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.
Kirkwood Woman Drives Drunk to Police Station, Gets Arrested
A Kirkwood woman was arrested by State Police in Binghamton on May 7th after driving to the station to register a complaint.
Deposit Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of Children
A Deposit man has pled guilty to two charges of 1st degree sexual conduct against a child under 13 years of age.
Tick Population Abundant in New York State
Coordinator of Cornell University’s Wildlife Damage Management Program, Paul Curtis, says that despite the cold winter and spring, ticks are abundant this year in New York state.
Flower Sale to Benefit Chenango County Hospice
Hospice of Chenango County will be holding its Annual Cash and Carry Flower Sale Wednesday May 14th in East Side Park in Norwich from 8:30 am to 2 pm.
Awards Help Law Enforcement Agencies Purchase Heroin Antidote
The first round of awards for the Community Overdose Prevention Program were announced Tuesday.
Republican Candidate Astorino Visits Chenango County
Republican candidate for governor, Rob Astorino stopped in Chenango County Tuesday morning for a meet and greet at Fred’s Inn, south of Norwich.
NY State Assembly Passes Microbead-Free Waters Act
The New York State Assembly has passed the first in the nation legislation banning a form of plastic pollution that is an emerging threat to New York’s great lakes and other lakes.
Anti-Fracking Groups Criticize Schumer’s MSNBC Comments
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer made an appearance on MSNBC Monday morning and talked about the possibility of natural gas fracking in New York and that he supports it if done carefully.
Additional $50,000 Needed for Relocation of Chenango Judicial Offices
With the summer deadline approaching for relocation of the Chenango County judicial offices to the Eaton Center in Norwich, there have been significant adjustments to the budget.
Virus Causes Cancellation of Sows and Piglets at NY State Fair
Acting State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball and State Veterinarian Dr. David Smith announced Monday that the sows and piglets exhibit and competition at the 2014 New York State Fair has been suspended.