Author Archives: Christina Sonsire

03 Aug
2

Broadband: Access Denied

The following post was written by Christina Sonsire, a candidate for Chemung County Legislature in the 7th District and administrator of the Chemung County Matters blog, and Tony Pucci, a candidate for Chemung County Legislature in the 1st District. —————————————————————————————————————————————– Photo: ...

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25 Jul
9

Improving the City of Elmira must be our community’s top priority

I have spent the past two months knocking on doors across the Seventh Legislative District, comprised primarily of the Town of Elmira, allowing me to learn firsthand what my neighbors think about our community, and also hear their many interesting ...

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28 Jun
1

Radio interview with Frank Acomb

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, with the campaign petitioning process falling at the same time school and soccer season ended, our big campaign fundraiser took place, and a number of my Ziff Law cases have been hotly ...

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05 Jun
0

Chemung County’s Legislature can help address contamination issue on Elmira’s Southside

Most people connected to Chemung County are aware there is a serious contamination issue on the grounds of Elmira High School and potentially in the school’s surrounding neighborhoods as well. First identified more than 25 years ago, the problem remains ...

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04 May
4

“Distortion of Facts” has already become a tired campaign soundbite

Once again, a Chemung County official has accused a local candidate of distorting facts for political gain. In an article published online today by the Star Gazette, Deputy County Executive Mike Krusen criticized Sheriff Chris Moss, one of Krusen’s opponents in ...

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29 Apr
1

GUEST BLOG: Tony Pucci responds to miscarriages of fact by Chemung County Treasurer Joe Sartori

Tony Pucci is a resident of the Town of Veteran and a candidate for Chemung County Legislature in the 1st District. He recently retired after teaching English at Notre Dame High School for forty years, and has served on Veteran’s ...

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19 Apr
3

Many different takes on the “Council of Governments”

Throughout the past two weeks, a number of community leaders along with candidates for local office have weighed in on Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli’s recent proposal to create a Council of Governments (COG.) Dubbed the “Municipal Fiscal Transparency and ...

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14 Apr
2

“Every Number has a Story” provides insights into Elmira’s unique financial situation

In 2010, John Burin was well into his tenure as Manager for the City of Elmira. Asked to provide Chemung County with fiscal data, Burin created a document entitled “Every Number has a Story“, found here. Although many things have ...

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14 Apr
7

Chemung County Plan misses the mark

Below is an Op-Ed I wrote that will be published in the Star Gazette on April 15, 2018. It can be found online here. At the Chemung County Legislature’s meeting last Monday, County Executive Tom Santulli and Deputy County Executive ...

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10 Apr
13

Chemung County Officials Propose Cooperation, but with a Catch

The Chemung County Legislature’s meeting on April 9, 2018, was far from mundane.

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