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OA Schools to receive additional $23,292,504 to continue recovery from 2011 Flood, superintendent reports

FEMA awards Owego Apalachin Central School District with funding to build two new facilities

Owego Apalachin (OA) Central School District Superintendent Dr. Bill Russell recently signed off on an agreement with FEMA and the State’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services that provides sufficient additional funding to complete the district’s recovery from the devastation wrought by the flooding of September 2011. The district held a press conference at […]

New application informs residents of flood risks

The National Weather Service (NWS) was in Owego, N.Y. on Sept 10 to announce a new application that they hope will aid municipal planners, emergency responders, and the public should a flood again threaten Owego. Funded with $500,000 secured by Senator Tom Libous after the 2006 flood, the Weather Service with the Susquehanna River Basin […]

Flooding in the Southern Tier

All residents of the Southern Tier have been affected by the flooding experienced in this region in the past few years. Homes and personal property have been destroyed, businesses forced to relocate, schools and places of worship closing their doors at least temporarily. A panel discussion addressing issues related to flooding will be presented to […]

I became a Trustee to search for solutions

Dear Editor, I ran for Village of Owego Trustee in 2014 because I was tired of being a taxpayer and resident of the Village of Owego on the sidelines watching the Rebuild Party members do what appeared to be nothing. Two and a half years after the flood and not a single residence has been […]

From the Village of Owego Mayor’s Desk

Snow! The last time I wrote it this it led with snow, too! I sure hope it isn’t in here the next time! Village of Owego DPW crews have been working long hours keeping the streets, sidewalks and parking lots cleared. Residents can help by parking off the street or on a plowed section of the […]

It’s time to rebuild

Dear Editor, The name of my party is Rebuild Owego and I take the rebuild part of that name to heart. I first ran in 2012 to help the Village rebuild from the flood and I am running again to ensure we keep moving forward. I am looking to build infrastructure, not remove it, to […]

Readers’ Column for the week of Feb. 22, 2015

You may call the Owego Pennysaver Readers’ Column at (607) 687-2378 24-hours a day, or e-mail comments to We reserve the right to revise or reject any message. The Tioga County Sheriff’s office and the New York State Police barracks in Owego are 5.9 miles away from each other. Driving the speed limit it […]

The Rebuild Owego Party announces three candidates

The Rebuild Owego Party announces three candidates

The Rebuild Owego Party is running three candidates for village trustee on March 18 – Jenny Ceccherelli, Phoebe Morris and Jacque Millar. Jenny Ceccherelli served as a trustee from 2012 2014. She was DPW Commissioner, Owego Historic Preservation Commissioner and initiated NYS DEC grants to make leaf pick up faster and cheaper and a tree grant […]