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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%

KReed

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  1. Manifest - NBC

    I hadn't watched any of New Amsterdam yet, but started from the pilot until you two mentioned it here. I just finished the third episode and am leaning toward agreeing with Karen more than Chris on it. (**UPDATE: Watched three more and I am wondering if they will ever make it through an episode without injecting a heaping on the SJW crap.)
  2. Manifest - NBC

    From the previews building up to it, this looked like an intriguing premise. The first episode didn't disappoint. It had shades of the original X-Files and I couldn't wait for the nest episode. Meh. A little too much of the love-triangles and relationship struggles for me. I'll give it one more episode to get back on track and focus on whatever mysterious forces are at work. If that doesn't become the main plot by next week - I'm done.
  3. Manifest - NBC

    I came close to giving up on it a few episodes ago....but stuck with and am liking the turn toward the conspiracy/sci-fi themes. I think Fox Mulder would approve.
  4. Election Day 2018 General Chat

    Which candidate was it that had GPS to track down their missing signs and press charges??
  5. Chemung County Executive

    Naturally, relations are best improved by more finger pointing:
  6. Chemung County Executive

    I haven’t read through the candidate profiles posted in the next section, but I have a few thoughts on the debate. Emanual truly does seem sincere, but a bit vague as Johnny noted. I think he'd have been better suited to begin his endeavor at public service on the school board, city council or legislature....and could work well in such a position. Krusen, came off as bitter and making a ridiculous effort to contradict himself by flopping between saying he’d have “fresh” ideas and agreeing with Emanual’s comments….then constantly repeating how he has the experience and has been “doing the job”. Moss did get but riled once or twice…but not to the level of Krusen. And I really liked his rebuttal about why is Krusen planning to “start” mending the relationship between county and city once he's elected…..after having decades to work on that. Jerome is correct that poverty creates a lot of undesirable effects, but Moss was spot on that public safety is the key to elevating the neighborhoods. Medical students and others with disposable income simply will not relocate to a dangerous neighborhood. Period. Emanual brought up another very good point about the area needing “destinations”. We can’t thrive on only local income. A certain portion of the local wages will always go elsewhere (vacations are income spent elsewhere, corporate cuts on every chain restaurant/store go to their respective headquarters, manufacturers get most of the profit from vehicle purchases, etc etc etc). It makes sense that we need to bring in out of town income as well. Otherwise the area will always spend more than it earns. Krusen’s examples of the airport and mall hotel as “destinations” was laughable. WTF??? Those places can provide ancillary services needed to support an actual destination; they are not destinations in and of themselves. No one flies in just for the goal of taking a plane trip. And even if the mall is getting a full-blown resort instead of a hotel, those guests want to have something worth doing when they leave the hotel.
  7. Lansing Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty

    That's just depraved. As angry and upset I get from people neglecting farm animals or too may 'rescued' strays....this is a whole different magnitude of evil.
  8. In my opinion, the current exec and deputy are completely clueless and disinterested in what their constituents want and how they feel. They are both slimy and arrogant. For instance, the fact that they refuse to report current county income to seethroughny is creepy. Neither salaries appear since Santulli and Krusen “retired” from public service in 2014 and 2015 respectively. We must rely on rumors and speculation on what they’re getting on top of their pensions…. but bottom line is they seem to be hiding that under some other expense line to avoid letting the public know how much they’re taking us for. Furthermore, the only defense in the whole gas card scam was that the Exec testified that he authorized personal use of the gas card, therefore no wrongdoing occurred. No apologies whatsoever for having a policy that allegedly allows that sort of practice. Considering how many local and state employees have been arrested for using public funds for personal use….they could at least pretend to recognize that people (taxpayers and voters) find it appalling when public servants use their offices as perks and privileges.
  9. Edmeston? Had to google that.
  10. I believe it may have been social security, rather that NYS pension that imposed that limit. Retirees drawing Social Security are limited in how much they can earn and still receive full benefits (until a certain age), but in the NYS Pension system, the pension is calculated on a formula of years of service and salary and does not change due to the recipient’s financial status. The premise (I assume) is that an unrelated or private sector job is not double dipping…..just like retired military can become gym teachers, school bus drivers or Walmart greeters and it shouldn’t affect their pension. Even becoming a Postal carrier and vesting in a second retirement isn’t double-dipping, as they’re being paid to do a job the USPS will pay someone to do regardless and contributing the same to their new pension. However, some state agencies do often hire “contract” workers that aren’t in the pension system. They are non-state employees paid by a third party employment service to supplement the workforce and (ostensibly) save the state money. For instance, Elmira Psyche Center might have 40 full time nurses with full benefits, paid leave, pension etc and half a dozen “at will” per diem nurses that cover at lesser compensation under a private staffing firm, even if it’s essentially full time. Not unlike a substitute teacher off the street getting called in every day of the school year (who may very well be retired from a previous career). A few years ago, NYS hiring policy put limits on how much a state “consultant” who was contracted by the state but receiving a pension for a position with the same job duties could be paid….so they can no longer have a nurse retiring at 55, drawing a full state pension and still doing the same job per diem on top of that (and claim they are “saving money” by filling her job duties with a contract employee). Evidently, Chemung County still allows that type of scenario. It’s probably a little late to ask if the candidate questionnaires address if they’d like to change that policy, huh?
  11. This is the first I've heard of proposing a 30% pay cut for the position if he's elected. Considering the current salary is more than governor's make in over 40 states - that's certainly a good start for an executive overseeing a county of only 85k residents.
  12. God Friended Me

    The trailers gave left me with a Schrodinger-like ambivalence...it looked like something I could love or not care for at all. Until I watched, remained in both states. So I did see the first episode. It seems like CBS didn’t have enough faith in the concept to call in their best writers or actors. To me, it felt more like an after school special than a primetime show. I don’t think Schrodinger’s cat is going to make it for me.
  13. https://www.bikewalktompkins.org/limebike-faq/
  14. I believe they can only be unlocked from the app or by the company after they authorize your access (and payment method)....and the rider is charged for as long as they leave it unlocked. I suppose they can just be carried away, but would be unusable unless the thief was inclined to remove that lock - which basically entails re-building the dang thing.
  15. Chemung County Political Field Worksheet

    It does look like a few losers in D or R primaries just signed up for a different lines. What kind of selection process do they have for the smaller parties like Conservative, Independent, Working Families candidates? https://www.chemungcountyny.gov/Ballot - General Election Candidates 2018.pdf
  16. West Elmira Police Seeking Pick Up Truck

    I agree that it sounds like an honest mistake. Context matters. "As a result of the location where the tools and ladder had been placed in regards to the roadway" That's a little different than the original report that the items were taken "from a yard area"
  17. Am I guessing correctly that he's looking for write-in votes? I'm not clear on how this works. I don't see where it says what line he's running on...and after the primary seems a little late to get on any party ticket.
  18. Sample This BBQ

    Thank you Ann...that explains it some. Still not clear on why no indictment would be out yet after charges with three different payee victims being ripped off (supplier, Adecco and staff). Hopefully Texas has an active warrant and will extradite the schiester so we aren't stuck paying for his prison time (and then get him back on our streets). I'm not sure what kind of "markup" fees Adecco charges but if they were sending temps that get $12/hr and even billing Sample double ($24/hr)....that $99k amounts to over 4000 hours. Seems like they should have stopped sending staff before that. I'm no fan of Adecco, but I'd have to assume they did pay their temps and probably won't ever see that money.
  19. Sample This BBQ

    Wow!! How did Addecco let them rack up $99,000 in arrears? And why is the judge adjourning this for another two moths???
  20. Santulli Responds To Mayor's Recent Newspaper Column

    Yep...I saw Santulli's "unbareable" mistake and would have pointed it out if you hadn't! It brakes my heart and hertz my eyes two sea that stuff!
  21. Two Arrested As Fugitives From Justice

    Truthfully! Rough lifestyle certainly takes a toll.....If this is what the police are used to seeing, it must be the reason why we recently had them say they were seeking to identify an "elderly" woman in her fifties.
  22. Sure it's nice to see a lot of response to something you post like your kids' achievements or your new ride. But I just don't get that more likes/shares are a reward in themselves....especially if it's for bullshit stuff. I know that FB, as well as third party click-baiters get advertising dollars for more traffic, so we can expect that bullshit sensationalism. But not aware of any payouts to members for more likes. Although I know that youtube has monetary gain for videos viewed over a certain number of times.
  23. It also seemed to spawn a few people claiming to have verified the story with the police themselves.....that were also shared over and over. I can't fathom it....it's pretty sick if you ask me. And ought to be akin to filing a false report or pulling a fire alarm as a prank. Is there maybe some dopamine rush from seeing how many people fall for it?
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