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  1. 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.
  2. Beaver Dams Woman Arrested For Grand Larceny

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

    So....Horseheads PD has some explaining to do
  4. Horseheads Police Investigating Theft Of Purse

    OMG!!! Whose characterization is THAT???
  5. Suicide In America

    I think you’re right….the average person doesn’t care any less about non-celebrities or non-veterans, they just don’t have the opportunity to express their feelings for something that’s not brought to their attention. Since cause of death is protected, it’s only revealed when/if family chooses. So, unless it’s a public figure, cause of death is rarely announced – and in the case of suicide, often purposely concealed. Why? Hundreds of reasons. Reluctance to spoil their loved one’s memory in the minds of others? Embarrassment that their loved one was “defective” somehow? Guilt that they weren’t able to prevent it? I really think that last one is probably the most common. And I don’t really know how change that stigma. The more these celebrity struggles make the news, the more dialogue there is about what measures everyone can (and) should take….what signs to take note of and when to intervene. That dialogue is undoubtedly helpful in many ways…but also has some counter-productive potential. First, there’s the noted uptick in overall suicide after these stories hit the news. That’s certainly understandable. From the perspective of a suicidal person, if someone all the money and success of these celebrities didn’t overcome the helplessness, what hope do they have? Also, these stories are usually accompanied by PSAs for others to “see something, do something”. This possibly reinforces to the survivors things they may have overlooked (and coulda woulda shoulda spotted)……contributing to the guilt. “We were inundated by every news source telling us what signs to watch for, and we still failed them”. And even more reluctant to advertise their loss. I have no clue how media and social attitude can be turned around to change that perception.
  6. Krusen To Run On Independent Line Only

    I really don't see much of this on Moss's page that I follow.....is there a separate campaign page?
  7. Of course, that doesn't quite explain the dozens and dozens of other events that have featured members of the Parkland student body up until this week when closed for the summer....just this appearance.
  8. I think I did see their graduation in the news over the weekend.
  9. One would logically think that hearing from the professionals who have researched and investigated the matter for decades would be more productive than venting on social media, FB and YouTube presentations....but we'll have to see if logic prevails
  10. Yep.....When I saw the "mis-spelling" flash by on the news last night, I had to rewind and see it again.
  11. I looked him up and found some articles that include video and more detail on his situation. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/michael-rotondo-30-year-old-man-evicted-by-parents-speaks-out/ Somehow, he believes he's capable of having custody of a child? Let me get this straight - he doesn't think a job and household responsibility (paying for home expenses, rent, utilities, groceries etc) are necessary for him to provide for a little kid....but he thinks his parents should be required to provide for him? I wonder which of his colleges courses taught him that?
  12. Seems like Cassondra's mug shot has been posted here before....but the site search doesn't bring up her name. Was a previous arrest possibly archived? Or does she just have typical "faces of meth" characteristics?
  13. Horseheads Police Warns Public Of Phone Scams

    Today I started getting calls from a number that says "Owego"....but is a robocall claiming to be my hacked Google account
  14. Terrible and shocking.
  15. Gee Whiz....I wonder whose idea it was for the artist's rendering to feature that particular image on the TV screen.
  16. Wine And Cheese Equals A Place To Be

    In light of the economic growth that Finger Lakes Wine and Craft Beer offer our area, can we please push for less restrictions on ride-share options (Uber and Lyft) that allow consumers to safely indulge in these businesses?
  17. "Distortion Of Facts" Has Already Become A Tired Campaign Soundbite

    Thank you Christina! Although I'm not a constituent of your district, I find your blog informative and enlightening. Not just for the perspective you provide yourself, but for the very reason highlighted above - which I find to be your style in every blog. Providing extensive background and citation to sources are a refreshing change of pace in today's political climate (where many candidates rely on voters finding only fleeting and incomplete perceptions from social media, sound bytes and memes).
  18. Yep....Sounds like some parents are over-reacting to their kids' embellished accounts....
  19. This raises as many questions as answers. First: Why would individuals born before 1957 be are considered protected or immune to measles without having the vaccine or the disease? How soon after exposure would someone who'd been there be contagious? If symptoms can appear at 7-10 days, and they're contagious up to 4 days before that. By then they would already have been at risk to infect other people....so isn't reporting this on day 6 kind of late? Seems like they'll need to track where anyone exposed on April 30th had been in the week afterward....
  20. Read about it at: http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2018/04/new_york_bill_would_ban_riflery_trap_shooting_archery_in_public_schools.html
  21. For all the social media attention this issue is getting, I think more people should be aware that this has been researched, but doesn't seem to make the 6 o'clock news when they cover the other side of the topic. Shame on our local media. The results are published in this 255 Congressional Committee hearing back in 2001: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-107shrg80650/pdf/CHRG-107shrg80650.pdf The DOH fact sheet that addresses the statistics (as of 2001) are on pages 120-122 copied below: Note the box at the bottom of page 121 comparing observed cancer cases (3 zip codes attending the school at the time) to "expected" cases. Being a parent of a child with pediatric cancer (in Big Flats, prior to school age), I will be the first to say that no one ever “expects” their child to have a cancer diagnosis….but the point is, cancer among like age groups (0-19 and 15-19) across NYS are virtually identical statistically to Southside High from when it opened until 1998.
  22. My first thought was that gloating sneer on the woman in orange looked remarkably like Nancy Pelosi. The photo doesn't identify the people shown with The Prince, so I went digging to see who it could be in NY state politics that could be her doppelganger. (It took 4 other articles before I found it): http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/politics/2018/05/02/andrew-cuomo-signs-legislation-to-remove-firearms-from-domestic-abusers WTF is she doing there? And where is the "vomit" emogi?????
  23. Chemung County Political Field Worksheet

    Thank you!! With dozens of candidates, your taking the time sorting them out is appreciated! Do you know which have provided website links and/or email info for voters to interact and learn about their platforms?
  24. A Brief History Of The Chemung County Legislature

    That history comes as a complete surprise to me as well. I’m certainly interested in reading the full charter now; and delve into the history and politics of it. My family left after the ’72 flood and I returned in the mid-80’s to find a depressed economy where there had once been a bustling community. It seemed to be a commonly accepted fact that the effects of Agnes were to blame. It seems fair to consider whether or not the added cost and bureaucracy created by the charter (during the same time frame) were a positive factor.