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  1. See the rest at http://cnycentral.com/news/local/judge-rules-30-year-old-camillus-man-must-move-out-of-parents-home
  2. 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.
  3. More at http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/388989-nfl-expected-to-approve-policy-requiring-players-stand-for-anthem
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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:
  8. The City of Elmira Department of Public Works will be hosting a Public Information Meeting for the West Water Street Downtown Rehabilitation Project on Monday, May 21st, 2018, at 2:30-4:00p.m., at the Steele Memorial Library, located at 101 E Church St. This project is a Locally Administered Federally Funded project slated for construction in 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to familiarize the public about the project, the project’s benefits and potential impacts. Representatives of the City, State and the City’s consultant design team will be available to discuss the project and gather comments. The scope of the West Water Street Downtown Rehabilitation Project includes a new streetscape for the 100 and 200 blocks of West Water Street, including pavement reconstruction, aesthetic treatments, and parking across from the new 100 W Water development. In conjunction with the adjacent business owners, the project team has designed a preferred concept, and would like feedback from the community. The meeting will kick-off with a short presentation and be followed by an open house for the remainder of the time.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. The Chemung County Buildings and Grounds Department announces that Park Station’s Control Booth will open weekends only starting Saturday, May 26th(including Monday, May 28th). The Control Booth will be open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Park Entry Fees County Cars $7.00 Non-County Cars $8.00 Motorcycles $3.00 Commercial Bus $35.00 Bus/Multi-Family $20.00 Senior Citizens 60+ Free (Monday –Friday) Access Pass of New York – Free Season Pass Prices 1st Vehicle 2nd Vehicle County Resident $60.00 $25.00 Non-County Resident $75.00 $35.00 The Snack Bar will open weekends only starting Saturday, May 26th (including Monday, May 28th). The Snack Bar will be open from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Starting June 16th the Control Booth will be open on a daily basis from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the Snack Bar will be open on a daily basis from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Waterfront will open Saturday, June 16th. The Waterfront will be open on a daily basis from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. through Labor Day, weather permitting. Boat rentals are available at the Waterfront 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., when the Waterfront is open. Boat Rental Fees Kayaks $7.00 per hour - Maximum Capacity 1, Minimum age 16 Canoes $7.00 per hour – Maximum Capacity 3, Minimum age 6 Paddle Boats $8.00 per hour – Maximum Capacity Varies, Minimum age 4 *Boat rental fees are to be paid at the Snack Bar For additional information, contact the Buildings and Grounds Department/ Parks Department at 607-737-2843.
  13. At approximately 12:30 AM, officers from the Elmira Police Department responded to the area Diven Avenue and Grand Central Avenue for a report of a male yelling for help. The first officers on scene located this male and he advised that he had just been robbed. The victim told officers that he was walking north in the 1300 block of Baldwin St. when he was approached from behind by two males. These males were dressed in all black clothing and wearing masks. One of the masks was described as a black and white camouflage ski mask and the other mask was described as a half mask. Both subject were approximately 5’6”. Both suspects displayed handguns and demanded money from the victim. The victim was assaulted and his money and cell phone were taken from him. No shots were fired during this incident. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. The suspects were last seen running east on Diven Avenue. The investigation into this matter continues. Police are 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.
  14. Republican Jennifer Furman today announced her candidacy in this year’s election for Chemung County Treasurer. She currently serves as Deputy County Treasurer and brings more than 20 years of practical experience in finance and administration to the role. “I’m running for County Treasurer because the people of Chemung County need a strong fiscal watchdog to account for how every cent of taxpayer money is spent,” said Furman, 47. “My 11 years in the Treasurer’s Office and two decades of experience in budgeting, auditing, accounting and management have prepared me well for the challenges that the County Treasurer faces every day.” Furman has served as the Deputy County Treasurer since 2007 and previously served as Director of Administrative Services for the Department of Social Services and as Fiscal Manager for the Mental Health Division. Prior to joining Chemung County Government, she worked in the private sector in public accounting as an associate for KPMG in Albany. She has also served as Treasurer of the Elmira Water Board. Furman’s candidacy was immediately endorsed by Chemung County Republican Chairman Rodney Strange, who said, “"I'm proud to strongly endorse Jennifer Furman for Chemung County Treasurer. She has the right combination of experience and new ideas to lead this critical office for years to come." Born and raised in Chemung County, Furman attended Hendy Avenue Grade School, Ernie Davis Jr. High School and Elmira Free Academy High School. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the Binghamton University School of Management and a Master’s Degree in Community Service Administration from Alfred University. “I love Chemung County. It’s been my home for almost my entire life. I’m asking the voters of our community for their support this fall so I can put my experience and new ideas to work as County Treasurer,” added Furman. A longtime Republican who serves as the volunteer Treasurer for the Chemung County Republican Committee, Furman lives in Elmira with her husband, Mike, who retired after 25 years of service with the NYS Department of Corrections and now works for Allied Universal. This seat is open for election this year following current County Treasurer Joe Sartori’s recent announcement that he will retire at the end of his term.
  15. On May 16th, 2018 at approximately 10:00 A.M., the New York State Police in Bath responded to a single-vehicle motor vehicle accident on Ct. Rt. #119 in the town of Cameron, which claimed the life of a Canisteo man The investigation revealed that a south-bound vehicle operated by Nance A. Herbert, age 79, of Canisteo, N.Y. failed to negotiate a curve, resulting in the vehicle exiting the roadway and rolling over several times, before coming to rest in a stream bed. An occupant of the vehicle, Michael D. Russell, age 52, also of Canisteo, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene by Steuben County Coroner Steve Copp. Ambulance and Fire Departments from Cameron and Canisteo responded to the scene and extricated the victims and provided first aid. Herbert was airlifted from the scene by LifeNet helicopter to Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa. for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Also assisting at the scene, was the Steuben County Sheriff's Department. The investigation into the accident is continuing
  16. Today from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. all current Career and Financial Management students will be participating in a financial literacy simulation called Mad City Money, sponsored by Corning Credit Union. This will be held at the Elmira High School gymnasium. A strong partnership exists between the Elmira City School District and Corning Credit Union. There is a CCU branch office in Elmira High School and is student-run. “Mad City Money is a very unique learning experience, where students are getting hands on practice managing finances while also balancing the wants and needs of a growing family. Students are paired and must work together to decide what will be best for their family and their budget. Often this means students will disagree on where to live, what cars to buy, or when to splurge on a vacation. However, by working together to make these decisions, students quickly learn that openly communicating with their partner and being willing to compromise will help them be successful with their finances in the future.” –Skyler Harwood, Youth Education Coordinator for Corning Credit Union. Mad City Money is a hands-on budgeting simulation facilitated by Corning Credit Union that provides students a fun way to learn about the real-world, must-need skill of managing money. Similar to the game of “Life,” students are given a brand new identity complete with a career, salary, family, debt, and financial obligations. Students navigate the challenge of building a budget and making financial decisions to ensure their family is well cared for. Luckily for students, volunteers from the community serve as merchants who are readily available to sell them their wants and needs. The simulation also includes the Fickle Finger of Fate, which comprises random windfalls and expenses. “Mad City Money teaches many important lessons including budgeting, check writing, managing a check register, how to differentiate between needs and wants, and more, in a relatively short period of time. Students often remark how much they gain from the experience as well as how tricky it is to be an adult with a budget.” -Neil Folnsbee, Youth Education Coordinator for Corning Credit Union.
  17. The Elmira Police Department would like to inform the community of the following temporary street closings. The Susan G Komen Twin Tiers Race For The Cure will be held on Sunday, 5/20/2018. The following streets will be shut down from 7:00 AM to approximately noon. The Elmira Police Department requests motorists to plan alternate routes and give themselves extra time for travel. EAST GRAY STREET - from the east side of Clemens Center Parkway to the west side of Lake St. EAST SECOND STREET - from the east side of Clemens Center Parkway to the west side of Judson St. BALDWIN STREET -from the north side of E. Water St. to the south side of E. Second St. EAST MARKET STREET - from the east side of Clemens Center Parkway to the west side of Madison Av. CARROLL STREET - closed between Lake St. and Fox St. EAST WATER STREET – from the east side of Clemens Center Parkway to the west side of Judson St. LAKE STREET – closed to southbound to all traffic from south side of E. Church St. going south MADISON AVENUE BRIDGE – closed to all traffic JUDSON STREET – Closed from Madison Av. to E. Church St. MADISON AVE – closed from the north side of E. Water St. to the south side of E. Market St. UNION PLACE – closed to all traffic OAK STREET – from E. Clinton St. to Judson St.
  18. Steuben County Sheriff James Allard announced today the Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service is set for 6 p.m. Friday (May 18) at the Steuben County Public Safety Building Law Enforcement Memorial Park. The service caps off “Steuben County Police Officers Week” and is open to the public. It will be attended by state and local officials, law enforcement and veterans. The ceremony Friday will feature the unveiling of the Steuben Memorial Statue, a blue glass flame created by the glassmakers of The Corning Museum of Glass, representing an eternal dedication to the memory of all fallen officers, supported by seven pillars, created by the metal crafters at The Mercury Corporation, representing the seven counties honored in the memorial park. The statue is a tribute to all law enforcement. “We are honored and humbled by the extraordinary support received in the on-going building of this park and the artistry of this beautiful and unique statue,” Allard said. “This is just one more example of what makes Steuben County a special place to live and work.”
  19. According to the Steuben County Sheriff's Dept, on April 25th, 2018, deputies of the Sheriff’s Office arrested Ashley M. Brown, age 28, of Watkins Road, Millport New York. It is alleged that in August and September 2017 Ms. Brown used another person’s New York State SNAP benefit card. It is further alleged Ms. Brown was not authorized to use the benefit card and as a result received $434.85 in benefits she was not eligible to receive. It is also alleged in that in August 2017 Ms. Brown completed an online application for benefits that contained false information, for another person, while that person was incarcerated at the Steuben County Jail. A warrant for Ms. Brown’s arrest was issued by the Village of Bath Court. Ms. Brown was charged with one count of Misuse of Food Stamps, a class A misdemeanor and one count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing, a class E felony. Ms. Brown, who is currently in the Chemung County Jail, was arraigned and returned to the Chemung County Jail. Ms. Brown is to reappear in the Village of Bath Court at a later date. The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Steuben County Department of Social Services, the District Attorney’s Office, and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office.
  20. On May 15, 2018 Horseheads based State Police arrested an Elmira man for violating a court order in the Town of Catlin. Mark Johnson, age 29 of Elmira, NY was arrested for Criminal Contempt 2nd after an investigation revealed that Johnson had violated an order of protection. It is alleged that Johnson repeatedly contacted the protected person telephonically, as well as in person. Johnson was arraigned in the Town of Catlin Court and remanded to the Chemung County Jail.
  21. According to preliminary results, voters in the Elmira City School District approved one proposition and elected three candidates to school board seats. The District’s proposed 2018-2019 General Fund Budget of $127,885,274 was passed 478 to 152. “We are extremely grateful for the community’s support of our mission to provide a safe and engaging learning environment for our students, and look forward to our continued work together to support the Elmira community," said Superintendent Hillary Austin. "We are pleased to provide a comprehensive budget that includes transportation replacements, regular maintenance upgrades of software and technology, and additional safety programs. The budget supports those investments while continuing existing academic, fine arts, athletic, and extracurricular programs." Voters also elected three candidates to serve on the Board of Education: Scott Moore, Randy Reid, and Ronald W. Shaw. The three candidates ran for three open seats and were elected to three-year terms commencing July 1, 2018 and expiring June 30, 2021. “I congratulate the incumbents on their upcoming board appointment and look forward to our work together,” Austin said. All results are preliminary figures. Official election results will be certified at the Regular Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 16th.
  22. See the rest at http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/15/nra-must-publicly-name-plaintiffs-fighting-anti-gun-law-despite-high-risk-harassment-judge-rules.html
  23. See the rest at http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/11/ex-speaker-ny-assembly-guilty-in-public-corruption-case-report-says.html
  24. See more at http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/05/15/stephen-king-slammed-for-cruel-joke-about-melania-trumps-kidney-surgery.html
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