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Dirty Harry didn't teach trigonometry

Call it a sign of the times. Some say it's been a long time coming and maybe that's true, but it's a travesty no less. Schools are acting on the idea of a diploma in every han... read more...


County Board allows computer software to search online records of welfare recipients

NORWICH – A resolution allowing the Chenango County Department of Social Services to use a special software program to search various online public databases of welfare recipi... read more...


County objects to nearly $300,000 claim for mental health services

NORWICH – Chenango County owes the New York State Office of Mental Health nearly $300,000 according to the estimates of state bookkeepers. But local officials are rebuking tha... read more...


City’s search for aerial truck comes to an end

NORWICH – More than one year after the Norwich Fire Department’s 30-year-old ladder truck was removed from service due to its unsafe condition, a new apparatus has finally tak... read more...


New bill promotes volunteerism among local fire departments

OXFORD – In response to a rapid decline in the number of volunteer firefighters in recent years, Representative Richard Hanna paid a visit to the Oxford Fire Department on Thu... read more...


Farmers Market Week promotes buying, eating local

NORWICH – Local food and direct marketing opportunities like those found at farmers markets all over the country are one of the fastest growing segments of agriculture. This ... read more...


Welcome to the fair: there’s no place like it

Remember the scene in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ when Judy Garland closed her eyes, clacked the heels of her ruby-red slippers, and uttered the most famous words of her career? ... read more...


Volunteerism: key to the success of the Chenango County Fair

NORWICH – With the 166th Chenango County Fair in full swing, hands are hard at work to make sure things go off without a hitch. And, just as they do every year, scores of volu... read more...


The 166th annual Chenango County Fair!

NORWICH – The 166th annual Chenango County Fair kicks-off today, bringing one of the county’s most enduring summertime traditions back to the fairgrounds on East Main Street i... read more...


2-1-1 information line coming to Chenango

NORWICH – Recognizing the need to connect county residents with essential human services, the United Way of Chenango County and Chenango County Department of Social Services a... read more...


Child Support Awareness Month promotes protection, well-being of children across the state

NORWICH – This week marks the start of Child Support Awareness Month in New York State, a time to promote the protection and well-being of children across The Empire State. T... read more...


District Attorney’s Office seeks additional full-time ADA; blames increase in drug activity

NORWICH – An increase in drug activity and drug related crimes in the area are giving reason for the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office to request another full-time As... read more...


Weary travelers be hatin’

I can’t help but feel a little sympathy for the Transportation Safety Administration. That’s not to say the agency doesn’t deserve the criticism it gets. Actually, given its ... read more...


Here’s the scoop: new ice cream shop opens in town

NORWICH – Summertime for many people means barbecues, hot afternoons spent lounging poolside, and indulging in the occasional ice cream treat, courtesy of a brand new business... read more...


Chobani awarded USDA contract

Chenango’s own Chobani, a worldwide producer of Greek-style yogurt, will be available in school cafeterias across four different states starting this fall. It was announced F... read more...



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