Town Of Big Flats To Hold Public Meeting Series

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    The Town of Big Flats has announced there will be a series of open meetings to discuss progress in areas of the town and future plans.  On March 02, 2017 the Big Flats Town Board will hold a meeting to talk about what the town has done and is going to do in future years. For this meeting, the Town Board would like input from the residents in the following areas of the town: Chambers Rd north and east to the town line, Retirement Estates, Arnot Mall and Old Water District 3 areas On March 07, 2017 the areas being discussed will be north of I-86 to the north and west town line from Davenport Forest to the airport areas. The March 9th meeting will be to discuss areas South of I-86 to the west and east end town line areas.  The March 14th meeting will be to discuss issues in the Golden Glow and Harris Hill Manor areas. All meetings will begin at 7PM Subjects to to be discussed at these meetings include water, roads, youth, community center, parks and the financial future of the town.  

    Canton Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced To 61 1/2 To 153 Additional Years

    Lonny Frost
    By Lonny Frost,
    Micheal Houseweart, formerly of Canton, blamed his actions on a drug binge, which supposedly lead him to murder his girlfriend, Michelle Inch and played a role in the attempted murder of her parents last year.      Houseweart was already serving a life sentence for killing his girlfriend, had plead guilty in the last set of charges against him, which included robbery, arson and the attempted murder of the Inch's parents. The charges stemmed from a violent home invasion, where Gary and Linda Inch were robbed, tied up and their home was set on fire to cover up the evidence of the crime. That home invasion occurred in the early morning hours of January 27, 2016, in Lycoming County, PA.  Houseweart recently received a sentence of another 61 ½ to 153 years in state prison. This news was bittersweet for family and friends of the late Michelle Inch. Houseweart had not acted alone in the home invasion or the attempted murder of the Inch couple. Houseweart's best friend, Brian Vroman, also of Canton, entered the Montoursville home of the Inch family back in late January of last year, duct taped the couple, stole items and then set the house on fire.

    Elmira Men Arrested, Charged With Robbery

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division reports the arrests of two people involved in a Home Invasion Robbery in the Town of Southport during the early morning hours of February 17, 2017. The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence for a report of two armed men who entered a residence, displayed a handgun, and demanded money from a victim. An undisclosed sum of cash and valuables were stolen from the victim who did not sustain any injuries. A subsequent investigation lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the crime.    Pickren (L) And Burbank (R) Michael R. Pickren, age 48, and Lane E. R. Burbank, age 41, both of Elmira were charged with Robbery in the second degree, a Class C Felony. Both were remanded to the Chemung County Jail in lieu of one hundred thousand dollars cash bail or two hundred thousand property bond. The investigation is continuing and anyone with information is encouraged to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 607-737-2933. 

    Jackals Announce Date For Resumption Of Friday's Suspended Game

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, in conjunction with the ECHL and the Reading Royals have announced that they will complete the suspended game against the Royals on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:05 p.m. at First Arena. It will be a special Two Buck Tuesday where seating will be general admission and all tickets are just $2. Hot dogs, fountain sodas, popcorn and draft beer are also just $2 the entire night.    As was previously announced, anyone with tickets to the original game on Feb. 17 will receive free admission to the make up game. In addition, anyone with tickets to the original game is entitled to a free ticket to any remaining Jackals home game. Bring the ticket stub from Feb. 17 to the First Arena Box Office to receive your ticket to the make up game and the other game of your choice.  Season ticket holders will have their seats reserved and just need to show their Feb. 17 ticket for entry into the rescheduled game on Feb. 28.  
    The game began last Friday, Feb. 17, but play was suspended because of an issue with the ice surface that could not be repaired in a timely manner. Play was halted with 6:07 remaining in the first period and the Royals leading 2-0. The game will resume at that time and the teams will complete the remaining 46:07 of regulation time left on the clock.

    Jackals Held Scoreless In Reading

    Elmira Telegram
    By Elmira Telegram,
    Mark Dekanich turned aside 33 shots and the Reading Royals (31-17-1-2) shut out the Elmira Jackals (9-35-6-1), 2-0, at Santander Arena Sunday evening. It was the final time the two teams play in Reading this season, with the Royals winning all five matchups in Reading, including a pair of shutout wins.   The Royals came out of the first period with a 1-0 lead, scoring in transition at 11:06 on a rebound near the left circle. Olivier Labelle skated into the Jackals zone, went out wide to the right wing circle and hammered a slap shot toward the far post. Jason Kasdorf made the initial save, but Tyrell Goulbourne found the rebound to give Reading a 1-0 lead.   The Jackals appeared to tie the game late in the first period on a point shot from Greg Amlong, but the goal was waved off for incidental contact on the goalie, keeping the Royals up 1-0 after the first period.   Elmira continued to press for a tying goal in the second period, outshooting the Royals 14-9 in the middle stanza, but Mark Dekanich stopped all of them to keep Reading ahead 1-0 after two periods.   The Royals added an insurance goal in the opening minute of the third period. On a carryover power play, the it was Ryan Penny who fired home a one-timer from the right wing circle just 48 seconds into the third period to give Reading a 2-0 lead. Dekanich stood tall the rest of the way for his first shutout of the season as the Jackals were blanked for the ninth time in 2016-17.  

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