Fatal fire claims four lives in Vestal

Fatal fire claims four lives in Vestal

A mother and her three children died during a fire in their home in Vestal on Thursday. Broome County fire investigators identified the family members on Thursday as 33-year-old Nicole Tarbox, her son, 13-year old Evyn, and her two daughters, 9-year-old Mya, and 3-year old Mariah. A 911 call at 2:10 a.m. on Thursday alerted […]

Tioga Central budget fails; others approved

School budgets being voted on today

In the biggest school board vote of the night, the Tioga Central School District is left searching for answers as their budget failed to get the 60 percent supermajority of support from voters required for passage of their 2015-16 budget. The tally came in at 621 yes to 559 no. The budget – with a […]

Big Splash Sustainability Weekend returns to Owego

Big Splash Sustainability Weekend returns to Owego

On May 23 and 24, the Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance will present its Big Splash Sustainability Weekend at the Tioga County Fairgrounds (Marvin Park) in Owego, New York. Join them for two days of music, green business exhibitions, local foods and workshops. There will be a presentation from Southern Tier Solar […]

Photos: Vestal church fire deemed electrical

Vestal church fire deemed electrical

A two-alarm fire ravaged the Grace Lutheran Church at 709 Main St., on the corner of Hazel and Main in Vestal late Monday night. Fire Investigators say an electrical issue caused the fire. The church was deemed a total loss, but firefighters kept the flames from spreading to the church school and the rectory. (Photos […]

Newark Valley budget reveals 1.5 percent tax levy increase

On May 19, voters across the state will have the opportunity to approve proposed 2015-2016 school budgets and also to elect school board members. Newark Valley is no exception, as voters there will be considering a new budget in addition to three potential board members. Fortunately for district taxpayers, the proposed budget comes in safely […]

Memorial Day in Owego: A Time for Remembering

Owego’s Memorial Day Parade at 10:30 a.m. and Service of Remembrance at 11 a.m. will remember those young Americans who had lives that were only beginning and cut short so the rest of us could pursue our dreams. On Monday, May 25, Owego and Tioga County will pause to remember all of America’s wars, large […]