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  1. See the rest at https://nypost.com/2018/07/17/dean-skelos-son-found-guilty-on-all-counts-in-corruption-retrial/
  2. "Shed The Meds"

  3. Candor Man Arrested, Charged With Rape

    On June, 19th 2018 at about 8:30 p.m. the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeffrey L. Ryan, age 46, of 339 Dry Brook Road, Candor, NY based on warrants for his arrest. The arrest warrants were for the charges of Rape in the First Degree and Bail Jumping in the First Degree out of Tioga County Court. After receiving an anonymous tip, deputies conducted surveillance on a location in the Town of Candor where Ryan was thought to be. A search of the residence resulted in Ryan being found hiding within. Deputies also confiscated two firearms from the same residence in connection to this case. Ryan was remanded to jail without bail and further charges are pending.
  4. Canoeing and kayaking enthusiasts will have a chance to sell, buy and trade kayaks and canoes at a river side flea market coming up August 18th. Chemung River Friends is sponsoring a canoe and kayak flea market from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18 at the Bottcher’s Landing Boat Launch off Route 352 in Big Flats. The first-ever event will bring together two groups that need to meet: people hoping to buy and try out kayaks and canoes and people who have seldom-used kayaks and canoes hanging in their garages. Shoppers can test drive the boats on the river at the boat launch. “The majority of Twin Tier residents don’t own canoes, kayaks or paddle boards and few people get opportunities to purchase used boats and to try them out before buying,” said River Friends Executive Director Jim Pfiffer. “There are hundreds of other people looking to sell or trade used canoes or kayaks. This event solves all those problems.” There is no fee to attend the event or to bring your boats, paddles and paddling boards to the event. Donations are welcome to help River Friends continue to make it easier, safer and more fun to paddle on the river. Anyone who wants to make a tax-deductable donation to River Friends of a sea-worthy canoe or kayak, for the event, can do so by contacting River Friends which will come and pick up your boat. Here is how it works: You bring your boats, paddles, life vests or other paddling equipment to the boat launch and you get assigned a display area to set up your wares. There is no charge for this. You may bring a table. You deal and barter with paddling shoppers and work out your own prices and deals. You must remove all boats and equipment from the boat launch at the end of the three-hour event. The public is welcome to try out the boats on the river, within sight of the boat launch. All paddlers must wear buckled up life vests while on the water. The Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Department rescue boat will be at the event in case of an on-water emergency. “The flea market is a great way for beginner paddlers to learn more about kayaks and canoes and river recreation before they purchase boats or set off on a paddle,” Pfiffer said. “It gives veteran paddlers a chance to upgrade to bigger or different boats and to meet and share river adventures and questions with other river lovers.” River Friends employees and volunteers will also be on hand to answer questions about paddling the river, water safety and river recreation opportunities.
  5. Police Charge Himrod Woman With Arson

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  6. The New York State Police today announced that it issued a total of 11,480 tickets statewide during the 4th of July 2018 STOP-DWI enforcement campaign. The special enforcement period began at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June, 30, 2018 and continued until 6 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2018. During the 108-hour campaign, which was funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, State Police utilized sobriety checkpoints, additional DWI patrols, and ticketed distracted drivers who used handheld electronic devices. Troopers arrested 216 people for DWI and investigated 165 personal injury accidents, which resulted in 244 people being injured and four fatalities. As part of the enforcement, Troopers also targeted speeding and aggressive drivers across the state. Below is a sampling of the total tickets that were issued. Speeding - 4,153 Distracted Driving - 359 Seatbelt violations - 571 Move Over Law - 151 During last year’s 4th of July enforcement campaign, the State Police issued 10,435 total tickets and arrested 240 people for DWI.
  7. Horseheads State Police are investigating a fatal one-car, pedestrian motor vehicle accident that occurred in the Town Of Chemung. The accident occurred on July 17, 2018 at approximately 9:30 PM on County Route 60 in the Town of Chemung. According to police, the preliminary Investigation revealed that the victim, 15 year-old Xanadu Rumsey was walking westbound on County Route 60, when she was struck from behind by a passing westbound vehicle. Rumsey was transported to Robert Packer Hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Investigation is ongoing at this time. The State Police were assisted by the Chemung Fire Department at the scene. Investigators are asking anyone on County Route 60 who witnessed two people walking around 9:30pm to call SP Horseheads at 607-739-8797.
  8. Growing Ginseng In The Southern Tier

    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.
  9. 3rd Annual Finger Lakes Regional Market

    10am to 4pm @ Watson Homestead in Painted Post Outdoor market showcasing the great products and services of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Free admission and free parking. visit www.fingerlakesmarket.com for more information and vendor applications.
  10. Hunter Safety Program - Candor

    Hunter Safety Program One day event 8am to 3pm Location: Ringneck Preserve Olkowski Rd Candor (607)659-3208
  11. Two police officers were taken to the hospital early this morning after their patrol car was struck by another vehicle during a traffic stop. According to Horseheads police, the incident occurred around 12:41 this morning. The officer was pulled over with a vehicle for a traffic offense in the area of Watkins Road and Wygant Road when their patrol car was rear ended by another vehicle. Two Horseheads police officers were taken to Arnot Ogden Medical Center for minor injuries and released. The driver of the vehicle which struck them was also taken to Arnot Ogden, treated, and released. Police have no identified the officers or the driver of the vehicle which struck theirs. The investigation has been turned over to the Chemung County Sheriff's Department at this time, and is ongoing.
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  13. Elmira Man Arrested On Drug Charges

    On July 18th, 2018, the Elmira Police Department arrested 27 year old Luis G. Garcia of Elmira on a Superior Court Warrant for two counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, a Class B Felony. This 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 heroin in the City of Elmira. Police noted that Garcia is also currently on NYS Parole in regards to a conviction for Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd on January 15, 2014 out of Chemung County Court.
  14. Early this morning at approximately 2:50 AM, officers from the Elmira Police Department responded to a residence on the 800 block of Johnson St. for a report of a shooting. Responding officers were advised that one person had suffered a single gunshot wound. Officers arrived on scene and located the person who had been shot. This person was transported to a local hospital for treatment of what police say was a non life threatening injury. The person who was shot spoke with officers and told them that two people entered his residence, one of them armed with a handgun. He was struck in the head with the gun and then shot as he tried to run away. The two people then fled the residence. A search warrant was executed at the residence as a result of the shooting and evidence was recovered from the scene. The Elmira Police Department believes that the individuals involved knew each other and that the general public is not in danger. The investigation into this matter continues. The Elmira Police Department is asking any witnesses or anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626, or the tip line at (607)271-HALT.
  15. The New York State Departments of Health and Agriculture & Markets today cautioned New York residents, visitors and farmers about the continued importance of taking measures to protect against ticks, as a new tick species has been found in the state. The Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, commonly known as the "longhorned tick," was recently discovered in multiple locations in Westchester County. New York State Department of Health research scientists collaborated with researchers at Fordham University and at the Lyme Disease Diagnostic Center of New York Medical College to identify these ticks. The identifications were confirmed by the Rutgers University Center for Vector Biology and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Top row: black-legged/deer tick nymphs and adults Middle row: Poppy seed Bottom row: Nymph and adult longhorned ticks While the longhorned tick has transmitted disease to humans in other parts of the world, more research is needed to determine whether this can happen in the United States. Regardless, New Yorkers should continue to take steps to protect themselves, their children and their pets against ticks and tickborne diseases that are present in New York State. This tick is also a concern for the New York State agricultural industry and may pose a threat to livestock. Farmers should continue to work with their veterinarians to check their animals, particularly cattle, sheep and horses, for exposure to ticks and to ensure their parasite control plans are up to date and working. Symptoms of tick-borne disease in cattle include fever, lack of appetite, dehydration, weakness and labored breathing. The Department of Agriculture and Markets encourages livestock owners and veterinarians to also be vigilant for unusually heavy tick infestations. If longhorned ticks are suspected, farmers should consult with their veterinarians and contact the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Division of Animal Industry at 518-457-3502 or dai@agriculture.ny.gov. The longhorned tick is not native to the United States and is commonly found in Australia, New Zealand and eastern Asia. However, these ticks have been found recently in New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Arkansas.
  16. This morning, Chemung County officials reported what they call the "very positive results" of the work of the Welfare Fraud Unit at the Department of Social Services. Since the addition of two part-time fraud investigators, beginning in April of 2016, to its Special Investigations Unit there have been increased fraud referrals and field visits, which has enhanced cost avoidance. “These officers have ensured that the tax dollars are available for use by those in our County that truly need our support. For that, we are extremely thankful,” said Chemung County Commissioner of Human Services, Jennifer Stimson. The Special Investigations Unit is comprised of both County and Elmira Police Department personnel which officials say has led to countless arrests and greater cost savings to the county. The Special Investigations Unit is responsible for receiving referrals and/or complaints of benefit fraud and investigating every referral. Types of benefits include Temporary Assistance, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Medical Assistance and Day Care. For the period from 2013-2017, the average cost saving per calendar year is $4.2 million. For the past ten years, DSS has contracted with the EPD for one full-time police investigator. Due to its success, DSS expanded the contract to include the two additional part-time officers in 2016. The data below shows the increase in the savings achieved by our Community due to the prevention of public funds distributed to those that do not have a demonstrated need. By conducting field visits, the Special Investigations Unit is able to verify items such as applicants’ address and household composition, officials say. Cost Avoidance indicates the amount of benefits that were either discontinued or decreased as a result of actions taken by the Special Investigations Unit. For the period of 2013-2017, the average cost saving per calendar year is $4.2 Million. Based on the first six months of 2018, the Special Investigation Unit cost avoidance is trending at $5.57 Million. “Our partnership with the City of Elmira Police Department through their experience in many of the investigation referral areas has been a significant enhancement to the program and has driven exceptional results. We look forward to maintaining this relationship moving forward,” noted Deputy County Executive Mike Krusen.
  17. The Elmira Police Department is investigating reports of shots fired in the 700 block of Fairfield Ave in the City of Elmira at approximately 10:45pm on Saturday evening. Police say during the course of the investigation empty shell casings were recovered. No injuries or property damage have been reported as of this time. No further details are being released at this time. The Elmira Police Department asks that anyone with information regarding the incident to contact the Elmira Police Front desk at 737-5626 or the Halt Line at 271-HALT.
  18. Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) recently spoke with leaders at Empire Access to discuss broadband accessibility in our rural communities. "It was my pleasure to meet with the fourth-generation of owners at Empire Access who are stimulating our economy by providing quality internet service to their customers," said Reed. "We care about the advancement of broadband infrastructure and making the regulations fair for our friends and neighbors in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York regions.” “As a fourth-generation family owned business, we are committed to providing exceptional service and support to our customers” said Brian Wagner, President and CEO of Empire Access. “Our company is focused on expanding state-of-the-art fiber optic Internet service to homes and businesses in Upstate New York and Northern Pennsylvania.” Empire Access has 110 employees and are growing their company rapidly. By December 2018, they are projected to have 1,200 miles of fiber network. Both the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill include improvements to broadband access such as: Invests more than $500 million in rural broadband expansion and infrastructure. This follows more than $600 million being invested in rural broadband in the 2018 Omnibus earlier this year. It extends and increases funding for existing broadband deployment loan programs. The Bill authorizes loans for ‘middle-mile’ broadband infrastructure. This is vital to building up broadband infrastructure in rural areas. The Innovative Broadband Advancement Program: the bill creates a new grant program to finance new broadband programs. Establishes new minimum acceptable standards for broadband service to ensure that rural internet service is truly high-speed
  19. According to the Spencer -Van Etten School District Facebook page, the Spencer-Van Etten Board of Education has appointed Diahann Hesler as the new Superintendent of Schools, effective July 16. Hesler’s career in education spans 30 years. She has served as Director of Adult Education, Career and Technical Education and External Programs at TST BOCES since 2016. Her previous positions include School Administrator at GST BOCES and School Counselor at Ithaca City School District, Trumansburg and Newfield Central School Districts. The Spencer-Van Etten Board of Education has been engaged in the search since April. “The Spencer-Van Etten school board, after a thorough search and interviewing talented candidates, is happy to announce the appointment of Diahann Hesler as our next superintendent,” said Board President Don Johnson. “She brings many years of education experience and leadership at various levels. We are confident that Ms. Hesler is a great fit for our school district and community. We welcome Diahann to Panther Country. Please reach out and do the same.” “I grew up in rural schools and have enjoyed working in that setting. I’m excited to join a school district where the school is the hub of the community,” said Hesler. “During my time at GST BOCES, I did a lot of collaborative work with Spencer-Van Etten. The school administrators are innovators and I look forward to being a part of that.” Hesler replaces Dr. Joseph Morgan, who served as Superintendent of Schools since 2010.
  20. The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Larceny from June 20, 2018, in which the three females pictured below stole merchandise from Hobby Lobby located at 830 County Route 64 in the Town of Big Flats. Anyone with information into the identity of the three females is asked to contact the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division at 607-737-2933.
  21. Dan The Snake Man at Candor Free Library

    ~ Dan the Snake Man~ The show features exotic reptiles you can meet up-close and personal. Free. Location Candor Free Library 2 Bank Street Library phone: 607- 659-7258
  22. Valley Fun Day

    Valley Family Fun Day The Valley Family Fun Day is a FREE multi-band outdoor community event that is being held on Saturday, July 28th from 12pm-5pm. Activities for all ages, including a bounce house, dunk tank, a corn hole tournament, a classic car show, fire trucks, motorcycles, face painting, rock painting, slime making, crafts, Stray Haven, etc. Mark your calendars, bring your family, friends, neighbors, chairs, and come on out for a great day! Games, food, fun, and much more! Live music by DiAnza Macool, A Few More Faithful, an d Copper Coins. Special guest speakers, internationally known stand-up comic, Derrick Tennant and his sister Julie. Stage schedule for the day: 12:00pm-12:15pm - Welcome & Announcements 12:15pm-01:15pm - DiAnza Macool and band 01:30pm-02:30pm - A Few More Faithful 02:30pm-03:15pm - Derrick & Julie Tennant 03:30pm-05:00pm - Copper Coins Location: South Waverly Borough Hall 2523 Pennsylvania Avenue, Sayre, PA 18840 for more information Vickie Davis 607-565-7296 Email info@coppercoinsband.com
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  24. With just over a week to go in the voting, area residents are reminded to keep voting every day for Watkins Glen International (WGI) in USA Today’s 10 Best online Readers’ Choice competition to decide “America’s Best NASCAR Track.” Anyone can vote once a day, every day, on every Internet-capable device they have until the contest closes on Monday, July 23, at noon. This is the third consecutive year that WGI is in the running for the “Best NACAR Track” designation, which it won in 2016 and 2017. The Glen is currently running in the lead in the contest. Texas Motor Speedway and Martinsville Speedway in Virginia round out the top three. In a joint statement, State Senators Tom O’Mara and Phil Palmesano said, “Let’s finish strong and keep voting every day to help Watkins Glen International once again take the checkered flag as America’s best NASCAR track. It’s a great opportunity to help keep the Finger Lakes region on the national map and to show our pride in The Glen as a favorite destination for visitors from across the country, a cornerstone of our leading tourism industry, and a driving force for charity, community service and economic development." The local legislators have long singled out The Glen for its unique contributions to American motorsports. WGI events annually generate over $200 million in economic activity across the region and account for more than 2,000 local jobs. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend in August is one of New York’s largest sporting events and attracts fans from all 50 states, as well as 16 different countries. To vote in the “Best NASCAR Track” competition, visit the following USA Today website: https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-nascar-track/.
  25. Main St. Bridge in the City of Elmira will be closed on Monday (7/16/18) to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic between the hours of 7AM – 4PM. The purpose for the closure is to allow a work space for the City DPW to complete sidewalk repairs.