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  1. Just For Today

    if farmer Bean pic is on cell phone can you text it to me?
  2. Capriotti To Purchase Baldwin Street Properties

    Seems funny how all this starts to happen 'round election time...hopefully enough people see through it
  3. "Curveball" Music Festival Cancelled

    I Find it highly ironic the fact this is the first concert they have done by this name.....guess it was more prophetic than they knew
  4. Arnot Health Announces Leadership Change

    Can tell you right now that although "Leadership" has changed....their methods indeed have not. High hopes that the new Cardio-thoracic surgeon shakes things up enough and enough people have the good sense to listen to what he says but unfortunately this institution continues to grow at the top
  5. thought i read somewhere that she was walking with father and someone caught the driver at tomasso's?
  6. It was my pleasure to meet with the fourth-generation of owners at Empire Access who are stimulating our economy by providing quality internet service to their customers," said Reed. "We care about the advancement of broadband infrastructure and making the regulations fair for our friends and neighbors in the Southern Tier, Finger Lakes and Western New York regions.” Nice sound bite but perhaps if he spoke to folks actually in rural areas he would find that it is an uphill battle to get anywhere. it has been at least 4-5 years of emails,petitions phone calls and weight throwing to get some attention to our area....many companies say they wont come out to rural areas because there is no money in it. Some politicians like to call attention to the fiber backbone between chemung and steuben Counties...real nice except the "rural" areas served are Hhds Big Flats and Corning...area with plenty of services already. Should have stopped by a provider ACTUALLY working with a rural area such as Haefele TV is
  7. Voters Approve Elmira School District Budget

    am i wrong or was the contingency budget higher than the proposed budget? I thought thats how it read in the mailer sent out
  8. By some of the reporting and his own statements, he apparently liked the rough stuff in the bedroom, so i am wondering if some of those women are not just amending situations to suit their/someone else's agenda?
  9. I guess when they decided to re-arrange the grades and schools that housed them, they could have maybe closed down the one with suspected ties to carcinogens built on known brownfield sites, used EFA and perhaps Washington elementary? Academics at this point
  10. thanks for the info Kevin, as a taxpayer i say the school does not need a NP let alone a clinic, that is what hospitals, Doctors offices, and walk in clinics are for. It seems more and more schools are becoming a social service rather than a place of learning and dumping more money into them is not getting any fruitful results...quite frankly it is way past the point of getting old that myself and many other's properties are nothing more than piggy banks for schools and governments
  11. i think a better job can be done trimming the administrative part of the budget, 200k increase and it seems that is the lion's share every year....besides, where did the one billion Cuomo just stole from us go? this is def. a no vote in may
  12. was downtown today at one of the few businesses left. they told me the next big idea from the city is to do away with a stretch of parking spaces on either side of water street(oddly enough, the stretch with any businesses left) to expand the sidewalks (wider) in order to accommodate foot traffic! This will also negatively affect the number of spaces available for the Gym down the street, probably the biggest contributor to bodies in the area. In today's paper, the $800k economic development grant coming to the area, instead of actually developing a business friendly environment, a bit over half is going into social service type projects( 3 more DSS type employees, and housing improvement monies) so at best a poor area is possibly going to look nicer but no real business development. How silly is it to make doing anything down town MORE difficult currently for hopes of future possibilities? Perhaps they should work on getting people down there on a regular basis, THEN make improvements as needed? It is decisions like this that clearly demonstrate the severe case of rectal-cranial inversion that is suffered by many on the City Council
  13. Town Of Chemung Lays Off Entire Highway Department

    No, but it is Mr. Richter that initially blamed, as was quoted in the first story, the County...so in that respect it could be seen as a political move(not the vote, but the public statements). Regarding budgeting, according to the reading, they were aware of this issue at budget-time so why weren't funds found/arranged/raised etc at that time? Why pass a budget then approve a contract, or conversely; why approve a contract before passing a budget but not arrange for funds to cover it before doing so? between those choices made, and if they are going against the Law as noted by Mr. Krusen, then perhaps an investigation IS warranted again something in that situation(based on information at hand) does not add up. I want to clarify, i do not know Mr. Richter at all, and have only met Mr. Krusen 2-3 times, so i really have no real dog in the hunt, i just am starting to believe (in certain aspects) the County is not the mustache twirling villain some would have people believe
  14. Town Of Chemung Lays Off Entire Highway Department

    "Richter says the main reason(emphasis mine) they're hurting financially is due to the loss of sales tax proceeds. But he says the decision to lay off the workers was not just his alone." That is a quote from a story on 4/11, the Union issue did not become the main reason until 2 days later, reported in the Star Gazette. It cannot be said enough, the sales tax issue, (while not helpful) has been in effect for years, there has been plenty of time to plan a budget accordingly failure to have done so seems like an either devious, or stupid mistake. if it was because the Union, well why not say so from the get-go? Perhaps because there is a high sentiment of the County being the boogie man, it provided a scape-goat, and if Krusen is correct about his politics, enables Richter to help his candidate down the road I have my issues with County politics, and will gladly discuss them, but i have a bigger issue with the lack of testicular fortitude and honestly over all
  15. Town Of Chemung Lays Off Entire Highway Department

    Richter fired the first volley when in fact; blamed the move on the decreased sales tax revenues..and by his own statement; claimed the parties involved were warned of this potential eventuality earlier in the year, further proving this was not a surprise or could not have been budgeted for ..a de facto finger pointed at the County and given the timing of the statement it could be taken as a politically motivated one The CGR report did indeed demonstrate the decreased revenues to municipalities, but it also demonstrated it has been in effect for 3-5 years. Budgets are done annually, so the excuse does not pass the smell test, but does shift blame. If this issue was not properly budgeted for appropriately, shame on those responsible for doing so as it would seem to be a fairly obvious issue, and IF it is due to other motives, then perhaps it indeed bears looking into. Ultimately it is another example of how effed up politics has become...if one makes a decision, they should have the conviction to stand by it,openly and honestly come what may.