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  1. The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the larceny of a debit card which occurred at the Arnot Mall on March 24, 2017 between 5:00 and 10:00 p.m. That same day, a black male subject was captured using the card at business in Elmira. The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is asking that anyone with information into the identity of the black male subject wearing the red sweatshirt and hat contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 737-2933. Anonymous tips can be sent to sheriff@co.chemung.ny.us
  2. The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office announces the arrest of 27 year-old Michael Rodabaugh of Pine City for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, a class A Misdemeanor. On April 21st, members of the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office responded to Rodabaugh's residence following a tip that he was in possession of an unregistered pistol. As a result of the investigation, a .40 caliber Glock pistol was recovered from the residence. Rodabaugh is scheduled to appear in the Town of Southport Court on a later date to answer the charge.
  3. On April 24, 2017 the Health and Human Services Committee of the Chemung County Legislature recommended approval for the BOCES Adult Dental Assistant Program to move into the Chemung County Health Department dental clinic area. The BOCES Dental Assistant Program will utilize the dental clinic space for classroom instruction, clinical training using existing equipment, and administrative office space. There will be no cost to the County. One of the dental clinic rooms will be converted to a classroom, and two of the clinic rooms will be used for hands-on training. One clinic room will remain under Health Department operation one day a week to provide dental services to the Nursing Facility and County Jail, but no services would be provided to the public. BOCES would like to start the adult Dental Assistant Program on June 5. No renovations or construction will be necessary. The full Legislature is expected to approve the resolution along with a new affiliation agreement with BOCES at its May 8 meeting. An expanded affiliation agreement to add the dental program to existing LPN and Nurse Aide training programs at the Health Center has been drafted and is awaiting review and approval by the County Attorney and County Executive once Legislature authorization has been granted. The County’s dental clinic has been closed since August 2015, after its dentist and hygienist retired. The County’s clinic, which was one of the last such clinics in New York State, was losing more than $300,000 a year, primarily due to inadequate reimbursements rates under Medicaid. Efforts to transfer operation of the dental clinic to a federally qualified health center were not feasible due to extensive construction requirements and space limitations for a new clinic at this location.
  4. Clayton Gets Life Without Parole

    See more at http://www.weny.com/news/All/thomas-clayton-sentenced-042417?utm_medium=social&utm_source=WENY_TV_News
  5. Arrest Reports

    Chemung County Sheriff's Dept. Thomas J. Swinko, 28, of Elmira was arrested on 04/21/17 for Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor, after a complaint was made in the Town of Southport. SWINKO was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Southport Town Court on 05/18/17 and turned over to the Broome County Sheriff’s Office for outstanding warrants he has in Vestal. Danielle M. Firestein, 19, of Sayre, PA was arrested on 04/21/17 for an outstanding warrant from 07/22/16 for failure to appear at the Big Flats Town Court on Petit Larceny charges. FIRESTEIN was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Big Flats Town Court on 04/27/17. Alexandria C. Degraw, 22, of Horseheads, was arrested on 04/21/17 for Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor, for stealing from Walmart in the Town of Horseheads. DEGRAW was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Horseheads Town Court on 05/25/17 and then turned over to the NYSP for an outstanding warrant. Shania F. Kelly, 19, of Southport, was arrested on 04/21/17 for Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor, for stealing from Burlington Coat Factory at the Arnot Mall in the Town of Big Flats. KELLY was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Big Flats Town Court on 05/25/17. A 17 year old female of Lowman, was arrested on 04/21/17 for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana after a traffic stop in the Town of Southport. She was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Southport Town Court on 05/25/17. Kaitlyn M. Burdick, 19, of Elmira Heights, was arrested on 04/22/17 for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana after a traffic stop in the Town of Big Flats. BURDICK was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Big Flats Town Court on 05/25/17. Travis A. Pond, 20, of Waverly, was arrested on 04/22/17 for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana after a traffic stop in the Town of Big Flats. POND was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Southport Town Court on 05/25/17. Dakota C. Walker, 19, of Horseheads, NY was arrested on 04/22/17 for Harassment in the 2rd Degree, after a disturbance at Paramount Bowling Lanes in Horseheads. WALKER was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Horseheads Town Court on 05/25/17. Lester T. Owens, 26, of Elmira, was arrested on 04/22/17 for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana after an investigation into property damage from a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Erin. OWENS was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Erin Town Court on 05/21/17. Nathan C. Crapo, 20, of Elmira was arrested on 04/23/17 for Driving While Ability Impaired after a motor vehicle accident which occurred on 01/15/17. CRAPO was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Horseheads Town Court on 06/08/17. Elmira Police Dept. Zackary T Ross, 26, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/22/17 at approximately 2:20 a.m., for Harassment 2ndl. Zackary had called a cab and tried to pay with another person’s credit card. When he was denied, Zackary spit on the driver. Joseph L Crane, 25, of Odessa, was arrested on 4/22/17, at approximately 2:50 a.m., for Aggravated DWI, Leandra’s Law, for having a child in the car. Joseph was stopped for crossing the double yellow line on College Av. During this stop it was determined that Joseph was under the influence of marihuana and had a child in the vehicle. Joseph was also found to be in possession of marihuana as well. Joseph was also charged with DWAI Drugs, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Criminal Possession of Marihuana 5th. Tarell L Calafell, 26, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/22/17, at approximately 6:10 p.m., for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd. Tarell was stopped for operating a motor vehicle that the owner loaned out, but was not returned. During this traffic stop it was found that Tarell’s privileges to operate a motor vehicle in New York are currently suspended. Geneva M Morrell, 22, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/22/17, at approximately 10:00 p.m. for Criminal Mischief 4th. On 4/21/17, Geneva did kick in a door at a residence on W. Chemung Pl., causing damage to the door frame. Nicole M. Facey, 25, of Horseheads, was arrested on 4/23/17 at approx. 1:22 am for Disorderly Conduct after she engaged in a physical altercation with a 28 year old female outside of the Field House, 470 Mt. Zoar Street. Mary P. McCallister, 28, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/23/17 at approx. 1:22 am for Disorderly Conduct after she engaged in a physical altercation with a 25 year old female outside of the Field House, 470 Mt. Zoar Street. Traci L. Jones, 31, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/23/17 at approx. 3:55 am for Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest in relation to an unwanted guest complaint on Pomeroy Place. Officers attempted to have Jones leave the area when she was no longer welcome inside a residence on Pomeroy. Jones refused and became loud and belligerent. Her actions created an offensive condition and she was placed under arrest in an attempt to restore peace to the neighborhood. Once she was advised that she was under arrest, Jones attacked the arresting officer by pushing him in the chest in an attempt to elude arrest. Michael E. Mood, 47, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/23/17 at 1:25 pm for Disorderly Conduct after he was found to be dancing in the intersection of Clemens Center Parkway and E. Thurston Street, impeding vehicular traffic.
  6. Childrens' Book Week Event - Van Etten Library

  7. Talks And Treks: Woodcock Walk - Candor

    TALKS & TREKS: EVENING WOODCOCK WALK LOCATION Logan Hill Nature Preserve - town of Candor 6:30 – 8:30 PM – Meet at the United Health Services parking lot at 54 Main St. in Candor (see directions). REGISTRATION Please call (607) 275-9487 or email info@fllt.org to register. Evenings in the spring bring ample opportunity to witness the stunning breeding display of the American Woodcock. To attract the attention of a female, the male performs a series of upward spirals to reach a height of 200-350 feet in the air, producing a harmonious twittering sound as he goes. He zigzags down, chirping all the way, and then lands silently —hopefully, next to a female. Join us at the Logan Hill Preserve, just outside the village of Candor, for this special birding trip led by Nature Preserve Manager Jason Gorman and long-time volunteer and naturalist Betsy Darlington in search of this spectacular bird. Please dress for the weather and bring a flashlight or headlamp, as it will be dark when we return to our cars. This trip will be rescheduled for the following day —Sunday, April 30— in the case of pouring rain, but not light rain. Also, watch this American Woodcock video by Lang Elliott, in preparation for this event. DIRECTIONS Directions: From Ithaca, take Rt. 96B south towards Danby and drive approximately 18 miles to Candor. At the first gas station in Candor, turn right on Mill St., cross the creek, and turn left at the T intersection onto Rt. 96 – Main St. After passing Candor Central School on the left, turn left into the United Health Services parking lot at 54 Main St. Land Trust volunteers will determine, based on the number of attendees, if a carpool to the preserve is necessary. The parking area of the preserve cannot accommodate more than ten cars.
  8. Elmira 4th District Neighborhood Meeting

  9. REMINDER: There is no bulk pickup of yard debris in the Spring. Bagged leaves, grass, and other yard wastes must be composted on site, or taken to a local compost facility. BAGGED LEAF PICKUP DISCONTINUED: It is now a state violation for most landfills in New York to accept yard waste, including bagged leaves and grass. The Chemung County Landfill is subject to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) fines and penalties for accepting this material. A waste hauler may be fined by the landfill and/or have their contract suspended. Because of this NYSDEC decision, the City of Elmira can no longer pickup bagged yard waste, and will leave it at the curb. Please do not mow or blow grass clippings into the street, as they can clog street drains. All clippings should be removed or mulched in place. This applies to residents and contractors. OPTIONS: 1) CITY OF ELMIRA COMPOST PROGRAM: a) The current compost facility is located at the City Yards, Department of Public Works, south staging area. The City is considering relocating this facility due to persistent illegal dumping. b Any City resident can drop off at the facility at no cost. c) Bags MUST be EMPTIED at the site. d) Hours for leaf drop-off are Dawn to Dusk every day. e) Contractors cannot drop off material at the facility. 2) RESIDENTIAL COMPOSTING: a) Residential Composting: http://www.chemungcounty.com/index.asp?pageId=453 b General Composting: http://www.chemungcounty.com/usr/Stormwater/Compost%20Resource%20Sheet%20page%202.jpg 3) DIAL-A-TRUCK: a) This program allows City residents to pay a $40 fee to have a City 6-wheel dump truck delivered to the front of their house. Residents can fill the truck’s bed with yard waste; the City will pick up the waste and compost the material. b For more information, please see http://www.cityofelmira.net/dial-a-truck
  10. The Chemung County Department of Public Works is pleased to announce its 2017 work program. This year’s program makes use of County forces, contracted labor, and shared services, having a total value of approximately $5,500,000 (excluding the funding for the federally aided or Bridge-NY special projects.) Work includes bridge and culvert replacements and rehabilitations, drainage projects, general maintenance, oil and stone projects, paving projects, and full depth reclamation projects. Funding comes from a variety of sources, including New York State (Consolidated Highway Improvement Program, PAVE NY, Extreme Weather Recovery (EWR), and Marchiselli Program), the federal government (Federal Highway Administration), and Chemung County. Mill and Fill road projects remove the top 2-3 inches of asphalt and replace it with a new asphalt wearing course. Mill and Fill roads have 10 years added to their life with routine maintenance. Asphalt Overlay projects add a new wearing surface to the road, providing improved vehicular traction, safety, and a smoother ride, while extending the life of the roadway up to 7 years. Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) road projects involve a process of grinding and reclaiming the old road surface, injecting an asphalt emulsion and recompacting it in place to serve as a new sub-base. The roads are then overlaid with hot-mix asphalt or layers of oil and stone, depending on the traffic volumes. This process adds 12-15 years of life with routine maintenance. Surface treatments such as oil and stone rejuvenate the roadway with new asphalt emulsion and a layer of stone, sealing the surface against water intrusion, and adding some structural life to the road. Oil and stone treatments add 4-7 years of life to the roadway. Slurry Seal roads are first repaired in failure areas, and then coated with a slurry seal, a product made up of asphalt emulsion, Portland cement, fly-ash, and small aggregate. Slurry Seal serves to seal the roadway against water intrusion and extends the life by 3-4 years. Micro-paving is a latex-modified overlay composed of selected mineral aggregates, latex-modified asphalt emulsions, mineral fillers, set control additives and water. Micro-paving provides additional skid-resistance and seals the roadway against water intrusion, providing an additional 4-5 years of life. Work is already underway at several locations. Chemung County’s Department of Public Works also plans to complete patching and repairs of other roadways throughout the County. Our planned work is subject to change based on weather, equipment, and funding. We will also review budgets and conditions during the construction season to determine if extra work is feasible. The EWR funds may be able to help with additional projects. As always, please drive carefully through work zones, and allow extra time to reach your destination. Please call the DPW at (607) 739-3896 with any questions. 2017 Chemung County DPW Work Program Bridge and Culvert Capital Improvements Program 2269090 – Pine Hills Drive (Southport) – Project to begin mid Summer 3330850 – CR01 Church Street – (Breesport) – Project underway 3331750 – Jenkins Road Bridge (N) (Town of Elmira) – Bridge Replacement - Completed and turned over to Town for paving and future maintenance. 3357800 – Pine Valley Road (Catlin) – Bridge Replacement - Project to begin late summer Surface Treatments (Oil and Stone, Slurry Seal, Crack Seal, or Micropaving) CR06a – Millport Hill Road – SR14 to End (O&S) – Project to begin early to mid Summer CR12 – Johnson Hollow Road – SR14 to Schuyler County Line (O&S) - Early to mid Summer CR15 – E. Sullivanville Road – SR13 to Schuyler County Line (O&S) - Early to mid Summer CR16 – Jackson Creek Road – Sandbank Road to End (O&S) - Early to mid Summer CR33 – West Hill Road – Harris Hill Road to City of Elmira (SS) - Early to mid Summer CR35 – Chambers Road – Arnot Mall to Colonial Drive (Crack Seal) - Late Spring CR35 – Chambers Road – SR414 to Murphy Hill Road (O&S) - Early to mid Summer CR41 – Federal Road – CR01 to CR04 (O&S) - Early to mid Summer CR69 – Pennsylvania Avenue – CR79 to City of Elmira (MP) - Project top begin late Spring CR76 – Park Station Road – CR38 to Austin Hill Road (O&S) - Early to mid Summer Highway Paving and Resurfacing Program (Full Depth Reclamation, Hot Mix, Mill & Fill) These projects will occur during the spring and summer. CR55 – Harris Hill Road – CR64 to CR33 (FDR + Hot Mix Asphalt Surfacing) CR38 – Laurel Hill Road – SR223 to Park Station Drive (FDR + Hot Mix Asphalt Surfacing) CR16 – Jackson Creek Road – SR223 to Sand Bank Road (FDR + O&S) CR74 – Colonial Drive – Chambers Road to Sing Sing Road (M/F) CR16 – Jackson Creek Road – Halloran to End of County Road (FDR + O&S) Drainage Projects CR01 – Church Street – Breesport – Project Underway CR55 – Harris Hill Road – CR64 to CR33 – Project to begin early Summer Special Projects CR08 Bridge Federal Aid Project (Lowman Crossover Superstructure) – DESIGN ONLY in 2017 HOST Connector Road Federal Aid Project – DESIGN ONLY in 2017/2018 CR61 Coleman Avenue Federal Aid Project – DESIGN ONLY in 2017/2018 CR35 Bridge Replacement - Bridge-NY Project (south of Tompkins Corners) – DESIGN ONLY in 2017 CR35 Bridge Replacement - Bridge-NY Project (north of Tompkins Corners) – DESIGN ONLY in 2017
  11. Arrest Reports

    Elmira Police Dept. Rodney A Dove, 26, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/21/17 at approximately 1:30 a.m., for DWAI by drugs and alcohol. Rodney was observed passing a stop sign and was stopped for this violation. During the traffic stop Rodney was found to be intoxicated by a combination of drugs and alcohol. Rodney was also found to be an unlicensed driver.. Philip C Whitehead, 38, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/21/17, at approximately 5:35 p.m., for Petit Larceny. Philip did steal a fried chicken, hair pins and a Mountain Dew from Top’s Markets on S. Main St. Perry W Campbell, 37, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/21/17, at approximately 9:40 p.m. for Harassment 2nd. Perry was involved in an altercation with another person. Perry then shoved that person off of a porch. Chynna LC Lynch, 27, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/21/17, at approximately 9:30 p.m., for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 2nd. Chynna was stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign. During the traffic stop it was found that Chynna’s privileges to operate a motor vehicle in New York are currently suspended. Taveon I Jenkins, 23, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/21/17, at approximately 9:30 p.m. for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana. Taveon was a passenger in a vehicle during a traffic stop and was found to be in possession of marihuana. Jason S. Bresette, 21, of Gillette, PA, was arrested on 4/20/17 at approx. 1:00 pm for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd following a traffic stop on Linden Place. Danielle M. Wood, 22, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/20/17 at approx. 1:56 pm for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd following a motor vehicle accident investigation on E. 2nd Street. Chemung County Sheriff's Dept. Cassie R. Durgala, 32, of Binghamton, was arrested on 04/20/17 for an outstanding Family Court warrant from 04/12/17 for failure to appear. DURGALA was arraigned by the Chemung County Court and released. Alyssa K. Houck, 25, of Elmira, was arrested on 04/20/17 for Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor, for stealing from Walmart in the Town of Horseheads on 04/19/17. HOUCK was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Horseheads Town Court on 05/16/17.
  12. Section Of I-86 To Honor Vietnam Vets

    Earlier today, state and county officials proclaimed today "6994th Security Squadron Memorial Highway Dedication Day" to honor the men of the 6994th Security Squadron who fought in the Vietnam War. Signs honoring the squadron's bravery and dedication will be erected between the four-mile stretch of I-86 in Chemung County, from Exit 54 (Ithaca/Horseheads) to Exit 56 (Elmira/Jerusalem Hill).
  13. Arrest Reports

    Chemung County Sheriff's Dept. Jesse B. Hill, 21, of Elmira, was arrested on 04/19/17 for an outstanding warrant for violating his Felony Probation. HILL is being held at the Chemung County Jail pending arraignment. Raheem J. Daniel, 18, of Elmira, was arrested on 04/19/17 for Unlawful Possession of Marihuana after a traffic stop in the Town of Southport. DANIEL was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Southport Town Court on 05/04/17. Kirstian S. Decker, 20, of Elmira, was arrested on 04/19/17 for Petit Larceny, a Class A Misdemeanor, for stealing from Walmart in the Town of Horseheads. DECKER was issued an appearance ticket to appear at the Horseheads Town Court on 05/16/17. John L. Janelli, 51, of Wellsboro, PA was arrested on 04/19/17 for an outstanding warrant from 03/28/17 for failure to appear at the Big Flats Town Court on charges of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree. JANELLI was arraigned by the Big Flats Town Court and remanded to the Chemung County Jail. David M. Jones, 56, of Elmira, was arrested on 04/19/17 for an outstanding Family Court warrant from 03/20/17 for failure to appear in court. JONES was arraigned and remanded to the Chemung County Jail in lieu of bail. Elmira Police Dept. Quason Z. Allen, 20, of Elmira, was arrested on 4/19/17 at approx. 11:45 am for Attempted Burglary 2nd (D Felony) after he and another individual attempted to enter a dwelling in the 500 block of W. Water Street. A 17 year old male Elmira resident was arrested on 4/19/17 at approx. 11:45 am for Attempted Burglary 2nd (D Felony) after he and another individual attempted to enter a dwelling in the 500 block of W. Water Street.
  14. "Meet Me At The Museum" At Rockwell Museum

    Corning, NY, April 20, 2017 - On Monday, May 8th from 1:30 – 3:00 PM, The Rockwell Museum and the Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region, will once again team up to offer Meet Me at the Museum, a program for individuals who have Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Meet Me at the Museum is a free social program for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Guests attending the Meet Me at the Museum program will be introduced to The Rockwell’s new exhibition, Blanket Stories: Western Door, Salt Sacks and Three Sisters featuring a large sculptural totem installation of blankets created by artist, Marie Watt. Individuals from Steuben County and the greater New York community were invited to contribute a blanket, and its story, to be part of the sculpture totem, and ultimately, part of the Rockwell’s permanent collection. Christina Muscatello from the Memory Maker project, will facilitate a discussion about the exhibition. Using specially chosen objects, participants will discuss how everyday objects can elicit meaning and memories. The instructor will guide the process and no experience necessary. Light refreshments will be served following the gallery discussion. Registration for Meet Me at the Museum is required. To register, call 800.272.3900. For questions or further information, contact Mary Mix at The Rockwell Museum (607.937.5386). “Art, especially visual and performing arts, can be a catalyst for memory triggers and nostalgic thought. Participants begin in The Rockwell galleries viewing art with our specially trained guides,” explains Mary Mix, Senior Museum Educator. About Meet Me at the Museum Program Description Meet Me at the Museum is based on a program offered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City called Meet Me at MOMA. The MOMA program was found to provide not only an opportunity to socialize, but also to provide intellectual stimulation, shared experiences with loved ones, an accepting environment for activity, and positive changes in mood for participants both during and in the days after the tours. The Alzheimer’s Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Region, offers a similar program in partnership with the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester. Meet Me at the Museum is a series of free monthly programs designed for persons with dementia and their care partners. It is an opportunity for engagement and fellowship for people living with a memory-loss condition. The focus of the tour is engaging conversation, eliciting memories and providing a warm and welcoming environment. The visit includes viewing and discussing artwork in the galleries. The tours will be held on the second Monday of each month from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. and will alternate between The Rockwell Museum and the Corning Museum of Glass. The program is offered in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association. To learn more, please call 800.272.3900
  15. CCLD Friday Afternoon Film: "Shanghai Express"