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Chemung County Office of Aging helping seniors combat loneliness

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — Loneliness, social isolation, and anxiety can be hard and difficult challenges for members of the senior community. Luckily, members from the Chemung County Office of Aging have come up with ways for those individuals to cope with those challenges. Animatronic pets are seen as a way to provide company and comfort […]
CHEMUNG COUNTY, NY
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Elmira man arrested and charged with kidnapping child

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — An Elmira man was arrested Friday afternoon after police suspected them of kidnapping a child. According to police, Kyle Hammond, of Elmira, was arrested and charged with kidnapping in the second degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. Police say that around 3 p.m. on Friday, […]
ELMIRA, NY
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Empire State Weekly: Poll shows voter concerns ahead of midterms

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — This week on Empire State Weekly, New York’s midterm elections will be held on November 8. A recent Siena Poll shows the outlook voters have on the State’s gubernatorial race, as well as the topics they’re most concerned about heading into the election. Siena Research Institute Pollster Steven Greenberg explains current […]
ALBANY, NY

Limo Safety Task Force report due Saturday

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)— Next week marks four years since the tragic Schoharie limo crash took the lives of 20 people. To prevent similar tragedies from happening, a New York State Stretch Limousine Safety Task Force was created. That task force is due to issue the report on Saturday. “It seems like the IG’s office and […]
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SUNY Board Of Trustees discussed solutions to dipping enrollment rate

UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – After an enrollment decline of nearly 20% over the last decade, the State University of New York system is seeing its campuses stabilize this year, with a dip of just 1.9% since 2021, according to data released on last Wednesday’s board of trustee meeting. Although enrollment across the SUNY system is […]
UTICA, NY

Fall events happening this weekend, Oct. 1 & 2

(WETM) — With October just one day away, many fall festivities are opening up to start the seasonal celebrations. Here are some of the events happening this weekend around the Twin Tiers. Chemung County Fall Fest The Chemung County Fair Grounds will be holding a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 1, starting at 10 a.m. […]
CHEMUNG COUNTY, NY

Bowhunting Seasons for Deer and Bear Begin in Southern Zones October 1st

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM)- Bowhunting seasons for deer and bear begin October 1st for the Southern Zone in New York state. According to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), bowhunters may only use crossbows during the latter portions of bow seasons: the last 10 days of the Northern Zone bow season (Oct. 13-22); […]
HOBBIES

Memorial held for Darnell “Doc” Wilson Sr. in Elmira

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — A memorial ceremony was held for Darnell “Doc” Wilson Sr. at his favorite fishing spot on Madison Ave. Bridge in Elmira. Many people gathered on the bridge to celebrate Doc’s life, including his friends and family. At the memorial, members of the community released balloons from the spot where thousands have […]
ELMIRA, NY

State Department of Labor announces farm worker overtime changes

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The New York State Department of Labor announced Friday that they have accepted a recommendation from the Farm Laborers Wage Board to lower the current 60-hour threshold for overtime pay to 40 hours. The rate will be lowered by January 1, 2032, allowing 10 years for the transition to take place. […]
AGRICULTURE

New York State announces next steps in minimum wage increase

NEW YORK, (WROC) — The New York State Department of Labor announced the next steps in the state’s $15 minimum hourly wage plan Friday. The plan calls for the minimum wage outside New York City and Long Island to reach $14.20 by the end of the year. The minimum wage in those areas is currently […]
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Most registered voters say Trump shouldn’t be allowed to serve a second term, says new poll

Most Americans say that former President Trump should not be allowed to serve another term in the White House in the near future, according to a new Yahoo News-YouGov poll. With several investigations into Trump’s conduct ramping up, 51 percent of registered voters say that the allegations of wrongdoing are enough to preclude the former president […]
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Adirondacks in Full Bloom through October 4th

OLD FORGE, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – Autumn leaves in the Adirondacks will be in full bloom this week, changing 55% from September 28th through October 4th, and there are plenty of activities in Old Forge for you to catch a glimpse of the action. The Adirondacks & Old Forge have long been renowned for their stunning […]
OLD FORGE, NY

Death of Denver mother Stacy Feldman on ‘Dateline’

(NBC News) — Friday on an all-new “Dateline,” after the death of 44-year-old mother Stacy Feldman is ruled undetermined, friends and family join forces to piece together what happened. “Dateline” correspondent Keith Morrison speaks to insiders on their seven-year battle for justice. Here is a preview of Morrison’s report: The celebration of Purim is one […]
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