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    I thought this recent exchange on Facebook was priceless:
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    At a ceremony held on Friday, Trooper Craig Foglia officially entered into retirement. Trooper Foglia was seriously injured May 17th, 2017, while conducting a traffic stop on St-86, in the town of Campbell when his vehicle was struck from behind by 78 year old Kenneth Aukett of New Jersey. Auckett was charged with several traffic violations including reckless driving. He later plead guilty to those charges. Foglia was seriously injured and hospitalized at Strong Memorial Hospital for nearly two months. There, he was surrounded by his wife, Kristina, mother and father, sister Lanette, medical staff from Strong Hospital and his entire State Police family. he was released from the hospital on July 12 2017 but faced months of rehabilitation and recovery. At the time of the crash, Foglia was a 14 year veteran of the State Police. Troop Commander, Major Eric Laughton presented Craig his retirement shield before dozens of troopers and family members.
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    Cornell Cooperative Extension Of Broome County 840 Upper Front St, Binghamton NY https://www.facebook.com/events/2095403790681372/ Join Ginseng Expert Bob Beyfuss for a classroom presentation followed by woods walk. This program is designed to teach participant how to get started growing American ginseng on forested land in the Southern Tier. This class will begin by teaching you how to assess a forested site for suitability for growing wild simulated ginseng.The cost for the class is $25/person and you must pre-register as space is limited. Participants will receive a copy of The Practical Guide to Growing Ginseng by Bob Beyfuss.About our speaker: Bob Beyfuss retired from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Greene County in 2009 where he served as the Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader and also as the NY State specialist for American Ginseng Production for CCE. Bob received his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University in 1973, majoring in Botany and his Master's degree in Agriculture from Cornell University in 1987. His Master’s project was “The History, Use and Culti-vation of American Ginseng”. He is the author of "American Ginseng Production in NY State", "The Practical Guide to Growing Ginseng" (a 65 page grower’s guide), "Ginseng Production in Woodlots" "The Economics of Woodland Ginseng Production", (both published by the USDA National Agroforestry Center) “Growing Gourmet Mushrooms from A to Z” “Companion Planting” and several other fact sheets regarding ginseng, organic gardening and mushroom growing in forested environments. Bob is also an Internationally Certified Arborist. Priority is given to active service members or veterans in NYS.
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    Meh ... not even interesting news anymore ! Same old “ din’t See’s nuttin “ .
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    My former employer had a rule on just this thing . State of Emergency , no unnecessary travel not a excuse for calling in ... The County had to be Shut down or you were penalized with unauthorized absence. You could be butt deep in snow or water , make your way halfway to work , get turned around by Law Enforcement but if your County wasn’t shut down you were in for trouble . Might be why not all schools were closed ?
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    I'm glad to know this meant alot to you, Hal and I appreciate your service (Navy? my brother is a 20-yr Navy vet, incl during the Gulf War). I totally agree with you re: MASH and The Waltons being shows with a message - awesome to know how much those shows meant to you and your friends in the service! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Hal
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    Chemung County has a historic opportunity ahead of us. With nearly every county legislative district contested including the Executive position, the future of the county, sink or swim, rests largely in the hands of the voters. We have the choice of three candidates this year, all of them fine people I’m sure, but there is one I think will deliver the results that Chemung County not only wants, but needs: Sheriff Chris Moss. From Day One, Moss was the first candidate to propose a plan to redistribute sales tax monies back to municipalities throughout Chemung County. This includes the City of Elmira, whose financial woes have made up a large part of the news over the past couple years. Speaking of the City of Elmira, Chris has the ability to work with the city government, unencumbered by the current friction between county and city. He also has the managerial experience to oversee county affairs, and an established relationship with many within the city, town, and county governments. He is the sole candidate with both of those qualifications, I believe. For nearly 20 years the leadership of Chemung County has remained the same. That’s longer than any in the County Executive in the past, and frankly, far too long. Public service shouldn’t be a decades long career. Moss’s platform includes term limits: 2 consecutive 4 year terms for the County Executive, and 3 consecutive 4 year terms for County Legislators. Term limits are long overdue in all forms of government, and finally there’s a candidate who wants to make them happen, if only on the local level. It’s time for a fresh start in Chemung County, someone with not only vision but a track record of getting things done. I fully support Sheriff Chris Moss for Chemung County Executive. Chris Sherwood, Lowman
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    Things have been rather peaceful here on Wipjibber Mountain this Summer, other than the sound of griping as the farmers try to get the hay in between rainfalls. It’s been so wet here this year that folks don’t need to dress up those little statues of geese in their front yards anymore, what with the real geese out there holding umbrellas. Well, there was some excitement in town after a few of the local boys gave the town quite a scare last month. It seems the McCaney boys and Pete Crabbe decided to go whitewater rafting in the crick after several days of rain. Pete says they were doing fine until they slammed into a tree trunk and fell off the tire tube. Pete ended up downstream a ways, the current so strong it ripped his swimsuit clean off. Stark naked, he ran to get help while Jimmy and Billy held on to Cal Hendrick’s barbed wire fence, which Jimmy later reported woulda took his head clean off had he not ducked underwater. Unable to see Pete, they screamed for help, attracting Cal’s dairy herd, which weren’t much use. Cal grabbed the first thing he could find, which happened to be his logging chain, and led by a bare bottomed Pete, run to the crick to drag the two out. His first attempt to throw them the chain missed... sort of. His following attempts more successful, Cal managed to drag the boys out of the water on to dry land. He gave the trio a good talking to, and they begged Cal not to tell their folks. But it was already too late as the site of a naked teenage boy pounding on the back door gave new meaning to “flash flooding” for Cal’s wife and town gossip, Onalee. Not counting Onalee’s nervous condition being set off, the boys were fine and casualties few other than a few stitches on Billy McNaney’s forehead where Cal’s logging chain hit him. Two of the three were the source of further consternation in town when "Mooch" Mitchell showed up at the Urgent Care Sunday last hollering he'd been poisoned and needed his stomach pumped. Doc, somewhat irked by being dragged away from the race on the waiting room TV, told Mooch to calm down and tell him what happened first. It seems while their folks were off in Millport visiting family, the boys were left home to stack wood. Mooch stopped to see if they wanted to go fishing and declined requests to lend a hand so they could. After an hour they boys figured it was time for lunch so they went in, followed by a now eager Mooch Mitchell. As they fried up a couple cheeseburgers Mooch mentioned he was feeling a little peckish himself. Jimmy offered to make him a burger, but would Mooch go back out to the woodlot and grab his water bottle while he cooked it? The prospect of food heightened Mooch's ambition, and he did. The three sat down on the porch and dove into their meal, the McNaney boys' intently watching as Mooch ate his own. With about two bites left, Billy burst out in laughter and screamed, "It's a GainesBurger!!!! Harharhar!!!" Well, Mooch thought it was a joke, but on further examination found that the "meat" was indeed a little queer looking. Spitting out the mouthful he had, he dropped his plate and bolted for there Urgent Care, convinced he'd been poisoned. Well, Nurse Crandall talked the boy down in short order, assuring him he hadn't, in fact, been poisoned. She gave him a glass of water and a popsicle before sending him home, cautioning him to be more careful about who makes his sandwiches in the future. Doc further advised him to avoid walking past the fire hydrant in front of the Methodist Church on the way home, just in case.
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    Horseheads School District went on "lockout" mode this morning after police say a man robbed a nearby Rite Aid store. According to Horseheads Police Chief Thomas Stickler, at approximately 10 a.m. a man entered the Rite Aid Store located at 2144 Grand Central Ave in Horseheads. He is described as a black male, tall – 6’3”, thin build, facial hair, wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans, blue baseball cap with an American flag on the front, white t shirt and black sneakers. Police say after a few minutes in the store, the subject jumped over the pharmacy counter, grabbed a small amount of a liquid controlled substance and fled out the front door on foot, last seen running westbound on Grand Central Avenue. No one was injured or threatened and no weapon was displayed, Stickler says. The Horseheads High School and Center Street Elementary school were briefly placed on “Lockout” as a precautionary measure due to the proximity of the event. "Lockout" means the inside of the school is safe, but no one is allowed to enter or leave the school. The lockout was lifted shortly before noon. The Horseheads Police Department was assisted at the scene by Elmira Heights Police, New York State Police and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with any information is requested to contact the Horseheads Police Department at 607.739.5669.
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