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Judge throws out City of Binghamton’s moratorium on drilling

BINGHAMTON - A judge threw out the City of Binghamton’s moratorium on natural gas drilling late yesterday following a lawsuit filed by a Vestal-based landowners coalition and ... read more...


North Norwich talks to mayor about taking over some fire services

NORWICH – North Norwich decision-makers are making inroads toward reforming their fire district by taking over a portion of territory currently under contract with the City of... read more...


Both sides of fracking debate uncertain of DEC’s plans

NORWICH – Statements from Albany indicating yet another delay in New York’s four-year long study of shale gas drilling has both sides of the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking,... read more...


County’s budget plans hinge on state pension, community college chargeback mandates

NORWICH – Chenango County is anticipating a $4.25 million payout next year for government employee pension contributions. Coupled with a bill approaching $1 million for commun... read more...


Constitution pipeline hearings held

AFTON – Several hundred people turned out for public hearings held this week in Afton and Schoharie on the proposed 121-mile Constitution Pipeline. Many of those who spoke at... read more...


Oxford Village votes 3 to 2 to draft moratorium

OXFORD – The Village of Oxford is so far the only municipality in Chenango County that has voted to pursue a one-year moratorium on natural gas development and hydraulic fract... read more...


Oxford Village Board to consider gas drilling moratorium tonight

OXFORD – Tonight, at 7:30, the Oxford Village Board will consider a referral to institute a one-year moratorium on natural gas drilling in the village. The referral comes aft... read more...


State health commissioner to assess impacts of drilling

ALBANY – The state health commissioner will review the health impacts of shale gas drilling before a moratorium is lifted, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissione... read more...


Cleanup set at Lincklaen Superfund site

LINCKLAEN – Federal environmental authorities say a $10 million decontamination project is set to begin this month at a former industrial site on Lincklaen Union Valley Road i... read more...


Yogurt craze inspiring county leadership, state initiatives

NORWICH – The Chobani Greek yogurt craze continues to put the spotlight on New York’s dairy industry and the controversial issue of supply and demand. With current input of $1... read more...


Absentees counted: Revoir wins all three primary lines

NORWICH – The margin of votes between Frank Revoir and Joseph McBride in the primary for Chenango County Court Judge last Thursday did not change after an unofficial cou... read more...


Libous threatened over pro-gas stance

NORWICH – It’s getting ugly, but five years of non-stop tension between the two sides of the shale gas drilling debate was bound to boil over soon. In an article in The New ... read more...


Schumer urges funds for NYS&W restoration

WASHINGTON – Last Thursday, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the Economic Development Administration to expedite approvals of an approximate $12,500,000 federal disaster ... read more...


Non-union county employees to receive 2.5 percent raises

NORWICH - Last week, first term Supervisor Fred J. Heisler, Jr. came closer than any county board member has before in an attempt to freeze annual salary increases for supervi... read more...


Plymouth shows off new town offices Sunday

PLYMOUTH – The community is invited to a ribbon cutting celebration at 1 p.m. on Sunday for the new Plymouth Town Hall offices that were recently added to the Plymouth Fire Ho... read more...



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