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City rolls the dice on Broome County casino

NORWICH – The Norwich Common Council is throwing support behind the likelihood of a casino being established in New York’s Southern Tier. A resolution brought forward by Asse... read more...


County gives farmers market financial boost

NORWICH – After being designated by county officials as the lead agency in the newly established Bullthistle Farmers Market in Norwich, the Norwich Business Improvement Distri... read more...


Come what may

When I sat down to write this column, I was staring at a blank computer screen and a full cup of coffee. I had a feeling of ambition. I felt I could burn up the keyboard writi... read more...


Contract dispute puts brakes on aerial imaging

CHENANGO COUNTY – Enhanced aerial imaging in Chenango County is a no-go, thanks to contract disputes between county officials and Pictometry International Corp. According to ... read more...


State officially denied use of county seal in SAFE Act

CHENANGO COUNTY – New York State has officially been denied use of the Chenango County seal on correspondence relative to the locally contested Secure Ammunition and Firearms ... read more...


Drugs blamed for escalating foster care numbers

CHENANGO COUNTY – The number of children in foster care in Chenango County is on the rise, according to the Department of Social Services, and it's drawing more concerns about... read more...


County braces for tax-cap woes

CHENANGO COUNTY – Despite the already challenging two percent property tax cap mandate, legislative bodies across New York State may brunt an even lower tax cap for the 2015 f... read more...


Kicinski, Hanna announce petitions filed

EARLVILLE – Congressional hopeful Michael Kicinski took his campaign to the next level on Friday with an announcement that petitions have been filed for the 2014 Republican pr... read more...


Water tank project flows on

NORWICH – City officials are approaching a new milestone in the years-long undertaking to replace the outdated water storage tank on Wheeler Avenue. The Norwich Joint Committ... read more...


Chenango schools unveil number of test refusals

CHENANGO COUNTY – A total 166 students across Chenango County refused the first round of Common Core testing of the year, according to local school officials, and some schools... read more...


Guernsey Memorial Library presents budget

NORWICH – The Guernsey Memorial Library gave Norwich voters a glimpse of its proposed 2014-2015 budget at the monthly meeting of the Norwich City School Board on Tuesday. Acc... read more...


A bar set too high

In the two and a half years I've worked as a reporter at Chenango County’s hometown daily, I only recently learned that a court has authority to require someone to take (and p... read more...


County considers tightening grant policies

CHENANGO COUNTY – The Chenango County Department of Planning and Development is taking measures it says will help prevent abuse of funds granted to local nonprofits for econom... read more...


USDA announces sign-ups for assistance programs

CHENANGO COUNTY – The United States Department of Agriculture has announced sign-ups for its farmer and rancher disaster assistance programs. The farmer and rancher disaster ... read more...


Horse rescue seeks community support

OXFORD – Faced with escalating day-to-day costs like fuel, hay and grain, a local horse rescue shelter is reaching out to the community for help. The Destiny Equine Rescue Ce... read more...



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