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  • Chemung County Executive Race: Chris Moss (R) 55% Jerome Emanuel (Dem) 29% Krusen (I) 16%
  • 1st District: Pastrick (R) 57% Pucci (Dem) 43%
  • 2nd District: Manchester (R) 69% Saglibene (Con) 30%
  • 3rd District: Sweet (R) 53% Lynch (Dem) 40%
  • 4th District: Brennan (R) 64% Bond (Dem) 35%
  • 5th District: Margeson (R) 64% Stow (Dem) 20% Miller 15% (I)
  • 7th District: Sonsire (Dem) 63% Milliken (R) 36%
  • 8th District: Woodard (R) 58% Callas (Dem) 41%
  • 9th District: Burin (R) 74% Fairchild (I) 25%
  • 12th District: McCarthy (Dem) 50% Collins (R) 45%
  • 13th District: Drake (R) 65% Logan-Lattimore (Dem) 34%
  • 14th District: Smith (R) 68% Heyward (Dem) 31%


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  1. 3 points
    Also, anyone find it curious/enraging that the County has been covering, at least a portion, of City Employee's Health coverage? So Our resources here in outer municipalities have been shrinking so that we can keep Elmira going!? high time someone changes that and really start understanding that just because corpses float doesn't mean you can say they can swim
  2. 2 points
    Elmira, in terms of retail such as Iszards and other departments stores, is not coming back. Ever. Department stores in malls are barely making it anymore due to the ease of inline shopping. The Elmira some generations remember is never coming back. And we as apartment community have to get used to that. Offices and apartments will change the look of downtown Elmira however. People living and working there will likely prefer to spend their money there rather than drive to Big Flats. More people living and working there means opportunity for smaller specialty shops, coffee houses, restaurants, and nightclubs. The trick is going to be getting the local politicians to GTFO of the way and let things happen. Get rid of the BS regulations that have caused others' attempts to fail. That's what I am most skeptical about, the bureaucratic BS.
  3. 2 points
    Relax, those people clearing paths above and under power lines are coming to your rescue I'm told. With any luck you'll have some serious binge watching to do this Winter. And Winter is coming.
  4. 2 points
    listening to the last meeting of the Legislature on this topic, they seem to be set on over-riding the veto of the Exec, as well as passing their actions as local law. the issue seems to arise is that this matter falls under a "permissive referendum" meaning someone must advance a petition to get it on the ballot withing 45 days ,i believe, It is funny to hear some hang on to the justification of "well we have done it for 30 years" and not be able to point to one shred of support within the Charter... I think at this point what should happen is the suit be delayed or stopped and the matter put up as a mandatory referendum, let the voters of the County settle this issue
  5. 2 points
    OOOHHHHHH Thanks to KReed's diagram above, I got it now!! I'll hide it in a spoiler:
  6. 1 point
    Those Wednesday nights were some fun times!
  7. 1 point
    Of course you won't hear about this, because they're still droning on about the Mueller report on the news stations: Read the rest at https://www.npr.org/2019/04/10/711723383/watch-earth-gets-its-first-look-at-a-black-hole?fbclid=IwAR1ZQ8LteBF_GZEj6knpf0FoVrczhMXwCpKdGDoSSzBA3-r4XZclLM6K8F4
  8. 1 point
    This will sound strange but when I saw this picture the first thought I had was Eye of God. Strange or not it’s what I thought.
  9. 1 point
    Little does he know his part in bringing me and the Mrs. together....or maybe he does know. My favorite memory is during my bar days I had become a little unruly during the unicorn song and he slammed me in my chair, which put an end to me disrupting his song. The wife still reminds me of it to this day. Its a chuckle.
  10. 1 point
    Funny you should mention them being disinterested in what the public has to say. Speaking at a Legislature meeting in 2006 was the last thing my Dad ever did. Shortly after he started talking, he choked, stopped breathing and flatlined right in front of them all. He was revived by EMT only to die again 2 days later. One person from the Legislature inquired about his condition in that 2 days (and another paid respects when he passed). And astonishingly the one who visited the hospital inquired not only about his condition..... but also wanted to know the issue/concern he'd been at the meeting to discuss. That one who actually cared meant a lot....more than I can articulate. But out of the whole bunch? Less than 7% is not a number that instills a lot of confidence that the body as a whole gives half a shit what we have to say.
  11. 1 point
    On a lark I looked to see if "Gander Winge" is online. Turns out, Pat produced a new version in 2015. It's got a lot more going on musically, and I love it. Take a listen:
  12. 1 point
    My very first job was in radio for the old WQIX/WIQT stations in downtown Elmira. Being the high school kid I always worked weekends. I remember Pat coming in with his daughter and hosting his show on the AM station on Sunday morning or I would have a pre recorded show to air. Really nice guy always friendly and his daughter was also.
  13. 1 point
    Quite honestly i feel the current crop should NOT be grandfathered in, let this most recent term count towards their clock. Concerning the assertion that term limits is up to the Legislature, i beg to differ; it should be up to the voters of this County, put it up for referendum and in the mean time/if it passes work on plans enact the will of the People....quite easy for an incumbent to say" well we have term limits every four years" well of course because you have had enough time to grease palms, glad hand and in general deer-tick your way deep enough into the machine to not be dislodged. More and more getting the sense, at least a number of legislators, are feeling the pressure to end the quid pro quo status that has insulated them from much responsibility over the years.
  14. 1 point
    Bwahaa ... well she tried , right church wrong pew ! Took me quite some time I’ll admit that !
  15. 1 point
    And frankly, I'm a bit disappointed in both of them since taking their respective positions. Bickering on FB is Brennan's routine; I expected better of these two. Moss's proposals to cut certain staff salaries and to terminate the attorney may very well be good moves, but introducing them without allowing for discussion, debate or compromise…..comes off as authoritarian tactics. At least on the subject of term limits, it seems like he did attempt a more democratic approach than the other topics by sending said paperwork last month to start a dialogue. As for Sonsire, her defense of keeping the attorney simply because no one challenged it back in 1984 and the solution to “simply amend the charter” to make it agree with what they want it to say strikes me as arrogant and dismissive of constituents’ wishes. Now let me break down my thoughts on her response to this issue: It is my understanding that Chairperson Manchester respectfully replied to you that the decision of whether and under what parameters term limits should be imposed on Legislators is a decision that lies at least partially within the Legislature itself as it directly affects our branch of government. She offers no supporting links or citation that Manchester did reply. And as I said earlier, that’s quite uncharacteristic for her. Second, nothing in Moss’s paperwork suggested that the Legislature shouldn’t be involved in drafting any parameters for a vote on the matter. As I stated in a comment on your earlier post, I believe many - perhaps even most - Legislators support term limits, but some policy work needs to be done to figure out how it will work, i.e. should the terms be staggered to provide continuity, how many terms make the most sense, should sitting legislators be grandfathered in, etc. Again, nothing in the proposal precludes the Legislature from “policy work”, and Moss’s proposal does in fact include a “grandfather” measure in that computations would not include any time served before November of 2022 . As with any executive proposal, introducing a matter is a starting point, not a decree. Discussions on this issue are already underway. As you know, Dutchess County formed a committee to thoroughly explore this issue and make sure it got it right. There is no reason we should avoid engaging in a reasonable level of due diligence as well. If discussions are already underway, why did Moss not receive a response? Why have the public not been made aware of the discussions (and the topic in general) until this FB argument? Why has it not been scheduled for a meeting agenda? As a citizen, taxpayer and voter in Chemung County, I'm all for due diligence.....but see no reason why my representatives would need to have such discussions in secrecy.
  16. 1 point
    So...it seems clear that either Moss is lying, Sonsire is lying, or Manchester lied to Sonsire. I am a little surprised she'd make a "he said he replied" statement like that without including her characteristic links and citations to support the claim. Did Manchester not share that reply with the rest of the legislature? If so, why would they be okay with him speaking on their behalf without having a copy of the response to review and refer to?
  17. 1 point
    Great team work!
  18. 1 point
    From what I'm guessing on the rest, I kinda get a "feel" for what song it could be. [_____], [_____], [_____], menorah Shaker, Bobby, lime [_____], [_____], [_____], menorah [_____] it all dee thyme
  19. 1 point
    Not to downplay the incident, but, if it's being reported that the incident took place before school hours and off school property, why is it being reported as happening at a local school? Again, not to downplay concerns of the kid's parents, but this seems just a little overhyped by the media as a "school incident".
  20. 1 point
    I get the garlic....red sauce on the side! Chris always calls me Francis