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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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Everything posted by Chris

  1. No, I don't think you'd fall under that category. I certainly didn't mean to imply that ( if that's how it read ). Up until recently, I've never gotten the flu vaccine. Even under threat of being suspended ( during the last H1N1 scare, 2008 or 2009 I think ) I refused. Largely because I'd already had it that year, but also because I didn't like being told to do so "or else". Until Gov. Patterson backed down. Now I get it because I drive a petri dish on wheels, but because I seem to have trouble with upper respiratory infections and getting rid of them. But yeah, for minor illnesses, I agree it should be up to the individual. So long as they stay the hell home when they're sick.
  2. I get what you're saying. I recall taking our son to Strong, terrified at what the diagnosis could be. And thankfully wasn't. I'm firmly against the anti-vax fad. And that's all it is as far as I'm concerned. ( Though it has spawned some awesome memes. ) Having said that, this does feel like government over reach, and what worried me is the slippery slope it could send us down in the future.
  3. Joel Stephens

    I never knew him, but I wish I did. I have to tell ya guys, going through the articles about him was hard. I kept thinking, "This guy was the real deal." and how absolutely unfair the hand that he was dealt was. We need more people like Joel Stephens.
  4. First Arena

    At this point I'd rather see that and new businesses flourish than a dead, skelotonized horse beaten to dust.
  5. First Arena

    What I mean is, none of this should ever have been foisted on the taxpayers in the first place, but they have. So I'm sure to some the mentality is, "Well, they've paid for it this long..." I hadn't read the actual contract earlier, but now looking at it you're right, work had to be previously agreed upon by the CCIDA. However if I'm reading it right, they DO have to pay for the ice plant repair.
  6. Gardening Thread 2019

    The catalogs are arriving and our Winter weary brains are turning towards looking out the window, dreaming what we'll do when Spring arrives. What are your garden plans? And as time goes on throughout the year, how's it looking?
  7. Gardening Thread 2019

    I'll have lots of spare time in a couple weeks so I'm being an optimist. Or just stupid
  8. First Arena

    Some of these repairs should not be up to the taxpayers to pay for. ( Well, ideally NONE of this should be coming out of tax monies, but ya know... ) Things like hockey nets are, in my opinion, the cost of doing business. And for items 15-20 there's no cost noted. Is that part of the $140k? What is "Sponsor sitiuation"? And 30 televisions replaced? Thirty?!?! What the hell for? Seems to me the only people who want the county to pay this and stop answering questions are either the few hard core hockey fans that want to make sure they have games to attend next season or the team management/ staff. There needs to be receipts produced to the penny before any checks get cut.
  9. Walter S.

    That's a great read. I always wondered why a goat was associated with Bully Hill, and now I know!
  10. Gardening Thread 2019

    The garden has been rather slow to sprout. The pole beans I planted, none of them came up. The potatoes are breaking through but took their sweet time. I replanted the pole beans and will get a new packet, just in case it's a bad batch of seeds or something. I was thinking about putting in more blueberries this year but, nah.
  11. This would explain why Bernie is ramping up the stupid, proclaiming Americans would be "delighted" to pay higher taxes for "free" healthcare and education. Unless he intends on instituting a consumption tax, how does he plan on making sure ALL Americans contribute?
  12. Woodstock 50th Coming To Watkins Glen

    There's persistent, and then there's delusional. Guess where they're at now?
  13. You can see more about this in the Regional section. Open discussion about what this means for the area ( other than a TON of tourist money coming in ). Also, who would you like to see there?
  14. Craft Beers

    This will be an open discussion on craft beers, both local and those made elsewhere in the country.
  15. Craft Beers

    I bought a 6 pack of Saranac Blueberry Ale. Its not bad. When I open the bottle theres a whiff of blueberry and a faint flavor. But maybe its because it's a "blonde ale", it still doesn't compare with Horseheads' Blueberry Ale, which is heavier and more flavorful. And also still not yet available. So while the Saranac isn't bad, it's not something I'll be buying again.
  16. While on one hand I understand this,( and confess I don't know enough about his actions during the incident ) I have to say these charges make me a little uneasy. In EMS it was drilled into our heads you don't go in to an unsafe scene. You're gonna do no one any good if you're dead. Furthermore, we have families to go home to as well. Understandably, it's a little different with law enforcement, they're trained and paid for these very scenarios. However, if only to play Devil's Advocate, what if this officer felt he was outgunned and going in there alone was certain death? Surely his family deserves to have him come home just as much as anyone. And let's be honest, even the best trained, well intentioned person can freeze in cases like this. I understand the anger from the parents and students, but honestly, I can't sit back in the safety of my home and say it couldn't happen if I were in that situation. Where he loses me though is advising a whole fleet of officers to stay back. At the very least try to ascertain where the shooter was and how to lessen the loss of life ( except the shooter's of course ). I don't know if there's been incidents and charges in cases like this before, but if not, I can't help but wonder if this will be a slippery slope. If in the future officers face scrutiny for not going in guns a blazin' or if an EMS crew will face charges for parking a block away from an "unsecured scene" for their own safety.
  17. "All American Despair"

    But it's got us talking, so I'll take it! In a nation of 350 million or more people, it's impossible to expect us to all live the same lifestyle, have the same beliefs, etc as each other. People in NYC have an entirely different culture than backwoods Alabama. Simple fact. Yet the people in Alabama are expected to conform to the social mores of NYC or L.A. Add to that the fact that the coastal "elite" seem to determine our nation's culture. No wonder people feel so out of place and want to be more isolated. I can't say I blame them. Many people are lost and confused, with no sense of self identity. Their concept of national, regional or cultural identity is dying before their very eyes. There's nothing to latch onto, or to feel a part of.
  18. "All American Despair"

    Do you suppose that instead of something being "wrong" with those people, the thing that's really not right is our society?
  19. Cuomo’s newest proposal

    I had to look it up to see what it meant. "The gay panic defense is a legal defense that is sometimes employed, usually against charges of assault or murder. A defendant using the defense claims they acted in a state of violent temporary insanitybecause of unwanted same-sex sexual advances.The defendant alleges to find the same-sex sexual advances so offensive and frightening that it brings on a psychotic state characterized by unusual violence." Is it really that prevalent as a successful defense?
  20. "All American Despair"

    Exactly. And once again, no one seeks to address the underlying issues that cause one to go to such extremes.
  21. "All American Despair"

    My problem with this article was the focus on guns. Guns are the means of suicide, sure, but there's a lot more leading up to that moment of pulling the trigger I think the article almost completely ignored. People are more isolated now, often by choice, because it's easier to chat online than in real life. There's a growing lack of community across the board; people aren't as involved in anything as they once were. So they get up, go to work, come home, eat, listen to the nightly news tell them how awful the world is. Then they fiddle around on their phone or the internet before going to bed and repeating the whole thing the next day. Then you've perhaps spent your entire life being subjected to this kinda crap from society: So add to that the ridiculous lack of mental health care in this country, it's easy to see why someone would think no one cares when they're having a problem.
  22. First Arena

    I saw you said that on Facebook and get it. Just knowing someone sees these concerns helps.
  23. First Arena

    Agreed. It's bad enough that the building has been allowed to fall into disrepair causing these code violations. It's even worse that the taxpayers continue to be on the hook for it when there's so many better uses for that money. If this was a "hockey town", it would be a successful endeavor. But this really isn't, except a small following. This dead horse has been beaten and pulverized into dust.
  24. First Arena

    Also, I saw on social media people asking why Moss is concerned about this "all the sudden". Actually, he was questioning this when he was running for office, specifically on Frank Acombs show when all three candidates were in studio.