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Gillibrand Aims to Make Newtown Battlefield a National Park

Posted August 4, 2011

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced legislation to begin the process of making the Newtown Battlefield National Historic Landmark a National Park. As the site of a critical victory for the Continental Army during the American Revolution, the Newtown Battlefield is an important historic and cultural landmark for the people of Chemung County and New York State.

State Sen. Tom O'Mara Column: "Making Hard Work Pay Off"

Posted July 26, 2011

Now comes what just might prove the toughest and most important job of all: turning around the upstate economy.

Property Tax Cap Roundup

Posted July 19, 2011

Just 10 miles south of the parking lot at National Pipe & Plastics sits Pennsylvania, where the average resident pays 60 percent of the property taxes New Yorkers pay.

Report: Elmira-Corning Generates Most Economic Activity of Upstate Airports

Posted July 11, 2011

The Elmira-Corning Regional Airport is responsible for generating more annual economic activity than all but two other airports in New York state, according to a government report.

Future of Lake Street Bridge Debated in Elmira

Posted July 8, 2011

Close to 100 people packed Elmira City Hall Tuesday as four downtown businesses urged City Council to keep the Lake Street bridge open to motor vehicle traffic.

DEC Releases Revised Recommendations on Hydrofracking

Posted July 1, 2011

The Department of Environmental Conservation has released its revised recommendations on mitigating the environmental impacts of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (high-volume fracturing).

"Trolley Into Mark Twain Country" Tours Begin July 1st

Posted June 24, 2011

The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce’s “Trolley Into Mark Twain Country” begins its 2011 summer tours on Friday, July 1. The trolley is operated as a joint effort between Chemung County Transit and the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, providing tours each summer to promote tourism in our area.

Schumer Backs Funding to Expand Airport Corporate Park South

Posted June 17, 2011

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has backed Chemung County’s application to the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration for funding through the FY2011 Public Works, Economic Adjustment, and GCCMIF Programs to expand the Airport Corporate Park in Big Flats.

NYS Approves Consolidation of Arnot Ogden and St. Joseph's Hospital

Posted June 17, 2011

ELMIRA  _ The New York State Health Department’s Public Health and Health Planning Council (PHHPC) has approved the Certificate of Need application to consolidate Arnot Ogden Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Hydrofracking Roundup

Posted June 9, 2011

Here are some recent developments and perspectives regarding the hydrofracking debate in New York State. The Chamber hopes the NYS Senate rejects this latest one-year moratorium proposal; let’s let the very capable DEC finish its job, so we can begin to capture the many benefits that safe and responsible gas drilling can generate.

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