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Drugs blamed for escalating foster care numbers

CHENANGO COUNTY – The number of children in foster care in Chenango County is on the rise, according to the Department of Social Services, and it's drawing more concerns about... read more...


County braces for tax-cap woes

CHENANGO COUNTY – Despite the already challenging two percent property tax cap mandate, legislative bodies across New York State may brunt an even lower tax cap for the 2015 f... read more...


Kicinski, Hanna announce petitions filed

EARLVILLE – Congressional hopeful Michael Kicinski took his campaign to the next level on Friday with an announcement that petitions have been filed for the 2014 Republican pr... read more...


Water tank project flows on

NORWICH – City officials are approaching a new milestone in the years-long undertaking to replace the outdated water storage tank on Wheeler Avenue. The Norwich Joint Committ... read more...


Chenango schools unveil number of test refusals

CHENANGO COUNTY – A total 166 students across Chenango County refused the first round of Common Core testing of the year, according to local school officials, and some schools... read more...


Guernsey Memorial Library presents budget

NORWICH – The Guernsey Memorial Library gave Norwich voters a glimpse of its proposed 2014-2015 budget at the monthly meeting of the Norwich City School Board on Tuesday. Acc... read more...


A bar set too high

In the two and a half years I've worked as a reporter at Chenango County’s hometown daily, I only recently learned that a court has authority to require someone to take (and p... read more...


County considers tightening grant policies

CHENANGO COUNTY – The Chenango County Department of Planning and Development is taking measures it says will help prevent abuse of funds granted to local nonprofits for econom... read more...


USDA announces sign-ups for assistance programs

CHENANGO COUNTY – The United States Department of Agriculture has announced sign-ups for its farmer and rancher disaster assistance programs. The farmer and rancher disaster ... read more...


Horse rescue seeks community support

OXFORD – Faced with escalating day-to-day costs like fuel, hay and grain, a local horse rescue shelter is reaching out to the community for help. The Destiny Equine Rescue Ce... read more...


Ag plastics recycling program gets boost

NORWICH – The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chenango County is bringing its agriculture plastics recycling venture to a new level, thanks to a community grant from the Cons... read more...


Senate all aboard with rail tax credit

ALBANY – A proposed federal measure that could make it easier for New York based railroad companies to maintain their operations cleared the floor of the United States Senate ... read more...


100 years on display

NORWICH – The Chenango County Historical Society is setting the stage for a new exhibit reminiscent of a simpler time for residents in the City of Norwich. In celebration of ... read more...


County makes changes to child care assistance

CHENANGO COUNTY – A recent cut in federal aid is forcing the Chenango County Social Services to suspend child care subsidies to once qualifying families, leaving many working ... read more...


What did we get for that bailout?

In 2009, I accidentally bought a Pontiac. I stress the word, “accidentally.” I’m convinced it was the worst car to roll off an assembly line since the foot-powered buggies on... read more...



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