Elmira Heights

Fatal Fire In Elmira Heights

There was a fire early this morning at the Villa Serene Apartments in Elmira Heights. Fire officials have confirmed one death. The high rise apartments sit at the corner of East 14th Street and Horseheads Boulevard. The fire started on the 11th floor. Multiple fire department have responded to this scene. Residents from floors 1…

Elmira Hights School Budget Passes

The Elmira Heights Central School District is breathing a sigh of relief. The district’s budget was the only one that failed in the Southern Tier last month, but the superintendent said voters came out in large numbers this time around. More than 70 percent of voters supported the latest budget Tuesday. The new plan is…

Explosion Destroys Elmira Heights Home

A house in Elmira Heights was leveled by an apparent explosion Wednesday night. Firefighters on scene say around 7:45 p.m., they received reports from neighbors who had heard the blast and then moments later, watched as the house at 3052 Camden Avenue went up in flames. After the fire was out, a gutted frame was…

Elmira Heights Proposes New Budget For Voters

The Elmira Heights school board has agreed on a new budget to send back to voters in two weeks. The original plan, which called for a 6.9 percent tax hike, was shot down last month. The revised budget calls for a 5.4 percent increase, just below the tax cap. In addition, a vacant English Language…

Elmira Heights School District Facing New Challenges

After a tumultuous budget year, the Elmira Heights Central School District is facing a new set of challenges. Several jobs could be on the line if voters don’t approve the revised budget Tuesday night. The initial plan, which called for a 6.9 percent tax hike, did not get the super majority it needed to pass.…

Two Chemung School Districts Working Together on Financial Needs

Two Chemung County school districts are working together to help solve current financial needs. The Horseheads and Elmira Heights school districts have agreed to look into doing a feasibility study of a possible merger. The districts already share transportation services and will continue to look into sharing more. The feasibility study costs about $40,000 to…

Elmira Heights School District Facing Possible Insolvency

The Elmira Heights School district is facing possible insolvency, and like other school districts across the state is looking at consolidation with other districts as one solution. The school board and several hundred residents this week heard the details of the decisions that lie ahead a community forum. About 9 percent of New York’s school…

Meth Lab in Car Leads to Arrest of Alpine Man

An Alpine man has been arrested after Elmira Heights Police say they found a meth lab in his car. 25-year-old Christopher Weisner has arrested after police received a tip and pulled him over. They discovered what they say was a meth lab. Police also found prescription medication. Weisner has been charged with criminal possession of…