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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...


A fresh start: Farmers market gets new name, support

NORWICH – Having recently been named the new overseer of the summertime farmers market in downtown Norwich, the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) is moving ahead wit... read more...


Chenango aligns with SAFE Act opposition

NORWICH – While many local policy makers contest the New York State Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act, a new measure brought before county officials intend... read more...


Carnegie Hall bound

SHERBURNE – There's an old adage that says practice makes perfect. While perfection might still be a ways off, practice is certainly paying off for Sherburne-Earlville eighth... read more...


Common Core forum sheds light on education reform

SHERBURNE – In a continuing effort to help parents make sense of the Common Core controversy, the Sherburne-Earlville Central School Parent Advocate Group hosted an educationa... read more...


Kindergarten cops are a necessity

It's hard to put into words how unfortunate it is that public schools see the need for a school resource officer as more obligatory than optional. Call it a sign of the times... read more...


Health officials challenge e-cigarette marketing

NORWICH – With the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) growing in popularity, local tobacco free advocates are rebuking the device as equally harmful to health as the ... read more...


Police issue scam alert

CHENANGO COUNTY – Local law enforcement are urging people to protect themselves from a growing number of scam claims involving Green Dot money MoneyPak cards. According to au... read more...



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