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A hope and a dream job

When I was in high school, I knew exactly what I wanted to be. A doctor of physical therapy ... It was a short-lived dream. I learned quickly that I hate science. More than on... read more...


City firefighters get rare hands-on training opportunity

NORWICH – When lives are on the line, no amount of training can be too much. That was the sentiment of area firefighters on Saturday as the Norwich Fire Department hosted a sp... read more...


Chenango celebrates maple traditions Sunday

NORWICH – Saluting the longstanding history of maple production in the area, the Chenango County Historical Society is keeping on a tradition that pays tribute to the industry... read more...


County considers new indigent burial policy

NORWICH – The Chenango County Department of Social Services (DSS) is moving forward with a new policy that provides financial assistance for funeral services for county reside... read more...


Business Improvement District welcomes new exec

NORWICH – Following an extensive three-month search, The Norwich Business Improvement District has named a new administrator to fill the position left vacant in December, and ... read more...


County renews contract for supportive housing agreement

NORWICH – In the ongoing effort to provide assistance to area residents with mild mental disabilities, the Chenango County Community Mental Hygiene Services Program has opted ... read more...


Our stupid rights

“In America, you have the right to be stupid if you want to be, and you have a right to be disconnected to somebody else if you want to be.” The words echoed from the podium ... read more...


United Way mini golf event tees off this weekend

NORWICH – The fourth annual Chenango United Way mini golf event is set to tee-off this Saturday, from noon to 9 p.m., at the American Legion on Sheldon Street in Norwich. Par... read more...


City extends deadline for properties with unpaid taxes

NORWICH – As part of a last-chance effort for some city residents redeem their property before undergoing tax foreclosure, the Common Council has unanimously voted to extend t... read more...


Will Chenango come out against SAFE act?

NORWICH – The hotly-contested New York State Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act was bought center stage at the county’s Safety and Rules Committee last week... read more...


Power goes out in Norwich Saturday night

More than 1,200 City of Norwich residents were without power around 6:30 p.m. Saturday night as NYEG crews worked to repair a down power line on Silver Street. Power was final... read more...


Gillibrand advocates for manufacturing at Golden Artist

NEW BERLIN – The manufacturing marketplace is getting a boost from United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who paid a visit to Golden Artist Colors in New Berlin on Friday t... read more...


Early voting laws could be costly to county

NORWICH – Proposed state legislation that would require Chenango County to adopt early voting policies was objected to by the board of supervisors this month, citing reasons t... read more...


Becoming Hobbes

When I was a kid, I loved to read “Calvin and Hobbes.” I still do. Really, what’s not to like? But there’s a distinct difference between how I see in the iconic cartoon duo n... read more...


Big Brothers Big Sisters closing; mentoring program picked up by Liberty Partnership

NORWICH – The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chenango County program in Norwich announced last week that it is closing its doors for good, bringing to an end the longstanding you... read more...



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