Corning woman charged with welfare fraud; received $908 in benefits illegally

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard says a Corning woman was arrested after an investigation into welfare fraud. As result of the investigation Amy Hargrave, 45, was charged with one count of offering a false instrument for filing and welfare fraud. The false filing charge is a felony, according to the Sheriff, who said that more than $908 worth of benefits... more

Little Red redemption: Ithaca beats Corning for title

Ithaca had gone 25 years since its last sectional title in boys basketball before Saturday night’s 65-56 Class AA victory over Corning at Corning-Painted Post High School. The connection to that 1992-93 Little Red team was much closer than 25 years would indicate. As Ithaca coach Brian Stone talked about his team’s triumph, a few feet away stood his dad,... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Rick Gallant talks campaign, issues in race to take on Rep. Reed (podcast)

How does an educator and coach fit into the race for Democratic nomination in New York’s 23rd District? Rick Gallant has served as a basketball coach and teacher for the last 17 years in the Corning-Painted Post School District. He’s been a resident of the region for the last two decades, and now, he’s a candidate for Democratic nomination to... more

Beaver Dams man charged with rape of minor, investigation spans New York, Arkansas

State Police arrested a 25-year-old Beaver Dams man following an investigation into an alleged rape. Benjamin T. Smith, 25, was charged with second-degree rape after a two month investigation, which was initiated by State Police and the Steuben County District Attorney’s Office. Smith is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a female less than 15-years-old. That incident was recently... more

Sheriff: Inmate damaged jail property, presented forged docs to obtain contraband

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 24-year-old Corning man following an incident at the County Jail. According to deputies, Forrest C. Smith, 24, of Corning possessed a forged document and presented it to jail personnel in an attempt to gain contraband. Smith was subsequently charged with second-degree forgery and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.... more

Corning man charged with felony DWI after traffic stop

The Watkins Glen Police Department reports the arrest of a 48-year-old Corning man following a traffic stop on February 2nd. Police say Mark A. Raker, of Corning was charged with failure to use designated lane, refusal to submit to a breath test, felony driving while intoxicated, and unlawful possession of marijuana. He was arraigned in Watkins Glen Village Court and... more

Painted Post man faces felony charge after violating protective order

The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a 33-year-old Painted Post resident following an incident where he violated the terms and conditions of a stay away order of protection. Deputies say that Steven C. Northrup, 33, was charged with first-degree criminal contempt, which is a Class E felony. He was arraigned in Corning Town Court and remanded to... more

Corning-Painted Post teacher helps student journalists fight for First Amendment rights

Mike Simons would be the first to tell you his advocacy for First Amendment rights isn’t being led by him — it’s being led by his students at Corning-Painted Post High School. Along with teaching multiple classes on media and ethics, Simons is an adviser for a group yearbook students who are currently leading the fight to ensure student journalists... more

Miss Finger Lakes is crowned in Corning

Young women from across New York State descended on Corning this weekend to compete in a series of local pageants with the Miss America Scholarship Organization. The competition took place at the Radisson Hotel and the Union Hall Civic Center. Two titles were awarded out Saturday evening: Miss Finger Lakes – Diana Russo, Rochester Miss Upstate New York – Emily... more

Corning man sentenced for possessing child porn

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kevin Theil, 54, of Corning, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and 10 years supervised release by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. Assistant U.S. Attorney Melissa M. Marangola, who handled the case, stated that between 2013 and December 16, 2016,... more

Charlie Spacek honored by Best Western

Like many of the victorian houses in Penn Yan, the Best Western Vineyard Inn and Suites bears a distinctive color scheme, and even architectural and landscape elements that were conceived by one man, the late Charlie Spacek. Inspired by the “Painted Ladies” of San Francisco, Spacek expanded his house painting business and reputation by choosing a somewhat more sedate palette... more

Deputies: Addison teen stole property from store

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on November 30th deputies arrested Savenna M. Carey, 18, of Addison. Carey was taken into custody in the Town of Corning due to allegedly stealing property from a retail establishment. She was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Town of Corning Court for arraignment on December 18th at 6 pm. more

Watkins Glen boys chase Section 4 repeat in cross country

After capturing the first state championships in their program’s histories last season, the boys cross country teams at Corning and Watkins Glen appear primed to make some noise in the postseason again this year. Corning is coming off a sixth consecutive team title at the Southern Tier Athletic Conference championship meet Saturday in Oneonta. Watkins Glen was flat-out dominant at... more

NY TIMES: 36 Hours in the Finger Lakes Region of New York

The roughly 9,000 square miles that surround the 11 sinuous Finger Lakes in west-central New York State are filled with blue hills, rolling farmland and vineyards that produce some of the world’s greatest rieslings. It is an area of charming villages and towns, with historic treasures, including the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, in Seneca Falls. Ithaca, the site of... more

Apple invests $200 million in Corning Inc.

It was only a few years ago that Corning Inc. and Apple Inc. were locked in a fierce battle. Apple was considering replacing the protective screens in its iPhones and iPads with sapphire, effectively wiping out the market for Corning’s Gorilla Glass. Fast-forward to 2017, when Apple has just bestowed on Corning a $200 million grant to help stabilize iPhone... more

Corning man arrested on charges of making meth

Authorities in Schuyler County announced the arrest of a Corning man at the end of April. Todd M Eicher, 38, of Corning was arrested on April 29th and charged with third-degree unlawful manufacturing methamphetamine — a Class D felony and third-degree burglary — a Class D Felony. It is alleged that Todd Eicher unlawfully entered a trailer in the Town... more

Multiple Street Closures in Corning

Multiple Street Closures in Corning
In Corning, a variety of streets will be closed heading into the next several days, as crews work to mill, pave, and restore several streets – as the municipality works through summer repairs.In Corning, a variety of streets will be closed heading into the next several days, as crews work to mill, pave, and restore several streets – as the... more