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Election Results
  • 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. Water St lot next to Holiday Inn...sorta

    Haven't heard anything, but I'll keep an ear out.
  2. This festive, family-friendly event welcomes guests and the community to Wisner Park from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Countdown to the exciting tree lighting as you enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, carolers and a visit from a special someone. We look forward to see you!! For more information contact: Elmira Downtown Development @ (607) 734-0341 or email: jherrick@elmiradowntown.com
  3. Elmira Holiday Parade

    10 am The parade will consist of costume characters, floats, marching bands, and of course Santa Claus. Sponsored by The Community Bank, NA
  4. Chemung County 4-H will be hosting their 1st Green Friday Pancake Breakfast on Black Friday November 23rd from 4:30-10:30am at the Chemung County Fair Grounds (4H Building). $7 per person includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee and juice. Gift wrapping will also be available on site for a donation. Feel free to share! Thanks!
  5. Craft Beers

    Last night in Cazenovia there was some beer and scotch tastings. Since there wasn't a whole lot of people there ( great for us, made the acoustic performance better overall, more intimate ) the guy from Buried Acorn brewery in Syracuse gave us a few cans to try. I got the pale ale, which he said was actually more bitter than the IPA. It was pretty good, definitely hoppy, but enjoyable. The IPA was also pretty good, I'm not a fan on IPA's but occasionally find one that tastes good. I only had a sip of this one. I told him I'd pass along a good word about their beers, and asked if rhe distribute down here. He said they do, through A.L. George.
  6. Craft Beers

    This will be an open discussion on craft beers, both local and those made elsewhere in the country.
  7. Election Day 2018 General Chat

    Moss - 55% Emanuel - 29% Krusen - 15% Last night went pretty much like I thought, although I thought for sure Pucci would win the 1st handily. Emanuel did better than I thought he would, being a new comer. I'd be unterested to know what the three campaigns spent overall.
  8. Election Day 2018 General Chat

    Appears as though the Chemung County Government will be looking like this: County Exec - Chris Moss Deputy County Exec - David Sheen 1st District - John Pastrick ( Incumbent ) 2nd - David Manchester ( Incumbent ) 3rd - Tom Sweet ( Incumbent ) 4th - Joe Brennan ( Incumbent ) 5th - Mark Margeson 6th Brian Hyland ( Incumbent ) 7th - Sonsire 8th - Woodard ( Incumbent ) 9th - John Burin 10 - Marty Chalk ( Incumbent ) 11th - Robert Briggs 12th - Bill McCarthy 13th - Scott Drake 14th - Michael Smith 15th - Rodney Strange ( Incumbent )
  9. Election Day 2018 General Chat

    I know it's early(ish) but there are some seriously tight races right now. I feel it's safe to say that there will be a huge turnover in the county legislature, though I could be wrong.
  10. Election Day 2018 General Chat

    Nationally speaking, NBC news has just said twice, there appears to have been no "blue wave" with Republicans maybe even picking up some seats. I'm curious how that's going to affect local elections, if at all.
  11. Election Day 2018 General Chat

    Sounding like huge voter turnout both locally and nationally. Now the question is whether it's the "blue wave" or people turning out in continued support for the current administration for another two years.
  12. Election Day 2018 General Chat

    I was # 112 at around 1130 this morning. That seems kinda high for that time of the day.
  13. Election Day 2018 General Chat

    That was the Reed campaign I believe.
  14. Election Day 2018 General Chat

    I've seen on social media that a few candidates are reporting their yard signs disappearing. I did see a bunch for Moss gone from the curve before Hilltop on Jerusalem Hill Rd. I find it hard to believe someone is going around stealing opponents' signs on this scale ( although I know, never say "never" ). I wonder if they're being removed because of local ordinances or proximity to the roadways?
  15. E.T. = "Exciting Times"

    Without a doubt, we’re heading into some exciting times here in Chemung County. With the slate of candidates running for election this year, voters have the opportunity to enact change that could impact the county for decades to come. It’s exciting times for ElmiraTelegram.com as well. Not only has the site stepped forward to offer the chance for voters to voice their support for the candidates, but the opportunity for the candidates to reach out to the voters as well. Additionally, it’s a time of change for the website as a whole. Prompted by several people in our community and the void expressed by many, ElmiraTelegram.com will be making some major changes to the website in the next few weeks. Starting shortly after the election, ElmiraTelegram.com will be getting a major facelift, offering a more user friendly, professional looking website. Just a peek! The changes won’t be just cosmetic however. We’ll be making it easier for readers and community figures to make their voices heard with an expanded “Opinion” section, modeled off of the traditional op-ed pages found in newspapers across the nation. E.T will have a Special Features section appearing throughout the year including a section to celebrate the holidays. And for those who enjoy the laid back chat, the the forums will remain available to those who have signed up. Best of all, ElmiraTelegram.com will remain free to the public. No firewalls, no pop up, just news and information. This change has been something I’ve wanted to try for a long time, and now feels like the right time to give it a whirl.The original plan was to make the changes to coincide with the site’s five year anniversary, but there’s no way I can wait that long. So stay tuned and sometime after Election Day we’ll pull back the covers and unveil the new and improved ElmiraTelegram.com. I think you’re gonna like it!
  16. Lansing Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty

    Yeah this is so depraved I can't begin to imagine.
  17. Chemung County Executive

    I've said the most immediate thing Chemung County can do is capitalize on the actual destinations that are a shirt drive away. Watkins Glen, Corning, the Finger Lakes in general. Market Chemung County as the "Gateway to the Finger Lakes" offering those ancillary services, and then GTFO of the way when would be small business owners want to try and capture some of that tourist money on its way to the above mentioned destinations. Within a reasonable time span, you'd have actual marketable destination potential here, and further economic growth. But as I said, it'd take the local government government realizing that the best thing to do is get out of the way, and I don't have a lot of confidence they would. Hard to take credit ( and justify a six figure income ) for every little good that happens if someone else makes it happen.
  18. Chemung County Executive

    I'd say almost across the board, with just a couple exceptions, there's a stark difference between incumbents and those running for the first time when it comes to the idea of term limits.
  19. "Christmas In Big Flats"

    The Big Flats Business Association will hold its 10th annual "Christmas in Big Flats" on Saturday December 8. Businesses in Big Flats will celebrate the Christmas season with town-wide open houses and refreshments. To find out which businesses are participating please visit www.BigFlatsBusinessAssociation.com and follow the "Christmas in Big Flats" link or call (607) 733-9063 for more information.
  20. "We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival." A few weeks ago my brother in law, a psychologist at Fort Drum posted a quote from this book and it piqued my interest. So I added it to my reading list. I'm glad I did. This book looks at the prevalence of depression, anxiety, PTSD and other societal ills that affect Western Culture vs. other, more "tribal" cultures. And perhaps why we are so divided these days. I was pretty intrigued by the premise. We're so far removed from hardship, the realities of war for example, we have nothing to bind us together as a society. If anyone is interested, I can share a copy with you. It's a short, but thought provoking read.
  21. Sample This BBQ

    There's certainly some chatter about it on social media.
  22. I only just noticed that this morning. Sometimes spellcheck is more ducking trouble than its worth.
  23. Chemung County Executive

    Anybody get a chance to listen to the County Executive debate on Frankly Speaking? It will also be televised on Big Fox as follows:
  24. Look on the bright side, when the calls start asking for campaign contributions you can say you already gave.
  25. All I know is only one candidate has ever stopped here, even in non-election years. That goes a long way with me, further than mud can be slung. Especially in the absence of proof.