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2 Elmira HS Students Arrested for Making Threats Against School:


Two students at Elmira High School were arrested last week for allegedly making threats against the school.  According to the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, the two unnamed students made numerous calls containing threats to cause harm to students and staff.  Both are now facing one count each of Making a Terroristic Threat, a class D felony.  The school was placed in a lockout Thursday after the threats were made.  It was lifted later that same day.



New Recognition for Veterans Suffering from Tactical Herbicides:


Just in time for Veterans Day, Senator Catharine Young announced Friday that Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation she authored that will establish a new military certificate to honor veterans who have suffered the effects of tactical herbicides such as Agent Orange.  The new law authorizes the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs to set the New York State Silver Rose Veterans’ Service Certificate. The certificate will be available to current state residents or individuals who were state residents during the period when their exposure occurred.



New “Stationary Parade of Lights” in Corning Nov. 24th:


An annual tradition returns to Corning next week, kicking off the holiday season.  The annual Parade of Lights will be held November 24th, but there is a twist this year.  The parade will be stationary with floats and entertainment staged along Bridge Street with spectators walking up and down.  The parade begins at 7:30 p.m. and will end with a firework celebration at 9.  Officials say the change to a stationary parade was for the safety of everyone involved, as the crowds during the annual event have become quite large.  This won’t be the first time the parade has come to a standstill.  It was previously stationary in 2013 while construction was performed.



Empire Access Receives “Best Internet Provider” Award for 2nd Year in a Row:


For the second straight year, Empire Access has been named Best Internet Service Provider in the Best of the Best Southern Tier Readers’ Choice Awards presented by GateHouse Media.  The Best of the Best contest recognizes industry leading businesses in the Southern Tier with community members voting in over 100 categories.  In a statement, COO of Empire Jim Baase thanked all their loyal customers for their continued patronage and support.

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