News Briefs

County Legislative Candidate To Hold Series Of “Meet the Candidate” Events

Lawana Morse, candidate for Chemung County’s Legislative District 1, will be holding a series of events to meet the public and answer questions. The events will be held as follows:

June 17th from 4-6pm at Semplers Caddyshak parking lot – 579 rte 414 Beaver Dams

June 18th from 12-1pm at the Millport FD parking lot.

June 18th from 2-3pm at Ye Olde Hickory House, Pine Valley

Morse says she plans to have more meetings in the future.

Lowman Crossover Now Open To Traffic

According to local officials, the Wellsburg-Lowman Crossover opened at noon today, June 16th, after more than a year of being closed for construction.

John Jones Museum To Observe Juneteenth

1The John W. Jones Museum, located at 1248 Davis St. in Elmira, will be open this Saturday, June 18th from Noon – 4:00 pm in celebration of Juneteenth. For more information go to

Civil Service Exam For Local Police Agencies To Be Held

The Deputy Sheriff / Police Officer Civil Service exam is being held on September 17, 2022. The deadline to apply for the exam is July 8, 2022. This examination is being held to fill vacancies at the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, Village of Elmira Heights Police Department, Village of Horseheads Police Department and the City of Elmira Police Department. The starting salary varies by agency.

Applicants must be a graduate from high school or in possession of a high school equivalency diploma and must be a legal resident of Chemung County or the contiguous counties within New York State of Schuyler, Steuben, Tompkins or Tioga for at least one (1) month immediately preceding the date of the written test. You must also be at least 19 years of age on or before 09/17/22 to be admitted into the exam and eligibility for appointment as a police officer begins when the candidate reaches age 20. Candidates also must be under 35 years of age. All candidates must be U.S. citizens and possess a valid NYS Driver’s license. Deputy Sheriff’s will be required to obtain a pistol permit within six (6) months after hire. Conviction of a felony will bar you from appointment to any Deputy Sheriff / Police Officer position and conviction of a misdemeanor or other offense may bar you from appointment. There will also be an extensive background investigation, medical exam and psychological exam prior to appointment. Candidates must also complete a Basic Course for Police Officers within one (1) year of appointment in order to attain permanent status in the position.

There is a $20.00 non-refundable exam fee. Applications may be dropped off to the Civil Service Office at 203 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901, Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM, click here for the form.

 Troy Community Theater Presents: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

The event of the summer is coming June 23rd. 24th and 25th at 7pm at the outdoor Pavilion at Alparon Park (Troy Fairgrounds, Troy. Pa) with three evenings of William Shakespeare’s comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

This show has it all, from Dukes and Ladies, to Fairies and love potions. Make it a night for the entire family as there will be food available. 

Tickets are available at 1st Citizens Community Bank in Troy, The Studio of Troy, or by contacting Jim Blade @ 570-529-0620. Tickets will also be available at the Gate 3 of Alparon Park Troy, Pa.