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County’s ‘efficiency plan’ seeks tax credit for homeowners

CHENANGO COUNTY – County officials have submitted a plan to the New York Division of the Budget to keep local taxes down in hopes of taking advantage of a property tax freeze ... read more...


State outlines details of 2015-2016 budget

ALBANY – Legislators have released details of the newly adopted 2015-2016 budget that was passed just hours after the midnight deadline on Wednesday. After weeks of closed-do... read more...


Chenango recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month

CHENANGO COUNTY – Today marks the start of Child Abuse Prevention Month and, in light of the widespread presence of child abuse in Chenango County, the Department of Social Se... read more...


County talks tree cutting to improve airport conditions

NORWICH – Faced with declining business that’s making it more and more difficult for the Lt. Warren E. Eaton Airport to stay operational, county officials are in discussions t... read more...


Chenango Club finds new home in downtown Norwich

NORWICH – With a lease set to expire on its current location on Leilani’s Way in the Town of Norwich by the end of April, the Chenango Club, an auxiliary of the Chenango Depar... read more...


State legislature reaches budget agreement

ALBANY – State legislators reached a framework agreement on the roughly $142 billion New York State budget on Sunday. The deal includes education funding to the tune of $23.5... read more...


S-E rallies to defend public education

SHERBURNE – Educators stood arm in arm with students and parents inside the lobby of the Sherburne-Earlville Elementary School in a cry defending public education on Thursday.... read more...


Chenango County Republicans plot changes for summer seafood gala

NORWICH – While the Chenango County Republican Committee is still months away from its annual Lobster Fest gala, members are already at the drawing board planning the event wi... read more...


Afton residents to vote on new Town Hall

AFTON – The Town of Afton is asking residents to weigh in on a proposal to purchase a building that would become the new site of all town functions. Voters will decide whethe... read more...


Farm Bureau: Minimum wage hike will hurt farmers

CHENANGO COUNTY – As talks of another bump in minimum wage swirls among state legislators, the farming community is speaking out, arguing that another minimum wage increase wo... read more...


Unexpected snags hold up railroad repairs

NORWICH – Almost two years after the Chenango County Industrial Development Agency was awarded $4.7 million in federal grants for the restoration of the defunct Utica Main Lin... read more...


Sherburne Q&A addresses proposed meat processing plant

SHERBURNE – Tensions ran during a town hall-style meeting on Thursday as residents and planning officials discussed a meat processing plant that’s planned to be built in the T... read more...


County Bureau of Fire looks toward upgrades at Norwich training facility

NORWICH – The Chenango County Bureau of Fire has entered phase one of an environmental study that may lead to improvements to the county’s fire training center in Norwich. Th... read more...


Senate’s ‘Brighter Future’ plan counters executive budget

ALBANY – With budget negotiations underway in the state capital, legislators in the Senate are gaining traction for a proposal that would, among other things, restore school f... read more...


Ward six alderman announces mayoral run

NORWICH – Republican Sixth Ward Alderman Thomas LoPiccolo made it official this week that he is throwing his hat in the ring for city mayor, making him the first contender for... read more...



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