Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 22, 2009


 (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 Delaware  001-13695 16-1213679
 (State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number)  (I.R.S Employer Identification No.) 
 5790 Widewaters Parkway, DeWitt, New York   13214-1883
(Address of principal executive offices)    (Zip Code) 

 (315) 445-2282
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

 (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On October 22, 2009, Community Bank System, Inc. announced its results of operations for the quarter ending September 30, 2009. The public announcement was made by means of a news release, the text of which is set forth in Exhibit 99 hereto.

The information in this Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99 attached hereto, is being furnished under Item 12 and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

The following exhibit is filed as a part of this report:
 Exhibit No.  Description
 99  Press Release, dated October 22, 2009

Pursuant to the requirements of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Community Bank System, Inc.
 Date: October 22, 2009     /s/ Mark E. Tryniski
     Mark E. Tryniski, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
 Date: October 22, 2009    /s/ Scott Kingsley
     Scott  Kingsley, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer