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Lobster Fest brings seafood and politics together

NORWICH – Hundreds of state and local legislators and their constituents turned out for a mix of seafood and politics during the Chenango Republican Committee’s annual Lobster... read more...


Hanna: “I’m not in favor of impeachment”

NORWICH – United States Congressman Richard Hanna (R-New York’s 22nd District) said Sunday that he’s leery of threats from Congress Republicans to take legal action against th... read more...


First Transit releases new bus schedule amid hardships

NORWICH – Two months after statewide changes in Medicaid transportation forced the First Transit bus company to alter its routes and subsequently announce layoffs, the company... read more...


The show must go on: New Arts Council Director shares big plans

NORWICH – Less than three weeks in her new position, newly appointed Chenango Arts Council Executive Director Diane Batson-Smith isn’t wasting any time putting her stamp on th... read more...


Volunteer efforts bring park dream to fruition

NORWICH – It was the collaborative effort between patrons, city officials and volunteers that led to a more vibrant park in the heart of downtown Norwich. That was the takeaw... read more...


Chenango Public Defender slated for state grant

NORWICH – The Office of the Chenango County Public Defender will receive an extra bout of financial support to pay its staff. The department revealed to county legislators We... read more...


Ag Tour for Legislators underlines ebb and flow of ag industry

CHENANGO COUNTY – Local and state legislators received a glimpse of the highs and lows of Chenango’s farming industry on Tuesday during the fourth annual Chenango County Agric... read more...


Candidates prepare for November general elections

CHENANGO COUNTY – Given a filing deadline of July 10, state legislators and their political opponents filed petitions late Thursday to appear on the ballot during the general ... read more...


Planning officials weigh in on future of natural gas

CHENANGO COUNTY – With the June ruling from the New York State Court of Appeals to uphold local governments’ authority to control land use, pundits in the natural gas industry... read more...


It’s a business boom as Macker weekend gets underway

NORWICH – The population in the City of Norwich will more than double this weekend as thousands of basketball fans visit for the 19th annual YMCA Gus Macker three-on-three bas... read more...


Norwich City Band hits the stage for summer season

NORWICH – Continuing a tradition that’s more than 110 years strong, the Norwich City Band will take to the performance stage in East Park on Friday to play a repertoire of mel... read more...


Chenango joins fight for mandate relief

NORWICH – Facing increasing expenses burdened by local taxpayers, Chenango County officials are joining a fight against New York State for the provision of mandate relief. In... read more...


Railroad project rests on outcome of new survey report

NORWICH – The Chenango County Industrial Development Agency may be as little as one week from making decision concerning the fate of the Utica Main Line that spans from Greene... read more...


County takes stance against proposed child camp laws

CHENANGO COUNTY – The Chenango Board of Supervisors has taken an official stance against proposed state legislation that local officials argue would hurt small children’s camp... read more...


Midway returns for milestone year at Afton Fair

AFTON – If two years without a midway ebbed participation at the Afton Fair, event organizers say this will be the year to recoup attendance with the return of a midway for th... read more...



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