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Elmira history: Beloved priest James. J. Bloomer oversaw launch of St. Patrick's Church
May 19, 2019, 12:00 am | Source
James. J. Bloomer arrived in Elmira in 1870, and served St. Patrick's for 61 of his 63 years as a priest.

Corning earns STAC West softball crown with two wins over Horseheads in two days
May 18, 2019, 11:03 pm | Source
Laura Bennett pitched Corning to a 5-2 victory over Horseheads in a STAC West softball tiebreaker.

Marijuana NY: Is there enough support for legalization?
May 18, 2019, 10:34 pm | Source
Lawmakers will soon introduce a revised bill to legalize marijuana, but it's unclear whether it will get done this year.

Twin Tiers Death Notices for May 19
May 18, 2019, 9:50 pm | Source
Daily death notices for Elmira, New York, and the Twin Tiers, including Corning, Chemung County and Schuyler County.

Death notice archive for the Elmira area
May 18, 2019, 9:47 pm | Source
Death notices for Elmira, Corning and the Twin Tiers.

H.S. Baseball: Horseheads duo limits SV to three hits in STAC semifinal
May 18, 2019, 9:09 pm | Source
Blue Devils overcome slow start to defeat previously-unbeaten Sabers, 5-2; Vestal's next in Monday's final.

Video: Corning closes out win over Horseheads, takes STAC West
May 18, 2019, 8:05 pm | Source
Corning pitcher Laura Bennett gets the final out in a 5-2 win over Horseheads in a STAC West softball tiebreaker May 18, 2019 at Corning.

These dogs helped Parkland students cope with tragedy. They got their own yearbook page
May 18, 2019, 4:17 pm | Source
The 2019 yearbook of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, includes the photos of more than a dozen therapy and service dogs.

Chemung County Sheriff's Office celebrates correction officer graduation
May 18, 2019, 12:19 pm | Source
Sheriff Bill Schrom handed certificates to 10 correction officers Friday after they completed the 2019 basic training and peace officer academy.

Western New York prison slated to close by Cuomo administration
May 18, 2019, 11:25 am | Source
The state's $176 billion budget allowed the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision to close up to three prisons with 90 days notice.

Section 4 boys and girls lacrosse pairings
May 18, 2019, 3:17 am | Source
Schedule for the Section 4 boys and girls lacrosse tournaments.

Waverly rides another pitching gem to IAC baseball title
May 18, 2019, 2:25 am | Source
Colby Sindoni pitched a four-hitter for Waverly in a 3-1 win over Edison in the IAC baseball championship game.

The Star-Gazette was the first newspaper of the Gannett company. It was founded as the weekly Elmira Gazette in 1828 and became an evening daily in 1856. Frank Gannett bought a half-interest in the newspaper in 1906 to begin what would eventually be Gannett Co., Inc. The following year, he merged the Elmira Gazette with a competitor, the Evening Star, to form the Star-Gazette. The Star-Gazette became a morning publication in 1982.

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