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Members of the Chenango Arts Council’s Broome, Chenango and Otsego County Decentralization (DEC) Grant Review Panel met earlier this month to allocate $109,4000 in grants to eligible not-for-profit organizations and individual artists for 2015 cultural programming. The DEC Program is administered by the Chenango Arts Council and is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature. Additional support for Broome County provided by the Stewart W. & Wilma C. Hoyt Foundation. Nominations for review panelists are accepted on an on-going basis by calling 336-2787. In attendance were, from left to right: (front) Laurie Higgins, Lou Ligouri, Aubrey Clark, and Jonathan Maney; (back) Rabbit Goody, Sandra Utter, Fred Heisler, Alexandra Erath, and Diane Batson-Smith, Executive Director.