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Inspiration, frustration and words of wisdom

It’s been 43 years since the assassination of the great Martin Luther King Jr., who once said that “nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscient... read more...


Winner of 2010 Ultimate Idol releases debut single

NORWICH – When vocalist and performer Jessica Sheldon was named the winner of the 2010 Central New York Radio Group Ultimate Idol Competition in August, she took home more tha... read more...


Norwich Campus’ 3rd annual Peeps Diorama Contest to benefit the Chenango SPCA

NORWICH – In one of the more creative displays around, the Norwich branch of Morrisville State College will hold its 3rd annual Peeps Diorama Contest at 6 p.m. on April 14 in ... read more...


Under new ownership, rehabilitation center offers personalized, professional care

NORWICH – The name isn’t the only thing that’s changed at the Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, formerly known as the Pearl and Everett Gilmour Health Care Facility, ... read more...


OV stages 'Guys and Dolls' this weekend

SOUTH OTSELIC – The Otselic Valley Junior-Senior High School Drama Club will present its annual Spring Musical – “Guys and Dolls” – at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the ... read more...


Sisterly bond turns out to be life-saving

NORWICH – Born and raised in Norwich, Rose Laughlin was 22 years old when she was diagnosed with leukemia. And while her efforts to battle the cancer were ultimately successfu... read more...


Downtown jeweler celebrates 90 years in business

NORWICH – What began as a hobby-turned-business for John Skillin in 1921 has withstood the test of time, as Skillin’s Jewelers prepares to celebrate 90 years of business in do... read more...


The more things change ...

I did a little quick math last night and realized, to my surprise, that today’s column is my twenty-seventh with our hometown daily newspaper. In other words, it’s been six mo... read more...


Student Investment Group at NMS raises over $150 for SPCA

NORWICH – When Norwich Middle School English teacher Amy Spittler and her Student Investment Group first came up with the idea to sell Candy-Grams in support of the Chenango S... read more...


Purple team wins Spirit Week at NHS

Spirit Week’s Purple Pride Day at NHS found seniors and freshmen of the Purple Team sporting their team color on Friday. The week-long competition wrapped up with Friday night... read more...


Spirit Week wraps-up tonight at NHS

Five days of intense Spirit Week competition at NHS will culminate today as teachers and staff at the high school prepare to do their part for the Purple and White Teams at th... read more...


Spirit Week competition far from over

Spirit Week at NHS took an unexpected turn on Wednesday as the juniors and sophomores of the White Team – widely regarded as a major underdog going into the competition – took... read more...


Planning Commission begins review, update to Comprehensive Plan

NORWICH – The city’s Planning Commission met early this week to hear a preliminary report on the housing issues as it prepares to update the 2003 Comprehensive Plan over the c... read more...


Every day I have the blues

It’s always sad, at least to me, when the musical world loses another beloved blues icon, whether those who populate it know it or not. Put it this way, I’m fairly certain the... read more...


Spirit Week Talent Show will feature the best NHS has to offer

NORWICH – Following two days of Spirit Week competition at NHS, the seniors and freshmen of the Purple Team seem poised for yet another victory this year. The week-long battle... read more...



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