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Amy Coney Barrett, Supreme Court nominee, is Scalia's heir


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 23:50:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

By MICHAEL TARMAP Legal Affairs Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Although Amy Coney Barrett is the president’s choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she is more aptly described as heir to another departed Supreme Court justice: conservative hero Antonin Scalia. Like Scalia, for whom she once clerked, she is a committed Roman Catholic and a devotee of his favored interpretation of the Constitution known as originalism.

Read more: Amy Coney Barrett, Supreme Court nominee, is Scalia's heir


Vigil For The Lost


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 23:11:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- Black Hands Universal held a Vigil to those lost from six to eight PM on Saturday September the 26th at the Ithaca Children’s Garden.  

Read more: Vigil For The Lost


Relieving Some Stress: Getting a Massage During A Global Pandemic


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 19:46:00 EDT

Author: Lexie Cutmore

After taking a mandatory three month hiatus, Angela Charmello, the owner of Be Good To You Massage says she was ready to open back up, with a few COVID-19 friendly changes.

Read more: Relieving Some Stress: Getting a Massage During A Global Pandemic


One person dead in Elmira shooting


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 10:40:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

One person is dead after a shooting in Elmira. 

Read more: One person dead in Elmira shooting


Broome County reports spike in COVID-19 cases


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:46:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

Broome County is seeing a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Read more: Broome County reports spike in COVID-19 cases


House fire under investigation in City of Elmira


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 08:42:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

Officials are investigating after a structure was up in flames in Elmira Heights. 

Read more: House fire under investigation in City of Elmira


Restaurant Row to reopen to vehicle traffic


Created: Sat, 26 Sep 2020 01:12:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

Ithaca, NY (WENY) -- With summer coming to a close so are some popular decisions. North Aurora Street in Ithaca is set to reopen for vehicle traffic this fall. For anyone looking to walk around North Aurora Street, there’s only have a month left. The 100 block of N. Aurora St. will open up to vehicle traffic Sunday, November 1st. The opening comes after the street opened for pedestrian-only traffic back in June.

Read more: Restaurant Row to reopen to vehicle traffic


This Week in Wine Country: Pack a Picnic with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 21:26:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

(WENY) -- This Week in Wine Country, sponsored by Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Renata Stiehl and Laury Ward, President of FLWC talk with Arlene Wilson, Executive Director at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County. 

Read more: This Week in Wine Country: Pack a Picnic with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County


Steuben County Reports 15 New Cases of COVID-19


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 20:19:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

BATH, NY (WENY) -- The Steuben County Health Department is reporting 15 new positive cases of COVID-19, as the county sees a surge in cases. 

Read more: Steuben County Reports 15 New Cases of COVID-19


Horseheads Brewing Co. Temporarily Switching Back to Outdoor Dining Only


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:45:00 EDT

Author: Lexie Cutmore

As the number of active COVID-19 cases continues to the rise in the Southern Tier, Horseheads Brewing Company is taking extra precautions to keep their customers safe.

Read more: Horseheads Brewing Co. Temporarily Switching Back to Outdoor Dining Only


COVID-19 Twin Tiers County Breakdown - September 25


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:43:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Below is a check on the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases throughout the Twin Tiers on Friday, September 25. 

Read more: COVID-19 Twin Tiers County Breakdown - September 25


A Marquee for Positivity; Ithaca State Theatre finds a new voice under COVID


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:18:00 EDT

Author: Sarah Horbacewicz

Where concert screams were once heard over blasting amps, empty chairs now fill an echo chamber. The State Theatre's executive director Doug Levine says working under COVID is something he could never have prepared for.

Read more: A Marquee for Positivity; Ithaca State Theatre finds a new voice under COVID


Corning Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation confirms 56 active cases, outlines health protocols


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 18:46:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

 A spokesman from the Centers Health Care, the owner of Corning Center Nursing & Rehabilitation, confirmed to WENY News the center had 56 active COVID-19 cases as of Friday afternoon. 

Read more: Corning Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation confirms 56 active cases, outlines health protocols


'Victory Laps' Weekend at WGI


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 18:40:00 EDT

Author: Christina Episcopo

"Victory Laps" Weekend at WGI was created to support the R.A.C.E. Foundation while also giving fans the opportunity to take a couple of laps around the famous WGI road coarse.

Read more: 'Victory Laps' Weekend at WGI


Alley Art Project Mural design expected to be done next week


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 18:30:00 EDT

Author: Ashley Cafaro

The Rockwell Museum's annual Alley Art Project Mural design is almost done! 

Read more: Alley Art Project Mural design expected to be done next week


Four New COVID-19 Cases in Elmira City School District


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 17:16:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- The Elmira City School District confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 affecting students and staff late Friday. 

Read more: Four New COVID-19 Cases in Elmira City School District


Chemung Co. Health officials identify several locations where COVID-19 positive individuals recently visited


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 16:17:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

The Chemung County Health Department received information about several individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 who visited local restaurants and bars.  With contact tracing, public exposure has now been identified. 

Read more: Chemung Co. Health officials identify several locations where COVID-19 positive individuals recently visited


LIST: Chemung, Steuben restaurant changes amid COVID-19 case outbreaks


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 15:39:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

Restaurants and bars in Chemung and Steuben counties are adapting their hours and dining rules amid recent outbreaks of COVID-19. Below is a quick-reference guide to what is available. 

Read more: LIST: Chemung, Steuben restaurant changes amid COVID-19 case outbreaks


Elmira College to temporarily move to online learning starting Monday, September 28


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:58:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Elmira College announced it is temporarily moving to online-only learning for two weeks starting Monday, September 28. 

Read more: Elmira College to temporarily move to online learning starting Monday, September 28


Free COVID testing happening today & tomorrow in Painted Post


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:44:00 EDT

Author: Ashley Cafaro

The Steuben County Public Health Department, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, is offering free COVID-19 testing on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26. 

Read more: Free COVID testing happening today & tomorrow in Painted Post


SUNY Geneseo to switch to online-only courses after Thanksgiving break


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:16:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

SUNY Geneseo will switch to online-only learning after Thanksgiving break. 

Read more: SUNY Geneseo to switch to online-only courses after Thanksgiving break


Second GST BOCES staff member tests positive for COVID-19


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 09:47:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

GST BOCES reported another staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

Read more: Second GST BOCES staff member tests positive for COVID-19


Sixth annual Under the Dome Craft Fair canceled for 2020


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:05:00 EDT

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The sixth annual Under the Dome Craft Fair at Elmira College has been canceled amid the pandemic. 

Read more: Sixth annual Under the Dome Craft Fair canceled for 2020


Repeat offender arrested on drug charges in Bath


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 04:42:00 EDT

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A Bath man is looking at potential jail time after he was arrested for the criminal sale and possession of a controlled substance.

Read more: Repeat offender arrested on drug charges in Bath


Large fire engulfs T&R Towing in Bath


Created: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 04:18:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Multiple fire crews responded to a large fire that broke out at T&R Towing in Bath Thursday afternoon. 

Read more: Large fire engulfs T&R Towing in Bath


Chemung County holds briefing on increase in cases of COVID-19


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:35:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

Elmira, NY (WENY) -- Chemung County leaders held a briefing Thursday, to review coronavirus case numbers. This as Chemung has the highest number of cases in the region. Thursday's briefing touched on several topics including case numbers. Chemung County Executive Chris Moss and Public Health Director Pete Buzzetti broke down how many cases have been connected to a cluster at a church.

Read more: Chemung County holds briefing on increase in cases of COVID-19


Gov. Cuomo launches 'COVID-19 School Report Card'


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:11:00 EDT

Author: Ashley Cafaro

A COVID-19 report card will now be available for every school district in New York State, that's according to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Read more: Gov. Cuomo launches 'COVID-19 School Report Card'


Glove House holds annual fundraiser at Wisner Market


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:04:00 EDT

Author: Ashley Cafaro

The Glove House held their 16th annual "BBQ In The Park" fundraiser on Thursday.  

Read more: Glove House holds annual fundraiser at Wisner Market


Ithaca College alumni coalition demands change in theater community following racist incidents


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 21:00:00 EDT

Author: Sarah Horbacewicz

A coalition of Ithaca College students and alumni are demanding change in the school's theatre department following what they've reported as a history of racist incidents. They refer to themselves as the Ithaca College Theatre Arts BIPOC stands for black indigenous people of color. 

Read more: Ithaca College alumni coalition demands change in theater community following racist incidents


Wisner Market wraps up 2020 season


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 20:51:00 EDT

Author: Ashley Cafaro

Thursday marked the last day of Wisner Market for the season.  

Read more: Wisner Market wraps up 2020 season


PSP: Three People Duct Taped At Home, Robbed at Gunpoint


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 20:38:00 EDT

Author: Lexie Cutmore

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a home invasion in Wellsboro on Thursday morning. Two Tioga County men have been charged with armed robbery. According to a press release from PSP, the suspects entered a home, duct taped and held three of the four residents in their living room. 

Read more: PSP: Three People Duct Taped At Home, Robbed at Gunpoint


The Next Generation of Apple Farmers: Local Man Talks About Taking Over An Orchard


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 20:00:00 EDT

Author: Lexie Cutmore

Like any apple orchard, Reisingers Apple Country started out small. In the beginning, they only had around 10 rows of trees, but in the last 13 years, they've expanded to over 100. Alec Moore and his family lived down the road from the orchard and at just 12 years old He started working on the farm, planting most of the trees and growing the apples people enjoy today. 

Read more: The Next Generation of Apple Farmers: Local Man Talks About Taking Over An Orchard


COVID-19 Twin Tiers County Breakdown - September 24


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:53:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Below is a check on the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases throughout the Twin Tiers on Thursday, September 24 at 8:00PM. 

Read more: COVID-19 Twin Tiers County Breakdown - September 24


Steuben County holding free COVID-19 testing event Friday and Saturday


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:45:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

The Steuben County Public Health, in conjunction with the New York State Department of Health, is offering free COVID-19 testing on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26.

Read more: Steuben County holding free COVID-19 testing event Friday and Saturday


Steuben County releases important Election Day deadlines, list of polling site changes


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:41:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

The Steuben County Boards of Election has announced important dates for Election Day, as well as polling site changes. 

Read more: Steuben County releases important Election Day deadlines, list of polling site changes


Rye Bar and Restaurant to close for two weeks due to COVID-19 spike in Chemung County


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:33:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Citing the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, Rye Bar and Restaurant in Elmira announced Thursday it will close for two weeks. 

Read more: Rye Bar and Restaurant to close for two weeks due to COVID-19 spike in Chemung County


Chemung County: People that tested positive for COVID-19, visited Brady's Pub Sept. 18th and 19th


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:33:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

(File Photo) Elmira, NY (WENY) -- Chemung County is asking anyone who visited Brady's Pub on West Water Street in Elmira between Friday, September 18th, and Saturday, September 19th to get tested for the Coronavirus. During a briefing, Chemung County Public Health Director Pete Buzzetti said that the county is seeing people going to restaurants and bars and not social distancing.

Read more: Chemung County: People that tested positive for COVID-19, visited Brady's Pub Sept. 18th and 19th


Local attorney explains charges in Breonna Taylor case; calls for Ithaca police reform


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:26:00 EDT

Author: Sarah Horbacewicz

Protestors are demanding further justice for Breonna Taylor today as yesterday's grand jury indictment doesn't hold anyone accountable for her death - but rather solely the bullets shot around her apartment. Yesterday's charges come amid months of black lives matter activism resulting in continuing protests today. Ithaca attorney Edward Kopko explains the nature of yesterday's grand jury indictment.

Read more: Local attorney explains charges in Breonna Taylor case; calls for Ithaca police reform


Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Releases Information on Nieko Lisi Case


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:03:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

NASHVILLE, TN (WENY) -- Law enforcement is giving an update on a nearly decade-old missing person cold case out of Steuben County. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has produced a video on the investigation into the disappearance of Nieko Lisi of Addison. 

Read more: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Releases Information on Nieko Lisi Case


32 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County, 28 from Corning Center, one a student at Campbell Savona Junior-Senior High


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:49:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

The Steuben County Public Health Department reported 32 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday afternoon.  

Read more: 32 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County, 28 from Corning Center, one a student at Campbell Savona Junior-Senior High


Elmira Tea & Coffee House Stays Open As Other Restaurants Temporarily Close


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 18:10:00 EDT

Author: Christina Episcopo

The General Manager of ETCH told WENY News that they are not currently worried about having to close anytime soon. 

Read more: Elmira Tea & Coffee House Stays Open As Other Restaurants Temporarily Close


Elmira High School student tests positive for COVID-19


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:26:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

 An Elmira High School student tested positive for COVID-19, school district officials announced Thursday afternoon. 

Read more: Elmira High School student tests positive for COVID-19


Lighthouse Baptist Church retains attorney, files for removal of closure order


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:17:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

The Lighthouse Baptist Church in Horseheads has retained a Buffalo-based constitutional lawyer to see removal of a closure order issued by Chemung County following a COVID-19 cluster health officials linked back to the church. 

Read more: Lighthouse Baptist Church retains attorney, files for removal of closure order


Police still investigating vandalism at Rep. Tom Reed's campaign office, release security footage


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:57:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

 Police are still investigating after something was thrown through the campaign office of Congressman Tom Reed in August. 

Read more: Police still investigating vandalism at Rep. Tom Reed's campaign office, release security footage


Ithaca Rotary Club gives grant funding to support 14 local projects


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 10:07:00 EDT

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The Ithaca Rotary Club is giving back to the Tompkins County community, funding 14 local projects through nearly $12,800 in grants.

Read more: Ithaca Rotary Club gives grant funding to support 14 local projects


Towanda man facing charges from fatal 2019 Bradford County crash


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 09:07:00 EDT

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A Towanda man is facing at least six years behind bars, after pleading guilty to several charges connected to a 2019 crash that killed an elderly Bradford County couple.

Read more: Towanda man facing charges from fatal 2019 Bradford County crash


Notre Dame High School fundraiser goes virtual with keynote speaker Rev. Conroy, U.S. House of Representatives Chaplain


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 08:44:00 EDT

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Notre Dame High School's primary fundraiser is going virtual this year, with the Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives set to deliver the keynote address.

Read more: Notre Dame High School fundraiser goes virtual with keynote speaker Rev. Conroy, U.S. House of Representatives Chaplain


Tioga County residents express concern over recycling changes


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 04:17:00 EDT

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Tioga County residents are voicing their concerns, with the current Taylor Garbage contract set to expire at the end of the year, a change that could yield higher taxes. 

Read more: Tioga County residents express concern over recycling changes


Salvation Army Empire State Division starts holiday fundraising campaign early


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 04:10:00 EDT

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For the first time in 130 years, the Salvation Army is starting its annual holiday fundraising campaign early in order to "rescue Christmas." 

Read more: Salvation Army Empire State Division starts holiday fundraising campaign early


Last day for 2020 Wisner Park Season on Thursday


Created: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 00:29:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

(FILE PHOTO) ELMIRA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The end of the 2020 season for Wisner Market is Thursday, 9/24 The market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The community event has been running every year since 1997 -- and you can find local crafts, food, and live music. The market is located at Wisner Park -- right across the street from First Arena.  

Read more: Last day for 2020 Wisner Park Season on Thursday


Cornell RA's continue negotiations with admin for support; work to help RA's nationwide


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 19:37:00 EDT

Author: Sarah Horbacewicz

During their brief strike in August Cornell RA's were concerned for their own safety as well as their residents. This was due to what they believed to be inadequate PPE and testing protocols. Since their strike Cornell RA's have received proper accommodations for working under COVID and began weekly negotiations with the RA's.

Read more: Cornell RA's continue negotiations with admin for support; work to help RA's nationwide


COVID-19 Twin Tiers County Breakdown - September 23


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 18:58:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Below is a check on the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases throughout the Twin Tiers on Wednesday, September 23 at 7:00PM 

Read more: COVID-19 Twin Tiers County Breakdown - September 23


WGI giving fans opportunity to drive three laps on Grand Prix road course


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 18:56:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

From September 25-27, fans will get the opportunity to drive three laps at Watkins Glen International as they host Victory Laps presented by Stoner Car Care.  

Read more: WGI giving fans opportunity to drive three laps on Grand Prix road course


COVID-19 cluster confirmed at Corning nursing home


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 18:40:00 EDT

Author: Ashley Cafaro

The Steuben County Health Department reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. The department says the new cases are linked to a cluster at the Corning Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. 

Read more: COVID-19 cluster confirmed at Corning nursing home


GST BOCES Bush Campus staff member tests positive for COVID-19


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:43:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

Officials with the Greater Southern Tier BOCES say a staff member from the Elmira campus tested positive for COVID-19. 

Read more: GST BOCES Bush Campus staff member tests positive for COVID-19


Following additional positive case, Canton Area SD to move to 100% virtual learning immediately


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:59:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

Officials with the Canton Area School District announced Wednesday afternoon they received notice of a staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday night.  

Read more: Following additional positive case, Canton Area SD to move to 100% virtual learning immediately


Corning Heritage Village hosting "Bling without the Whing" Fall Fundraiser


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:28:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

The Corning-Painted Post Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes is holding its Fall Fundraiser this weekend, which will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: Corning Heritage Village hosting "Bling without the Whing" Fall Fundraiser


Tops raises over $330,000 for Type 1 Diabetes research


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 11:01:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Tops Friendly Markets raised over $333,000 during its 27th annual JDRF fundraising campaign.

Read more: Tops raises over $330,000 for Type 1 Diabetes research


Food Bank of the Southern Tier launches virtual Leader of the Pack food drive


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:15:00 EDT

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The Food Bank of the Southern Tier's annual Leader of the Pack corporate challenge kicks off Wednesday, but this year, it's gone virtual.

Read more: Food Bank of the Southern Tier launches virtual Leader of the Pack food drive


Bath VA aims to help homeless veterans ahead of cold winter months


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 10:00:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

This year's Stand Down event, which provides supplies, food and services to homeless veterans, will be drive-thru only. 

Read more: Bath VA aims to help homeless veterans ahead of cold winter months


State Sen. Tom O'Mara calls for more information surrounding COVID-19


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 07:07:00 EDT

Author: Jared Esposito

State Senator Tom O'Mara is co-sponsoring legislation to require the department of health to release more information surrounding the COVID-19 crisis.

Read more: State Sen. Tom O'Mara calls for more information surrounding COVID-19


Elmira businesses adapt to spike in COVID-19 cases in Chemung County


Created: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 03:49:00 EDT

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Due to the recent COVID-19 spikes in Chemung County, local businesses are adapting in an effort to keep customers and staff safe.

Read more: Elmira businesses adapt to spike in COVID-19 cases in Chemung County


St. James Zion Church Searches for Hidden Tunnel


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 23:59:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA, N.Y.(WENY)-- Pastor Terrance King and Trustee Nick Sledziona at  St. James AME Zion Church in Ithaca are working with archaeologists and Professor Gerard Aching from Cornell University to determine if a secret tunnel is located beneath the church.  

Read more: St. James Zion Church Searches for Hidden Tunnel


Tompkins Board of Elections prepares for record breaking election season


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:12:00 EDT

Author: Sarah Horbacewicz

In the weeks before election day, the Tompkins County Board of Elections has their work cut out for them. The county is seeing record amounts of younger poll worker applications this year which they believe comes in part due to COVID concerns for older residents that typically fill those seats. Commissioner Stephen DeWitt says in 2020 the county is also seeing higher voter registration than normal.

Read more: Tompkins Board of Elections prepares for record breaking election season


Dunkin: $4,500 donated to Food Bank of the Southern Tier


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:51:00 EDT

Author: Ashley Cafaro

Buying an iced coffee at Dunkin Donuts last month benefited the Food Bank of the Southern Tier on Tuesday.  

Read more: Dunkin: $4,500 donated to Food Bank of the Southern Tier


Flu vaccine now available to veterans


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:35:00 EDT

Author: Ashley Cafaro

Flu season is just around the corner and flu vaccines are now available to veterans.

Read more: Flu vaccine now available to veterans


Voting History Mini-Exhibit at CMOG


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:29:00 EDT

Author: Christina Episcopo

In honor of National Voter Registration day,  the Corning Museum of Glass highlighted one of their newest exhibits, focused around voting.

Read more: Voting History Mini-Exhibit at CMOG


CMOG Partners with Steuben County League of Women Voters to Host Voter Registration Day


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:07:00 EDT

Author: Christina Episcopo

 In order to promote more people in the local community to register to vote, the Corning Museum of Glass partnered with the League of Women Voters to set up a registration table for one day.  

Read more: CMOG Partners with Steuben County League of Women Voters to Host Voter Registration Day


Ernie Davis Academy staff member tests positive for COVID-19


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:43:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

Elmira City School District receives first notification of positive COVID-19 case. 

Read more: Ernie Davis Academy staff member tests positive for COVID-19


So. Tier Association for Visually Impaired helping various agencies amid pandemic


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:06:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

More than 10 million masks packaged and distributed through NYS. Find out how one local group, which services the visually impaired, is helping state agencies. 

Read more: So. Tier Association for Visually Impaired helping various agencies amid pandemic


Tompkins Co. issues Limited Water Use Advisory for residents


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:35:00 EDT

Author: Ashley Cafaro

Due to a prolonged period of hot and dry weather, Tompkins County officials are urging residents to conserve water.

Read more: Tompkins Co. issues Limited Water Use Advisory for residents


20 new cases of COVID-19 in Chemung Co.


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:24:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

Chemung County is seeing another spike in cases this morning with the Health Department reporting 20 new cases. 

Read more: 20 new cases of COVID-19 in Chemung Co.


Birdie is this week's adoptable pet with the Chemung County SPCA


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:56:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

This week's adoptable pet with the Chemung County SPCA is Birdie. She is a 5-year-old cat with the shelter. 

Read more: Birdie is this week's adoptable pet with the Chemung County SPCA


Five states added to NYS COVID-19 travel advisory list


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:56:00 EDT

Author: Ashley Cafaro

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo added five new states to the travel advisory list on Tuesday morning.  

Read more: Five states added to NYS COVID-19 travel advisory list


COVID-19 infections rise in the Southern Tier


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 07:54:00 EDT

Author: Jared Esposito

The numbers in the Southern Tier had an increase from yesterday's report of 0.4% now up to 0.5%.

Read more: COVID-19 infections rise in the Southern Tier


United Way of Tompkins County supports Week of Caring through food pantry drop-offs


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 05:55:00 EDT

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What was traditionally a single-day event is now a Week of Caring with United Way of Tompkins County and several partners.

Read more: United Way of Tompkins County supports Week of Caring through food pantry drop-offs


Watkins Glen Faculty Association files lawsuit against school district


Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 03:24:00 EDT

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The union representing teachers in Watkins Glen Central School District has filed a lawsuit against the district, claiming it's not following state guidelines or even its own policies to protect vulnerable teachers from the coronavirus.

Read more: Watkins Glen Faculty Association files lawsuit against school district


Women's Opportunity Center Lay's Off Entire Staff


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 23:57:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y.(WENY)-- Women’s Opportunity Center has laid off all of their employees due to a financial emergency.  Normally the non-profit organization receives the Homemaker Program grant from the New York State Department of Labor, which accounts for 40 percent of the organization's income. 

Read more: Women's Opportunity Center Lay's Off Entire Staff


Corning Museum of Glass holding voter registration event, opens exhibit on transparency of voting process


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:01:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

 Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and the Corning Museum of Glass will be holding a registration event in honor for the day. 

Read more: Corning Museum of Glass holding voter registration event, opens exhibit on transparency of voting process


Pandemic Poetry: Talking About Peoples Experiences During COVID-19


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:47:00 EDT

Author: Lexie Cutmore

Staying home over the last few months has caused many people to turn to creative outlets as a form of expression. One local organization is asking people in the community to come together and write down their experiences during the pandemic.

Read more: Pandemic Poetry: Talking About Peoples Experiences During COVID-19


Towanda Area School District to resume school Tuesday following Monday closure over positive COVID-19 test


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:42:00 EDT

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Towanda Area School District has confirmed a positive coronavirus case, closing school Monday to work through the situation.

Read more: Towanda Area School District to resume school Tuesday following Monday closure over positive COVID-19 test


COVID-19 concerns rise in Steuben County


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:37:00 EDT

Author: Ashley Cafaro

Concerns are rising in Steuben County, after the county sees an increase in COVID-19 cases.  

Read more: COVID-19 concerns rise in Steuben County


Hornell man arrested after investigation into narcotics trafficking


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:43:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

A Hornell man has been arrested following an investigation into alleged narcotics trafficking in the city. 

Read more: Hornell man arrested after investigation into narcotics trafficking


Horseheads School District Transportation Department staff member tests positive for COVID-19


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:18:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Horseheads School District Officials have confirmed to WENY News a member of the transportation department staff has tested positive for COVID-19.

Read more: Horseheads School District Transportation Department staff member tests positive for COVID-19


Guthrie sees increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Sayre, Corning


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 14:25:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

Guthrie hospitals are seeing an increase in positive cornoavirus cases at both Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Corning Hospital, including asymptomatic patients.

Read more: Guthrie sees increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Sayre, Corning


Wolf to veto school sports bill; override attempt expected


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 12:09:00 EDT

Author:

 Gov. Tom Wolf says he will go through with his plan to veto a bill that would give school districts the sole ability to make decisions on sports, including whether and how many spectators to allow. 

Read more: Wolf to veto school sports bill; override attempt expected


Chemung County reports 24 new cases of COVD-19


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 10:45:00 EDT

Author: Isabel Garcia

The Chemung County Health Department is reporting 24 new cases of COVID-19 Monday morning.

Read more: Chemung County reports 24 new cases of COVD-19


Chemung County man arrested for allegedly abusing child


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:58:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

 A Chemung County man has been arrested following a investigation after a report of a 7-year-old child being physically abused. 

Read more: Chemung County man arrested for allegedly abusing child


Chemung County offering free COVID-19 testing


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 09:21:00 EDT

Author: Jared Esposito

After an outbreak of COVID-19 in Chemung County, residents who are wondering if they have the virus will be able to find out this week.

Read more: Chemung County offering free COVID-19 testing


Elmira College receives grant from Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 03:53:00 EDT

Author:

The Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation is once again investing in the education of local students.

Read more: Elmira College receives grant from Mildred Faulkner Truman Foundation


Former SUNY Empire official arrested for alleged fraudulent spending of taxpayer dollars


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 03:41:00 EDT

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The former Director of Facilities at SUNY Empire State College has been arrested on felony charges for allegedly spending more than $31,000 in taxpayer funds on unauthorized purchases.

Read more: Former SUNY Empire official arrested for alleged fraudulent spending of taxpayer dollars


Ithaca Back The Blue Rally


Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:06:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y.(WENY)-- Back The Blue Tompkins County held a rally today outside of the Ithaca Police Department in support of local law enforcement.  

Read more: Ithaca Back The Blue Rally


"Operation Nighthawk" ends with over 110 people arrested for DUI


Created: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 23:53:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

The Pennsylvania State Police released some of the numbers from an initiative known as “Operation Nighthawk”. The initiative is focused on saving lives and deterring impaired driving through DUI enforcement and proactive patrols. Pennsylvania State Police teamed up with over 75 state and municipal officers to continue to work on decreasing DUI crashes, injuries, and fatal accidents. 

Read more: "Operation Nighthawk" ends with over 110 people arrested for DUI


Steuben County reporting 10 new COVID-19 cases


Created: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:01:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

Bath, NY (WENY) -- The Steuben County Health Department is reporting ten new cases of COVID-19 Sunday afternoon, bringing the total number of active cases to 25, and total confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 366. A breakdown of the ten cases includes four in the City of Corning, two in the Town of Campbell, and a case in the Town of Fremont, Jasper, the Village of Hammondsport, and Savona. All of these people are currently in isolation and are being monitored. 

Read more: Steuben County reporting 10 new COVID-19 cases


Prevention Training Seminar Tackles Discomfort of Talking About Suicide


Created: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 13:25:00 EDT

Author: Lexie Cutmore

 One local outreach organization is helping people feel a little more comfortable when talking about suicide. 

Read more: Prevention Training Seminar Tackles Discomfort of Talking About Suicide


A look back on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's impact on Cornell University


Created: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 09:21:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attended Cornell University and last visited the campus in 2014. 

Read more: A look back on Ruth Bader Ginsburg's impact on Cornell University


'Wing of Hope' walk in Broome County for suicide awareness


Created: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 09:13:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

A walk for suicide awareness recently took place in Broome County. 

Read more: 'Wing of Hope' walk in Broome County for suicide awareness


New record high set for COVID-19 tests reported in the empire state


Created: Sun, 20 Sep 2020 09:09:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

A new record high for COVID-19 tests has been reported in New York State.

Read more: New record high set for COVID-19 tests reported in the empire state


Chemung County Offers Free COVID Testing


Created: Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:27:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

HORSEHEADS,N.Y.(WENY)--  Chemung County announced today that they will be scheduling a special Coronavirus testing event from September 21st through the 23rd at the Chemung County FairGrounds. This announcement comes after positive cases showed up in both the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Horseheads and the Chemung County Jail.  The county is urging community members who know someone or have been to the Lighthouse Baptist Church to go to the Chemung County Website and sched...

Read more: Chemung County Offers Free COVID Testing


Candlelight Vigil Held for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Corning


Created: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 23:59:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

CORNING, NY (WENY) -- After the news broke of the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday night, people gathered in her memory on Corning's Market Street. 

Read more: Candlelight Vigil Held for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Corning


Horseheads School District Alerts Families to Positive COVID-19 Case at Gardner Road Elementary


Created: Fri, 18 Sep 2020 22:41:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

HORSEHEADS, NY (WENY) -- The Horseheads Central School District sent out an email to parents Friday evening, after a school staff member tested positive for COVID-19. 

Read more: Horseheads School District Alerts Families to Positive COVID-19 Case at Gardner Road Elementary


UPDATE: Elmira Police investigate shootout near Oak and Linden


Created: Thu, 17 Sep 2020 01:16:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

There was a large police presence in one Elmira neighborhood on Wednesday night after police blocked off the area and were going door-to-door.

Read more: UPDATE: Elmira Police investigate shootout near Oak and Linden


Ithaca Native Receives Scholarship to La Lumiere Boarding School


Created: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:14:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y.(WENY)-- Ithaca native, Sincere Clemons, received a scholarship to attend La Lumiere Boarding School in Indiana for his dedication on the basketball court and in the classroom.  Sincere was able to make this dream possible with the help of both his family and community members.  Brandon Wright, Family Friend, has watched Sincere grow up and when Sincere was offered this scholarship Wright did everything he could to show support for the family.  “That...

Read more: Ithaca Native Receives Scholarship to La Lumiere Boarding School


NYS sells site of former NYSDOT facility along Cayuga Lake


Created: Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:52:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

The new owner is Peter Dugo, who's the president of Arnot Realty Corporation. The state says he does to redevelop the property..

Read more: NYS sells site of former NYSDOT facility along Cayuga Lake


First Heritage Credit Union to Open New Corporate Headquarters


Created: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:28:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

CORNING, NY (WENY) -- First Heritage Federal Credit Union is celebrating the opening of its new corporate headquarters and retail branch in Corning. The brand new facility, located on Denison Parkway, will officially open on September 21st. The 27,500 square foot building and surrounding property has been under construction since August of last year. The first floor will house First Heritage's bank operation, while second and third floors will house support staff. The drive...

Read more: First Heritage Credit Union to Open New Corporate Headquarters


Gov. Cuomo won't ban door-to-door trick-or-treaters this Halloween


Created: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:43:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he would not ban trick-or-treaters from going door to door this Halloween. 

Read more: Gov. Cuomo won't ban door-to-door trick-or-treaters this Halloween


Guthrie launches new SAFE-T program


Created: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:50:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

WENY -- Early this afternoon, Guthrie Health along with Penn State University officially launched the Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Tele-health program for victims. The SAFE-T program is designed to have a nurse experienced in sexual assault cases participate in the exam along with the local site nurse. This is done with specialized Tele-health technology where the experienced nurse is virtually present and has all the tools necessary to perform the sexual assault exam...

Read more: Guthrie launches new SAFE-T program


Tracy Mitrano Requests Debate with Tom Reed


Created: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 23:38:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y.(WENY)-- The candidate for New York's 23rd congressional district, Tracy Mitrano held a rally yesterday in Ithaca to call on Congressman Tom Reed to agree to debate with her. 

Read more: Tracy Mitrano Requests Debate with Tom Reed


YMCA Raises Money at Annual Golf Outing


Created: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 23:30:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y(WENY)— The YMCA held its annual golf tournament on Monday with the hope of raising money to pay bills that are continuing to come in during the pandemic.  

Read more: YMCA Raises Money at Annual Golf Outing


Taking a toll on firefighters


Created: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 20:07:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

HORSEHEADS, NY (WENY) -- As the California wildfires continue to burn they keep taking a toll on firefighters battling the fires. The dry and windy conditions in the Western US have contributed to the continuation of wildfires burning across that part of the nation. Wildfires can happen throughout the year and, as of today, across the states of; Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, over 6 million acres have b...

Read more: Taking a toll on firefighters


Precautions for your plants


Created: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 20:04:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

BIG FLATS, NY (WENY) -- We are expecting a chilly night with the potential for frost, and this frost will have effects on local plant life. Generally, across the Twin Tiers, our average first frost occurs in late September to early October but this year Mother Nature is bringing that potential a couple weeks early. Not only do we have a chance at our first frost tonight, but greater chances will come this weekend as another cold front brings us another cold air injectio...

Read more: Precautions for your plants


Zion Church Offers Free Hair Cuts and School Supplies


Created: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 23:04:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y.(WENY)-- ST. James A.M.E Zion church in Ithaca N.Y. held its first annual back to school event September 13th from 1 PM to 4 PM.  

Read more: Zion Church Offers Free Hair Cuts and School Supplies


Cascadilla Boat Club Offers Socially Distant Learn to Row Lessons


Created: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 21:36:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y.(WENY)-- The Cascadilla Boat Club located at Stewart park in Ithaca is offering adult learn to row classes from September 7th to October 11th. There will be two available time slots for lessons, either Monday and Wednesday at 5 PM or Saturday and Sunday at 12 PM.  To sign up you must fill out a Swim Test Form, which you can get completed at any local gym.  Through the Adult learn to row lessons people will start by learning the technique on an ERG workout machin...

Read more: Cascadilla Boat Club Offers Socially Distant Learn to Row Lessons


This Week in Wine Country: Soaring at Harris Hill


Created: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 09:29:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

BIG FLATS, NY (WENY) -- This Week in Wine Country, sponsored by Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Renata Stiehl and Laury Ward, President of Finger Lakes Wine Country talk with David McMaster, a licensed glider pilot. 

Read more: This Week in Wine Country: Soaring at Harris Hill


Love Amidst a Pandemic; Ithaca Sees an Increase in Marriage Licenses


Created: Sat, 12 Sep 2020 09:17:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y(WENY)-- The town of Ithaca has issued 101 marriage licenses so far this year.  

Read more: Love Amidst a Pandemic; Ithaca Sees an Increase in Marriage Licenses


Tompkins County airport adapts to passenger changes, mask requirements will stick around


Created: Wed, 9 Sep 2020 17:47:00 EDT

Author: Sarah Horbacewicz

While the doors are open to travel, airports like the Ithaca Tompkins International Airport are still only functioning at about 30% of what they’re used to according to the airport's director Mike Hall.

Read more: Tompkins County airport adapts to passenger changes, mask requirements will stick around


Two arrested after narcotics found in U-Haul truck


Created: Wed, 9 Sep 2020 11:59:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Two men were arrested after police say the pulled over a U-Haul truck in Elmira and found narcotics inside. 

Read more: Two arrested after narcotics found in U-Haul truck


Chemung County proposed sales tax distribution plan for next two years


Created: Tue, 8 Sep 2020 21:13:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- This evening, County Executive Chris Moss spoke to the Chemung County Board to show them the plan for the 2021 and 2022 sales tax budget. Chris Moss expressed the importance of this proposal because municipalities have already begun to see the burden the pandemic has been on their budgets.

Read more: Chemung County proposed sales tax distribution plan for next two years


Car parade held to celebrate back to school


Created: Tue, 8 Sep 2020 17:10:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- This afternoon, a car parade in Elmira celebrated elementary school teachers to kick off the new school year. Beecher Elementary School hosted a car parade this afternoon to celebrate faculty and students heading back to school. The parade started at the Holiday Inn on Water Street and ended at the Beecher Elementary back entrance on second street.

Read more: Car parade held to celebrate back to school


Two arrested in Bath after multi-agency narcotics investigation


Created: Tue, 8 Sep 2020 11:03:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Police arrested two people following a multi-agency investigation into the alleged sale of narcotics in Steuben County. 

Read more: Two arrested in Bath after multi-agency narcotics investigation


Bangs Ambulance Service Adapts to Pandemic


Created: Mon, 7 Sep 2020 22:10:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y(WENY)-- Bangs Ambulance in Ithaca is adapting to the pandemic and after a drop in call volume in March calls are starting to pick back up.  

Read more: Bangs Ambulance Service Adapts to Pandemic


Protesters Request IPD Budget Cut


Created: Mon, 7 Sep 2020 00:06:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y(WENY)-- Around 150 people showed up to the weekly Black Lives Matter protesters in Ithaca requesting that the Ithaca Police Department budget be cut by eighty percent during Wednesday’s Special Budget Common Council meeting. 

Read more: Protesters Request IPD Budget Cut


Local Business Owner Provides Free Trade Training


Created: Sat, 5 Sep 2020 20:41:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y.(WENY)-- Brian LaMorte, owner of LaMorte Electric Heating and Cooling, has started offering electrical and construction training to a few Black community members.  LaMorte was inspired by the weekly Black Lives Matter protests that take place on the Ithaca Commons and while what he is doing is only in the beginning stages, his hope is to eventually turn this into a full non-profit organization.  “ The big idea is to have a foundation, a non-profit somethin...

Read more: Local Business Owner Provides Free Trade Training


Faith Temple Community Church in Elmira to hold a school supply giveaway


Created: Sat, 5 Sep 2020 00:32:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

Elmira, NY (WENY) -- On Saturday, September 5th the Faith Temple Community Church in Elmira will be handing out free back to school supplies. They'll be available to all students in grades K through 12. In addition to the supplies, workers with the Census will on hand, where people can also sign up to register to vote. The back to school drive is part of several Saturday events during September called Faith Temple Cares. They're also in the process of planning a clothing drive and bi...

Read more: Faith Temple Community Church in Elmira to hold a school supply giveaway


Finger Lakes Reuse Expands It's Reset Program


Created: Fri, 4 Sep 2020 23:41:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y.(WENY)-- Finger Lakes Reuse expanded to 700 West Buffalo Street. The Non-profit also expanded its Reset program that helps unemployed, disabled and community members with criminal records get the training needed to obtain jobs in the community.  

Read more: Finger Lakes Reuse Expands It's Reset Program


This Week in Wine Country: Disc Golf at Castel Grisch Winery


Created: Fri, 4 Sep 2020 19:48:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

WATKINS GLEN, NY (WENY) --  Castel Grisch just opened a brand new, 18 hole disc golf course on the winery property. 

Read more: This Week in Wine Country: Disc Golf at Castel Grisch Winery


Ithaca College unveils COVID tracking dashboard


Created: Fri, 4 Sep 2020 00:32:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

As of Thursday night, Ithaca College has tested roughly two thousand students and faculty, with zero positive results.

Read more: Ithaca College unveils COVID tracking dashboard


Fire destroys trailer in Corning


Created: Thu, 3 Sep 2020 00:16:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

The cause is under investigation.

Read more: Fire destroys trailer in Corning


Progress Continues on 176 Denison Apartment Building


Created: Wed, 2 Sep 2020 19:43:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

CORNING, NY (WENY) -- The newest apartment complex on Denison Parkway in Corning is closer to being completed. 

Read more: Progress Continues on 176 Denison Apartment Building


Business owner reaction to Market Street reopening to traffic


Created: Tue, 1 Sep 2020 19:10:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

CORNING, NY (WENY) -- We have continuing coverage tonight on the final days of Market Street being closed to traffic, for expanded outdoor dining. The street will reopen to cars starting next Tuesday. This afternoon we spoke to Poppleton's Bakery, Laurabelle's, and Market Street Brewing Company, who all tell me they loved having the street closed for the summer. In fact, they say they hope the Gaffer District and Corning City Council will work to have this hap...

Read more: Business owner reaction to Market Street reopening to traffic


September 2020 Book Recommendations: Chemung County Library District


Created: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 18:51:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- The Chemung County Library District is back with its monthly book recommendations! 

Read more: September 2020 Book Recommendations: Chemung County Library District


Algal Blooms Ahead of Labor Day Weekend


Created: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 18:39:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

SENECA LAKE, NY (WENY) -- This afternoon we spoke with Bill Roege who is the Harmful Algal Bloom director at Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association.  Bill told us the blooms have been popping up between the Burdett and Hector area of Seneca Lake and the latest bloom was witnessed by their Southeast Regional Coordinator, Sarah Hazlitt. Bill adds they have also seen blooms in the same area today.

Read more: Algal Blooms Ahead of Labor Day Weekend


Dance Church Ithaca Moves to a New Location


Created: Sun, 30 Aug 2020 21:45:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ITHACA,N.Y.(WENY)-- Dance Church Ithaca has been around since 2014 but recently they had to change locations from Fine Spirit Studio on Dey Street to Foundation of light at 391 Turkey Hill Road.  Dance Church Ithaca has also had to stop their gatherings for a short period of time due to the pandemic. They are just starting to get back to holding regular classes every Sunday from 11:30 AM to 1:00pm.  While Dance Church has the name Church in the name it does not follow any ...

Read more: Dance Church Ithaca Moves to a New Location


Elmira College class welcomes class of 2024


Created: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 00:51:00 EDT

Author:

According to the college, the incoming freshmen and class of 2024 is made up of students from 15 different states and 5 foreign countries.

Read more: Elmira College class welcomes class of 2024


Montour Falls business celebrates new location, expanded service


Created: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 01:19:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

MONTOUR FALLS, N.Y. (WENY) -- A business in Schuyler County is celebrating a brand new location, and an expansion. Paradiso's Village Bakery on West Main Street in Montour Falls officially cut the ribbon Thursday. The bakery also added a dinner menu along with their new location. The owner said the new location gives them more room to grow and to add more restaurant space in the future. Kathryn Paradiso, the owner of Paradiso's Village Bakery said, "As a company, it ...

Read more: Montour Falls business celebrates new location, expanded service


Crops Feeling the Dry Conditions


Created: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:36:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

ODESSA, NY (WENY) -- We are continuing our coverage of the dry conditions here locally. Yesterday, we spoke to a local winery as to how the dry conditions are affecting them, and today we spoke with a local farmer to see how these dry conditions are effecting his farm.

Read more: Crops Feeling the Dry Conditions


Man sought for questioning in counterfeit money investigation


Created: Tue, 25 Aug 2020 00:35:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Chemung County Sheriff's Office needs your help locating a person of interest in a counterfeit money case. The Sheriff's Office says the photo (above) was taken at a Bryne Dairy in the Town of Horseheads in the early morning hours of August 5th. They say this man was driving a small blue car. The Sheriff's Office says he is wanted for questioning. If you have any information on this person's identity or whereabouts -- call (607...

Read more: Man sought for questioning in counterfeit money investigation


Dry Conditions Taking a Toll


Created: Mon, 24 Aug 2020 18:02:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

WATKINS GLEN (WENY) -- The dry conditions across the area have begun to have an affect on local crop growers. We spoke to a local winery to find out how they have been affected. The latest drought monitor shows abnormally dry conditions across the majority of the region and a moderate drought ongoing in the Finger Lakes.

Read more: Dry Conditions Taking a Toll


Steuben County man arrested on sexual abuse charges


Created: Wed, 19 Aug 2020 18:41:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

A Steuben County man was arrested by Bath police and charged with sexual abuse following an investigation that started in June.

Read more: Steuben County man arrested on sexual abuse charges


Politics in Two: The Virtual Convention


Created: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 19:21:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

WENY's political analyst Dr. Jim Twombly recaps the first day of the virtual Democratic National Convention and what we can expect to see moving forward.

Read more: Politics in Two: The Virtual Convention


This Week in Wine Country: Glenora Veraisons Restaurant


Created: Fri, 14 Aug 2020 19:43:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

DUNDEE, NY (WENY) -- This Week in Wine Country, sponsored by Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Renata Stiehl and Laury Ward, President of FLWC talk with Patrick Higgins, Executive Chef at Veraisons Restaurant at Glenora Inn and Wine Cellars.

Read more: This Week in Wine Country: Glenora Veraisons Restaurant


Ithaca, Owego Fire Departments receive federal grant money


Created: Thu, 13 Aug 2020 10:17:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Two local fire departments are receiving federal Assistance to Firefighters Grants to help purchase new equipment and train personnel. 

Read more: Ithaca, Owego Fire Departments receive federal grant money


Ithaca College releases full reopening plan


Created: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:57:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Ithaca College released its reopening plan Wednesday, ahead of its October 5 start. 

Read more: Ithaca College releases full reopening plan


Danks Burke and Mitrano Hold Joint Press Conference on Conservation Concerns


Created: Thu, 6 Aug 2020 17:49:00 EDT

Author: Christina Episcopo

These two candidates share similar beliefs and wanted to amplify their voices touring together Thursday afternoon. 

Read more: Danks Burke and Mitrano Hold Joint Press Conference on Conservation Concerns


Horseheads Sister Cities Association rings bells to celebrate 75 years of peace between US and Japan


Created: Thu, 6 Aug 2020 00:23:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

Horseheads, NY (WENY) -- Organizers with the Horseheads Nakagawa Sister City Program and community members rang bells simultaneously with 50 other cities. The idea of ringing the bells is to celebrate 75 years of peace since atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Wednesday, August 8th marks when the first bomb was dropped.

Read more: Horseheads Sister Cities Association rings bells to celebrate 75 years of peace between US and Japan


Catholic Charities and EOP is getting families in need ready to go back to school


Created: Wed, 5 Aug 2020 22:36:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

Elmira, NY, Watkins Glen, NY (WENY) -- Catholic Charities and the Economic Opportunity Program are asking for the public's help in making sure students are ready for the upcoming year. From August 5th through the 24th businesses in Elmira and Watkins Glen will be collecting school supply’s, backpacks, and headphones. Everything collected will go towards school supply kits that'll be distributed along with the backpacks as part of Catholic Charities and EOP's Back to School Kickoff.

Read more: Catholic Charities and EOP is getting families in need ready to go back to school


Elmira Police investigating after statue stolen from home


Created: Wed, 5 Aug 2020 19:08:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

Elmira Police are investigating after a statue was stolen from a home in the 400 block of West Church Street. 

Read more: Elmira Police investigating after statue stolen from home


Bell-ringing ceremony being held by Horseheads Nakagawa Sister City Committee


Created: Wed, 5 Aug 2020 15:08:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

On Wednesday night, the Horseheads community is invited to participate in a bell-ringing ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the day the atomic bombs fell on the Japanese Cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

Read more: Bell-ringing ceremony being held by Horseheads Nakagawa Sister City Committee


Food bank of the Southern Tier reopening volunteer opportunities


Created: Wed, 5 Aug 2020 00:49:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

The food bank says volunteers are needed right now more than ever, because there has been a 50 percent increase in demand because of the pandemic since March.

Read more: Food bank of the Southern Tier reopening volunteer opportunities


Corning man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on child pornography charge


Created: Tue, 4 Aug 2020 19:38:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

A Corning man was sentenced to federal prison after being convicted of possessing child pornography. 50-year-old Robert Wood will serve 12 years in prison. 

Read more: Corning man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison on child pornography charge


11-year-old child killed in farming accident


Created: Tue, 4 Aug 2020 01:05:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

The Sheriff's Office say it happened as family members were in the barn doing chores. 

Read more: 11-year-old child killed in farming accident


COVID-19 Twin Tiers County Breakdown - August 3


Created: Mon, 3 Aug 2020 19:29:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

 Below is a check on the status of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases throughout the Twin Tiers on August 3 at 7:15PM.

Read more: COVID-19 Twin Tiers County Breakdown - August 3


WGI named 'Best NASCAR Track' for fourth time


Created: Mon, 3 Aug 2020 19:01:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (WENY) – For the fourth time in six years, Watkins Glen International was named the USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice for “Best NASCAR Track” For several months, USA TODAY readers from across the country were able to vote on which track they believed was the best. “Obviously, all of the credit goes to the amazing fans of Watkins Glen International,” WGI President Michael Printup said. “We have the best fans in motorsports who mad...

Read more: WGI named 'Best NASCAR Track' for fourth time


McDonalds, Gap and Target now require customers to wear masks


Created: Sat, 1 Aug 2020 21:46:00 EDT

Author:

A growing number of major chains have issued policies requiring employees and customers to wear masks. They include McDonald's, Target and Gap brand stores, whose new policies are going into effect on Saturday.  McDonald's President and CEO Chris Kempczinski told "CBS This Morning" this week that the company decided to make the change last week in response to the current state of the U.S. pandemic.

Read more: McDonalds, Gap and Target now require customers to wear masks


Employee tests positive at The Manor at Bethany Village.


Created: Sat, 1 Aug 2020 20:56:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

Visitation to The Manor at Bethany Village has been suspended. The suspension follows a positive test coming from a non-direct care employee. The employee was asymptomatic and the positive test came during a weekly state-mandated test. They are currently quarantining for fourteen days per the Department of Health guidelines.  As a preventative measure, all residents on the identified united will be tested and employees will be required to wear full PPE.

Read more: Employee tests positive at The Manor at Bethany Village.


NYGOP Chairman Visited Elmira to Discuss Top Priorities


Created: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 19:53:00 EDT

Author: Christina Episcopo

The New York Republican Chairman joined elected officials as well as candidates and party leaders in Elmira this Wednesday afternoon to meet and discuss the 2020 elections. 

Read more: NYGOP Chairman Visited Elmira to Discuss Top Priorities


Elmira man arrested after Southside standoff


Created: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 01:25:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

According to EPD, Stuart J. Spicer was arrested and charged with criminal contempt and resisting arrest.

Read more: Elmira man arrested after Southside standoff


Steuben County Worries about it's Financial Future


Created: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:36:00 EDT

Author: Christina Episcopo

Wheeler expressed his concern to WENY News as his county might not be doing the worst compared to other counties, but they are not doing the best either. 

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First Elmira LECOM class coming to new campus on Friday


Created: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 00:49:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

The inaugural class consists of 120 medical students.

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Cuomo updates N.Y.S. on Coronavirus response


Created: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 20:07:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

ALBANY, NY (WENY) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo hosted a conference call to provide an update on New York's COVID-19 response around 11:30 this morning. He said, New York conducted 66,000 tests yesterday and the positive rate was 1.2%, 724 New Yorkers are hospitalized, and only 2 deaths related to COVID occurred yesterday. 

Read more: Cuomo updates N.Y.S. on Coronavirus response


NYSDEC equipment stolen, person of interest sought


Created: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 00:18:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

DEC officials say a piece of equipment worth thousands of dollars was stolen from them in Tompkins County.

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Dry conditions bring increased fire threat


Created: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 19:15:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

ELMIRA, NY (WENY) -- We are in the heart of the summer and a common nighttime activity is lighting a campfire to gather around, but lately ground conditions have been abnormally dry which increases the chances for fires to get out of control, and we spoke with the Elmira Fire Marshal this afternoon and is live outside Elmira Fire Headquarters and he has more on how you can prevent out of control fires.

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This Week in Wine Country: Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel


Created: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 18:52:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

WATKINS GLEN, NY (WENY) -- This Week in Wine Country, sponsored by Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Renata Stiehl and Laury Ward, President of FLWC talk with Scott Bell, General Manager of the Harbor Hotel in Watkins Glen. 

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Bridge St. Bridge to close Friday morning for maintenance


Created: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 18:45:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) -- Corning's Bridge Street Bridge will be closed the morning of Friday, July 24 for maintenance.  The bridge will be closed Friday from 4 a.m. until approximately 8 a.m. so the City Public Works Department, the Department of Environmental Conservation and the City Fire Department can install temporary flood control devices.  City officials say it will help the area be prepared for "any potential future flooding event". 

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Cuomo Helping Other Cities Fight Back Against COVID-19


Created: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 17:37:00 EDT

Author: Lexie Cutmore

(WENY) — As the number of new COVID-19 cases in New York State continues to decline, Governor Andrew Cuomo is giving other cities advice how to fight back against the pandemic.  Earlier today, Cuomo met with Mayor Van Johnson in Savannah, Georgia to talk about how they can minimize the number of new COVID-19 cases. According to the CDC, at one point New York State had the highest number of active Coronavirus cases in the world. Now, outbreaks and hospitaliz...

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Heat Tips for the Weekend


Created: Fri, 17 Jul 2020 20:21:00 EDT

Author: Joe Veres

This weekends heat will be unbearable at times. We are expecting high temperatures to climb into the mid and upper 90s by Sunday afternoon. Also, dew points will creep back into the upper 60s and low 70s. This combination will cause the outside temperature to feel like the triple digits for many locations. Heat is, on average, the number one weather related killer per year, ahead of tornadoes and flooding. So, how can you enjoy the weather this weekend and stay safe? We have some tips...

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Home damaged after fire in Elmira


Created: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 22:50:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

Firefighters say that everyone inside was able to get out safely, and officials are now looking for the cause.

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Chemung County SPCA offering low-cost vaccine clinics


Created: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 10:28:00 EDT

Author: Vanessa Rizzitano

There are three litters of cats on the adoption floor.

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Local man celebrates 50 Years as a firefighter


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 23:36:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

ELMIRA,NY(WENY)-- Bradley Nicholson, President of the Elmira Heights volunteer Fire Department, celebrated his 50th year as a volunteer firefighter. 

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Chemung County online foreclosure auction


Created: Mon, 13 Jul 2020 23:09:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

All interested parties must register as an online bidder and create an account with Auctions International, which is hosting the auction.

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Holly's Hounds closes shop in Arnot Mall


Created: Sat, 11 Jul 2020 18:09:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

WENY News tried reaching out to the phone number listed for Holly's Hounds, but the number has been disconnected.

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This Week in Wine Country: Finger Lakes Distilling


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 20:53:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

BURDETT, NY (WENY) -- This week in Wine Country, sponsored by Finger Lakes Wine Country, WENY's Renata Stiehl and Laury Ward with Finger Lakes Wine County talk with Brian McKenzie, President of Finger Lakes Distilling. 

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Lucky Hare Brewing Participates in the 'All Together' Project


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:10:00 EDT

Author: Christina Episcopo

Lucky Hare is working to help their local hospitality workers as the owner says they are a major part of Schuyler Counties community. 

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Trooper injured after tractor trailer hits patrol car


Created: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 22:19:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

A New York State Trooper suffered non-life threatening injuries after a tractor trailer hit a patrol car on Sunday night. 

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NYSP: Two Corning businesses sold alcohol to minors


Created: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 21:41:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

State Police say the clerks who sold alcohol to a minor at both businesses will be arrested for providing alcohol to a person under 21.

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Report released regarding nursing homes and COVID-19


Created: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 17:40:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

ALBANY, NY (WENY) -- How did COVID-19 get into New York State nursing homes and how did it become widespread? That was the question explored by the state health department in a new report. The briefing mainly discussed a study conducted to find out how coronavirus got into nursing homes.

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Guthrie Southport office to expand office hours


Created: Thu, 2 Jul 2020 18:47:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

 Starting Monday, July 6, Guthrie's Southport office will expand office hours. 

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Chemung Co. DPW to replace drainage pipe in Horseheads July 6


Created: Wed, 1 Jul 2020 11:06:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

On Monday, July 6, the Chemung County Department of Public works will be replacing a roadway drainage pipe on Hickory Grove Road between NYS Route 14 and Gardner Road in Horseheads. 

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Schuyler County Sheriff's Office offering free community lunch on July 7


Created: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:31:00 EDT

Author: Caitlin Murphy

As a thank you to the community for their support “during these trying times”, the Schuyler County Sheriff's Office will be serving on lunch on Tuesday, July 7. 

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The Rockwell's Masked Bison


Created: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:05:00 EDT

Author: Christina Episcopo

The museum staff thought this would be a fun way to remind their visitors of the state-mandated rules. 

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When to Wear a Mask While Visiting the Gaffer District


Created: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 18:48:00 EDT

Author: Christina Episcopo

To help clear up this confusion, staff with the Gaffer District has put signs up throughout Market Street listing the rules and guidelines given to them by the state. 

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Corning's Denison Park Pool to open Wednesday


Created: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 18:22:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

According to the Corning City Recreation Department, the pool will be open seven days a week, under a swim session plan.

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Counsel's Corner: NYS Quarantine Restriction Executive Order


Created: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:31:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

(WENY) -- In this week's Counsel's Corner with Ziff Law Firm, attorney Adam Gee talks with Renata Stiehl about the legalities surrounding Governor Andrew Cuomo's executive order requiring people arriving in New York state from states designated as COVID-19 hot spots to self-quarantine for 14 days.

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World War II veteran turns 100


Created: Sun, 28 Jun 2020 00:43:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

Towanda, PA (WENY) -- A World War II veteran was honored on Saturday after turning 100 years old.  David Thomas, Jr. who lives in Towanda, Pennsylvania was presented with an award thanking him for his service by Tina Puckett. The award was also meant as congratulation to Thomas for hitting the milestone.

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Chemung Canal Trust Company announces new phase of lobby and office re-openings


Created: Sat, 27 Jun 2020 00:44:00 EDT

Author:

According to Chemung Canal Trust Company, 13 of its 25 offices will be reopening their lobbies starting June 29th.

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Arnot Mall Moves Stores to Event Center


Created: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 23:53:00 EDT

Author: Cody Taylor

Elmira, NY- Arnot Mall is moving stores to the event center and is planning to be open every weekend, starting tomorrow, from 11AM to 6PM. 

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Troy Fair Canceled for 2020


Created: Thu, 25 Jun 2020 17:10:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

TROY, PA (WENY) -- The 2020 Troy Fair won't happen this year, due to COVID-19. Fair officials made the announcement early Thursday evening. They say the decision was made by the Troy Borough Municipal Authority, which owns the property where the fair is held.  

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Schuyler County rollover crash


Created: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:28:00 EDT

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First responders were called out to a rollover crash in Schuyler County on Tuesday night.

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Letter written to Steuben County residents regarding law enforcement


Created: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 19:56:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

BATH, NY (WENY) -- Following recent police reform laws that were passed in New York State, law enforcement in Steuben County have written a letter to residents about the latest rhetoric surrounding police. The letter comes as protests calling for police reform in the wake of George Floyd's death in Minneapolis continue nationwide.

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Local movie theater plans delayed reopening


Created: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 17:37:00 EDT

Author: Ashley Cafaro

Local movie theater, Cinemapolis in Ithaca says they will not be reopening this Friday, and instead have decided to wait. 

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Local businesses gear up for phase 4


Created: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 19:55:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

CORNING, NY (WENY) -- This Friday, the Southern Tier is set to move into phase 4 of New York's reopening plan. Phase four includes things like movie theaters, casinos and museum. Today, the executive director of the Rockwell Museum sat down with us to explain their reopening process. Brian Lee said he expects to receive guidelines from the state this week, but added the museum has already taken steps on its own to keep everyone safe.

Read more: Local businesses gear up for phase 4


UPDATE: South Corning house fire ruled accidental


Created: Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:55:00 EDT

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Two people were airlifted to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, after a fire in Corning.

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CCC hosts virtual commencement ceremony


Created: Sun, 21 Jun 2020 01:26:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

Corning, NY (WENY) -- Corning Community College hosted a special commencement ceremony Saturday morning. CCC hosted a virtual commencement ceremony around 11:00 am. Among the speakers was President Dr. Bill Mullaney and McGrath Award for Excellence recipient Erin Shaut. Dr. Mullaney's speech focused on the class being able to overcome the challenges of distance learning, that the class of 2020 will always be known as the COVID-19 class.

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This Week in Wine Country: Heron Hill Winery


Created: Fri, 19 Jun 2020 19:46:00 EDT

Author: Renata Stiehl

HAMMONDSPORT, NY (WENY) -- This week in Wine Country, sponsored by Finger Lakes Wine Country, we're learning how Heron Hill winery on Keuka Lake is handling tastings with COVID-19 restrictions, and hosting virtual wine tastings over Facebook Live. 

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Special send-off parade for Ridge Road Elementary kindergartners


Created: Thu, 18 Jun 2020 00:46:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

Special send-off parade for Ridge Road Elementary kindergartners 

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Campaign launched to promote Southern Tier business


Created: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 18:29:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

CORNING, NY (WENY) -- Local businesses have struggled during the pandemic, but a local campaign is looking to flip things around and promote the region. The campaign is called #TogetherAgain and is out to promote Southern Tier Business. "We are really trying to promote that, the small town shops, the restaurants, the entrepreneurs.

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Seniors and retiring employees congratulated with parade


Created: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 18:21:00 EDT

Author: Alex Bielfeld

ELMIRA HEIGHTS, NY (WENY) -- With high school graduations in question all across the Twin Tiers, school districts are getting creative on how hold a physical ceremony. This afternoon, a parade was held in Elmira Heights to celebrate seniors and retirees from Thomas A Edison High School.  Cars decorated in balloons, streamers, and farewell wishes gathered this afternoon at Cohen Elementary before 2 this afternoon to set up the parade that honored graduating seniors and ...

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Horsehead's FD rescues an Iguana from the roof of a home


Created: Mon, 15 Jun 2020 00:32:00 EDT

Author: Nicholas Phillips

Horseheads, NY (WENY) -- The Horsehead's Fire Department got a special call on Sunday. They needed to rescue a pet but it wasn't just any pet, it was an Iguana. The firemen were called to a home to rescue “Zeus” who managed to get out of his home and onto the roof. Crews managed to position the ladder just right. Three first responders managed to climb up on the roof and rescue “Zeus” which they say wasn't happy.

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Elmira High School Class of 2020 Senior parade


Created: Sat, 13 Jun 2020 00:25:00 EDT

Author: Nick Quattrini

Elmira High School Class of 2020 Senior parade

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