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Oxford anticipates crowd for drilling discussion tonight

OXFORD – In anticipation of a large turnout, Oxford officials have moved tonight’s town board meeting at 7:30 p.m. to the Oxford Academy high school auditorium. Supervisor L... read more...


Larsen elected IDA Chairman

NORWICH – The County of Chenango Industrial Development Agency announced that Eric Larsen has been elected chairman of the board. Larsen is a graduate of Hartwick College and... read more...


German weighs in on gas drilling issue

GERMAN – The Town of German is asking the state’s environmental regulators to require companies to use food grade fluids in hydraulic fracturing processes should shale gas wel... read more...


Garden clubs: Calling all flowers, designers to Floral Hall at the fair

NORWICH - It’s been a hot, dry summer. Gardeners have had a difficult time keeping their flowers watered and sadly, some have been forced to stop. But hopefully with the heavy... read more...


More tobacco-free action needed, say advocates

NORWICH – Tobacco-free advocates are encouraging Chenango County to play a larger role in curbing what the state health department says is a high rate of smoking here. Bannin... read more...


Eye on Justice

Chenango County Buildings and Grounds Director Julie Gates enjoyed the fun part of her job Monday atop a massive crane over West Side Park in downtown Norwich. Operator and co... read more...


Flanagan Research Center requests more county funding

NORWICH – More county funding is on the way to cover cost overruns at the James S. Flanagan History Research Center on 43 Rexford St. in Norwich. Representatives from the Che... read more...


Perkins studio dancers ‘on’ at nationals

NORWICH – Perkins School of the Arts dancers were ‘on’ in Orlando this month. A large group of 40 PSA dancers won awards in every category at the Can Dance competition, the Ca... read more...


Smyrna appoints new supervisor

SMYRNA – The Smyrna Town Board swiftly and unanimously appointed local businessman Michael Khoury, a Republican, to fill the position of supervisor after the unexpected depart... read more...


Comptroller: Ex-Coventry supervisor made unauthorized transactions

COVENTRY – Coventry taxpayers have “little assurance” that town money was used for legitimate reasons when former Supervisor John Phelan was in office, according to a July 20 ... read more...


Morrisville plan would increase enrollment, cut county costs

NORWICH – A plan to boost enrollment at Morrisville State College’s campus at the Eaton Center and thereby reduce a bill approaching $1 million for student tuitions to o... read more...


Coventry, Greene also open to drilling business

COVENTRY – Coventry and Greene joined a growing list of townships in Chenango County that say they are open for natural gas development. At a meeting Friday night, members of... read more...


Afton tips hat to DEC’s gas drilling expertise

AFTON - The Afton Town Board adopted a resolution last night supporting New York’s ability to develop its natural gas resources in a safe, responsible and competitive manner. ... read more...


Bainbridge sets pro-drilling stance in motion

BAINBRIDGE – The Town of Bainbridge got the ball rolling on Tuesday night by becoming the first town in Chenango County to officially endorse the New York State Department of ... read more...


Poll says county’s residents evenly split on fracking

AFTON – An independent poll commissioned by the Chenango-Delaware-Otsego Gas Drilling Opposition Group shows Chenango County evenly split on whether they support or oppose nat... read more...



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