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Several New Hotel Projects Planned Locally

Posted March 16, 2012

Chemung County planners have given conditional approval to a new twin hotel project proposed for the Town of Big Flats and a rezoning request that would allow another hotel to be built in the Village of Horseheads.

County Accepting Public Comments on First Arena Until Monday Vote

Posted March 8, 2012

ELMIRA –Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli and the County Legislature are accepting comments regarding the consideration of the repurchase request for the First Arena.

Hilliard Featured in Local Business Profile

Posted February 29, 2012

There are a few important items one needs to know about the Hilliard Corp., a family-owned manufacturing company located at 100 W. Fourth St. and 1400-1700 College Ave. in Elmira.

Corning Museum of Glass Nominated for National Recognition

Posted February 21, 2012

The Corning Museum of Glass has been nominated in Budget Travel's new contest, "15 Places to See Before 15," which features attractions that are "fun, educational, and especially magical through the eyes of a child," as well as enjoyable for parents.

Lt. Gov. Announces Medicaid and Pension Mandate Reform at Elmira Press Conference

Posted February 7, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposals for Medicaid and pension mandate reform will save Chemung County taxpayers about $4 million over the next five years, Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy said Monday.

DEC Focuses On Reviewing Tens of Thousands of Public Responses to Hydrofracking

Posted February 6, 2012

The state's hydrofracking advisory panel is in flux as the Department of Environmental Conservation wades through tens of thousands of public responses it received on the much-debated drilling technique.

Vote Planned for West Water Street Development Project

Posted January 27, 2012

Elmira – A Queens-based developer wants to put apartments and commercial space in three vacant buildings in Downtown Elmira. The Marvin, Harold’s and Rosenbaum buildings were targeted for demolition, but there may now be another option.

Elmira Pioneers Baseball Team Under New Ownership

Posted January 19, 2012

ELMIRA -- The Elmira Pioneers are now under local ownership.

Local Officials React to Governor Cuomo's "State of the State" Address

Posted January 9, 2012

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Nearby Gas Drilling Provides Economic Benefits Locally

Posted December 28, 2011

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. — At the Glamour and Glow boutique in the local mall here, crystal necklaces and fake fur vests have been hot-ticket items the last year.

When the drilling workers head home between long stretches of work in this gas-rich region, explained Christy Spreng, the shop’s owner, they need gifts for their wives and girlfriends. “They know what they want,” she said. “They’ll say: ‘Looks good. Wrap it up.’”

Sales are up 60 percent at the boutique this year. At the two Holiday Inns here in Chemung County, occupancy has been at or near capacity for months at a time. And in the nearby town of Big Flats, the regional airport has added flights, parking spaces and restrooms, and is extending a runway to accommodate larger jets.

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