News Briefs

Ira Davenport To Hold Informational Forum

Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital is inviting the public to an important informational forum to learn more about Medicare’s new Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation on Tuesday, October 3 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

This forum will include information on how the Rural Emergency Hospital designation could help Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital (IDMH) best meet the needs of our community.

There will be time for questions.
Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital is located at 7571 State Route 54 in Bath.

Elmira City Hall To Host Domestic Violence Awareness Event

On Monday, October 2, 2023, at 12:30PM, first floor of City Hall., Mayor Daniel J. Mandell, Jr.,
will proclaim the month of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Immediately following the proclamation, Mayor Mandell will commence the First Annual
Domestic Violence Awareness Purple Wreath Dedication Ceremony. The wreath will remain in City Hall for the entire month of October to acknowledge and remember those lost to abuse, and to bring awareness for the continuing need to advocate for survivors.

Sheriff’s Department investigating String Of Car Robberies

The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating a series of vehicle break-ins during the month of September, throughout the Town of Southport, according to the department’s Facebook page.

“Since September 1st we have received 24 separate complaints that have actually been reported to us,” wrote Sheriff William Schrom. “All of these complaints were items stolen from unlocked vehicles with various items taken from within. We have obtained some video footage from home surveillance cameras, see attached. We are asking the public that if anybody has experienced similar types of larcenies and/or have video footage of individuals on their property, engaged in this type of activity, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office and reports these incidents.

We would remind the public to please take the time to lock their vehicles when unattended and also keep items of value in different locations other than your vehicle, or at minimum out of plain sight if kept in your vehicle.”

Anybody with any information regarding these larcenies or if anybody recognizes any of the individuals from the attached videos are asked to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 607-737-2933.

DEC Seeks Public’s Help For Upcoming Winter Raptor Surveys

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today it is seeking volunteers to participate in the Winter Raptor Surveys for the 2023-2024 season.

DEC wildlife personnel are holding an information session on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at Ted Markham Nature Center, 6732 Mossy Bank Park Road, Bath, NY, 14810, for interested participants. DEC’s goal is to identify habitat used by threatened northern harriers and endangered short-eared owls during their nonbreeding, wintering period. Stationary surveys are conducted from mid-November to late April and begin one hour before sunset.

For more information, contact DEC’s Wildlife Technician with the Division of Fish and Wildlife, Elena Greco at 585-226-5458.

Chemung County Pistol Permit Department Announces New Hours

The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office Pistol Permit Office will be returning to
their normal hours starting Tuesday, September 26, 2023. The hours will be as follows:

  • Mondays for previously scheduled fingerprints ONLY.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 am – 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm -4:30 pm
  • Fridays the department will be closed to the public, but still taking calls and emails.