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Maggie’s Tale: An inspirational story of love and friendship

NORWICH – When Dawn Chrisbacher spotted Maggie, a 4-month-old terrier-retriever puppy on the side of Reservoir Road in the Town of Norwich, the animal was scathed, bleeding an... read more...


Chenango United Way set to kick-off campaign season with Day of Caring

NORWICH – With its annual Day of Caring right around the corner, the Chenango United Way is soliciting volunteers who want to lend a helping hand and leave behind a meaningful... read more...


Unemployment rate in Chenango continues downward trend

CHENANGO COUNTY – Unemployment figures released by the New York State Department of Labor this week show the unemployment rate in Chenango County has dropped below the 7 perce... read more...


Proposed tax exemption law tabled by Common Council

NORWICH – The proposed local law that would offer a tax exemption for select properties in the city was tabled at Tuesday’s meeting of the Common Council due to the absence of... read more...


St. Bartholomew’s celebrates more than 80 years of Italian Catholic heritage

NORWICH – For more than 80 years, parishioners at St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church on East Main Street in Norwich have come together for an annual festival to celebrate the l... read more...


Taking the issue of bullying seriously

With another school year right around the corner, now is the time for me to come clean: I haven’t taken the issue of bullying too seriously. Even as an education major in col... read more...


Punching the Clock: Little eatery, big taste

NORWICH – Traffic is known to be heavy at times on state Route 12 in the Town of Norwich, approximately one quarter of a mile south of the Price Chopper and South Side Plaza i... read more...


City to hold public hearing, vote on proposed tax exemption law

NORWICH – The City of Norwich Common Council will hold a public hearing for the proposed local tax exemption law for select city properties at 7 tonight during the regular Com... read more...


Food pantries, soup kitchens across county face another challenging year

NORWICH – Food pantries and soup kitchens throughout Chenango County face another challenging year ahead as threats for cuts in state and federal funding loom. After last yea... read more...


First-ever Fire Camp sparks interest with area youth

NORWICH – In the effort to spark young people’s interest in becoming a firefighter, the Chenango County Fire Bureau put on its first-ever Fire Camp at the firefighter traini... read more...


Leadership seminar boosts positive climate at NHS

NORWICH – Select sophomores, juniors and seniors at the Norwich High School received a crash course in dynamic leadership Wednesday during the first of what school administrat... read more...


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...



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