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Messineo, Davis square off for Otselic supervisor

OTSELIC – David J. Messineo (D) is defending his three-term Supervisor’s seat Tuesday against four-term Otselic Councilmen Stanley E. Davis (R). Four others are seeking two s... read more...


Two vie for 6th Ward Alderman seat

NORWICH – When asked why voters should re-elect him, 6th Ward Alderman Robert Jeffrey said: “I want to continue to serve the people of the 6th Ward to improve and keep our nei... read more...


Schlag seeks 8th term in German

GERMAN – The Town of German is facing its toughest fiscal year in recent memory, says Supervisor Richard Schlag. Schlag is running unopposed for his 8th term as supervisor. ... read more...


McNeil, Sutton face off for City Supervisor

NORWICH – For a second time, Republican Scott M. Sutton will take on Democrat incumbent Supervisor James J. McNeil for ward supervisor in the county’s seat. The Norwich chirop... read more...


In Smyrna, it’s a rematch race for town supervisor

SMYRNA – Two experienced town leaders – one past, one present – are facing each other for the third time in six years this election, both seeking the Smyrna Supervisor’s posit... read more...


Pumpkin Festival returns for 11th year

NORWICH – The world record for largest pumpkin stands at 1,725 pounds; a 1,089-pounder will be on display Saturday at the 11th Annual Norwich Pumpkin Festival. Standing about... read more...


Common Council passes resolution supporting Constitutional Convention

NORWICH – The choice to have a Constitutional Convention, and potentially make fundamental changes to state government, is put to voters by law every 20 years. The next sche... read more...


Proposed mid-year cuts to state fund for cities won’t impact Norwich in 2009

NORWICH – Proposed mid-year cuts in state assistance money for local governments would not impact the City of Norwich in 2009, according to Governor David Paterson’s plan. Ei... read more...


YMCA to host Halloween Family Night Friday

NORWICH – The Norwich YMCA is hosting a Halloween Family Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. The event will feature a haunted house, crafts, face painting, games, prizes and a ... read more...


City authorizes sale of first Restore NY home

NORWICH – The City of Norwich Common Council Tuesday unanimously authorized the sale of one of the three Restore NY homes. The house on 23 Grove Ave., located in the city’s 5... read more...


All I ever needed to know I learned from eating dog food

Interestingly, Milk Bones do not whiten the teeth or freshen the breath of humans. Apparently a sour, dry, gritty, meat feed pressed into the shape of a mini-femur only clears... read more...


Next phase of NYSEG cleanup to start in April

NORWICH – A procedure to keep coal tar from contaminating groundwater at the site of an old gas manufacturing plant in the city is expected to begin in April, an official with... read more...


Group of lawmakers asking local support to reform state’s constitution

NORWICH – A group of lawmakers are asking local municipalities to support a bill that would allow voters in 2010 to decide if the state’s constitution should be overhauled. T... read more...


Purse store opens in downtown Norwich

NORWICH – “One bag, endless possibilities.” That’s the tag line for “The Miche Bag,” a purse that can become many with the quick change of an outer shell. Debbie Meccariello ... read more...


Gilmour sale could add nearly $150,000 to the tax rolls

NORWICH – Based on current assessment figures, the pending sale of the Pearl and Everett Gilmour Nursing Facility to a private company could add about $40,000 annually to the ... read more...



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