The Maine-Endwell Little League team will play their first game of the Little League World Series today. M-E will play Warwick, Rhode Island at 3pm today live on ESPN. The World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania is a double elimination tournament and each team is guaranteed three games. M-E is the first team from New York to make it since 1977 and the first from the Southern Tier since Corning in 1949.
An Endicott man has been arrested on a slew of charges after attempting to evade Sheriff’s Deputies. 20-year-old Cameron Fortner led deputies on a 2-3 mile pursuit on Route 26 in the Town of Maine, after going 90MPH in a 55 MPH zone, and passing cars on double yellow lines. The pursuit ended when Fortner attempted to hide from deputies by pulling into a long driveway and fleeing on foot. Fortner has since been arraigned and sent to the Broome County Jail on $1,000 cash bail or $3,000 property bond.
As of January 1st, Northern Tioga EMS, formerly known as Berkshire EMS, will cease operations. The EMS service provider covers the areas of Newark Valley, Berkshire and Richford. The inability to keep the service adequately staffed is said to be the cause of the shut down. Maine EMS out of Broome County is said to be stepping in to fill the soon-to-be lack in coverage for Northern Tioga County. Maine EMS plans to staff this area with paid EMS providers.
Following the passing of the late Mr. Alan Ewing, the Maine Endwell Central School District is looking for a community member to serve the remainder of Ewing’s term on the district’s board of education. The board is currently accepting letters of interest through the 20th of this month, and will be interviewing candidates on November 24 and December 1st. To be considered, a candidate must have lived within the Maine-Endwell Central School district for at least the past year, not be an employee of the district, and not reside with any other district board member. For more information on where to send your letter of interest, you can call 754-1400, Extension 2311.
The Maine Endwell Central School District Board of Education is looking for community members to serve on a developing strategic planning committee. The board is looking for residents who are critical thinkers, collaborative, and enthusiastic about learning. The strategic planning committee will be used to review the district’s core values, set short term, mid-term, and long term goals, and create operational and investment strategies. Those interested should contact school district superintendent Jason Van Fossen by calling 754-1400, extension 2311.
A Newark Valley man was killed in a single-vehicle crash late Friday night in the Town of Maine. According to state police, Jason Coyne was driving westbound on Fredericks Road when he lost control of his vehicle, and hit a large tree. Troopers said Coyne was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and was ejected from the car. Coyne was the only person in the car and police believe alcohol was involved. State Police ask anyone with information on Coyne’s whereabouts prior to the crash to call 607-775-1241.
The second brush fire in two days erupted yesterday afternoon in the town of Maine. Numerous crews from East Maine, Maine, Choconut Center, Endwell, Union Center, Chenango and Prospect Terrace fire departments responded just after 4 p.m. to the scene. The fire was located in the woods, near the area of Hayes Road and Upper Stella Ireland Road. It contained heavy smoke. According to crews on the scene, the fire is estimated to have spread about two acres. Fortunately, no homes were in danger at any time. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
A house in Broome County suffered significant damage after a fire yesterday afternoon. A call came in at approximately 2:40 for a fire at 125 Old Newark Valley Road in Union Center. According to dispatch, flames were visible from Route 38. Numerous stations responded to the fire, including the town of Maine, Union Center, Newark Valley, West Corners and Endicott Fire Departments. Glen Aubrey also supplied a tanker to the scene. Three people live at the residence, but fire investigators said nobody was home when the fire started. There were no injuries. According to investigators, the fire started on the first floor and was difficult to fight due to high winds. The home suffered significant smoke and water damage. A cause for the fire is still under investigation.