Tioga County, NY

Owego Police Department Report

The Owego Police Department reported that during the week of July 25, 2022 through July 31, 2022 there were 77 calls for service, they responded to two motor vehicle accidents, and four traffic tickets were issued. The department also reported the following arrests. On Monday, July 25, 2022, at approximately...
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Tioga County Deed Transfers

On July 28, 2022, property located at 27 State Route 34, Town of Barton, from Austin Rentals Inc. to Jacob Silber for $130,000. On July 28, 2022, property located at 62 Dean Creek Rd., Town of Barton, from William and Florence Cunningham to Cody and Chelsey Cunningham for $37,500. On...
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National Night Out puts the spotlight on Community

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, National Night Out was celebrated in communities nationwide, to include Owego. Held at Marvin Park, Owego’s celebration was hosted by the Owego Police Department and its Police Benevolent Association (PBA); support from village officials, fire departments, trucking companies, and various volunteers made the event happen.
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4-H at the Tioga County Fair​

A year’s worth of work, learning and positive youth development will be showcased at the 4-H events at the Tioga County Fair from Aug. ​9 to Aug. 13. Some of the events include the showing of horses, beef cows, dairy cattle, goats, sheep, swine, poultry, and rabbits. In addition to animals, other projects will be on display featuring food, art, science, technology, engineering, and other agricultural projects.

Another Heat Advisory for Parts of Twin Tiers

The oppressive humidity will continue another day in the Twin Tiers. Broome, Tioga, Tompkins and Bradford counties are under a heat advisory until 8 p.m. August 8. Susquehanna, Chenango, Cortland and Delaware Counties are not included in the advisory area. Overnight temperatures in the Greater Binghamton area failed to drop...

The Tioga County Fair returns this week!

The Tioga County Fair kicks off on Tuesday evening, offering fair-goers plenty of thrills and action throughout the five-day event. This year the fair takes place Aug. 9-13, and is held at the Tioga County Fairgrounds in Owego. For an all-inclusive gate fee of $15 except for Tuesday, which is...

CROP Hunger Walk Meeting planned for August 16

The 2022 Tioga County CROP Hunger Walk Recruiter’s Meeting will be held on Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the Owego Nazarene Church. Come enjoy some pizza and beverages and hear about the good work that is happening through CROP Hunger Walks. The actual Walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 16, with registration from 1:30-2 p.m., and stepping off from the Owego Methodist church at 2 p.m. and ending at First Presbyterian Union Church with refreshments.

A Fun Time at the Farm

Over 800 folks journeyed to Josie and Todd Spencer’s dairy farm for Sundaes at the Farm last Sunday, July 24. The weather was hot, but the ice cream cool and tasty. There were many farm-related booths for folks to learn more about farming and specifically dairy farming. Most of the attendees were families with young children, and the kids got to see the cows close up in the barn, practiced their milking skills with Maggie Moo and the Dairy Ambassadors, made a craft with the Master Gardeners, and participated in a scavenger hunt.

Student Project | Establishing a Carbon Bank – From Futile to Fertile | Hoi Ying Grace Lam

This design research examines the physical landscape transformation the Green New Deal introduced in 2019 implies on implementing the “jobs, justice, and decarbonization agenda” in USA. This research investigates and visualizes the possibility of establishing a “Carbon Bank” in the New York State context, which builds collective ownership investing in land-based solution that sequesters carbon. The research suggests a new program structure and governance in engaging different actors to address pressing issues faced by NY, including 1) increasing flooding risk and displacement under climate change, 2) shifting of hardiness zones that brings stress on farmland and forest, 3) land with deteriorating conditions that could provide future job opportunities.

COVID Cases Down, Hospitalizations & Deaths Up in So. Tier

With school just around the corner, local health officials are keeping a close eye on the infection trends for COVID-19. Recently, there had been a drop in overall new cases but the number of serious illness requiring hospitalization and deaths in the Southern Tier have been up as the new variant of the coronavirus has rapidly spread.