Amber Brenza

Amber Brenza

Writer/Editor based in New York, NY

Currently: Tonic ( Formerly: Dr. Oz The Good Life, Prevention, and Men's Health

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Pitch perfect! Painted Post man scores a ringer to win horseshoe title

James M. Button missed the stake completely on his second-to-last shot in the 2014 World Horseshoe Tournament.

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See what's 'Arounja': Chemung website offers community resource map

Searching for local community services just got easier for residents in Chemung County.

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'A farmer's perspective': Patterson Inn updated exhibit now hands-on

The Benjamin Patterson Inn Museum Complex reopened its Starr Barn Agricultural Exhibit Wednesday after a short closure for remodeling work.

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Need a ride? Go online: Counties unveil new carpooling program

Chemung and Steuben counties are making it easier for residents to find a ride.

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Reading woman recalls terror of being caught in path of tornado

Surrounded by open fields and rolling hills for miles, Jamie Tobey never expected to be in the direct path of a tornado in the Southern Tier. But Sunday, she was.

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Fiddling around: Hammondsport girl to release CD

In a musical niche dominated by older Irish men, Jayne Pomplas sticks out like a sore thumb - in a good way.

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Horseheads police: 3 charged in 2013 burglary

Three Elmira residents have been charged in connection with an October 2013 burglary in the Village of Horseheads.

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Uncorking the fun: 2014 Wine Fest kicks off at WGI

Brightly colored togas and other elaborate costumes filled the infield at Watkins Glen International Friday evening for the 19th annual “Launch of the Lakes” toga party, kicking off the 2014 Finger Lakes Wine Festival.

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Chemung SPCA shifts its focus

The Chemung County SPCA recently announced it would be cutting dog control and humane investigations from its program, and SPCA officials want to clarify the reasons behind the move.

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Rockwell Museum tweaks name, gets new look

The Rockwell Museum of Western Art, a fixture in Corning since 1976, will now be known as simply The Rockwell Museum.

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Chemung County Courthouse benches dedicated to Judge Buckley

Scattered showers didn’t stop friends, family and former co-workers Monday afternoon from celebrating the life and legacy of former Chemung County Family Court Judge Peter C. Buckley with two new benches outside the county’s courthouse.

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Parents create own school in response to Common Core concerns

When Diione Murch started noticing unwelcome changes in her daughter’s fifth-grade schoolwork, she knew she had to push back.

Officers: 42 cats removed from Heights home

An Elmira Heights man is currently facing animal cruelty charges following the seizure of 42 cats from his home Thursday.

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Deputies: Elmira man fires on police

An Elmira man is facing attempted murder charges after allegedly exchanging gunfire with police Thursday in the Town of Chemung.

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Fresh Air Fund kids arrive from New York City

For the past 11 years, Faith Assermian, 18, has been spending two weeks each summer in Dundee with Carrie and Chris Wood.