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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. 2 points
    I'm working on stepping up some aspects of the site, namely the Community Calendar and the 607 Music Calendar ( which still needs a better name ) so you'll see them featured more prominently on the news page and here on the forums. I'm also still looking for people crazy enough, uh, dedicated to writing that would like to be featured here on the site on a volunteer basis. I'd really like to beef up the Community Voices section, I think it's the gem of the site to be honest.
  2. 1 point
    All three nights this weekend we were at places that made their own beer. Friday night was Brick house Brewery on Pultney St. in Corning. They had maybe a half dozen or so beers on their menu, and the first I tried, the Copper Ale, was my selection for the evening. The owner said it was their best seller, and it was easy to see why. Saturday night was Wellsboro House in Wellsboro PA ( naturally ). The currently offer 16 house beers which are brewed right across the street in the old train station, which is pretty cool in itself. Some of their selections have witty names such as "Double D Rye Ale", "Wynken, Blynken And Nod Out IPA" or "Kick In The Berries". I wasn't sure what to have so I sampled someone's "Quadzilla Belgian Ale". Again, I liked it at first taste, so that's what I went with. Here's the thing about the Quadzilla though: It's potent. After just two I was feeling it. After a couple more, it was time for good old fashioned H2o. When I asked one of the guys what the alcohol content was, I wasn't sure I heard them right. They confirmed it the next day... 10% ABV. It's good, but best kept to just one or two. Sunday we were at Grist Iron Brewing in Hector. I've had several of their beers before and have enjoyed the Lake Life IPA and the MaXXimus Brown Ale. I was looking for something with a little lower alcohol content so I tried the Life's Lemons NEIPA. Definitely light and clean, the lemon isn't too much, it's more subtle than I was expecting. I definitely enjoyed it.
  3. 1 point
    Not sure what you're talking about. There was a lot of promotion leading up to the event, especially on social media. There was an article about it here as well. As for news reports on Sunday evening, one TV channel doesn't have a 6 o'clock broadcast on Sundays and the other has one if it's not pre-empted by a sporting event. So no television coverage last evening wouldn't surprise me. For my part, I was occupied with another endeavor which kept me from the computer pretty much all weekend. On another note, I get that people are disappointed that they couldn't be in the shamrock once the organizers ran out of ponchos. My own wife and kids got turned away as well. Yeah it stinks, but you know what would stink worse? If no one showed up. I think the enthusiasm and response being so overwhelming shows promise. Hell, I never would have guessed that many people would have come. So much went into organizing the event we never saw. Kudos to everyone that had a hand in it, and to all who showed up to participate. Even if they weren't able to be part of the record attempt.
  4. 1 point
    While I'd had a deep mistrust of our county government for years, this whole thing is shedding an even uglier light on it. For the life of me, I cannot see how this Charter has done anything to improve or elevate the conditions in Chemung County since its adoption. What exactly is the advantage over the the Board of Supervisors that preceded this model? All we seem to have to show for adding dozens of bureaucrats, departments and 'development' entities is 40+ years of paystubs and expenditures that came out of taxpayers' pockets....and people in "power" that have little or no regard for our best interests or opinions.
  5. 1 point
    Looking a little deeper, it appears I may have given Sonsire a bit too much credit. From her blog, she details the sordid history of how the powers to be have ran rough shod over the Home Rule laws which govern counties that operate under a Charter. Resolutions have been used in place of laws and budgets to determine the structure and spending of the county. She explains this entire history and now uses it to justify changing the charter to make these things legal. The line which really stands out is this one: See what she did there? "Simply amends"? New York State Home Rule law, which applies to counties operating under charters, clearly states changes to the charter must be subject to a public referendum. See Article 4, section 33, paragraph 7b here: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/MHR/33 For a NYS bar attorney to say a county charter can be simply amended by the passing of a local law is nothing short of amazing.
  6. 1 point
    Hey Seth. Yeah, I've followed Ithaca Voices' rise and they've done a fantastic job in an area that is almost identical to us here in Chemung County. Their site has really done well and offers more than the Gannett papers ( which is basically a regional paper with different names ) does anymore. That right there is the problem. I spoke to the former owner and editor of Broader View Weekly one time and that was the biggest hurdle: finding and keeping paying advertisers to keep your head above the water. I believe her staff was a mix of paid and volunteer writers such as myself. When I first started out, I would go to various small businesses with a proposal and many were enthusiastic about advertising until they realized it wasn't gonna be free. Thinking may rates were too high, I consulted someone locally and he assured me they were right on for internet ads. When looking for ad revenue became too much, and the content of the site suffered, I figured "screw it". As Johnny mentioned above, most of the content on the news page lacks proper follow up and real depth, I'm fully aware of and hope to someday fix that. I've done a lot of thinking over the past few days about this site as a whole, not just the forums, and what more I can do with it. It's taken on a life of its own in the past 6 months or so it seems. Sometimes I wonder if it would do better if I handed it off to someone and see what they can do with it, but it's still my baby, and I can't. As for a small budget I should look more into grants or other ways of funding to do so. It's been suggested before, it just makes my eyes go crossed to try and figure it out. The key to the site's success is going to be original and in depth content, so the first and really only priority would be hiring even just one or two reporters. I think you're on the money with this one. I'd never really thought about the difference between the two until you brought it up previously. If all people hear about the region is bad news ( which is often easier to acquire through press releases, police reports, etc. ) then that perception is reality, at least to them. I'd LOVE to have more human interest stories, stories about people in the community along the lines of Garth Wade's old column in the SG. For most, it aint what sells soap or gets "likes" on social media. However I think people are hungry for that kind of news. I have ZERO journalism experience other than doing well in high school English and some free lance work in the past. I'll be honest for those that don't know... I'm making this up as I go. I have the delusion of grandeur of course, what I envision this site is capable of, but also think it's time to explore other ideas.
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