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It's garage sale season at last

For most people, summer time means sandals and cargo shorts, family backyard barbecues, county fairs, and a much needed day-trip to the public cesspool that is the nearest wat... read more...


Punching the Clock: Sweet tooth ...

NORWICH – Everybody has a sweet tooth. Be it for comfort food or the occasional “guilty pleasure,” we all have our reasons to indulge in a sporadic sugar fix that leads us to ... read more...


County officials consider full-time public defender

NORWICH – A proposition to make Chenango County Public Defender John Cameron a full-time employee of the county has been handed down to the county’s Personnel Committee after ... read more...


County, city looking to strengthen Hazmat response team

NORWICH – A notable increase in manufacturing and business throughout Chenango County in recent years has led to a pending agreement between county emergency management offici... read more...


A new homeless shelter for Chenango County?

NORWICH – The Chenango Housing Council - in collaboration with numerous local, state and federal agencies - is taking extensive measures that may result in a new homeless shel... read more...


Brave new fatter world

In no way am I qualified to make any sort of medical diagnosis (hence the reporter gig at a small newspaper). I have no medical degree, no formal training, and aside from high... read more...


State Senate passes EBT legislation in an effort to curb welfare fraud

ALBANY – A bill that would curtail flagrant abuse of Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards by prohibiting welfare recipients from using cash assistance to gamble – or buy to... read more...


Common Council tables new tax exemption law

NORWICH – A proposed local law, drafted to incentivize developers to rehabilitate some of the vacant buildings in downtown Norwich, was tabled by members of the Common Council... read more...


City water project awarded $5 million in federal funding

NORWICH – More than six years after City of Norwich officials first heard proposals for a new water filtration facility, the years-long project reached a monumental benchmark ... read more...


County’s Community Mental Hygiene Services presents 2012 annual report

NORWICH – The common theme over the course of the last year has been “change” for Chenango County’s Community Mental Hygiene Services (CMHS), said Director of Community Servic... read more...


Norwich Family YMCA to host first-ever “Art of Me” exhibit

NORWICH – The Norwich Family YMCA will play host to a display of artwork created with a unique touch as the first ever “Art of Me” exhibit is unveiled at 5 p.m. Friday in the ... read more...


$4.7 million in grant funding approved as railroad restoration moves forward

NORWICH – Efforts to restore the railroad that spans Chenango County took another big step forward Wednesday with a resolution of the Chenango County Industrial Development Ag... read more...


Let wiretapping leave a lasting impression

National political news stories, even the most controversial ones, seem to come and go like a fad. Some leave a lasting impression while some ... well, not so much. So try as ... read more...


Common Core expected to bring more challenges for 2013-2014 school year at NCSD

NORWICH – Tuesday’s meeting of the Norwich City School District board of education showed that the 2012-2013 school year was one of major changes in education, thanks to the n... read more...


Chenango County ... not taking advantage of maple syrup opportunities?

NORWICH – While it may be one of Chenango County’s longstanding agricultural trades, the county is not taking full advantage of the maple syrup industry, say some of the area’... read more...



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