An advertisement on one of the Norwich radio stations caught Jim Sargent’s ear some 25 years ago. It was for a part-time evening worker. He didn’t really know what he’d do or what training he needed. He had a degree from Syracuse University, had taught music for over a decade and knew that he loved to listen to the radio. The station’s general manager took the application and hired Sargent on the spot. He started as a production assistant for commercials. He changed the music reels at night, a task was phased out with computers. He even had a live evening show on the Chenango County’s most powerful station, WKXZ. He’s been a vital station resource since he started and is now the Norwich news director, reporting on everything from Hillary Clinton’s visit in 1999 to the floods of 2006 and 2011.
Hanna Calls for VA’s Shinseki to Resign
U.S. Representative Richard Hanna has called on General Eric Shinseki, the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, to resign.
New Cash for Life Lottery Game Set to Debut in NY
New York’s Gaming Commission has set the date of June 13th to introduce a new multi-state lottery game that would pay $1,000 per day for life.
A Path Through Chenango County History
Over 100 special events are planned for New York State’s Path Through History weekends June 7th-8th and 14th-15th. The two weekends are designed to make it easy to experience the Empire State’s rich heritage and diverse attractions.
State Police Stay Busy Over Holiday Weekend
The New York State Police made many arrests over the holiday weekend.
Area Teens Honored at Yes! Recognition Reception
State Senator Tom Libous, Lordes President and CEO David Patak and “Yes! Safe Choices for Kids” were joined by parents, teachers, and school administrators recently to honor more than 515 Broome, Tioga and Chenango County students at the Yes! Leaders Change Lives recognit…
Cuomo Offically Nominated, Announces New Lt. Governor
Governor Andrew Cuomo was officially nominated Thursday as the Democratic candidate for governor.
Police Arrest Man for Speeding While Intoxicated in Hartwick
Troop C state police arrested a West Winfield man Tuesday for aggravated driving while intoxicated.
State Officials to Set Up Heroin Tracking Database
According to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, government officials will meet soon to create a database for tracking heroin.
Symposium to Address Future of Energy Grid in NY State
The New York State Public Service Commission announced Wednesday that it would hold a first of its kind symposium to discuss the future of the energy grid in New York state.
Assemblyman Crouch to Run for Re-Election
Assemblyman Cliff Crouch announced Wednesday that he will run for re-election for 122nd State Assembly seat, which comprises Chenango, Broome, Delaware and Otsego counties.