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I did it my way ...

And now, the end is near ... And so I face the final curtain ... Driving into the Lackawanna Avenue parking lot this morning, on this, my last day at The Evening Sun, Ol’ B... read more...


'The Man With The Glass Heart'

After doing this job for two decades, there aren’t too many “firsts” left. I’d like to thank Shelly Reuben for giving me one recently – the chance to write my first “blurb.” ... read more...


Walking the line

“Everyone knows The Evening Sun is a Republican newspaper.” “Don’t trust the liberal media.” Two reader comments, as far apart on the right-left scale as you can get, both m... read more...


Swelby, new local online network, launches today

NORWICH – Today’s the day ... the much-anticipated launch of Swelby, a new social network designed to bring consumers and businesses together downtown and online. “We’... read more...


The end of Progress, the end of an era

Today marks the 9th and 10th, the final installments in our Progress Chenango 2013 edition. The multi-section comprehensive annual look at Chenango’s economic, political and s... read more...


Making Progress every day

The one constant in this world, we are reminded every day, is change. Change was everywhere in 2012, both right here in Chenango County and in the world at large. We saw it in... read more...


A spoonful of sugar

Often in my travels about town I’m asked, “What can Organization X do to get more/better coverage in your paper?” The answer is simple, but often taken as glib. “Say please an... read more...


Time to get smart about the flu

There’s a martyr in every office. You know, the person who dutifully reports for work day in and day out, regardless of the amount of hacking, sneezing and wheezing they’re su... read more...


Now that’s funny ...

You’re going to make me write about “Kit & Carlyle” again, aren’t you? I’d hoped that I could sneak through a couple changes on our Comics page without uproar, but by n... read more...


A hush fell over the crowd ...

Crickets. You could almost hear them chirping, metaphorically, when City of Norwich Mayor Joe Maiurano put out the call this week for other local governments to join him in ta... read more...


Editorial: There's something fishy here ...

“Just one more thing ...” the rumpled TV detective Columbo was fond of saying, right before he caught that week’s killer in his or her fatal flaw that caused the whole ‘... read more...


Newspaper resolutions

I’ve never been one to make New Year’s Resolutions, but then again I’ve never been one to change my habits – or my life, for that matter – in any large degree. But there comes... read more...


Swelby: New local marketing tool brings downtown online

NORWICH – “There’s an app for that.” Easy for you to say, if you’re a multi-million dollar corporation, or one of those tech nerds with endless programming hours under h... read more...


Work ethic, tax incentives make it pay to hire a veteran

NORWICH – Chenango County employers have until the end of the year to hire veterans and receive special tax credits as the Returning Heroes and Wounded Warriors Work Opportuni... read more...


Shelly Reuben's novels now available as e-books

AFTON – Evening Sun readers know Shelly Reuben as the author of a monthly Page 4 column, “Tilting at Windmills,” in which she expounds on myriad topics – family, friends, and,... read more...



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