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  1. Wow. Am I understanding correctly that the employee would have had to leave the DD store to go to Walmart.....buy the cards, then return to engage in a second phone call to report the card numbers to the thief? All without mentioning this important assignment from the CEO to any co-workers, shift leader or managers? It really was a stroke of luck for this impersonator to randomly find just the right employee gullible enough to fall for all that.
  2. Robbie Nichols Reveals New Hockey Team Name And Logo

    As long as the county is done "investing" tax money into it, I'm happy with however any independent private businessman want to spend his own money and market his product!
  3. Bicyclist Struck By Car In Elmira

    It certainly is annoying that whenever tax money is spent on a "share the road campaign".....the messages all seemed to be aimed at motorists and rarely give public reminders to cyclists of the rules they are required to follow. And often seeing their violations being performed right in front of LEO, without consequence, makes me a little angry. Against traffic, helmet-less, on the sidewalk, against traffic signals....have even seen a baby being towed in a stroller while they break other traffic laws. It really is a wonder it collisions aren't more frequent....and wonder why rules for them are so rarely enforced.
  4. He didn't hang in there very long. https://www.mytwintiers.com/news/local-news/dr-coleman-drops-out-of-race-endorses-democrat/1336497617
  5. Improving The City Of Elmira Must be Our Community's Top Priority

    The towns and villages north and further removed from the interstate have a lot of dilapidated infrastructure as well. Patches and band-aids are them norm up this way. When we finally got "new" repairs, it's practically a local tourist attraction. And that's usually after something has flooded so bad it's actually washed away. That's why I get the impression that the those investments seem to focus on the density of population and commerce.
  6. Improving The City Of Elmira Must be Our Community's Top Priority

    That's certainly true, although I think the focus there is likely a natural result of higher concentration of population/commerce - which is pretty much a direct result of higher traffic flow and proximity to I-86 (and to a lesser degree, Rt 14). Personally, I've often wondered why there isn't more than a porn shop and Vulcraft east of the Elmira exits. I guess I assumed the voters in those towns (Ashland, Lowman, Chemung, etc) must have supported zoning laws that excluded much else than residential/farming....while Horseheads/Big Flats rarely turn down a retail/commercial proposition. **Post Script: I've never thought the western towns growing retail at the expense of industry/manufacturing was a good idea. We need strong, long term good paying job opportunities with benefits. Relying on Schweizer's military boost as the primary industry was a short-lived gamble. And it was a good move for Chemung to welcome Vulcraft for that reason. However, a strong economy needs housing/retail to go along with those jobs. Otherwise, you have people working at Vulcraft, who live and shop in Horseheads/Big Flats.
  7. Improving The City Of Elmira Must be Our Community's Top Priority

    From the op-ed by Pucci: "The Chemung County Executive’s $166,273 salary is higher than that received by 41 of the nation’s 50 governors." There cannot be any reasonable excuse for that.
  8. Chemung County Political Field Worksheet

    Somehow I can't ever look at that initialism without my brain trying to say "Benevolent Order of Elks"
  9. Equally (or more) relevant questions might be: Who can posses it? Where can they posses it? What quantity can you posses? I'd think there would need to be some measurement that would distinguish between personal and quantities that indicate production/resale (where the taxes and regulations kick in). It's a plant that people can pretty easily grow/produce their own supply - whether for medicinal or recreational purposes. Would it be illegal to own a plant to produce your own (thus avoiding taxable transactions)? If you can have a plant...can you grow it in your yard, at your own risk for theft? Or would they need to be secured indoors?
  10. Maybe everyone can celebrate by portraying insulting stereotypes of the culture being recognized. Nah.......that could never happen.
  11. OK...WETMs facebook posted an "update" to their linked story: However...the my twin tiers headline still reads: "15-year-old killed following hit and run" You'd think they'd correct that.
  12. If they stopped as the law says, a note that they're either cooperating (or facing possible charges, etc) would be expected (even if not naming them). If they didn't stop and/or haven't been identified, it seems like any description of the vehicle and a BOLO would be in order. Sadly, it may just be poor reporting - there's an epidemic of that in mainstream media around here. WETM did say her dad was with her, but the report I caught didn't mention the driver at all. Just a weird follow-up dialogue where the anchor asked the reporter (who interviewed the grandmother) how the grandmother "felt" and when she'd talked the girl.
  13. Since no information on the vehicle or driver has been mentioned, does that imply that they left the scene after striking this young lady?
  14. More than $1.1 billion dollars. Billion. And that doesn't the half a billion in that Cuomo invested from NYS funds. While a part of me certainly feels like it's "our turn" to benefit from the tax dollars we're paying...I'm still not comfortable with the concept that government should be using tax money to prop up private service providers. I think I'd rather keep all those billions that are allocated for everyone else's benefit and use my own savings to buy my own gaddam internet at a fair market value - which I understand comes at a higher price since I live in a less densely populated area.
  15. Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Horseheads

    I have to say I am confused and dismayed at the 6 o'clock news coverage. I'd have thought this was a more worthy story to lead with than the Arena's future hockey plans. And when they did get to this fatality....the entire story dedicated to the "hero" that commemorated the crash today. They made no mention of the victims names. They also noted the charges that the driver faces - again with out identifying the accused. But two stories later, as they went to commercial break, they flashed a mytwintiers.com ad that featured the headline that the victims have been identified.
  16. Sheriff's Department Investigating Southport Shooting

    At some point, there needs to be some restitution required if you want to obstruct and interfere with the very resources you called upon for assistance.
  17. Three Arrested After Reported Gunfire In Elmira

    Not when there's a good chance they served these guys and didn't check IDs for the two minors.
  18. Car Found In Chemung River Boat Launch In Wellsburg

    It's frightening how many people rely on those things exclusively. My previous was certain I was in the water and GPS emphatically tried to get me to leap off 15 over the Tioga/Hammond dam. "Return to the hightlighted route!" "Return to the hightlighted route!"
  19. Elmira Woman Arrested For Fatal 2017 Crash

    Very sad.
  20. According to the detailed citations that Christina included in her Brief History Of The Chemung County Legislature blog, the answer is "no". Steuben is not one of the handful of counties that New York’s Division of Local Government Services lists as a "chartered" county. In fact, few of the other counties on the list are places I'd want to live. Most are metro area and represent some of the highest tax burdens in the state.
  21. I’m still somewhat dazed over Christina Bruner-Sonsire's enlightening blog a few months ago that noted the “brief” history of the Chemung County charter…..and the small faction of entrenched politicians who have dominated county government since its inception. Considering the economic downturn and social stagnation this county charter model has perpetuated in its 44-year tenure, I do believe it’s time for a change…and have been hoping that a ‘revolution’ of sorts, rejecting the “old boy” clique and electing new blood, might be the solution. However, I find myself wondering more and more if the entire Executive/legislature structure has proven to be a failed experiment that needs to be dissolved. The growing group of (many solid) candidates for legislature seats could easily run for supervisor/mayor of their respective town or village and effect the change and leadership through the old model that served Chemung County well for generations and grew it into a booming community before this charter was adopted. Sure…we have all had it drilled into our heads that we had prosperity until Agnes devastated our area in 1972. We’ve been indoctrinated to “know” that the flood was the cause of all the insurmountable woes that the County government has valiantly tried to remediate for the last four plus decades. But somehow the previous “Board of Supervisors” government model managed to successfully recover and bring Chemung County back from natural disaster. That prosperity we enjoyed before 1972…..was occurring under the old model a mere 26 years after the "insurmountable" devastation of the 1946 flood. We have given the new model a couple of extra decades to figure it out. The situation has deteriorated instead of improving.
  22. Elmira had (has?) a similar program, I believe affiliated with a local Rotary chapter. I recall a property owner who'd used the program telling me that when "all paint" is mixed together, it is a remarkably consistent beige that landlords especially favor for its neutral color.
  23. Police Investigate Gun Shots On Elmira's Southside

    I'm missing something here.... There's no previous reference to finding a first weapon - just gunshots and bullet holes.
  24. Beaver Dams Woman Arrested For Grand Larceny

    Glad they got her and everything was recovered! Still not what most people would consider 'elderly'.
  25. Horseheads Police Investigating Theft Of Purse

    So....Horseheads PD has some explaining to do