Tioga County

October Is Domestic Violence Month

October is domestic violence awareness month and in effort to spread the message A New Hope Center held its 3rd annual ‘Purple Pooches on Parade’ on Sunday.People and pets dressed in purple to help raise awareness. A New Hope Center provides services to help with domestic violence, counseling and more. They say abuse can take…

Lupardo and Akshar Receive William T. Smith Award

Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Senator Fred Akshar were each presented the William T. Smith Award on Monday during the annual New York State Highway Safety Conference in Niagara Falls. The two representatives from Broome County were recognized for their contributions to the STOP-DWI effort in New York State. Lupardo and Akshar were chosen as this…

STEAMfest 2017 Details Coming Thursday

The Expanded Learning Network of Broome and Tioga Counties will announce details of STEAMfest 2017 this Thursday at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County. This event will feature dozens of interactive stations where young people can learn about STEAM careers through hands-on activities. STEAMfest is hosted by the Expanded Learning Network, which highlights the…

Jeff Gural Makes Significant Donation to CCN of Nichols

Tioga Downs Chairman Jeff Gural has made a $15,000 donation to the Community Care Network of Nichols. The organization had a cut in state funds and needed 415,000 to remain open. The Community Care Network provides health care information, as well as transportation for the elderly, disabled, and chronically ill.

Upstate Shredding Hires Health & Safety Experts

Upstate Shredding announced on Friday the hiring of two environmental and health safety experts. According to the company, William Marzeski and Joan Roof will evaluate and enhance safety protocols and make sure that the highest level of safety standards are executed at all of the Weitsman facilities. The hires follow an accident in June that…

Candor Man Charged with Larceny

A Candor man has been charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Petit Larceny, and Trespass following a larceny investigation by the Tioga County Sheriff’s Department. Fifty-year-old Dennis A. Contri of Candor has been arraigned in Town of Newark Court and was remanded to the Tioga County Jail with bail set at $10,000. He is…

Senator Akshar Seeking Public Input on ‘Bump Stocks’

State Senator Fred Akshar is conducting a survey to determine his constituents feelings about ‘Bump Stocks’. That is the device used in the Las Vegas attack that allows semi-automatic firearms to function like fully automatic firearms. Under current law, Bump Stocks are legal to possess, sell, and purchase, but are illegal to attach to a…