More than 350 people were treated to a free Thanksgiving Dinner Sunday at the Western Family YMCA in Johnson City.
The non-profit has held a free turkey dinner every year for more than 20 years.
Those who attended were treated to a dinner of turkey, mashed potatoes, corn and bread. It was open to all members of the public.
The YMCA holds the dinner early because people are usually not as busy a few weeks before the actual holiday.
A Tioga baseball standout will play at Penn State next year.
Patton Taylor signed his National Letter of Intent last week. The senior was a first-team all-state pick last year after leading the Tigers with a .476 batting average and 29 runs batted in. He was 5-1 as a pitcher with 63 strikeouts in 30 innings.
Tioga baseball coach and Athletic Director Bob Seymour says Taylor chose Penn State over Wake Forest to be closer to his family and because of their state-of-the-art facilities.
Patton is the son of Tioga Central School District Superintendent Scot Taylor.
Waverly has reached an agreement with local restaurant owners to sell its Village Hall Annex.
The owners of the Rail House will buy the building for $43,000, according to village officials. The restaurant neighbors the annex on Broad Street.
The new owners say they will renovate the Annex into a banquet facility that can seat between 50 and 75 people. They will also put apartments on the upper level of the building.
Waverly is putting the final touches on their new Village Hall on Ithaca Street, with plans to move into their new offices by the end of the month.
Village officials are still looking for a buyer of their historic Village Hall building, which is next door to the Annex.
An Elmira woman who pled guilty to helping cause the death of her young son was sentenced to 180 days in jail on Friday.
22-year-old Samantha Skinkle was also sentenced to five years of probation by Chemung County Judge James Hayden as part of a plea deal she agreed to in October. Before handing down the sentence, Judge Hayden had some stern words for the woman, who is pregnant again.
2-month-old Kayden Skinkle was found dead in June 2009. His mother told police that she placed two fingers over the boy’s mouth until he stopped moving, then placed him on pillows at the head of her bed and fell asleep. An autopsy could not determine what caused the boy’s death.
Skinkle’s first trial ended in April with a hung jury. Her attorney says they will appeal the verdict.
Endicott Interconnect announced layoffs on Friday.
Both hourly and salaried employees were given notices, according to the company’s human resources department. The cuts are part of a company-wide re-organization plan.
Workers that remain at EI will be entered into the state’s Shared Work program, meaning that the employees will stay on the payroll instead of drawing full unemployment.
EI says they hope the use the program only until January. Over 1,300 people work for the company in Endicott.
EI officials blame delayed government contracts for the re-organization.
After winning the Section 4 championship on Friday, the Owego girls’ soccer team will begin the state playoffs with a regional game against Section 1 champion Rye at 4:30pm today at Union-Endicott High School.
Owego beat M-E on penalty kicks Friday to win the program’s first-ever sectional title. The Indians are led by Lexi Hilliker, who has 23 goals, and goalie Brittany Rando, who has posted 12 shutouts this year.
Rye is undefeated through 20 games and ranked No. 1 in the state’s Class A.
Vestal will play North Rockland at 7pm at U-E while Chenango Forks will take on Bronxville at 6pm in Binghamton.
The winners of all three games will face the Section 9 champions in the state quarterfinals on Saturday.