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Golf tournament set to celebrate life of Peptis, raise funds for area youth

SHERBURNE – “He was just a good kid and an even better man, and he is sorely, sorely missed,” said Sue Lawson, mother of the late Eric “Eeker” Peptis. “He loved everybody and ... read more...


Ready to Relay

Ashley Biviano Photo Members of the Snyder Striders team gear up for Relay for Life which is slated to begin tonight at the Chenango County Fairgrounds in Norwich. ‘Why I&#... read more...


My two cents: Use some common sense

I remember being 17 years old and giving my father a ride somewhere when he came to town to visit from Texas. I needed to fill my gas tank. I said, “Oh, I’ll just go to this... read more...


Parolee attempts to evade custody, located by police within hours

NORWICH – On Monday, Norwich Police executed a search for 25-year-old male Christoher A. Bonno, a wanted parole absconder. Bonno, who was spotted by a Norwich Police Departm... read more...


Ex Greene Police Chief allegedly stole and sold firearms: Charged with grand larceny, official misconduct

Editor’s Note: Staff Writers Shawn Magrath, Sami Gillette and Matthew White contributed to this report. SIDNEY – Former Greene Police Chief Steven J. Dutcher, 43, was arreste... read more...


Search for parole absconder ends, Norwich Police Chief verified at 7:11 p.m.

NORWICH – Norwich Police are no longer searching for a 25-year-old male, Christoher A. Bonno, a wanted parole absconder, who was spotted by a Norwich Police Department detecti... read more...


Former Greene Police Chief arrested again, allegedly stole rifles

SIDNEY – Former Greene Police Chief Steven J. Dutcher, 43, was arrested by New York State Police Thursday for allegedly stealing police department rifles, a dog cage, falsifyi... read more...


Utica man arrested for possession; officer injured in ensuing scuffle

NORWICH – A 27-year-old Utica man is being held at the Chenango County Correctional Facility awaiting his felony hearing tomorrow after police said he fought and injured the a... read more...


Medical marijuana legal, local reps and authorities weigh in

ALBANY – Medical marijuana will be coming to an area near many New Yorkers within the next 18 months, according to a bill signed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday afternoo... read more...


Meanwhile, not at Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court decision recently garnered quite a bit of attention. I’m staying away from that one with a 77-mile pole. There have been a number of decisions handed down ... read more...


Norwich PBA donates to The Place

NORWICH – The Norwich Police Benevolent Association donated $200 to The Place in Norwich this week in an effort to support the organization’s various programs for children and... read more...


Some advice to the class of 2014

First and foremost, congratulations to the class of 2014. You made it. I’m sure some excelled, some struggled, and some barely met the requirements to get out. Regardless, I’m... read more...


Four arrested in drug bust

NORWICH – Four were arrested Thursday after uniformed Norwich Police Officers entered a residence on Silver Street – at the corner of Mechanic Street – in the City of Norwich.... read more...


Plymouth DCO tells his side of the story

PLYMOUTH – The Plymouth Dog Control Officer, Matthew Bates, reached out to tell his side of the story about what’s been circulating pertaining to Rocki the rottweiler, a dog r... read more...


Misunderstanding leads to burial mishap in New Berlin

NEW BERLIN – “It was an honest mistake,” said Village of New Berlin Mayor Terry Potter. “It really was. I feel bad about the whole thing.” In the Village of New Berlin, there... read more...



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