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NHS stages "Oliver" this weekend

NORWICH – There’s an old adage in the art of acting that warns against sharing a scene with animals or children. While you won’t see any farm animals on stage this weekend, th... read more...


Artistic Discovery ‘09 winners announced

NORWICH – Throughout the month of March, the Chenango County Council of the Arts hosted its annual high school art show, Artistic Discovery. Works of art from high school stu... read more...


And now for something completely different

Having played the role of self-appointed high school theater critic around here for the better part of two decades, I can say with a fair amount of certainty that little surpr... read more...


CCCA awards $55,000 in arts grants

NORWICH – The Chenango County Council of the Arts awarded $55,000 in cultural funding to 38 non-profit organizations through the Broome & Chenango Decentralization (DEC) Grant... read more...


The passing of a legend ...

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve avoided putting Jim Wright on the front page of this newspaper over the years. I’ve probably cropped him out of a dozen photographs as he ... read more...


Sunday show an Arts Council Valentine

NORWICH – In its first show of the new year, the Chenango County Council of the Arts is presenting a Valentine to its audience in a time when they could use a little love. St... read more...


CMH calls governor’s proposed health care reforms ‘the right diagnosis, wrong prescription’

NORWICH – Taking an impending budget crisis into their own hands, officials at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich last week invited local and state politicians in to see th... read more...


The Ghosts of Progresses Past

If you’ve come anywhere near me or one of my reporters this week, you no doubt have heard us complain that we are in the midst of “Progress” and can’t be bothered to think abo... read more...


From the Big Easy to Norwich

NORWICH – You’d think that after surviving the ravages of Hurricane Katrina, a little upstate New York wintry weather would be a piece of cake. Even so, Irvin Mayfield’s not s... read more...


Delivering Christmas

No sooner have we cleared the table and put the leftovers in the fridge, then it’s time to deck the halls. It seems Christmas comes faster and faster with each passing year, a... read more...


Act one, scene one

Although for the most part I’ve enjoyed my scores of high school theater experiences over the years in almost every district in the county, I’ve got to admit I’ve seen some re... read more...


Political leanings

“Everyone knows The Evening Sun is a Republican newspaper.” “Your paper couldn’t be any more Democratic if it tried.” Two reader comments, as far apart on the right-left sca... read more...


Board receives positive audit

NORWICH – The Norwich City School District Board of Education received the final edition of a 55-page audit at Tuesday night’s meeting. “All and all, for the area and some u... read more...


The milk of human kindness

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...


Dysfunction Junction

The Chenango River Theatre is doing a great job of helping me relive some of my favorite ‘80s movies, live and on stage. First, it was “Other People’s Money” last month; now, ... read more...



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