today congratulated senior citizen volunteers from Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Yates counties who were honored at the State Capitol on Tuesday as part of the state’s 2018 Older New Yorkers’ Day celebration. The New York State Office for the Aging (OFA) sponsored this week’s event. In a joint statement, O’Mara, Palmesano and Friend said, “What a great honor for all of the outstanding and meaningful service these area seniors have provided to so many of their fellow seniors and their communities throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions. It’s a fitting tribute to the thousands of hours they’ve volunteered, which have made such a difference in so many lives.” According to the Office for the Aging, Older New Yorkers’ Day is celebrated in conjunction with events across the nation during May to observe National Older American's Month. This week’s event acknowledges the significant contributions made by older New Yorkers to their communities. Local county OFAs submitted nominations for the recognition. The following area seniors attended Tuesday’s event: Harold “Jay” Hoffmeier, Jr. (Rock Stream, Schuyler County): Jay Hoffmeier joined The Arc of Schuyler Board of Directors in 1992, serving as vice president from May 2006 to April 2009, and as a president from 2009 to 2012. He also serves on The Arc’s audit, budget and finance, by-laws, incident review, and human resources committee. He is a passionate advocate for his son, who receives services through The Arc, and others impacted by decisions made at the state and national levels regarding services for people with disabilities and their families. Jay also serves on the advisory board for Arnot Medical Services, is a member of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants, and is a Vietnam War veteran. Jay and his wife, Betsy, of 47 years have lived in New York State for nearly 50 years and are the proud parents of five children, five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; John Terry (Watkins Glen, Schuyler County): John is a pillar in the Watkins Glen community. He has quietly devoted himself to serving others and assisted in countless activities serving his community. He has served on and volunteered for numerous organizations including the Watkins-Montour Lions Club; Watkins Glen Housing Authority; Schuyler Hospital Foundation; Schuyler County Industrial Development Agency; Watkins Glen Board of Education; and American Chemical Society-Cornell Section. John is married to Dr. Cynthia Terry, an area physician, and they have two sons and two grandchildren. Glenn Davis (Avoca, Steuben County): For more than 50 years, Glenn has been a member of the Avoca Fire and Ambulance Department and has been honored by the American Red Cross as a “Real Hometown Hero.” A sales engineer for the Mercury Corporation for 48 years, six years ago Glenn used his drafting experience with Mercury to lead “The Ramp Guys.” This dedicated group of volunteers travels throughout Steuben County designing and building ramps for older adults and people with disabilities free of charge. In 2017, The Ramp Guys spent 1800 hours building 40 ramps valued at more than $29,000, with over half of the material used being donated. He and his wife, Linda, were classmates at Avoca High School. They have four children. In addition to the Avoca Fire Department and Ambulance Department, Glenn has served on and volunteered for numerous community organizations including the Finger Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross; Avoca United Methodist Church; and the Order of Freemasons. Glenn served as the Mayor of Avoca for 13 years, and on the Avoca Village Board for 20 years. Phyllis Rathbun (North Cohocton, Steuben County): Phyllis started the Willing Workers 4-H Club of North Cohocton in 1953 and has continued leading the group for the past 65 years. The club focuses on life skills like cooking, sewing and public speaking, teaching self-sufficiency, courage, tenacity and service to others. Phyllis has been recognized by the New York State 4-H for her impact, dedication and advocacy as a “NYS Salute to Excellence Lifetime Volunteer Award” recipient. Following her graduation from Wayland High School, Phyllis earned her teaching degree from SUNY Geneseo and was an elementary school teacher in the Naples Central School District for 35 years Eleanor Parker (Penn Yan, Yates County): If you live in Yates County, you know Eleanor Parker. At 78, she juggles a schedule including everything from volunteering at the food pantry, to serving as the town of Benton’s historian and health officer, and on the Advisory Council for the Yates County OFA. She attributes her choice of a career in nursing and teaching, as well as her commitment to volunteerism, to the fact that as a child, people were there to help her when she needed it. Eleanor has been involved with and served on numerous community organizations including Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc.; First Baptist Church of Penn Yan; Yates County Fire Auxiliary; The Windmill Farm and Craft Market; The Living Well; and the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Benton Volunteer Fire Department Kathy Roush (Owego, Tioga County): Kathy’s commitment to civic engagement in Tioga County has spanned more than four decades. A retired probation officer, she has made a tremendous difference contributing a wealth of knowledge and experience to many challenges including mental health, domestic violence and community development. She currently volunteers as a Medicare counselor for Tioga Opportunities, Inc. She has served numerous community organizations including Tioga Opportunities, Inc.; Rural Economic Area Partnership; Tioga County Mental Hygiene; Community Care Network of Nichols; A New Hope Center; Cornell Cooperative Extension; First Call for Help; and the Southern Tier East Regional Planning Development Board. The following Chemung and Tompkins counties volunteers were honored but did not attend the May 22 ceremony in Albany: Marlene Carpentier (Elmira, Chemung County): For the past three decades, Marlene has devoted her life to the food pantry housed at the North Presbyterian Church in Elmira, which is staffed by volunteers three days a week. Marlene initially started as an assistant but in 1999 was promoted to coordinator overseeing all aspects of the operation. Under her guidance, the Pantry Patch Garden was established and supplies fresh vegetables to clients. What began as a storage closet has grown into a full-fledged pantry that fed over 5000 people in 2017. Marlene taught elementary school for 35 years. She has two children and five grandchildren; Charles H. Grund (Elmira, Chemung County): Charles “Mud” Grund, a retired financial broker, has spent the majority of the past 44 years volunteering for Care First (Hospice) and the Elmira Correctional Facility in its prison ministry. A veteran of the United States Army, Charles and his wife raised three children in Elmira. He has served on and volunteered for numerous organizations including the YMCA and Jewish Community Center; Elder First Presbyterian Church; Rotary Club; ACTS – Area Christians Together for Service; and the Chemung Volunteer Action Corps; and Mary Pat Dolan (Trumansburg, Tompkins County): Mary Pat served as Commissioner of the Tompkins County Department of Social Services for 19 years before retiring in 2003. Following her retirement she has had a number of administrative positions with area non-profits and has volunteered for numerous community organizations including Cayuga Medical Center; Goodhope Youth Home; Kitchen Theatre; William George Agency and the George Junior; Republic Union Free School District; Catholic Charities; Food Bank of the Southern Tier; and Kendal at Ithaca.
  10. South Creek Lions Club Open House

    The South Creek Lions Club is holding a Open house on Monday June 11th at 6pm. Anyone interested in Lions is invited to attend. Singles and Couples are invited. Light refreshments will be available. Local and District Lions will be available to talk about what it is to be a Lion. The South Creek Lions Club is located on Route 14 in Gillett, Pennsylvania. FMI call 570-529-2763
  11. Horseheads Police Warns Public Of Phone Scams

    I've been getting a bunch of calls from National Healthcare advertising health plans available in my area including Blue Cross/Blue Shield and others. Caller ID lists calls as coming from a number of States. Last time I got a call, I pressed whatever number to speak to a rep. I got some fellow trying to disguise his accent. So I asked him "Before we get started, where are you calling from?" He gets defensive and asks me where I am calling from. He's clearly a Pakastani by accent, and easily agitated. So I tell him that this is not how it works, because I asked him first where HE was calling from. He gets pissed at me, curses and hangs up. So it is definitely some kind of scam.
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  13. Horseheads Police Warns Public Of Phone Scams

    Today I started getting calls from a number that says "Owego"....but is a robocall claiming to be my hacked Google account
  14. Horseheads Police Warns Public Of Phone Scams

    Been getting them all day from Hawaii. got ine while typing this out. Lol
  15. In a press release issued earlier this morning, Horseheads police chief Thomas Stickler issued a warning to the public in regards to phone scams that have been reported over the last few weeks. Many of the calls have been from someone identifying themselves as NYSEG or from Apple customer support. The callers claiming to be from NYSEG are telling residents they have an outstanding bill. The callers portraying themselves as from Apple are telling residents there is an issue with their iCloud account. When receiving a call from someone claiming to be from NYSEG, Stickler advises to hang up and call NYSEG directly. He also knows that Apple will never call a user directly. He advises residents to hang up immediately and to never give personal information to those calling. According to Chief Stickler the elderly are particularly vulnerable to these types of calls and are often targeted. Family members are encouraged to have a discussion with them to make sure the know how to handle these types of calls.
  16. On Friday the Elmira Police Department arrested Anthony Q. Jenkins, a 43 year old male of Elmira on a Chemung County Superior Court Warrant charging Jenkins with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd , a Class B Felony. At the time of his arrest Jenkins was a passenger, along with other individuals, in a vehicle which was stopped by the Elmira Police Department on Walnut St. in the City of Elmira. Also in the vehicle was Cassondra M. Carey, a 25 year old female of Elmira. Carey was found to be in possession of crack cocaine and was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree, a Class D Felony. Jenkins’ arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Elmira Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit and the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement Team involving the sale of Crack Cocaine in the City of Elmira and the subsequent search warrant executed by the Elmira Police Department on February 23rd, 2018 at Jenkins and Carey’s residence within the City of Elmira. During the execution of the search warrant several items were recovered including: An amount of Cocaine, Fentanyl, Marijuana, narcotic paraphernalia and a sum of US currency. Police noted that Jenkins had previously been convicted on December 4th, 2000 and August 3rd, 1998 for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd in regards to investigations involving the sale of Cocaine within the City of Elmira.
  17. Do you really think he pays taxes?
  18. Time For A Reality Check

    For what it's worth, as I was finishing this up we got word that the students took 1st place in all categories at their competition in New Jersey.
  19. It's amazes me how meetings are set up for middle of the day. I guess that way they can say "we had the meeting and nobody objected".
  20. Time For A Reality Check

    I'll admit right off the bat I am biased here, just so all the cards are on the table. Attending the Spring concert at Elmira High School the other night was, in a word, impressive. It seems like every event we attend the students' skills grow in leaps and bounds, the energy and time they put into practicing evident. The music was fantastic, as always. They've got one hell of a music program at the Elmira schools. Watching a couple of the soloists fidgeting nervously or taking a couple deep breaths before launching into their piece, I was thinking, "You got this, kid," because I know they've worked hard. And they nailed it, the look on their faces afterwards, the look of maybe relief but more pride than anything, priceless. Same for the whole group after each piece. Towards the end of the concert, they took a moment to recognize the seniors, who made up a large part of the group, and what they're plans were after graduation. Out of the twenty or so they introduced, every single one of them had plans for college and a career path. Computer security, dentistry, chemistry, theater, mathematics, and even a couple pre-med... every one of those kids has a path they've laid out before themselves to a promising future. As the introductions wrapped up and the concert proceeded, it bothered me how the public doesn't hear all the positive things going on inside the Elmira schools. Yeah, they had a rough patch a couple years ago with near riots in the hallways and brutal assaults documented on video. Right here on this site, I very bluntly compared the schoolyards to a prison yard at the time. But things turned around pretty quickly. With a strong message and better leadership in some of the buildings, there's been amazing progress. In a world gone mad, they're fighting an uphill battle there in the classrooms, both the teachers and students alike. But they're trying. Those seniors standing up there ready to chase their dreams prove it. At the very end of the program, the entire group played a rendition of "This Is Me" from the 2017 movie, "The Greatest Showman" to reflect the idea that no matter what, it's okay to be themselves. As they played an instrumental version, the lyrics showed on a screen accompanied by pictures of all the students doing what they enjoy: When the sharpest words wanna cut me downI'm gonna send a flood, gonna drown them outI am brave, I am bruisedI am who I'm meant to be, this is meLook out 'cause here I comeAnd I'm marching on to the beat I drumI'm not scared to be seenI make no apologies, this is me And I believe they mean it. If this close knits group of 10th, 11th, and 12th graders is representative of the entire student body, there's more good things going on in those hallways than a music program. I'm proud of every single one of them. Of course I know me saying this means little to many, even less to some. There's always going to be the naysayers who judge the majority by the actions of the errant few who exist everywhere. People like to complain, it's a favorite past time around here apparently. Time for a reality check, people: There will always be drop outs. There will always be unruly students. There will always be fights. In any school building in America. Elmira is not some anomaly where such things occur. So the next time someone out there decides to complain about their taxes wasted on the schools. The next time someone someone starts to type a message on social media about how the students in Elmira are out of control, are a waste of time, all headed for jail... Or call them "all a bunch of hood-rats, welfare trash", here's a message from me: Stick it in your ass. Those kids are gonna have it hard enough in this world, the last thing they need is the people of their own trying to beat them down.
  21. I've requested more information, hope to hear back Monday.
  22. Looks like someone has his eye on a presidential run in 2020.
  23. In the wake of the most recent school shootings in Texas yesterday, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an open letter to President Trump and others in Washington D.C. urging them to take action: The governor was slammed on social media for his statement, some calling him an opportunist using the shooting for his own political gain:
  24. Curious how many people with jobs are available for a public meeting at 2:30 in the afternoon on a Monday?
  25. Erin Woodfest Begins

    June 1-3 1462 Breesport Rd In Erin. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1815818835390397/?active_tab=about
  26. Taught by art teacher Emily Solometo, around 12 Ernie Davis Academy 9th grade students were able to participate in a new semester-long course called “Creative Arts.” The class examines symbolism in art and murals as a method of community education, civic engagement, and aesthetics. Students have researched, created and designed a mural inspired by the spirit, character, and accomplishments of Ernie Davis, the school’s namesake. First, students visited The Rockwell Museum and studied the vast American art collection. Then, they began doing research on Ernie Davis and began working on individual pieces of his portrait. Each students’ individual work of art is pieced together like a puzzle, eventually becoming the final mural design. Students are also becoming familiar with expectations of safety and professionalism as it relates to a community arts project. This month, students are working collaboratively to execute the mural on the East side of New York Sport and Fitness on Water Street in Elmira, New York. The Elmira City School District is partnering with Community Arts of Elmira, The Rockwell Museum, and Career and Development Council. Mural artist Brad Leiby will be the artist-in-residence, guiding the students through the execution of the mural painting.
  27. On Thursday at around 7:15 P.M, deputies from the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling the Catherine Valley Trail in the Town of Veteran when they observed two suspicious male subjects in the area. Deputies stopped the men and learned that they possessed an active “one pot” methamphetamine lab. The area was immediately cordoned off while Deputies secured the area and members of the New York State Police CCSERT (Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team) were contacted to assist in collecting evidence and remediating the lab. Deputies arrested Albert C. Dunkle III, age 49 of Millport N.Y., and James T. Bowes, age 33 of Elmira N.Y. for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the second degree, a Class A-II Felony. Both men were arraigned in the Town of Veteran Court and remanded to the Chemung County Jail without bail pending a future court date. The Millport Fire Department assisted the Sheriff’s Office at the scene. Additionally, Sheriff Chris Moss issued a warning to the public about "one pot" meth cooking and what to look for. According to Moss, the method being used in this particular case is a popular way to manufacture meth, often referred to as the "one pot" method. Pictured below is the actual "one pot" the ingredients were being carried, mixed and stored until the process is complete. The sheriff advises that if you encounter similiar bottles/containers DO NOT TOUCH OR APPROACH as they very dangerous. Contact law enforcement.
  28. State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) today joined village of Watkins Glen officials and other Schuyler County leaders to conduct an official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Kayak/Canoe Launch at Clute Park. The launch is a key project in the village’s overall Waterfront Revitalization Program being undertaken with state and local support. O’Mara and Palmesano have been instrumental in securing funding through the state’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and other investments to assist Project Seneca and the ongoing redevelopment and revitalization of the Watkins Glen waterfront. In a joint statement, O’Mara and Palmesano said, “We are proud to help support and secure state investment in this new kayak and canoe launch at Clute Park and all of the other exciting projects to revitalize the Watkins Glen waterfront. We especially applaud the incredible work of village and county leaders, and the community at large, to ensure that Watkins Glen remains strong for generations to come and one of New York State’s premier attractions. These efforts will strengthen the village's position as an anchor of the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes economy, as well as benefit local residents, taxpayers, employers and workers." From left to right: Watkins Glen Superintendent of Utilities Lee Kent; Kristin VanHorn, Director of the Schuyler County Planning Department; Watkins Glen Mayor Sam Schimizzi; Watkins Glen Village Trustee Gary Schmidt; Watkins Glen Village Trustee Laurie Denardo; Senator O’Mara; Assemblyman Palmesano; Schuyler County Administrator Timothy O’Hearn; Judy McKinney Cherry, Executive Director of the Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development and CEO of the Schuyler County IDA; and Dennis Fagan, Chairman of the Schuyler County Legislature. State investments through the EPF and the Watkins Glen Local Waterfront Revitalization Program will assist an assessment of the village's current and projected waterfront uses to identify opportunities for economic growth, enhanced waterfront access, and resource preservation. In addition to the Kayak/Canoe Launch, other projects at Clute Park include the bathhouse rehabilitation, and the design and construction of a four-season pavilion with restrooms and a commercial grade kitchen.
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