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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. Breakfast With Santa At South Creek Lions

    The South Creek Lions will be holding our 5th annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 9th, 7-10am. The menu includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, ham, eggs. Adults $8.00, Children under 12 free, Santa will be on hand for the kids from 8-10am, bring your camera. The South Creek Lions Club is located on Route 14 in Gillett, Pennsylvania.
  2. Thanksgiving Blood Drive

  3. Election Day 2018 General Chat

    The big day is tomorrow and no doubt there will be a lot to discuss.
  4. Students at Elmira High School saw Christmas come a little early today after a "book drop" took place, bringing a total of 5,400 new books to the high school according to Beth Manwaring, the district Public Information Coordinator. The books are being provided by Pizza Hut: The Literacy Project which works to uphold and expand the company's global commitment to reading and literacy. Begun in September 2016, Pizza Hut's goal for the project is to transform the lives of 100 million people during the course of 10 years by helping them become their best through literacy and reading. Pizza Hut has partnered with First Book, an award-winning, nonprofit social enterprise that works to improve education equity for children in need. The Literacy Project fundraising and awareness campaign is designed to enable access to reading, empower teachers with greater resources and inspire a lifelong love of reading. Since 1984, Pizza Hut has helped develop a love of reading among 65 million young people through the BOOK IT! Program. The award is being made in conjunction with First Book, a nonprofit social enterprise.
  5. County Inmate Charged With Harassment

    The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office arrested 21 year-old Kharii E. Monroe of Elmira for Aggravated Harassment of an Employee by an Inmate, a Class E Felony. According to the Sheriff's office this arrest stems from an October 2018 incident in the Chemung County Jail, where Monroe was housed as an inmate. Police say on October 26th while incarcerated in the Chemung County Jail on unrelated charges, Monroe threw toilet water on a Correction Officer. He was arraigned on the aforementioned charge and remanded to the Chemung County Jail in lieu of $500.00 cash bail and $1,000.00 property bond and is due back in the City of Elmira Court on November 7th, 2018.
  6. Corning Man Arrested On Drug Charges

    Earlier to day the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of 31 year old Robert B. McNett of Corning, NY. Police say shortly after midnight, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by McNett on Holden Road in the Town of Southport. He was found to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana and was arrested for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a Class C Felony. The investigation also revealed that he was wanted on a Bench Warrant for Petit Larceny out of the Town of Horseheads Court. McNett was arraigned in the Town of Southport Court and remanded to the Chemung County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash, $20,000 property bond.
  7. Elmira Man Arrested On Drug Charges

    Early Friday afternoon, the Elmira Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit along with the New York State Police Community Narcotics Enforcement and K-9 unit executed a search warrant at an apartment located at 450 Albert St in the city of Elmira. This search warrant came after a two month investigation into the sale of narcotics from that residence. Police arrested 28 year old Tamell Williams-Atkins of Elmira and charged him with three counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, a Class B Felony. According to Elmira Police Department, Williams-Atkins was stopped in a vehicle leaving the above address and found to be in possession of over 8 grams of crack cocaine, marijuana, and over $900 US Currency. Police gained access to the apartment, where another large quantity of crack cocaine as well as more marijuana was found along with drug paraphernalia. Police also located a loaded handgun, which had been previously reported stolen out of Pennsylvania. As a result of the search warrant, more Williams-Atkins will be facing more charges, police say.
  8. On Monday, Congressman Tom Reed went behind the counter at the Dandi Mini Mart on Wygant Road in Horseheads to take food orders, speak with customers and meet with employees about the benefits of tax reform. “We care about providing relief to businesses and families through tax cuts,” Tom said. “Tax cuts help people keep more of their own money and allow small businesses to offer better pay and benefits to their employees. “Thank you, Dandy Mini Mart, for inviting us here today for this hands-on experience and to hear the personal stories from your employees and customers,” Tom concluded. “Convenience stores are the anchor of communities across the country, and they are also where community conversations take place,” National Association of Convenience Stores President and CEO Henry Armour said. “More than half of the country visits a convenience store on a daily basis, whether to buy fuel, use the ATM, wash their cars or quickly buy snacks, drinks or meals. The NACS In Store program gives elected officials a perfect opportunity to experience how these stores serve the public in their home districts. “We believe our elected officials will emerge with an even more intimate understanding not only of convenience stores’ challenges but also of their many contributions across the economic, social and cultural spectrum. And over time, convenience store owners and the customers and communities they serve should benefit from policies that spur further growth, prosperity and innovation in the sector,” Armour concluded.
  9. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $13 million is available for restoration and recovery efforts following the severe storms and flash flooding on August 13-15 that severely impacted communities in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions. "Extreme weather is the new normal in New York and it's critical that we build more resilient communities to withstand this reality," Governor Cuomo said. "This funding will help ensure families across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes that were hit hard by recent storms and flash flooding have the resources they need to rebuild stronger and safer than before." A new residential assistance program has been created to provide funding to primary homeowners whose damages exceed insurance claims and other available aid. With maximum grants of $50,000, this program will help eliminate the unmet need of homeowners. The program will be administered by New York State Homes and Community Renewal, and assistance will be provided in Broome, Chemung, Schuyler, Seneca, Tioga, Delaware and Chenango counties. Flood damage in Lodi, NY The grants can go toward reimbursements to support repairs to and restoration of structures, and other physical damage required for safety and habitability, including foundations, heating systems, electric systems, wells and septic systems, insulation, and flooring. National Weather Service data indicates these regions received between 10 and 20 inches of rain during the 30-day period beginning July 22, 2018. The August storms near the end of this period produced heavy rainfall, flash flooding and strong winds, and combined with ground saturated by this abnormally wet period, produced significant damage. Applications from homeowners for the residential assistance program will be accepted starting Monday, November 5. The deadline for applications is Monday, February 4, 2019. Applications will be available from local not-for-profit housing organizations, who are administering the program. Homeowners seeking an application should contact: Bishop Sheen (Tioga and Seneca Counties) at 585-657-4114 orby e mailing dbassage@rochester.rr.com Arbor Housing and Development (Schuyler, Chemung, Broome, Delaware, Chenango Counties) at 607-654-7487 ext. 2049 or emailing Info@arbordevelopment.org "This August, many communities experienced flash flooding due to unpredictable weather and severe storms. Homeowners in Schuyler County suffered damage to their homes that exceeded insurance claims, leaving them to pay for these costly repairs out of pocket," saidSchuyler County Administrator Timothy O'Hearn. "With this funding, our residents will now be able to make critical repairs to their homes that they may have not been able to afford."
  10. BIG FLATS - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the $61.5 million project to transform Elmira Corning Regional Airport into a 21st Century gateway that will ease travel and promote economic opportunities for the entire Southern Tier. The redesigned airport features a larger terminal with approximately 60 percent more floor space, 300 additional parking spaces, new food and beverage options and an additional jet bridge that will eliminate the need for travelers to walk across the tarmac to reach their planes. The project continues Governor Cuomo's "Southern Tier Soaring" initiative, a comprehensive effort to promote growth and community development throughout the entire region. "Airports are the front door to our regions and the new Elmira Corning Regional Airport will spur economic growth and offer a state-of-the-art facility that appropriately welcomes visitors and residents alike," Governor Cuomo said."There's no second opportunity to make a first impression, and this revitalized airport will show visitors what the Southern Tier is all about as they explore all the tourism and recreational opportunities the region has to offer." "This significant investment to modernize the Elmira Corning Regional Airport will increase terminal space and enhance the overall travel experience," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, who attended today's opening. "The airport was small and outdated, but with these improvements it will offer green space and food and beverage options for passengers. The transformation of the airport continues our economic development efforts in the Southern Tier to boost the economy and attract more visitors to the area." With the modernization complete, the terminal's floor size has increased from 55,000 square feet to 88,000 square feet. A Taste NY grab-and-go kiosk promotes New York's food and beverage producers and provide travelers the opportunity to purchase locally-made snacks, coffee, tea and dairy products in addition to gift items like maple, honey and concord grape products. A brand-new Taste NY Bar, which will open in December, will serve a rotating selection of New York State craft beverages. The airport now also features a new baggage claim belt to handle increased volume, as well as strengthened security measures, including state-of-the-art cameras, to better monitor passenger areas. Three new courtyards, built with sustainable building and renewable energy technologies, showcase the local landscape. A post-security courtyard can be accessed while travelers wait to board, while another can be accessed through the pre-security restaurant, with a third viewable while picking up baggage and while en route to TSA lanes. Energy efficient lighting and programmable glass to display flight information and provide direction to travelers have also been installed. Of the project's $61.5 million total cost, New York State provided $40 million, the federal government provided $15 million and an additional $6.5 million came from local sources. "I would like to thank Governor Cuomo for the State's investment in our world class airport terminal," said Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli. "This facility will be the gateway to our region and will significantly enhance our business climate and our tourism infrastructure. The community's response has been overwhelming positive about what a functional and beautiful facility we have in the Southern Tier." Built in 1960, the original airport was cramped and outdated, officials say, and lacked basic passenger amenities, including the ability for passengers to purchase food or beverages after passing through security. The airport's two jet bridges were also too low to accommodate larger aircraft, forcing passengers to walk onto the tarmac to board their flights. Building off the success of Governor Cuomo's upstate airport initiative project, Chemung County opted to rehabilitate the airport's tower in order to provide a complete, modern look to the entire facility. The project, schedule to be complete at the end of the month, was funded by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Elmira Corning Regional Airport averages eight arrivals and eight departures daily. Delta, Allegiant and United are among the carriers that operate flights from the airport. The airport had 126,427 enplanements during 2017 and is on pace to exceed 140,000 in 2018.
  11. New York State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) today urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign into law legislation O’Mara co-sponsors to create jobs and encourage small business growth through rural, Upstate New York. Cuomo has until Monday to act on the legislation (S4727/A4772), which the state Senate and Assembly approved in early June. O’Mara has joined rural legislators and advocates across the Upstate region to call on Cuomo to sign the “New York Rural and Agriculture Jobs Act” into law. “Many communities across rural, Upstate New York remain in dire need of private-sector investment to help create jobs and encourage small businesses to grow and expand,” said O’Mara, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. “This action would be a big step forward to draw greater private-sector investment in rural economies.” The “New York Rural and Agriculture Jobs Act” would establish a $100-million fund, created through private investment, to develop small businesses that are agricultural in nature or located in rural areas. If signed into law by Cuomo, the measure would improve access to capital for agriculture and rural small businesses that sometimes find it hard to obtain financial backing through traditional lending sources. Private investors who contribute to the new program would receive a tax credit. Reporting requirements are also included so taxpayers will know the exact benefits of the investments. The legislation has drawn the support from key advocates including the Business Council of New York and Unshackle Upstate. According to a legislative memorandum of support from Unshackle Upstate, “It is critically important that New York State continue to explore ways and methods that will aid and promote economic development and job creation. This focus becomes even more imperative for many communities across Upstate New York that continue to struggle with a lack of private sector job growth and population stagnation. Ensuring that we have successful farming and agricultural businesses are essential to the state’s overall economy and focus, and continued investment in these areas will only bolster New York State as a whole.”
  12. The Town Of Big Flats Department of Public Works would announced that Breed Hollow Road will be closed intermittently beginning on Monday, November 5th while they replace a large culvert. Detours will be posted. The DPW says the project is expected to last one week.
  13. Trumansburg Man Killed In Car Crash

    On Thursday at around 4:47 am, Kyle E. Shutts, age 33 of Trumansburg, NY, was operating a 2018 Toyota in a westerly direction on State Route 79 in the Town of Enfield when the vehicle left the roadway striking a tree and then crashing into a house located in the 2500 block of Mecklenburg Road. Shutts was pronounced dead at the scene. The residence sustained damage as a result of the crash. The occupants of the residence were transported by Bangs Ambulance to a medical facility for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The Enfield Volunteer Fire Department, Bangs Ambulance, Tompkins County Medical Examiner’s Office, New York State Department of Transportation assisted at the scene.
  14. Finn Academy 4th Annual Veteran's Day Breakfast

    Finn Academy: An Elmira Charter School will hold its 4th Annual Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. In years past, Finn Academy has welcomed more than 100 Veterans to its building to honor their service and sacrifice for the nation. This year the event will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will include a performance by the Select Chorus, followed by breakfast for those in attendance. The ceremony will continue with a parade through the halls for the Veterans, and will conclude with an American Flag raisingceremony outside, at the school’s flagpole, led by the United States Honor Guard.
  15. The Elmira Police Department has arrested 23 year old John D. Rosario of Elmira resident for the shooting which occurred in the Wegmans parking lot located at 1100 Clemens Center Parkway last night. Rosario has been charged with Attempted Murder 2nd. He is being held at the Elmira Police Department pending arraignment in Elmira City Court today. The firearm used in the incident was recovered during the execution of a search warrant in the 1300 block of Hall St. Police say the victim was treated and released from a local hospital. Investigation into this incident is continuing and any witness to the incident are encouraged to contact the Elmira Police Department at (607)737-5626.
  16. On Thursday November 15 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., the Elmira City School District will be offering a free “Cyber Safety Tips for All Parents” event at Ernie Davis Academy on Hoffman Street. The program will include online safety tips in many different online environments including internet, social media and gaming. Law enforcement partners will also participate in the event and will offer insight into the legal ramifications of online behaviors. Select students will also weigh-in on the many online platforms, challenges and games they see their peers spending time. Parents are navigating unchartered territory when it comes to raising children in the digital age. From cyberbullying to gaming with global competitors, it is critical that we not only supervise where our children are spending time online but also protect them when online. But some may be wondering, "where do you even begin?" Join the Elmira City School District teachers, students, gaming experts and law enforcement for this free event to learn more about online safety tips.
  17. On Tuesday evening at approximately 7:41 PM, the Elmira Police Department responded to the Wegmans Plaza for a report of a shooting. The first officer to arrive on scene located one victim who had suffered what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. Information about the suspects was provided to the officer. Police began to check the area and a residence in the 1300 block of Hall St. Two of the suspects were located walking in the area and were taken into custody. A residence was identified as being where the third suspect may be located. Police made contact with the residents and the occupants exited. Another person was observed attempting to exit a window of the residence. A short time later the third suspect exited the residence and was taken into custody without incident. The shooting victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. All of the subjects involved were known to each other and any threat to the public from this incident has been resolved. The Elmira Police Department was assisted at the scene by the New York State Police, Elmira Heights PD and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office. Police are not releasing the identity of the victim and suspects at this time, however will provide an update will be provided at a later time. 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.
  18. A Lansing man is facing cruelty charges after being accused of killing a pet rabbit. 24 year old Seth C. Decker of Lansing was arrested on October 25th on the Agriculture and Markets felony of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals. Troopers were dispatched to a gas station in Lansing on October 24 at approximately 7:44 p.m., to speak with a victim who alleged Decker threatened to harm her pet rabbit and another person. The victim told troopers that Decker was angry after an argument and allegedly told the victim he would put her pet rabbit inside the microwave at a residence on Lockerby Hill Road. Another person who was in the residence observed Decker place the rabbit in the microwave and turn it on, then he threatened that other person. Decker then left the area. When troopers arrived on scene, they located the rabbit deceased inside the microwave. Troopers in Auburn located Decker on October 25 in Locke. Decker was arrested then subsequently arraigned in the town of Lansing Court. He was remanded to the Tompkins County Jail on $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 property bond. His next court date is October 31, 2018.
  19. On October 21, 2018 at approximately 1:45 p.m., New York State Police at Owego arrested two people after a traffic stop. Police say 28 year old Brittany A. Best of Endicott NY was arrested for the felony of Tampering with Physical Evidence and the misdemeanors of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the seventh degree and Obstructing Governmental Administration. A trooper on patrol observed a vehicle traveling on railroad tracks on Chapel Road in Barton. He observed that the vehicle did not have a New York State Inspection Sticker. When he attempted to make a traffic stop, a black box was thrown out the passenger side window. After an investigation the rear passenger of the vehicle, Brittany Best was arrested. The investigation revealed that the box contained drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. Another passenger in the vehicle, Chelsea Cole, age 34 of Waverly, NY was arrested after she was found to have an active arrest warrant in the City of Elmira. Cole was turned over to the City of Elmira Police Department. Best was arraigned in the town of Barton Court where she was remanded to the Tioga County Jail on $7,500 cash bail or $15,000 bond.
  20. This afternoon the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of 32 year-old Torill E. Eriksen of Millport for Vehicle and Traffic Law Misdemeanor offenses of Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Ability Impaired by the Combined Influence of Drugs and Alcohol. Additionally, Eriksen was charged with Assault in the Third Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor offense of the New York State Penal Law. The arrest stems from a July 2018 incident in which the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Horseheads Police Department. Police say on July 19, 2018, members of the Horseheads Police Department stopped of a vehicle on Watkins Road in the Town of Horseheads for a traffic violation that occurred in the Village of Horseheads. During the stop, Eriksen, who was operating a vehicle in a northerly direction and approaching the traffic stop, failed to yield to the patrol vehicle and struck the back of the patrol vehicle. The impact from Eriksen's vehicle pushed the Horseheads patrol vehicle forward and into the vehicle initially stopped for the traffic violation. Members of the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene and assisted with investigating the collision. During the investigation, Eriksen was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol. Recently, evidence returned from analysis which confirmed Eriksen was under the influence of alcohol and drugs at the time of the incident. Due to an injury of one of the Horseheads Police Officers involved, assault charges were also filed.
  21. The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18 year-old Marc A. Johnson of Horseheads for Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a Class E Felony. Johnson is accused of stealing $1,200.00 in cash from a residence located in the Town of Horseheads. He was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Horseheads Town Court to answer the charge.
  22. River Friends' "Bats And Beers" Event

    River Friends and Finger Lakes House sponsor Oct. 29 Bats and Beers presentation Just in time for Halloween, Chemung River Friends is offering a frightening, educational and fun presentation about bats, from 6 to 8 p.m., Oct. 29 at the Finger Lakes House, 389 W. Water St., Elmira. The Bats and Beers program includes videos of bats flying, walking, climbing and catching bugs. The audience will learn why bats are one of the most beneficial and misunderstood creatures in our environment. River Friends Executive Director Jim Pfiffer will provide a PowerPoint presentation, photos, videos and the bat lore that has unfortunately portrayed bats as nightmarish evils. “One bat can eat 1,200 mosquitoes a night,” Pfiffer said. “Bats pollinate plants and provide excellent fertilizer (guano). They are reclusive and don’t want to attack humans, bite us or fly into our hair. We hope to correct the myths and misconceptions about these amazing flying mammals and explain why we should be thankful for bats, not fear them.” The $10 entrance fee gets you a free Finger Lakes craft beer or glass of wine and Halloween-themed snacks and sweets. There will be a door prize drawing for a wooden bat house. Extra bat houses, made of recycled wood by the Chemung County Soil and Water Conservation District, will be available for $25. The presentation is one in a series of continuing programs about the interesting and often misunderstood animals and plants that inhabit our local environment. “Halloween is a perfect time to convert fear into knowledge that will help our community better understand, enjoy and respect the amazing wildlife around us,” Pfiffer said.
  23. In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Cancer Services Program of the Southern Tier is partnering with local restaurants to raise awareness about the importance of mammograms for the early detection of breast cancer. Nine restaurants in Chemung County are doing their part to help ensure women are being screened. The participating restaurants are promoting breast cancer awareness by wearing pink, giving customers pink straws, displaying pink ribbons in their windows and educating the public about the free mammogram program offered by the Southern Tier Cancer Services Program. “The Cancer Services Program wants send a big THANK YOU to the local restaurants helping us raise awareness about breast cancer,” said Denise Argetsinger, Case Manager. “Anne's Pancakes, Beef's, Curly's, The Diner, Wellsburg Diner, Sugar and Spice, Maple Lawn Dairy, Lights Bakery, and Turtle Leaf Café have all joined us in spreading the word about the importance of life-saving mammograms. We hope people will go in and see them and thank them for their support of our program”. One out of eight women will get breast cancer in their lifetime. A mammogram is the best way to find breast cancer early, when it may be easier to treat. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer. The mission of the Cancer Services Program is to ensure that women without health insurance have access to life-saving mammograms. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in New York State, with more than 15,000 women diagnosed each year. Chemung County rates for female breast cancer mortality are higher than New York State. Residents should call their doctor to schedule a mammogram or call the Cancer Services Program of the Southern Tier if they are uninsured. The program provides free breast, cervical and colon cancer screening to eligible New York State residents. Residents can call Denise Argetsinger at (607) 873-1500 to see if they qualify.
  24. Free Rabies Vaccination Clinic

    The Chemung County Health Department, in conjunction with the SPCA, will be offering the following free rabies vaccination clinic to New York State residents: Economic Opportunity Program 650 Baldwin St. Elmira, NY 14901 Saturday, November 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Cats, dogs and ferrets, three months of age or older, must be on a leash or in a carrier and under the control of a responsible adult. Jonathan Keough, Supervising Public Health Sanitarian with the Chemung County Health Department, reminds dog and cat owners to bring proof of a previous rabies vaccination if they wish to receive a three-year certificate for their pets. To assure the smooth operation of the clinics, Mr. Keough recommends that owners of multiple dogs bring their animals in one at a time. Once they have waited in line for one pet, those owners will be allowed to have additional dogs vaccinated without waiting in line again. Dog owners should also come prepared to clean up after their animals should accidents occur. Cat owners lacking carriers should talk to clinic staff before removing their animal from their vehicles. The NYS Sanitary Code and Public Health Law require that all cats, dogs, and ferrets (four months of age or older) be vaccinated to prevent rabies. Please be aware that pet owners who do not comply with NYS Public Health Law rabies vaccination requirements may be subject to a fine of up to $200.00. Free rabies clinics are providing at least every four months throughout the year so that there should be no excuse for a pet owner not to get their pet vaccinated. Residents are urged to take advantage of these free clinics to be responsible pet owners and to avoid being in violation of the law. If special assistance is needed at the clinic, please call 737-2019 to register a few days prior to the clinic. For more information call the Chemung County Health Department at 737-2019 or EHS@chemungcountyny.gov.
  25. This morning at about 1:23 am Ithaca Police Department officers responded to the west end of The Commons regarding the report of a shooting that had just occurred. Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim who had been shot in the chest. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital. Officers have determined that an altercation occurred inside of Casablanca Pizza, 111 The Commons, just prior to the shooting. The parties involved in the altercation exited the pizza shop and continued to argue shortly after leaving. During the altercation the victim was shot in the chest by one of the people arguing with him. The suspects then fled the area. The IPD Crime Scene Unit responded and processed the scene. One of the people involved in the altercation is a white male wearing blue jeans and a light colored hooded sweatshirt. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department. People can remain anonymous if they wish to do so.