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New owner has high hopes for Tops Plaza

NORWICH – For over a year, nearly half of the Tops Plaza on East Main Street in the City of Norwich has sat dark and vacant. Now, there’s new hope for the plaza, with new owne... read more...


City Mayor calls to revisit gov’t consolidation

NORWICH – For the second consecutive year, the New York State Department of State is soliciting applications for New York’s Local Government Efficiency Grant Program, a state-... read more...


‘Dairy cliff’ averted; farm bill work awaits

NORWICH – Thanks to last-minute fiscal cliff agreements in Congress, local farmers and dairy consumers alike were also spared the “dairy cliff,” which would have resulted in a... read more...


Common Council holds reorganizational meeting

City of Norwich Finance Director Bill Roberts swears in newly elected Ward Six Alderman Daniel Palmer during the first Common Council meeting of 2013. The council officially g... read more...


Here’s to a new year

Out with the old and in with the new. Keep on keepin’ on. What’s done is done. Keep your eyes on the prize. The list of clichés urging us to always look forward is endless. T... read more...


New deli tempts diners north of the city

NORWICH – A new eatery just north of the city has opened its doors for business, offering something a little different for area diners in search of something new. The North E... read more...


Punching the Clock: Many happy returns

When I was student teaching during my senior year of college, someone gave me a necktie for Christmas, since a big boy job calls for big boy clothes. It was a tacky blue tie, ... read more...


Changes threaten local ag education programs

ITHACA – Agricultural education has a longstanding place in the curriculum, especially in Chenango County where agriculture is still a primary industry. Now, the persistence o... read more...


YMCA reaches out to community in annual campaign

NORWICH – For 150 years, the Norwich Family YMCA has kept sights on its mission to help build strong communities. Now, the YMCA is seeking the community support it needs... read more...


Resolution to fail

A new year is less than a week away. A new year means new goals and millions of new year’s resolutions, most of which we all know are unreasonable and doomed to fail before th... read more...


Winter storm hits Chenango hard; one fatality

NORWICH – Chenango County woke up to between six and ten inches of snow this morning during the first major winter storm of the season. Municipal highway departments were swam... read more...


Milk: A healthy snack for growing kids

NORWICH – As part of an ongoing effort to promote healthier eating, students and staff at the Stanford Gibson Primary School are undertaking a new program that ensures student... read more...


Food pantry sets another all-time record

NORWICH – After the Chenango County Roots and Wings food pantry reported in September the highest number of people served in its 14-year history, the organization continues to... read more...


Retired and Senior Volunteers brighten the holidays for lonely seniors

NORWICH – The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Chenango County is undertaking efforts to make Christmas a little brighter for area seniors who face the likelihood of be... read more...


Skyrocketing milk prices a concern for consumers

NORWICH – Although the dairy industry already faces the negative impacts of the lack of a Farm Bill, the price of milk could potentially double beginning in January, hitting c... read more...



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