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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...


Ag plastics recycling program gets boost

NORWICH – The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County is bringing its agriculture plastics recycling venture to a new level, thanks to a community grant from the Cons... read more...


Senate all aboard with rail tax credit

ALBANY – A proposed federal measure that could make it easier for New York based railroad companies to maintain their operations cleared the floor of the United States Senate ... read more...


100 years on display

NORWICH – The Chenango County Historical Society is setting the stage for a new exhibit reminiscent of a simpler time for residents in the City of Norwich. In celebration of ... read more...


County makes changes to child care assistance

CHENANGO COUNTY – A recent cut in federal aid is forcing the Chenango County Social Services to suspend child care subsidies to once qualifying families, leaving many working ... read more...


What did we get for that bailout?

In 2009, I accidentally bought a Pontiac. I stress the word, “accidentally.” I’m convinced it was the worst car to roll off an assembly line since the foot-powered buggies on... read more...


Community pulls together for annual food drive

NORWICH – The SUNY Morrisville Human Services organization, in partnership with local volunteers, churches and community groups, is leading a charge against hunger in what's b... read more...


Vietnam Vets applauded at recognition ceremony

OXFORD – The New York State Veterans’ Home in Oxford, in collaboration with volunteers and the local chapter of the Patriot Guard Riders, hosted a commemorative ceremony Monda... read more...


County fronts money for flood damaged roads

CHENANGO COUNTY – With road construction season right around the corner, the Chenango County Department of Public Works is still reeling from damages caused by severe flooding... read more...


County offers tax freeze alternative as state budget looms

CHENANGO COUNTY – With a new state fiscal year starting April 1, many New York counties, including Chenango County, are pushing a proposal they believe would be more beneficia... read more...


Arts Council to unveil “Artistic Discovery”

NORWICH – The Chenango Arts Council is setting the stage for one of the largest youth-oriented art shows of the year. The annual “Artistic Discovery” series features the work... read more...


Law over common sense

In grade school, we were introduced to rules. Don't push, don't shout, don't call names, don't interrupt, don't poke, don't stick things up your nose, don't spit, don't touch,... read more...



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