Governor Cuomo has announced that $9.7 million has been awarded to 12 Southern Tier municipalities in his Restore New York Communities Initiative. The funds are intended to reinvigorate downtowns and generate new economic opportunities. Statewide, $81 million was awarded. Among the projects are: Village of... Read More.
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... Read More.
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... Read More.
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... Read More.
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,... Read More.
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... Read More.
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... Read More.
Jamie Ungerland, 46, was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at his home on Parkwood Avenue in Elmira Heights. Ungerland was repairing the lawn mower when the jack he was under slipped, causing the mower to drop on him. The Chemung County Medical examiner's office has ruled the... Read More.
Two Elmira Heights firefighters were injured while putting out a house fire in the village Wednesday morning. Crews were called to 242 Birchwood Avenue just before 10 a.m. and found heavy smoke coming from all four sides of the home. It took firefighters a several hours... Read More.