What Happened To The Site ?!?

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    You're probably wondering what happened to the site, why it looks so different.  Well, truth is it's really not that different once you click to a different section. We're trying out a new "Front Page" section where you can have today's news at your fingertips. From there you can comment on the story or click to go to the Forums, the Community Writers section, and much more. The Menu Tabs as shown below will take you to other sections throughout the site.   Additionally, there is a new menu option, "Unread Content" which will allow you to see anything you may have missed including upcoming events on the site calendar and more.  Of course registered users can still comment on a post right from the Front Page. To do so, simply click "Reply" which takes you to the post in the forum and then you can post as normal.  In the coming days we'll be tweaking this a bit, but we believe this allows the site to both deliver news as well as offer a place for those who want to chat about a wide variety of topics.  Take a look, see what it's all about. As always, feedback is welcomed. 

    Syracuse Woman Arrested In Elmira, Linked To Possible Scam

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    The Elmira Police Department is asking that the community be aware of a potential scam that has been occurring in the city and to relay this information to our elderly community.  On January 16, 2017, officers responded to Bragg Towers and Flannery Apartments for a report of a female soliciting personal information from residents.  The female advised residents that she was attempting to sign people up for “Obama Phones”.  She was asking for full pedigree information to include social security numbers. Paigelynn T. Gonyeah, 31, of Syracuse, NY was located and arrested inside Flannery Apartments for Trespass and admitted to the solicitations.  She claimed to be working for another individual.     It is possible that others are acting in the same fashion as Gonyeah.  If a resident provided any information to Gonyeah, they are advised to contact their financial institutions and perform a credit check to identify any suspicious activity.  If an older adult believes they may have provided sensitive information and their credit or identity may be compromised, they are encouraged to call Lifespan at (585) 244-8400.

    Jackals Tripped Up By Royals On MLK Day

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    The Reading Royals (21-13-1-1) scored three goals in the third period to run away with a 6-2 win over the Elmira Jackals (8-22-5-0) Monday afternoon at Santander Arena. Elmira had a strong start on the road, carrying the momentum of Saturday night's win over the Royals into this match. Sam Povorozniouk opened the scoring just 3:57 into the first period to give the Jackals a quick 1-0 lead. Greg Amlong found Kenton Miller at the right circle, where he sent a shot on goal. Martin Ouellette made the initial save, but punched the rebound to the slot, where Povorozniouk was waiting for his 13th goal of the season and his second in four games with the Jackals.

    The Royals battled back as the first period progressed, eventually tying the game on a power-play goal by Matt Willows at 14:08. A few minutes later, Jesper Pettersson took a point shot which was tipped by Justin Crandall at 17:23 to give the Royals a 2-1 lead, which they would not relinquish the rest of the game. 

    Reading opened up a two-goal lead with another power-play goal as Ryan Penny finished off a back-door pass from Crandall at 7:13 of the second period to make it a 3-1 game. The Jackals picked up a late second period goal to get back within one. Just moments after their power play expired, Tyson Fawcett received a pass from Steven Kaunisto and had a breakaway on goal. Fawcett beat Ouellette with a backhand shot with under 27 seconds left in the period to make it a 3-2 game after two periods. It was Fawcett's second goal of the season and his first goal since Oct. 21.

    The Royals ran away with it in the third period. They went ahead by two again at 12:13 when Robbie Czarnik fired home a shot from nearly behind the goal line, just before the net was dislodged. Minutes later, Crandall took advantage of a borderline check behind the Jackals net, which forced a turnover. He finished a pass at the left circle to make it 5-2 and then Steven Swavely added an empty-net goal at 17:06 to make it a 6-2 final.    

    State Police Issue Reminder For Those Needing To Renew Pistol Permits

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    New York State Police – Horseheads would like to remind Pistol Permit holders that recertifications are currently only required for those permits originally issued before January 15, 2013. If your permit was issued before January 15, 2013, the deadline to submit your recertification is January 31, 2018.
     
    There are two options available for recertification.
                Submit the recertification electronically at https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert    Obtain a paper recertification form at any New York State Police location and submit via U.S. mail. Recertification forms are available at https://troopers.ny.gov/Firearms or State Police-Horseheads, 3250 Watkins Road, Horseheads, NY 14845, attached to the front door.     
     
     

    EPD Warns Of Counterfeit Currency Being Circulated

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    The Elmira Police Department is investigating the use of counterfeit $100 notes at several locations in the City of Elmira over the weekend. The notes have several distinguishing characteristics that may help to identify them prior to being placed into circulation unexpectedly.  There are pink and white markings on both the front and back.  These marks have been erased on some notes, leaving obvious alterations.  Dash pattern marks are on the upper right corner of the front and upper left corner on the back.    Counterfeit pens are successful in identifying these notes. Local merchants are encouraged to be vigilant in monitoring their intake of cash in an effort to protect themselves from fraudulent activity. Anyone with information about these notes are requested to contact the Elmira Police Department at 737-5626.

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