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Cuomo gives towns upper hand in fracking decision

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo personally gave municipalities the upper hand in determining whether to permit natural gas companies from developing shale well sites within their j... read more...


Drilling ban proposal on Oxford Town Board agenda

OXFORD – A moratorium on gas drilling will appear on the agenda at the Oxford Town Board meeting Wednesday night at 7:30. Irving Wesley Hall, a former American History prof... read more...


Smyrna Supervisor Bays resigns

SMYRNA – Supervisor James Bays, D-Smyrna, tendered his resignation Monday to the Chenango Board of Supervisors after accepting the position of first deputy commissioner of the... read more...


Mental Health Dept. issues annual report

By Julia Simcoe Sun Staff Intern NORWICH – Health care reform initiatives meant changes within Chenango County’s Mental Health department last year, according to an an... read more...


County board to take stance on ‘forest focus’ designation

NORWICH – Chenango County lawmakers could take a stance today against a state act that would exempt a majority of the land in the county from gas-drilling on behalf of birds a... read more...


Officials say county isn’t oasis for welfare

NORWICH – Is Chenango County an oasis for welfare recipients? The perception is out there. It’s been the undercurrent of opinion for a long time that the Land of the Bu... read more...


Labor relations expenses add up for county

NORWICH – This year’s budget for labor relations is overdrawn as a result of the now 2 1/2 year-long contract dispute with the unions representing Chenango County’s law enforc... read more...


Indicators continue to show local economy improving

NORWICH – The local economy shows signs that it’s still improving. An annual report of the amount of unpaid town and county taxes shows more people are paying their taxes for... read more...


Towns advised to make the call on gas drilling

NORWICH – An advisory committee on natural gas has for the second time refused to push forward a landowner group’s request that Chenango County endorse the New York State Depa... read more...


Kicinski to run on third party line

EARLVILLE – Michael Kicinski will try another run for Congress in the November election, this time on the Tea Party Patriots ticket. The New York District 22 candidate lost i... read more...


Rt. 12 culverts go in, extended work scheduled for holiday week

GREENE – A box culvert was installed on state Rt. 12 near the intersection with Slater Road in Greene on Monday and another is planned over the July 4th week as the 6-mi... read more...


Hanna defeats Earlville challenger

NORWICH – U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna defeated his Republican primary challenger, Michael Kicinski, on Tuesday. District-wide, Hanna received 9,806 votes to Kicinski's 4,06... read more...


Hanna, Kicinski face off in Primary today

NORWICH – The federal primary election takes place today, with the polls opening in Chenango County’s municipalities at noon. Voting takes place until 9 p.m. The only l... read more...


Loan repaid by Chobani re-offered to dairy farmers

NORWICH – Other industries have come and gone, but dairy has been churning Chenango County for more than a century. Now, thanks to the successful new cog in the wheel ca... read more...


Cuomo says DEC gas well permitting regs will be done shortly

ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Capitol area radio talk show host Friday afternoon that the final version of the state’s natural gas well permitting document will be complet... read more...



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