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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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  1. Sorry to jump in the “ way back machine “ again . In my days working for a local municipality on the highway crew , we worked behind many a truckload of materials driven by fly by night drivers . These gentlemen were hired by the contractors that came in with the lowest bid and were well known for thier machinery and operators being sub standard or “ straddling the Legal line “ if you will . Imagine guiding a ten wheeler load of hot asphalt back to the paver and the hydraulic line breaks spraying hot oil in all directions as the loaded box crashes to the frame because the check valve that prevents this was also faulty ... oh yeah , my point LOL ! Point is , I do not doubt this is still in practice and as for CDL requirements , I was allowed to drive town dump truck without CDL as long as it was under the labeled MGW ( max gross weight ) of 18,000 lbs . Don’t know the requirements now of course that being back in late 70s . It was standard to run a check while the truck was warming up , fluids , air brake assist , etc . Then at the job site IF you parked and left the vehicle the front wheels were turned inward toward the curb , parking brake set and In lowest gear . And wheels chocked if on a hill to prevent this incident from happening. Now , I have not been following the hubbub on FB so I can only speak to what I speculate is Owner and Driver neglect and that life was lost due to that negligence. In my long years of working in some kinda dangerous places I have heard the statement “ someone’s going to get killed before something gets done “ ... well , some did get killed ( 4 ) and nothing got done ! Again , making the point , things like this never change , heads get turned , problems with equipment still get through or ignored , safety concerns get brushed aside ( I have the scars and fractures as proof ) . And when the heat from this last unfortunate incident cools , things will get back to the usual “ let it slide “ attitude .
  2. Woodstock 50th Coming To Watkins Glen

    Why do I get the feeling this is going to be one big cluster f**k ?!
  3. Craft Beers

    ROAD TRIP 😆. Farmhouse #3 Blueberry Saison was a great drinker ... Thanks for the sample !
  4. Iszards Has Been Purchased

    And that about sums it up right there ! Elmira’s Biggest Problem ...
  5. Iszards Has Been Purchased

    Oh , it’s going to happen Karen , I understand this ! But It’s just my opinion the City is betting it all on one horse ... We have seen this before and other than the Multi use building on Water Street and the Washington Ave To Water St corridor for LECOM and College Students , what else is being done ? Other areas of Elmira are deteriorating as these projects move forward , again , my opinion but a broader brush could be used .
  6. Iszards Has Been Purchased

    But Karen ... its a revitalization strategy ! And yet another “ Developer “ is going to “ bring back “ Elmira ... ( sarcasm of course ) !
  7. Working the Bees

    JohnnyGo ., I think I can safely say we have had one of three make it through Winter . I’m thinking this year we will concentrate on splits from this hive . Even though I have ordered two pkgs I would like to get a couple hives started from a “ wintered over “ colony . I believe I have nailed down the ventilation factor and have just started using OAV treatments ( on the recommended schedule ) so we will see . This last year I have gotten together with some good folks at Soaring Capital Beekeepers and have learned quite a bit . The splits will , as I see it now will help prevent swarming ... maybe ! Mine have just started to bring in pollen last week so I’m a bit behind , haven’t inspected for brood down in the deeps but took off a shallow super feeder last week with some eggs , uncapped and capped brood so all seems Queenright . She seems to be a prolific wench !
  8. Working the Bees

    A beekeepers work can’t be put on hold because of the excessive heat remember we have a dearth period coming on in a couple weeks ! We have three hives ( down from six ) and I have been putting supers on for the last two weeks remember we need to keep the girls busy or they may swarm . Putting three on today it was 84 degrees by the time I got stuff around and man was it hot in that suit but it has to be done ! I also provide water close by from a chicken waterer with some stones in the tray to prevent drowning . Also during the dearth we may have to feed to keep the queen producing workers for the next nectar run so get your feeders ready and stock up on sugar to make a simple syrup , and watch closely for “robbing “ , believe you me it can devastate a weaker hive ! Another idea Adam suggested ; we had honey in frames from losing last years bees so not to waste it I put the box’s on a wagon on the other side of the field . Took about four weeks for the bees ( of all kinds ) to clean them of honey . Now , some of the frames were too dark and stained to use for new honey so Adam said he had heard of cutting all of the foundation from the frame except for a starter strip from which the bees would build down natural wax which we could use for “Cut Comb Honey “ and since we have had request for this treat I figure we will give it a try ! Let ya know how that works out ...
  9. Working the Bees

    Could have been the wrong time of day . I have found that not all hives will be out at the same time .
  10. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    But of course they will include “ grandfathering “ , right ? Gotta keep that pension and all the other benefits intact ! Im sure you notice as do i that the long term Legislators are being their usual quiet , stand back in the shadows , selves . Of course they have Ms Sonsire as the outspoken sacrificial lamb now , while they are usually shown as just “ head bobbing “ ! Now all that said , I support County Executive Moss , and although not happy with money being thrown around paying for this whole fiasco , I do look forward to the Courts decision and fervently hope it skews to Moss’ favor as I think the Legislators need a shot of humility . With a lesson on working within the parameters of the County Charter without all the sideways legal mumbo jumbo that seems to have appeared this term .
  11. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    Ah , but it already has been thier undoing to try getting one over on those that voted against the “ same old same old , politics as usual “ gang in the Legislature . Too many times do we hear , even on a Local Town and Village level , the old drudge that “ we have always done it this way “ , Past Practice does not make a good argument ! Looks at first blush as though the Legislators need to read the same script before making public statements ...
  12. Puzzle

    Bwahaa ... well she tried , right church wrong pew ! Took me quite some time I’ll admit that !
  13. Like I said before .... I’ll be worm shite !
  14. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    Hmmm , describing FB ... the antithesis ( hopefully correct term ) of proper grammar , spelling and punctuation . But for the most part just ordinary folks commenting and articulating ( rather fervently at times ) thier feelings and opinions . As I have learned a short time ago one must scroll quickly to not get sucked onto the many rabbit holes of FB .
  15. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    Loved that “ simply amends “ line myself !
  16. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    But now the tables have turned ... County Executive Moss has played his cards close to the vest until now ! First the Legislators were indignant by his firing of thier Lawyer , step two bring in a ringer pro bono , then they table the matter because some were having second thoughts , next is , hey now Mr. Moss how can we work this thing out ! Then all hell breaks loose from the anti Moss brigade on Farce Book because he plays his hand and raises the stakes ... even better when we see how many Aces he was holding ! Sorry for the poker metaphors , couldn’t resist !
  17. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    As I have been having problems this afternoon ... yeah , we’ll go with that .
  18. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    Now back to normal on FB page so I deleted my last post .
  19. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    FB page , never had to give info before . Like I said it’s no big deal . LOL just went FB site , shows error message , cannot Open .
  20. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    Not that this makes any difference at all . While looking at Chemung County Matters last night I did see the response format has changed to requiring ones Name and E mail address to make a response . Is this a way to filter out all that FB fodder or to slow down all those ‘ controversial “ questions ! Now in 3 , 2 , 1 .... no , I do not have a problem giving said information , just found it interesting this happens just when the matter gets tabled and then given the content of Ms Sonsires last paragraph in her latest posting and the finality of the context therein .
  21. Meh , I’ll be worm shit before I get caught up on the Movie series , glad I read the books though !
  22. County Executive & Legislature Disagreements

    I know I should not be , but I am surprised at all the Chris Moss haters on Attorney Sonshires FB page ! Both of the aforementioned have hit the ground running ( to be seen as a good thing ) ! Strangely , no pun intended Rodney , we don’t hear a lot , publicly, from the rest of the Legislative body or is it that they are letting Ms Sonshire take point on this matter as a trial by fire since she is not afraid to speak out ? Lastly , County Executive Moss ( I like the sound of that , don’t you ? ) seems to have taken the strategic “ high road “ of silence on the whole matter , interesting no ? Two different cliche’s come to mind here . For the Legislature “ Methinks thou dost protest too much “ for Executive Moss ... “ Silence speaks Volumes “ ! Either way this plays out in my opinion ( take it or leave it ) I see this as a win win for Chemung County Residents .
  23. Claire, DO NOT work the mules

    In a word ... Yep !
  24. Claire, DO NOT work the mules

    LOL 😂I like , “ Clair leave those mules alone “ , this , “ CLAIRE “ , guy ! But yeah , to his point , how the hell do you sit in you concrete towers and bitch about GHG s ? Who grows your food , how does your food get to you , how do you stay warm , how do you see at night ? Ahhh never mind , AOC is going to figure it all out for them .