News Briefs

Paving To Begin On Lake Road, Traffic Delays Expected

Beginning August 1st, road work will be underway as final paving is completed on Lake Road from the City of Elmira line to Lattabrook Road. Expect delays between the hours of 7am t0 6pm.

County officials encourage drivers to use Grand Central Avenue for travel between Elmira and Horseheads area. Businesses on Lake Road will remain open, and DPW employees will assist residents in and out of driveways for homes and businesses on Lake Road.

The project is expected to last through Friday, August 5th.

State Police Investigate Fatal Motorcycle Crash

On July 29, 2022, at approximately 12:30 p.m.,the State Police responded to a serious injury motorcycle accident on I-86 in the town of Bath.

The operator, identified as 29 year old Casey Getman, was eastbound on I-86 and attempted to pass between 2 vehicles, also traveling eastbound, and lost control of the motorcycle and struck the guide rail.

Getman was airlifted to Strong Hospital and was pronounced deceased at 3:33 p.m.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident and the investigation is continuing.

Gural Tapped For Role In Biden Administration

Tioga Downs owner Jeff Gural has been nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as the chairman for the Public Buildings Reform Board.

The Public Buildings Reform Board was created in 2016 to act as an independent agency to identify properties that the Federal government can sell or redevelop in an effort to reduce inventory and reduce costs.

Gural, who also owns Vernon Downs in Vernon NY, will be appointed to a six year term on the board once confirmed by the U.S. Senate.