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Local emergency operations prepare for changes set forth by Gov. Cuomo

NORWICH – With much of New York State still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, more efficient emergency management and preparedness has become a priority in New Yo... read more...


New EPA regs mean rising costs at local waste water treatment facilities

NORWICH – In the wake of large-scale efforts put forth by the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, local taxpayers are expected to see increased cos... read more...


What’s the trade-off for consolidation?

There’s an old proverb that says when pride comes, then comes disgrace. The harmful implications of pride have been heeded in religion, fables, folklore, and mythology for as ... read more...


City OKs NFD contract, votes to fill vacancy

NORWICH – A contract agreement has been made between the city and the Firefighters Association Local 1404, International Association of Firefighters – the paid firefighters fo... read more...


4-H: Not just about farm and animals

NORWICH – With another successful year behind them, members and leaders of the local 4-H group of Chenango County are looking ahead to 2013, with new goals in sight and a new ... read more...


Chenango River Theater prepares to host annual Winter Gala

GREENE – Event organizers at The Chenango River Theatre are readying to roll out hundreds of items onto the auction floor during the theatre group’s sixth annual Winter Gala, ... read more...


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...



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