Skip to content
Home » Chemung County

Chemung County

DEBRIEF: Aging report for FLX not good, economic development turnover at key agencies, and age-old questions (podcast)

DEBRIEF: Aging report for FLX not good, economic development turnover at key agencies, and age-old questions (podcast)
It's time for another episode of The Debrief Podcast! Today on the show Josh Durso and Jackie Augustine break down an array of stories including a new report on the aging population and lack of ... more
/

NYS high schools rollout ‘three-strike rule’ for spectator conduct at fall sports

NYS high schools rollout 'three-strike rule' for spectator conduct at fall sports
The state expects everyone in attendance at local high school sporting events to be on their best behavior. Enhanced spectator guidelines have been rolled out by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association ... more
/

Report: 44% increase in population 65+ expected across Finger Lakes by 2040

Report: 44% increase in population 65+ expected across Finger Lakes by 2040
The SAGE II Commission, reconvened by Common Ground Health in 2022, has released a vital report addressing the escalating needs of the aging population in New York's Finger Lakes region. The report, which will influence ... more
/

Former Auburn prison official pleads guilty in Southern Tier road rage incident that went viral on TikTok

Former Auburn prison official pleads guilty in Southern Tier road rage incident that went viral on TikTok
A once high-ranking official at Auburn Correctional Facility, caught in a controversial road rage incident in July, has entered a guilty plea. Gregory P. Stachowski, from Big Flats, admitted to attempted petit larceny Tuesday in ... more
/

Dollar General gets ready to open new store in Big Flats

Dollar General gets ready to open new store in Big Flats
Dollar General is expanding its retail presence with a new store slated for the Town of Big Flats. The forthcoming establishment will be situated on Daniel Zenker Drive, nestled between Hibbard Road and Hillview Drive ... more
/

Finger Lakes hit hard by HABs over Labor Day week; Owasco and Canandaigua took the brunt

Finger Lakes hit hard by HABs over Labor Day week; Owasco and Canandaigua took the brunt
The good news for Owasco and Canandaigua lakes is that cyanobacteria blooms were relatively rare events this summer — if you assume that summer ends on Labor Day. A sign on the shore of Owasco ... more
/

Near-record September heat poses challenges for schools: Heat Advisory in effect again

Near-record September heat poses challenges for schools: Heat Advisory in effect again
As school resumes across the Finger Lakes, students and teachers are bracing for near-record heat, mirroring July-like conditions. A heat advisory has been announced for the Finger Lakes region, effective Tuesday, with potential extensions into ... more
/

HEAT ADVISORY: How long do the 90s hold on? Hazy, hot, and humid across the Finger Lakes

HEAT ADVISORY: How long do the 90s hold on? Hazy, hot, and humid across the Finger Lakes
The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued a heat advisory effective from noon to 7 p.m. today for the entire Finger Lakes region, encompassing parts of Central New York and the Southern Tier. With ... more
/

Rollercoaster ride of temperatures this week, but early-September looks warm

Rollercoaster ride of temperatures this week, but early-September looks warm
The Finger Lakes region is set to experience fluctuating temperatures and varying chances of rain throughout the week. Monday's forecast hints at rain across the Finger Lakes, despite an initially dry commute in the morning ... more
/

New York’s unemployment rate remains steady: Ranges between 2.5% and 3.2% in the Finger Lakes

New York's unemployment rate remains steady: Ranges between 2.5% and 3.2% in the Finger Lakes
The New York State Department of Labor released its preliminary local area unemployment rates for July 2023, revealing a steady state unemployment rate of 3.9%. These figures, calculated using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics methodologies, ... more
/

Warmer fall forecasted across Upstate New York: What does that mean?

Warmer fall forecasted across Upstate New York: What does that mean?
Those in New York's Southern Tier, Western New York, and northern Pennsylvania can anticipate a warmer fall season than usual, according to early predictions from the National Weather Service and national climate analysts. Forecasters say ... more
/

Driver rescued after tractor-trailer crashes, becomes submerged in Horseheads pond

Driver rescued after tractor-trailer crashes, becomes submerged in Horseheads pond
A semi-truck veered off Interstate 86 near the Walmart Supercenter in Horseheads early Sunday morning, plunging into a nearby retention pond. The distress call, which was made around 7:30AM, drew attention to Exit 52A where ... more
/

Federal aid approved for counties across Finger Lakes after deep frost ruined crops

Federal aid approved for counties across Finger Lakes after deep frost ruined crops
In response to the severe spring freezes that ravaged crops across 31 counties in New York State, the federal Department of Agriculture has approved the New York State Farm Service Agency's appeal for an Agricultural ... more
/

State targets Waverly sticker shop in cannabis crackdown

Southern Tier labor reps host event
State authorities have clamped down on "Mile High Accessories," a sticker shop in Waverly, ordering it to halt the sale of unlicensed marijuana products. The state's Office of Cannabis Management, after inspecting the shop situated ... more
/

Schuyler man dies after motorcycle collides with deer

Auto Draft
A tragic motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Cayuta man on Smith Road in the town of Veteran. On August 14, Patrick L. Hess, 45, was traveling eastbound on a 1995 Honda motorcycle when ... more
/

Gillibrand continues push to designate Finger Lakes as National Heritage Area

Gillibrand continues push to designate Finger Lakes as National Heritage Area
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her intention to present the Finger Lakes National Heritage Area Act to the Senate this September. Should it be approved, this legislation would funnel funds to protect the natural beauty and ... more
/

TORNADO WATCH: NWS issues advisory as storms develop across Finger Lakes (full coverage)

TRACKING: Thunderstorms with damaging winds, hail, and heavy rain likely this afternoon (full coverage)
Stormy weather is expected this afternoon across the Finger Lakes and Central New York. We'll be providing the latest updates from the National Weather Service as things unfold. For the latest radar and media, scroll ... more
/

Elmira woman wanted on several warrants across Southern Tier taken into custody

Elmira woman wanted on several warrants across Southern Tier taken into custody
On August 10 deputies from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office apprehended Kierstan A. Smith, 32, of Elmira, following outstanding warrants issued by multiple courts, including the Town of Erwin Court, Corning City Court, and Bath ... more
/

Summit Federal Credit Union launches school supply drive for local communities

Summit Federal Credit Union launches school supply drive for local communities
The Summit Federal Credit Union has initiated its 2023 School Supply Drive, with donation drop-off points established across its 14 branch locations. The initiative is aimed at supporting local educational communities, including Big Brothers Big ... more
/

Farmer’s Almanac predicts bitter cold, snowy winter ahead for Upstate New York

Farmer's Almanac predicts bitter cold, snowy winter ahead for Upstate New York
After a notably mild previous winter, the U.S. should brace itself for a season dominated by cold temperatures and increased snowfall, as per the recently published Winter 2024 Extended Weather Forecast by the Farmers' Almanac ... more
/

Man wanted on weapons charges in Ithaca taken into custody after pursuit

Man wanted on weapons charges in Ithaca taken into custody after pursuit
In the pre-dawn hours of August 9, a brief police pursuit in Van Etten concluded with two individuals in custody facing weapons and narcotics charges. Authorities identified the driver as 20-year-old Sarah Brown of Waverly, ... more
/